Over the years Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been the player at all time. Even as he ages, his skills and dominance in the football world grow from strength to strength.
The Argentinian is one of the few years whose glory has never faded since making a debut in their football ball career. Over the past decade, Messi and Christiano Ronaldo have dominated the football world and have been interchanging global awards between themselves.
The season 2018-19 was arguably one of the best for the Argentinian. He has led his club to successfully win their domestic trophy and is looking forward to winning the Copa Del Rey Cup with Barcelona against Valencia, a final match that is slated for May 25.
Unfortunately, Messi failed to help Barca proceed past semi-finals in the Champions League this season after a severe humiliation by Liverpool at Anfield.
Despite that, Messi has successfully won the European Golden Boot for the third consecutive season and his sixth in total.
His main challenger Ronaldo was nowhere to be seen and perhaps this explains why this season has not gone well for the Juventus star.
Most league goals scored in Europe's top five leagues this season:
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (36)
🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé (33)
🇮🇹 Fabio Quagliarella (26)
Quagliarella has one more game… 😉 pic.twitter.com/eRQri1Huro
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 24, 2019
According to Golden Shoe ranking, Messi has led with 72 points, 6 points ahead of his close competitor Kylian Mbappe. Fabio Quagliarella was third with 52 points, Mbaye Diagne, Mohammed Salah, Robert Lewandowski and Nicolas Pepe have 44 points each.
Golden Shoe ranking 2018/19
• Lionel Messi – 36 ⚽ | 72 pts
• Kylian Mbappe – 33 ⚽ | 66 pts
• Fabio Quagliarella – 26 ⚽ | 52 pts
• Mbaye Diagne – 30 ⚽ | 44 pts
• Mohammed Salah – 22 ⚽ | 44 pts
• Robert Lewandowski – 22 ⚽ | 44 pts
• Nicolas Pepe – 22 ⚽ | 44 pts pic.twitter.com/8OEXfkEZk7
— Ayodeji Ayodeji (@AyodejiX2) May 24, 2019
Messi now becomes the first player to win the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time and for three consecutive times.