The Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi Tuesday, the European Golden boot, the trophy for topschutter of the European top leagues, received for his many goals last season. The 31-year-old attacker of Barcelona, will receive the prestigious trophy for the second season in a row, and for the fifth time in his career. A unique event in football history.
With 34 goals in 36 games, did “Leo” last season, two goals better than the Egyptian attacker Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) and four better than the English striker Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs).
The Argentine superstar is in the last ten years a real doelpuntenmachine. So was Messi in 2009-2010 (34 goals), 2011-2012 (50), 2012-2013 (46) and 2016-2017 (37) even though the best marksman in the European top leagues. Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi’s eternal rival, won the trophy four times, one time at Manchester United and three times with Real Madrid.
The hunger of the Argentine is still not satisfied. “I’m in the best team with the best players in the world. That makes me easier. I feel mentally and physically well. I take care of myself and work hard so that this can continue,” according to an ambitious Messi.
Also this season, scored Messi galore. After sixteen league games, the counter is already on fourteen goals.