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Virgil van Dijk beats Messi, Salah to another prestigious award

Liverpool defence ace Virgil Van Dijk alongside American female player Megan Rapinoe has been named the winners of the Goal 50 awards.

The Dutch centre-back now becomes the first defender ever to win the honour after his decent performances for Liverpool since the past two seasons.

On the other hand, the 34-year-old American Megan Rapinoe was recognized for the prestigious award because of her clean sweep at the Women’s World Cup.

Interestingly, Dijk saw off the likes of Lionel Messi and club mate Mohamed Salah in the race to win the award for the first time.

This award summarizes a remarkable year for Virgil Van Dijk who played a good role in helping Liverpool to win the Champions League title beating Tottenham in the final.

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“I am very proud to have been named at No.1 in Goal 50 for 2019. To be recognized among the great players in world football is very special for me,”. Van Dijk told Goal.

The Goal 50 is a yearly award that brings together the world’s 50 best male and female players.

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