Another stunning La Liga campaign saw the Argentine presented with the Golden Shoe for a sixth time.
Lionel Messi has been presented with the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time, extending his own record on Wednesday.
Messi earned the award, which is given to the player who scores the most league goals across Europe’s top divisions, by finding the net 36 times in 34 La Liga appearances in 2018/19. His efforts helped Barcelona to successfully defend the La Liga title as he claimed the Golden Shoe for the third successive season.
The Argentina superstar was presented with the Golden Shoe at a ceremony in Barcelona, where his sons Thiago and Mateo handed him the latest trophy in a career laden with them.
“It is the most important competition. If you are not good in this tournament, it will cost you the Champions League,” Messi said on the stage. “Thank you all. My family, managers, colleagues, all who have helped me to be here today.”
With six Golden Shoes to his name, Messi has two more than Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, last doing so in 2014/15. The Argentine superstar has endured an injury-affected start to the 2019/20 campaign and has scored only once so far this term.
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