On Wednesday, Messi was presented with the Golden Shoe at a ceremony that took place at Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona. His family was also present alongside him and it was his children who presented Messi with the trophy.
Lionel 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 Barca to with success defend the La Liga title as he claimed the Golden Shoe for the third sequent season.
Lionel Messi, the star striker of FC Barcelona, has won the 2018/19 European Golden Shoe award, the sixth of his illustrious career and the third consecutively.
On Wednesday, he was presented with the Golden Shoe at a ceremony that took place at Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona. His family was also present alongside him and it was his children who presented Messi with the trophy. “Without my team-mates, I wouldn’t have scored many goals, this is for everyone, it’s a recognition for the whole team,” said Messi.
The Argentinian won the first Golden Shoe in the 2009/10 season (34 goals), then two in 2011/12 (50 goals) and 2012/13 season (46 goals), and now he has accumulated three more consecutively in 2016/17 (37 goals), 2017/18 (34 goals) and 2018/19 (36 goals).
“It is the most important competition. If you’re not sensible during this tournament, it will cost you the Champions League,” Messi said on the stage of La Liga.
“Thank you all. My family, managers, colleagues, all UN agencies have helped Pine Tree State to be here these days.” With six Golden Shoes to his name, Messi has two more than Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award fourfold, last doing so in 2014-15.
Messi has endured Associate in Nursing injury-affected begin to the 2019-20 campaign and has scored just one occasion to this point this term.