Messi Receives More European Golden than Ronaldo

European Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi has received more European Golden Shoes than his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi has been awarded the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time due to the fact that he was the player with highest number of goals in the just concluded 2018-2019 football season in Europe. The Argentine has six Golden Shoes in total.

In other hand way round, Cristiano Ronaldo was the last player not to play for a Spanish club to win the award, when he scored 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League campaign. The Portuguese has four Golden Shoes in total.

Another history making was that Lionel Messi has become the second oldest player to win the award with an age of 31 years, 11 months and 25 days. Hugo Sanchez was a month and a day older than Messi when he won the prize in 1990.

However, this is the third consecutive year that Messi has claimed the award and the 11th campaign in a row where the winner has come from LaLiga Santander, although Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez shared the Shoe in 2014.

Messi's 36 goals in 34 games in LaLiga Santander this season meant that he finished three ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe which means Mbappe had 33 goals only.

More over,  Mbappe had to score five against Reims on the final day of the Ligue 1 season on Friday but could only manage one as PSG lost 3-1.