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How football stars around the world reacted to Messi winning 6th Ballon d’Or

Ronaldinho, Carles Puyol and others have described Lionel Messi as an amazing talent after he won a record 6th Ballon d’Or award last night.

Messi clinched the award in Paris by beating Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reacting to the feat set by the Argentine, his former Barcelona teammate, Ronaldinho shared on social media:

“Now there are 6 my brother @leomessi Congratulations on the much deserved achievement, unfortunately, it was not possible to be with you tonight in Paris.

“But inside my heart is all affection and esteem for the amazing person you are, as an athlete, you need not speak, every game is a show !!!”

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Also reacting, former Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol described Messi as an example of “passion and love for soccer.”

He wrote: “Congratulations Leo, six are already there and I’m sure you’ll still win some more … Thank you for making us enjoy so much, you are an example of passion and love for soccer.”

Barcelona team-mate, Arturo Vidal also joined: “Congratulations @leomessi You keep expanding your LEGEND, you’ll be forever the best!

And so did Carles Alena: “Congratulations Leo! You’re the number 1!!!! You deserve it!!!!!”

Arthur also got in on the act: ”I am privileged to live with and play with this genius. Congratulations, ace!”

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