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Lionel Messi wins yet another goals award

AFP
Published Dec 20, 2018, 5:35 am IST
Updated Dec 20, 2018, 5:35 am IST
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, scored 26 goals in 52 matches for Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi  (Photo: AFP)
 Lionel Messi (Photo: AFP)

Barcelona: Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goalscorer in Europe.

The striker scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, scored 26 goals in 52 matches for Real Madrid.

After being presented with his latest prize in Barcelona, Messi said: “The truth is I had no idea this would happen when I started. I dreamt of playing professional football and enjoying success, but I never imagined I would have so much. I enjoy the work, the effort, I’m at the best team in the world and play with the best team-mates in the world, so everything is easier.”

The ceremony was attended by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, as well as fellow players like Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto.   

 

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