After Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly suffered racist abuse during a game against Internazionale last season, Ronaldo posted a message on Instagram saying "No to racism and any offense & discrimination", while Ibrahimovic, whose father is Muslim, has said he has been a victim of Islamaphobia.
It is scandalous that Cristiano Ronaldo finished above the Reds' winger but, after all, the Ballon d'Or is just a popularity contest - Ronaldo and Messi will likely finish top 5 until they retire. It will be hard. But I think there have been a lot of great players this year.
"It is 10 years since I won my first Ballon d'Or here in Paris and I remember coming here with my three brothers, I was 22 and it was all unthinkable for me what I was going through", Messi said on stage after receiving the award from last year's victor Luka Modric.
Van Dijk, 28, said: "I am going to have a look at what it is about".
The Argentinian previously won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, leaving him one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo as the most decorated player in the history of the award.
But Messi was back on top of his game over the past 12 months.
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The four-year-old continued to show his head in pleasure and bounce round in his chair - he was on the ceremony with seven-year-old brother Thiago and mum Antonella Roccuzzo. It was something unthinkable at the time.
Mane does appear to have reached a new gear in recent times and he was recognised on the Ballon d'Or list in fourth.
He came on as a second-half substitute for Brazilian global Arthur Melo as Barcelona beat hosts Atletico Madrid 1-0 courtesy an 86th minute Lionel Messi strike to return to the Spanish La Liga summit. But I chose Sadio Mane (for The Best award) because he's a player that I like. "There are no losers on that evening", Van Dijk said.
Van Dijk's Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah finished fourth and fifth respectively.
United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she celebrates in front of the media after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J.
Six goals at the World Cup earned Rapinoe the Golden Boot as the top scorer and the Golden Ball as the top player.
"I'm so sad I can't make it tonight". I'm aware of my age and these moments are all the more enjoyable because the moment when I have to retire is getting closer and that is hard.