Lionel Messi is ahead of the two ‘Ronaldo’

For the last season’s performance in the European League competitions, Lionel Messi scored the highest number of goals and so, he has won the highest goal scorer award ‘European Golden Shoe’. Yesterday, through an amazing ceremony, Barcelona handed over the trophy to the Argentine forward. As the first footballer, Lionel Messi won the Golden Shoe consecutive three years. The legendary striker of Brazil Ronaldo and the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo could not make the record. Even Lionel Messi is ahead of the two ‘Ronaldo’! Messi won more European Golden Shoe than the Brazilian Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo jointly! How does this sound like?

Wearing the Barca’s shirt, Lionel Messi made his official debut on 16th October 2004 and yesterday, he has filled up his fifteen years at the Camp Nou. And in a day like that Barcelona arranged such a ceremony were at the ground of Barcelona Lionel Messi made his hat-trick of winning the Golden Shoe.


No, it is no ground’s hat-trick but the result of his last season performance. If we consider the top five leagues in Europe last season, Lionel Messi scored the most goals and so, he has won the European Golden Shoe award. As the first footballer, the Argentine star won it the highest six times so far. When he received his sixth Golden Shoe, at the side of the stage, his previous five Golden Shoes were present also.


In the last season of La Liga, Lionel Messi scored a total of 36 goals by playing 34 matches. Scoring 32 goals, his nearest opponent was the French striker Kylian Mbappe. Before winning the Golden Shoe for the consecutive three times, Lionel Messi won it in 2009/10, 2011/12 and 2012/13. It means that he is bow two trophies ahead of his rival player Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward won the European Golden Shoe four times which is the 2nd highest. The most interesting fact is that considering two ‘Ronaldo’, LM10 won more Golden Shoe in his career.

Two ‘Ronaldo’ which means the original Ronaldo of Jose Mourinho, the Brazilian star and the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Brazilian legendary striker Ronaldo won the Golden Shoe once in 1996/97 and the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won it four times in 2007/08, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2014/15. So, considering the two ‘Ronaldo’, Lionel Messi is ahead of 6 – 5 still.