- Lionel Messi receives sixth Golden Shoe award
- The Argentine star has equaled Telmo Zarra record and has two more than Cristiano Ronaldo
- Messi also finished top scorer in top European Leagues at the end of the 2018-19 season
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe award having emerged top scorer at the end of 2018-19 season.
Despite being ruled out for some weeks due to injury, the 32-year-old still went ahead to score 36 goals in 34 league appearances, while assisting 13 others in the process.
He also finished highest goals scorer in European last campaign but failed to help the Catalans reach final of the Champions League after losing to Liverpool.
According to Daily Mail, the Argentine becomes the first ever player to win the continental silverware three consecutive years.
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Messi has also equaled Athletic Bilbao's legend Telmo Zarra record, who was the first to win six golden shoes awards.
This also means that the Barca star has two more than arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo who is now with Juventus.
While receiving his award at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona, his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and sons Thiago and Mateo joined him on the stage and posed for pictures afterwards.
Messi won his first Golden Shoe at the end of the 2009-10 season when he scored 34 goals in 35 matches for the Catalans.
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Ronaldo stole the show the following season, scoring 41 goals in 34 appearances for Real Madrid - averaging 1.2% per goal.
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.
At the end of the 2016-17, Messi scored 37 goals, while in 2017-18, he scored 36 goals in 34 appearances.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the highest paid celebrity on Instagram beating the likes of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and Ronaldinho.
The 34-year-old earned a staggering £38 million on the social media platform last year which doubled that of his long time rival Messi.
A recent study shows that out of the major celebrities around paid to promote products on Instagram, Ronaldo has been the highest earner by far.
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