Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and United States forward Megan Rapinoe won the best women’s player award won the best men’s player and best women’s player respectively at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan.
Lionel Messi clinched the top prize beating Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijik because of his extraordinary record in La Liga and phenomenal individual performance.
Liverpool’s Klopp wins big!
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was named men’s coach of the year after a season in which they beat Tottenham 2-0 to win the Champions League.
The Reds also finished as runners-up in the Premier League with 97 points – the third-highest tally recorded in the competition. He won the title beating Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Spurs’ Mauricio Pochettino.
Fifa Fifpro Men’s Team of the Year 2019!
Goalkeeper – Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil)
Defenders – Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax and Juventus/Netherlands), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands), Marcelo (Real Madrid/Brazil).
Midfielders – Luka Modric (Real Madrid/Croatia), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax and Barcelona/Netherlands), Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Real Madrid/Belgium)
Forwards – Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain/France), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)