Another successful La Liga campaign helped football legend Lionel Messi get the coveted golden shoe award for the record sixth time on Wednesday.
Consequently, Messi extended his own record and added another golden shoe achievement in his illustrious career. It is to be noted that the award s given to the player who nets the most league goals across Europe’s top division. The Argentine striker had scored 36 times in 34 La Liga appearances last season and was the deserving winner of the award.
It was the sheer brilliance of Lionel Messi that helped Barcelona defend their La Liga title. This was also the third consecutive time that he bagged the Golden shoe award.
Lionel Messi was presented with the Golden Shoe at an award ceremony held in Barcelona and it was his sons Thiago and Mateo Messi who were given the responsibility to hand him his latest trophy in a career that boats of many of them.
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“It is the most important competition. If you are not good in this tournament, it will cost you the Champions League,” the five time Ballon d’Or winner said on the La Liga platform.
“Thank you all. My family, managers, colleagues, all who have helped me to be here today,” he added.
With as many as six golden shoes to his name, Lionel Messi now has two more than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the award four times. Ronaldo’s last Golden Show award came way back in 2014-15.
Messi has not featured in as many games as he would have liked to in the ongoing season owing to an injury and has only scored once so far.