Messi Recieves His 3rd European Golden Shoe 2013 Today As The Top Scorer In European League,The Only Player In History To Win Thrice



Leo Messi will receive his third Golden Boot trophy at 12.30 on Wednesday,today. The
award is given to the
player with the highest
league goal tally from the previous season.The injury Messi picked up at the end of the season didn’t stop the player from putting up exceptional numbers for FC Barcelona this year. The Argentinian claimed the Pichichi trophy after scoring a total of 46 goals in the league, and he also won the coveted European Golden Shoe,an award given to the top
goalscorer out of all the
domestic European leagues. This is the third time Messi
has won both awards.
92 points in the
European Golden Shoe
Cristiano Ronaldo is the
runner up for both awards. In La Liga, Messi outscored
the Portuguese player by 12 goals, while in the
standings for the Golden Shoe, the Argentinian has
Ronaldo beat by 24 points (each goal in the major
European leagues is
awarded two points). Messi notched up a total of 92
points, to Ronaldo’s 68,
Cavani’s 58, Falcao’s 56
and Van Persie and
Jackson Martínez’s 52.
First triple crown
Messi is the first player in
the history of football to
win three Golden Shoe
awards. However, there
are many who have
secured two Golden Shoe
awards throughout their
careers: Portugal’s
Eusebio (1967/68 i
1972/73), Fernando
Gomes (1982/83 and
1984/85) and Cristiano
Ronaldo (2007/08 and
2010/11), Germany’s
Gerd
Müller (1969/70 and
1971/72), Romania’s Dudu
Georgescu (1974/75 and
1976/77), Brazil’s Mario
Jardel (1998/99 and
2001/02), Uruguay’s Diego
Forlán (2004/05 and
2008/09), Scotland’s Ally
McCoist (1991/92 and
1992/93) and France’s
Thierry Henry (2003/04
and 2004/05).
Messi maintains his
average
In the last couple of
seasons Leo Messi has
been hauling in record-
breaking amounts of goals
each year. Here’s a quick
look at his goal average
for the past five seasons:
Season 2012/13. 60
goals in 50 matches (1.20
goals per match)
Season 2011/12. 73
goals in 60 matches (1,22
goals per match)
Season 2010/11. 53
goals in 55 matches (0,96
goals per match)
Season 2009/10. 47
goals in 53 matches (0,89
goals per match)
Season 2008/09. 38
goals in 51 matches (0,75
goals per match)
The Argentinian forward, who
scored 46 goals in the
2012/13 season, also won the 2009/10 (34 goals) and 2011/12 (50 goals) editions
of the award.
HIGH-PROFILE EVENT
The event will be
celebrated at the Old
Factory Damm in Barcelona.
The trophy will be awarded
by ESM (European Sports
Media).
Among the attendees, in
addition to Messi, will be
President Sandro Rosell,
vice-president Josep Maria
Bartomeu and the directors
Jordi Moix, Pilar Guinovart
and Ramon Pont.

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