Lionel Messi Awarded Golden Boot

Lionel Messi has been awarded the Golden Boot for top scorer in European domestic leagues last season.

The Argentine forward has scored 34 league goals helping Barcelona retain its Spanish La Liga title. Didier Drogba and Antonio di Natale were tied for second place with 29 goals apiece.

Messi along with Marco van Basten, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only players to win the three major individual awards: the Golden Boot, FIFA Player of the Year and the Golden Ball, given to Europe's top player.

Messi failed to score a single goal at the World Cup in South Africa. But his coach praised him anyway saying,  "He is the best in the world, but he is humble. He improves everyday. He is the best player in the world and he demonstrated that he deserves this award."

Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

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