Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on Monday won the prestigious Lauren World sportsman of the year award.
The Argentine became the first footballer ever to win the award.
He won the award with Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton.
The pair pipped Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the honour.
Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or in 2019 as Barcelona won La Liga for the 26th time.
He also was the highest goalscorer in the league for the sixth time. (Text courtesy of The Nation)