For the fifth time Messi was handed the Golden boot award (PHOTO)

Месси в пятый раз вручили «Золотую бутсу» (ФОТО)

18 December was held the ceremony of awarding the “Golden boot” the Argentine striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi.

This is the official Twitter of the Catalan club.

The award for top scorer of the European championship the forward has been fifth time, which is a world record (Cristiano Ronaldo boasts four “Golden boots”).

Месси в пятый раз вручили «Золотую бутсу» (ФОТО)

“When I began my career, did not expect this. I just wanted to become a professional, but this is not represented. The Golden boot is the fruit of the work and effort of all my team-mates. I advocate the best team in the world. It makes life easier.

Thank God, now I feel good both physically and psychologically. The years go by, I try to take care of themselves. I did it in the course of a career, but now especially. More important games, less time to rest. I work hard to play in the same manner”, — quotes Lionel Messi Diario Sport.

We will remind, in last season Messi scored 34 goals in 36 League games (68 points). In the fight for the award, the Argentine beat Egyptian Mohamed Salah from Liverpool (32 accurate shots in 36 meetings — 64 points) and Englishman Harry Kane (30 goals in 36 games; 60 points).

Earlier, Lionel Messi received the Golden boot in 2010 (34 goals), 2012 (50), 2013 (46) and 2017 (37).

This season, the 31-year-old Argentinian scored in 14 League games 14 goals.

We will remind, Messi scored his 43rd hat-trick in the Spanish League.