“But I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That’s why it was difficult to choose a particular player."
There has been debate but it should begin and end with Lionel Messi being the greatest player...
Discover how close Van Dijk was to winning the Ballon d'Or - and which nation thought Alexander-Arnold was the world's best...
Lionel Messi has won a record sixth Ballon d'Or crown at a ceremony in Paris.
Messi will reportedly win a sixth Ballon d'Or next week.
No Liverpool players on this list but there are two from Man City and one from Chelsea...
We let Daniel Storey write at length about his mum, Lionel Messi and WhatsApp messages. And it's just lovely.
Tite says comparisons between Messi and Pele have "no credibility" as the former Brazil striker had no weaknesses.
And he needs to win an international trophy, apparently...
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has explained why it's so difficult to play against Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Berbatov believes that even Messi and Ronaldo would struggle in the current Man Utd team.
FIFA insists the voting process for The Best awards was entirely above board after claims it was fixed.
Why does anybody give a toss who wins these awards? They're just an advert...
Megan Rapinoe won at the Best FIFA Football awards and then used the stage...
And that is a £91m investment Manchester United would be delighted with. But where is Messi off to?
Pep Guardiola seems conflicted over whether Raheem Sterling can match Messi and Ronaldo...
Lionel Messi "would have loved to have Neymar back" at Barcelona. He doesn't know "what happened with the board".
Arsenal signed Cesc Fabregas in September 2003. Arsene Wenger tried to tempt Lionel Messi over at the same time.
Messi has the option to leave for free at the end of every season as transfer clause revealed.
Van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo make up three man shortlist for UEFA award.
Argentina's Lionel Messi has been suspended from playing international football for three months.
Expect to see a few of these stars suddenly step it up next season as they seek new deals...
"We don't need to be part of the corruption that we've suffered at this tournament."
Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa America.
"Why has he not won the Champions League since four years ago? Why?" Milner > Messi.
Lionel Messi says Argentina needed to beat Qatar to "gain confidence and be calm" at the Copa America.
“I’d be thinking Messi to be honest – very rarely you see a centre-back get that."
Liverpool's James Milner claims that he was called a "donkey" by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi is still haunted by that night at Anfield: "We are still getting over the setback at Liverpool."
Lionel Messi sweeps up a lot of awards but Getafe also get a lot of love. And the worst signing goes to...
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