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Lionel Messi and Lewis Hamilton named joint winners of Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

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Another day, another award for the GOAT

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Barcelona captain Lionel Messi and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton were named joint winners of the 2020 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin.

The two stars received the same number of votes by the members of the Laureus Academy which means they share the prestigious award.

Messi is the first footballer to win the award and also the first from a team sport.

The trophy is yet another one to add to Messi’s collection and follows on from a year that saw him win a record sixth Ballon d’Or and claim La Liga yet again.

Messi wasn’t at the ceremony in Germany but offered his thanks via a video message which you can check out below: