Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has received his fifth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe’s soccer leagues in scoring last season.
The Argentine forward who scored 34 goals last season and led his club to the title was presented with the Golden Shoe award on Tuesday.
Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the second leading scorer of Europe’s domestic leagues with 32 goals in the Premier League.
In a statement, Messi, 31, who is Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer with 572 goals in 655 games, said:
‘I love football, but when I started I didn’t expect all this. My dream was to be a professional player,’ Messi said.
‘This is thanks to the hard work and effort I have put in, and above all to my teammates. I have the best players in the world at their positions playing beside me.’