Lionel Messi has for the fifth time in his career the Golden Shoe awards for European top scorer of the season. The Argentinian FC Barcelona is the first player that the price is so often manages to win.
Messi ended the season Sunday with 34 goals for FC Barcelona in 36 duels. Bas Dost finishes in the standings in seventeenth place as the best Dutchman.
Mohamed Salah from Liverpool came the closest to Messi in the area. The Egyptian was on behalf of Liverpool 32 time accurate in competition. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur ends with thirty goals in third.
Messi came Sunday in the final league game of Barcelona against Real Sociedad (1-0) not to score, but already knew that the price him hardly could have missed it. The season in the Premier League was last week already closed.
Goals have been scored in the five biggest leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Italy and France) are multiplied by the factor of two. Goals scored in the Premier league are 1.5 point worth.
Messi ended in the 2009/2010 season, for the first time at the top of the standings for trefzekerste player on the European fields. He repeated that trick in 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and last year, when he Dost to the second place referred.
Messi has shared the record until this season with Cristiano Ronaldo, four-time top scorer of Europe. Marco van Basten was in 1986 the last Dutch player to receive the prestigious prize.