Lionel Messi is the current Argentina national football team skipper and is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He won many individual awards in his professional club career but with the national side, he is still empty. He led his team Argentine total four finals but did not able to take any titles. They played three Copa America finals and last FIFA World Cup 2014 final as well. In every case due to luck, they returned with empty handed. But his individual rewards are so many. In recent time, Messi won 5th European Golden Shoe which is a record.
His team Spanish club Barcelona won double in the season which consists of La Liga and Copa del Rey. In the success of the team, Lionel Messi has the much contribution.
So, his individual achievements are so many. In La Liga, he is the top scorer this season and so, he has got the Pichichi Trophy and along with that as the top goal scorer in the European Leagues, he won the Golden Shoe as well.
Lionel Messi has won the Golden Shoe total five times in his career as the top goal scorer in the European League competitions. So, he has made a new record and overtook the Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 which is regarded as the top rival of Lionel Messi. Both of them won last ten Ballon d’Or where one of them five times each. Cristiano Ronaldo won total four Golden Shoe where one of them win Manchester United and three of them with Spanish club Real Madrid.
In the last match of La Liga in 2017/18 season, Barcelona beat Real Sociedad by 1 – 0 goal. considering the race of Golden Shoe, there are points to count. In the top five leagues in Europe, there are two points for each goal. According to the calculation, Messi scored 34 goals in La Liga and so, his total points are 68 which is highest.
In the race, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah was there. He is playing for English club Liverpool. He scored 32 goals. Sometimes, he went ahead than Messi. But in last April, Lionel Messi made two hat trick and so, the Argentine striker brought the difference.
A Brazilian forward Jonas who is playing for Portuguese club Benfica has also scored 34 goals. But in Portuguese League, each goal contains of 1.5 points. So, with 34 goals, his points were 51 totally. He had the long way to go.
However, Lionel Messi has won the title of highest scorer in La Liga total five times where among them he won that consecutive twice times so far. Earlier, he won the Pichichi Trophy in 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2016/17.