Barcelona forward, Lionel ‘Andres’ Messi, has won a record 5th European Golden Shoe award. The 31-year-old scored 34 goals in thirty four league games for the Catalans in the 2017/2018.
The European Golden Shoe is an award that is presented each season to the leading scorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 18, 2018
The Argentine surpasses Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently sits on four. “I didn’t expect any of this when I started out. I just wanted to be a professional” Messi said
Meanwhile, Messi has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season for Barcelona, scoring 20 goals and providing twelve assists in all competitions so far. He also currently leads the scoring chart for Europe’s top 5 leagues with 14 goals.