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Messi, Rapinoe Win Best Player Of The Year Awards In Milan

Barcelona's Lionel Messi won the best men's player at the Fifa football awards in Milan as Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk missed out on the top prize.

It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the world's best, after wins in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

The 32-year-old Argentine helped Barcelona win La Liga and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

United States forward Megan Rapinoe won the best women's player award.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was named men's coach of the year after a season in which they beat Tottenham 2-0 to lift the Champions League.

The reds also finished second in the premier league with 97 points - the third-highest tally recorded in the competition.

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