Lionel Messi wins the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for 2019

Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton shared the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award on Monday night.

The pair pipped Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge for the honour.

Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or last year as Barcelona won La Liga for the 26th time.

Whilst Hamilton was crowned F1 world champion for the sixth time in a tremendous year for the British star.

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