Barcelona: Barcelona star Lionel Messi
received the Golden Boot award as last season`s top scorer in
Europe`s domestic leagues at a ceremony here.
The 23-year-old Argentina striker`s 34 La Liga goals made
him a clear winner yesterday ahead of Chelsea`s Didier Drogba
and Udinese`s Antonio Di Natale, who both achieved 29.
Messi is the second player to win the Golden Boot while
playing for Barcelona after Brazil`s Ronaldo in 1996-97.
He joins Marco van Basten, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo
as the only players to win the three major awards - the Golden
Boot, FIFA Player of the Year and the Golden Ball, awarded to
Europe`s top player.