Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or legacy, evaluating Junior Firpo, and Marcelo Gallardo’s credentials [TBPod168]
On episode 168 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc debate whether or not the Ballon d’Or is relevant to Lionel Messi’s legacy. They talk Junior Firpo’s progress, Riqui Puig and Pedri’s development, Marcelino or Marcelo Gallardo as possible Barcelona managers, and much more! Running Order: Is the Ballon d’Or relevant to Messi’s legacy? How […]
In 2015, Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or. Since then, he’s still been the best player in the world, but the narrative was elsewhere. The Barcelona Podcast looks at some of the key moments that helped Messi capture his sixth Ballon d’Or.
Lionel Messi once again stands alone atop the mountain, having won his record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or. Messi’s sixth surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, who tied the Argentine with five in 2017. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was the runner-up and Juventus’ Ronaldo, who was not in attendance at the ceremony, captured third place. The debate this season for […]