Messi, Rapinoe Snag Ballon d’Or Awards

Jonathan Grant | December 3rd, 2019

Seeing as how they each won the FIFA “The Best” Award earlier this year, it comes as no real surprise to see that Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe have won the Ballon d’Or as well. The prestigious trophy has been given to the best individual player for decades now, and history was made by Messi as he won his sixth in 11 years as a full-time professional.

Fox Sports

There was some other news, too, though, as he stated he was approaching the end of his career, indicating a possible early retirement from the game. As for Rapinoe, it is her first Ballon d’Or and she is just the second woman to win it since they began giving it out to women as well. It was won in large part due to her tremendous showings at this year’s FIFA World Cup in which she led the USA to glory.

Next Article
  • Jackson’s Big Night Leads Ravens Past Jets

    It may have ‘only’ been the New York Jets, the but the ‘MVP’ chants will only be getting louder and louder behind Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson following his showing on Thursday night. Jackson, who has now taken his team to a 12-2 record through 14 games, threw for five touchdowns in the 42-21 victory,...

    Read More
  • Embiid Lets Criticism Fuel Him In Win Over Celtics

    The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers seem like two teams destined to be in perpetual warfare. That rivalry continued on Thursday night, and at the end of the day it was the Sixers that came out on top in large part due to the excellence of Joel Embiid. Following criticism from legendary big men Charles...

    Read More
  • Doncic Posts Another 40-Point Triple-Double

    He just makes it look easy. That saying gets thrown around quite a lot in sports. But it’s true about Luka Doncic, the 21-year old phenom. He kept up his ridiculous form so far this season by leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 122-111 win over the Detroit Pistons with his latest triple-double, his eighth...

    Read More
  • Angels Bounce Back From Cole Disappointment By Signing Rendon

    The Los Angeles Angels are back at it again. Heck, the entire city has been at it for the last few months in regards to signing big name players, with Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis being just two of the stars that have headed to Tinseltown or thereabouts. While the Angels have not signed Gerrit...

    Read More
  • Leonard Gets Ring, Applause, And Win Upon Return To Toronto

    Returning to the place where you just left is rarely an easy thing to do in sports. A lot times you will hear boos, quite loud ones, persistently. Fans don’t really see why you could have left. In Toronto, however, that trend was bucked in a major way as Kawhi Leonard returned to ‘The North’...

    Read More
  • Yankees Sign Cole, Lose Gregorius To Phillies

    In many people’s eyes, the New York Yankees were short of just one thing last season that ultimately held them back from being able to win the World Series. That was pitching. Whether it was the fact that theirs was not all that good to begin with, or due to untimely injuries, they just weren’t...

    Read More
  • Young’s Mishap Leads To Crushing Heat Victory

    The old saying goes “it’s not over until the fat lady sings.” Not sure how PC that is for today’s audience, but it certainly applies to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. You keep playing and don’t run your mouth until the clock hits all zeros. He did not do that on Tuesday night against...

    Read More