The Golden Ball is for the Liga footballer for the 11th consecutive year
Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the Gold Ball for 2019 and this solidified a trend that has been going on for more than a decade, namely the most valuable individual distinction in football becoming a player from a Spanish club.
The last non-La Liga player to win the prize in 2008. Then the winner was Cristiano Ronaldo, who still wore the Manchester United team. The other 4 trophies were won by the Portuguese as part of Real Madrid - in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Messi is No. 1 in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019, and in 2018 the award went to Luka Modric.
Barcelona equalized Real Madrid by number of wins. 11 times The Golden Ball has been raised by players at the Royal Club and just as many times have won the Catalan Grand Prix.
Most times (7 each) The golden ball was won by players from Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. Argentina already has 6 trophies, all thanks to Messi. Six times the prize was also raised by the French.
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