Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has received sixth European Golden book award at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm in Spain.
Messi, on Wednesday, received the 2019 Golden boot for the highest goal scorer in the Europe top five league competitions after his nearest challenger, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe fell short.
Europe top five league includes: English Premier League (EPL), Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1 and German Bundesliga.
Messi emerged winner with 36 league goals, three ahead of France Mbappe.
Speaking while receiving the award, Messi said: “Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, who are here, and are two of the biggest reasons why I can receive this award. Without my team, I could never have won one. This is a trophy for everyone, a recognition of the entire dressing room.
“The Champions League is something special and every year, we want to win it, but we are aware that La Liga is the most important thing.
“It is what leads you to perform well in the Copa del Rey and in La Liga. We are in Barcelona and we aim to win everything.”
The 32-year-old claimed the award for the third time in a row since the prize was recreated back in 1968.
European Golden Shoe winners:
Six: – Messi
Two: Eusébio, Gerd Müller, Dudu Georgescu, Fernando Gomes, Ally McCoist, Mário Jardel, Thierry Henry, Diego Forlán and Luis Suárez.