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Messi wins European Golden Shoe for sixth time

SB Nation logoSB Nation 25-05-2019 Barca Blaugranes Staff
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Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time in his career, finishing top of the pile with 36 goals.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe was the only player who could have caught Messi in the standings, but he finished the season three goals behind the Argentinian.

Messi becomes the first player to pick up the award for three seasons in a row. He came top with 34 goals last season and banged in 37 in 2016/17.

Soccer Football - Champions League Semi Final First Leg - FC Barcelona v Liverpool - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 1, 2019  Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates at the end of the match    REUTERS/Albert Gea © Reuters Soccer Football - Champions League Semi Final First Leg - FC Barcelona v Liverpool - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 1, 2019 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Albert Gea

In case you missed it, here’s a look at all his La Liga goals this season:

Messi spoke about the Golden Shoe in his press conference on Friday but said it was not something he was really thinking about.

“I am honestly not even thinking about the European Golden Shoe. It’s not in my head at all. What happened at Liverpool is, like I said it was a big blow and I am not thinking about personal things, just getting to this Copa final and winning another trophy.”

The GOAT will lead Barcelona out for a final time on Saturday when the La Liga champions take on Valencia in the final of the Copa del Rey.

Watch: Blame players for Liverpool loss: Messi (Provided by Sky Sports)

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