Ballon D'Or, the holder of the men's award, Luka Modric, and the world's most expensive player Neymar missed out as France Football unveiled nominees in four categories.
Trouble returned to Real Madrid after they endured their first La Liga defeat of the season at newly-promoted Real Mallorca.
Lionel Messi said he wanted to leave Barcelona when he was under investigation from the Spanish tax authorities but insists now he intends to finish his career at the club.
Barcelona are second in the La Liga table, two points behind Real Madrid, following their 4-0 win over Sevilla at Camp Nou.
Barcelona came from behind to beat Inter Milan in a thrilling Champions League contest at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Alex Collado, 20, came up with a goal that would make Lionel Messi proud, during a Barcelona B team match.
Virat Kohli is himself a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo's "energy and intensity" and doesn't shy away from rating the Portuguese footballer above Argentine star Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi received treatment in the first half for what looked like a problem with his left thigh and was then unable to continue after the interval.
FIFA Best Player 2019: FIFA gave out the Ferenc Puskas Award for the spectacular goal scored by teenager Daniel Zsori of Hungarian club Debrecen.
FIFA Best Player 2019: Lionel Messi won the FIFA Men's Player of the Year award on Monday with Megan Rapinoe bagging the women's prize.
FIFA Best Player 2019: It is the first time that Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Best Award which was created in 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo won for 2016 and 2017.
Granada vs Barcelona: With seven points on the board, this is Barcelona's worst start to a season since 1994.
Lionel Messi, who has missed the beginning of the season with a calf injury, was named in Barcelona's squad for their Champions League clash.
Lionel Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo shared the video of her son Mateo scoring an impressive free-kick goal and then imitating his father's iconic goal celebration to send the internet into a frenzy.
Lionel Messi denied reports he had used his influence to try and force the Barcelona board to push through the deal.
Lionel Messi signed a new four-year deal with Barcelona in 2017, but Josep Bartomeu says he is free to end his contract beforehand.
Virgil van Dijk denied Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the European title last week and the same trio are in the running for the FIFA accolade to be announced in Milan on September 23.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were seen together during the UEFA Champions League draw on Thursday at Monaco.