Lionel Messi Awarded 4th European Golden Shoe, Ties Cristiano Ronaldo

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(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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