Messi Keeps Up Laliga’s European Golden Shoe Dominance


The European Golden Shoe is staying in LaLiga. The award given out at the end of each season to the leading scorer in Europe is going nowhere. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won the past two editions after netting 37 and 34 league goals in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 LaLiga campaigns respectively and this year’s tally of 36 means he has completed a back-to-back-to-back scoop of the prestigious award.

This is Messi’s sixth Golden Shoe. Having already smashed his way to the all-time record after his fifth win, this latest gong serves only to further extend the No.10’s legacy. For Barcelona, this is the eighth time they’ll see one of their players presented with the award, the most of any club since the first edition in 1967/68. Along with Messi’s six, the Catalan club have had Europe’s top scorer in their ranks with Ronaldo Nazario – now president of R. Valladolid – in 1996/97 and in 2015/16 with Luis Suárez.

Real Madrid take second place…

Source: Thisday Newspaper