Leo Messi wins his 6th European Golden Shoe

The Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been presented with the European Golden Shoe after ending the 2018-19 season as the top scorer on the continent.

He won the award by scoring 36 goals in 34 matches for Barcelona last season as they won the La Liga trophy.

This is the sixth time Messi has won the award and marked nine years after
he first lifted the prize by scoring 34 goals during the 2009-10 season.

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain was the only player to come close in the race, with the young French player scoring on 33 occasions for the Ligue 1 champions.

Completing the top three was Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria, who scored 26 goals to finish as Serie A’s leading top scorer ahead of Christiano Ronaldo in their league.

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