(Bleacher Report) Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi received his fourth European Golden Shoe award on Friday after netting 37 times in La Liga in 2016-17.
The Argentinian headed Sporting CP’s Bas Dost (34 goals in Portugal’s Primeira Liga) and Borussia Dortmund‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31 in the Bundesliga) in the top three to claim the prize, which is presented to Europe’s top goalscorer.
After also winning the award in 2012-13 (46 league goals), 2011-12 (50) and 2009-10 (34), Messi is tied with Real Madrid‘s Cristiano Ronaldo for most regular winner of the Golden Shoe.
Messi’s 37 goals last season came in 34 Spanish top-flight appearances, but they were delivered as part of losing cause, as Real pipped Barca to the title.
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