Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for leading all of Europe’s soccer leagues in scoring last season.
Barcelona superstar,scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona putting him in front of Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the second leading scorer of Europe’s domestic leagues with 32 goals in the Premier League and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, score 26 goals in 52 matches for Real Madrid.
In a statement, Messi said: “The truth is, I had no clue this would happen when I started. I dreamt of playing professional football and enjoying success, I love the game, but I never imagined I would have so much.
“I enjoy the work, the effort, I’m at the best team in the world and play with the best team-mates in the world, so everything is easier.”