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FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been presented with the Golden Shoe award for scoring the most amount of goals in European football last season, with the little Argentinian picking up the trophy in Catalunya wearing a quite unusual jacket.
Messi has now scored the highest number of goals on the Continent on three occasions, more than any other player in the history of the game, with the 26-year-old managing to hit the back of the net an incredible 46 times in only 32 La Liga outings last time out as Tito Villanova’s side got their hands back on the league from arch-rivals Real Madrid.
However, the brilliant Argentina international has also won the Golden Shoe in 2009/10 when the forward netted 34 strikes in just 35 league outings for Barca, and then again in the 2011/12 campaign when Messi hit the target on an even more remarkable 50 occasions in his 37 Liga fixtures.
But although Messi started this current campaign in his usual eye-catching form in front of goal, scoring eight times in only 11 league contests for the Spanish champions, the playmaker recently suffered yet another hamstring injury that has ruled the player out until January.
“I dedicate this award to my family, to the people who are there in the toughest times, and my team-mates,” Messi said after picking up the trophy.
“I want to thank them because without them I wouldn’t have achieved anything. It’s a prize for the squad.”