King of Soccer! Fans React as Messi wins European Golden Shoe

  • King of Soccer! Fans React as Messi wins European Golden Shoe

King of Soccer! Fans React as Messi wins European Golden Shoe

Overall, it is Messi's fourth Golden Shoe, equalling the record set by Ronaldo in 2014/15 when the Portuguese last won the award.

The Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has added yet another trophy to his collection.

Denis Suarez has insisted Barcelona players are "calm" about Lionel Messi's future as they are "the club of his life".

The Award ceremony held at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on Friday, November 24.

The Argentinian headed Sporting CP's Bas Dost (34 goals in Portugal's Primeira Liga) and Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31 in the Bundesliga) in the top three to claim the prize, which is presented to Europe's top goalscorer. Messi was presented with the Golden Shoe by Suarez, last year's victor, as he spoke about his changing role on the pitch now he's into his 30s and this weekend's top-of-the-table clash against Valencia.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor has netted 12 goals in 12 games in the 2017-18 La Liga campaign.

His teammates Luis Suarez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets also attended the event but declined to speak, while Messi answered soft questions from the event host about the development of his game.

The 30-year-old Messi also led Europe's league in scoring in 2009-10 (34), 2022-12 (50 goals) and 2012-13 (46 goals).

The Golden Shoe is awarded by European Sports Media, an association of European sports newspaper and magazines.

"Every time I sit on the bench (as he did against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday) it's a shock because I don't usually do it". "I have grown both on and off the pitch".