Lionel Messi sets new Golden Shoe record

Tanya Simon
October 17, 2019

La Liga fantasy: Sign up now! The award was created in 1967 when it was won by Eusebio.

Consequently, Messi extended his own record and added another golden shoe achievement in his illustrious career.

The ceremony was attended by Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo and the award was handed to him by his children Thiago and Mateo.

"I have two years left on my contract and there is no better place to play than Barcelona, the best club in the world, but I need to play and not only enjoy walks around the city and the beach", he said recently.

"The Champions League is something special and we all want to win it, but we are conscious that the Liga is the most important".

"Thank you all. My family, managers, colleagues, all who have helped me to be here today".

"La Liga can help you reach the Champions League and the Copa del Rey".

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Argentine star came back to win back to back top scorers award in 2011-12 (50 goals in 37 games) and in 2012-12 scoring 46 goals in 32 matches.

But then Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history in the return leg as Jurgen Klopp's side ran riot against Barcelona at home with their defence standing firm.

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.

"Even though the Champions League is huge, we never forget the league and the cup".

At the end of the 2016-17, Messi scored 37 goals, while in 2017-18, he scored 36 goals in 34 appearances.

Barca return to action this weekend in La Liga with a trip to Eibar.

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