Messi receives Golden Boot award

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.

Bureau Report


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