March 12, 2016 15:08
Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
LIONEL MESSI PHOTOS & NEWS
Twenty-eight-year-old Messi scored 6 goals in 6 games in January to earn his much awaited award.
Five time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, Barca talisman Messi was surprisingly overlooked for the award, although the player of the month honor has been awarded since the start of the 2013-14 Spanish La Liga season.
The award recognises Messi's outstanding form, displays and goalscoring prowess.
Messi struck a hat-trick against Granada as well as scoring in Barca wins against Athletic Bilbao, Malaga and Atletico Madrid to take his total of league goals for the season to 12.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award twice, as have Atletico’s Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann and Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela.
In November 2015, Barca’s Neymar became the first Barcelona footballer to win the award.
To date Lionel Messi has scored 24 La Liga goals in the 2015-16 Spanish football season.
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The Beautiful Game – Spanish La Liga Superstars
Cristiano Ronaldo has 32 goals to his credit in the Spanish La Liga 2015-16 campaign; Luis Suarez has 27 goals; Lionel Messi has 24 goals; Neymar has 21 goals; Aritz Aduriz has 19 goals; Karim Benzema has 19 goals; Borja Baston has 18 goals; Antoine Griezmann has 16 goals; Kevin Gameiro has 16 goals; Lucas Perez Goddy has 16 goals; Ruben Castro has 16 goals; and Gareth Bale has 14 goals.
See more news, stats, match details, and photos of your favorite Spanish La Liga superstars!
· Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
· Luis Suarez, FC Barcelona
· Neymar, FC Barcelona
· Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
· Gareth Bale, Real Madrid
· Andres Iniesta:
· Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid, France
· Dani Alves:
· Fernando Torres: Atletico Madrid
· Iker Casillas:
· Isco: Real Madrid, Spain
· James Rodriguez, Real Madrid
· Karim Benzema: Real Madrid, France
· Koke: Atletico Madrid, Spain
· Luka Modric: Real Madrid, Croatia
· Sergio Busquets: Barcelona, Spain
· Toni Kroos: Real Madrid, Germany
· Xavi Hernandez:
Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona