The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 3 reasons why Lionel Messi should win this award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk tonight.
FIFA is going to announce its best player awards tonight, and the highlight of the mega-event is the Best Men’s player award amidst all the other prestigious titles.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk are the final three contenders to win the award. Tonight will be decided, who will take the most prestigious individual award.
Last time all three met for an award, it was UEFA player of the year award, and Van Dijk won the award with a good margin. This time also the Dutch International is tipped to win the award.
However, his closest competition in this award is Messi and the Barcelona star also have enough accolades from last season to contest for the award.
There is no doubt that the little success Barcelona could obtain last season was all because of the Argentine International, where he gave match winning performances most of the times.
Thus, Messi has real chance to win the esteemed title of the best player after 2015. With this, we would point out the three reasons why Messi should win the award.
1. Incredible tally of goals and assists
This point has been there since day 1, when it came to Messi Vs Van Dijk for the player of the year award. Yet again, Messi has been able to 50+ goals across all competitions.
He even scored 36 goals in league to make his side win La Liga title in the second successive year. Barcelona’s 90 La Liga goals this season, Messi has either scored or assisted 54.5% of them
Furthermore, by winning the Pichichi award as La Liga’s top scorer for a sixth time, Messi equalled Telmo Zarra’s all-time record which has stood since 1953.
On top of that, Messi even topped the chart of goalscorers list in the Champions League and taking his side till the semi-finals of the competition after four years, until they were crashed out by Liverpool.