Leo Messi, the #10 man of Barcelona, won Golden Boot for the second time. This Argentine international scored record 50 goals in the Spanish La Liga last season. You may know that no one has ever scored this number of goals. He is really a wizard, goal machine, and a tough competitor for FIFA Ballon d’Or Award.
This year he beat Cristiano Ronaldo who scored staggering 46 goals in the Spanish La Liga last season. Messi did win this award in 2010 when he scored 34 goals. Messi dedicated this award to Xavi Hernandez—the midfield maestro and Skipper Carlos Puyol.
“It is a prize for scoring goals, but without my teammates I couldn’t have scored them,”
“I share this award with them as I always do.”
“I don’t fight for individual awards, I fight for titles. My goals are reclaiming the league crown, winning the Copa del Rey and the winning the Champions League again. Those are my goals, team goals.”
Tito Vilanova, the head coach of Barcelona, said,
“We won’t see another player like him, and if we do, it won’t be for a very long time”
“It’s not just for the goals he scores, but for how he sees and understands the game, that is what makes him so great. On Saturday, he ran 50 meters to defend a corner in the 89th minute with a 5-0 lead. Not many players would have done that.”
Messi broke a lot of records last season. To be exact, he scored not less than 73 goals breaking all time record of Gerd Muller’s 67 goals in 1972-73 season, and 70 goals of an American soccer player in 1924-1925. Also, this 25-year-old 5 feet 7 inches Messi broke all time top goal scorer of Barcelona’s record 232 goals. He is now the all time leading scorer of Barcelona! And, he also equaled record 14 goals in the Champions League including 5 goals in a match. He is yet to break 75 goals of Pele, scored in one calendar year. Chances are pretty high that he will make it very easily.
Without a shadow of a doubt it is a matter of proud to watch Leo Messi. Visca Messi; Visca el Barca.