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Ballon d’Or results 2019: Weird votes expose Lionel Messi farce

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Not everyone thinks Lionel Messi is the best footballer in the world. In fact, some people don’t even have him in the top five.

The Barcelona superstar was crowned the best player on earth when he won a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris this week, finishing ahead of Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk (second) and longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo (third).

Once a shortlist of 30 players eligible to win the award is compiled by the team at prestigious publication France Football, a jury of reporters representing a host of footballing nations is put together. Each journalist gets to vote for their top five — based purely on players’ output in the 2019 calendar year — and this year the award for most outlandish wishlist goes to Hafiz Marikar of Sri Lanka.

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As revealed on Twitter by football writer James Nalton, Marikar snubbed Messi altogether — and Ronaldo too — and instead claimed Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold was deserving of the Ballon d’Or.

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Andre Wisdom stabbed and robbed: Liverpool, Derby Country, EPL, EFL Championship

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Footballer Andre Wisdom was in hospital today after he was knifed and robbed as he went to visit a relative.

It is believed the Derby County defender, 27, was stabbed while getting out of his car.

Ex-Liverpool star Andre was attacked in Toxteth, Merseyside.

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Andre Wisdom has reportedly been stabbed. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Andre Wisdom has reportedly been stabbed. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fires warning to rivals as summer transfer plans unveiled

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may not have a huge transfer budget in the summer window.

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EPL results, highlights: Burnley def Crystal Palace, Ben Mee goal, report, reaction

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Skipper Ben Mee scored the only goal as Burnley won 1-0 at Crystal Palace to move up to eighth in the Premier League, boosting their chances of a European spot next season.

The defender headed the winner just after the hour mark to move his side level on points with Tottenham.

Gary Cahill and Max Meyer had chances to equalise for Palace but Burnley hung on to take all three points.

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How on earth did he miss?!

How on earth did he miss?!

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