Golden Messi shines brightest after finishing as Europe’s top goalscorer last season

Everything he touches: Lionel Messi scored 50 goals for Barcelona in La Liga last season and picks up the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in Europe ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona’s sensational forward Lionel Messi has been awarded the Golden Boot award after finishing last season as Europe’s highest goalscorer. 

Messi scored a frighteningly impressive 50 goals in La Liga last season, which was four more than even the almighty Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid could achieve.

It is the second time Messi has collected the award, and the unstoppable Argentinian selflessly decided to dedicate it to his team-mates at Barcelona.

“This is a group prize,” Messi stated on Barcelona’s official website.

“I always say that when an individual wins something like this.

“That’s a fact, and this one more than any. It is a prize for scoring goals, but I’d never have done it without my team-mates.”

The goalscoring wizard is one of the favorites to win the 2012 Ballon d’Or and to be crowned the world’s best player, and his club manager, Tito Vilanova, thinks Messi deserves all the recognition and praise that he gets.

“We won’t see another player like him, and if we do, it won’t be for a very long time,” said the Barcelona coach.

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