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Official: Messi Wins European Golden Shoe

Official: Lionel Messi Wins ESM European Golden Shoe

By David Kappel - May 21, 2018 08:29 AM @kappilinho

For a long time, it looked like Mohamed Salah could become the first African to lift the European Golden Shoe, but Lionel Messi has beaten the Liverpool superstar to the award, with Cristiano Ronaldo also in the top 10.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the final Golden Shoe race ranking.

The Egyptian led the ranking for quite some time, but was overtaken by Messi in the final stretch of the 2017/18 campaign.

The Argentine finished the season on 34 league goals, equating to 68 points – two more than Salah, who broke the Premier League record for a 38-game campaign after scoring his 32nd goal last weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane finished the 2017/18 campaign in third spot, with 30 goals, equating to 60 points.

Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scored his 29th goal of the campaign to help his side overtake Lazio in the race for the UEFA Champions League spots in Serie A. The Argentine finished the season with as many goals as Lazio's Ciro Immobile and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani finished 2017/18 with 28 league goals, while Ronaldo finished the LaLiga campaign on 26 strikes and ended up in eighth position in the final Golden Shoe ranking.

Benfica's Jonas, with 34 goals, equating to 51 points (1.5 multiplier) and FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, with 25 goals and 50 points, complete the top 10 in this year's Golden Shoe ranking.

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Overall, it was Messi's fifth Golden Shoe, successfully defending his title from last season.

Who do you think will win the Golden Shoe next season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 22, 2018 12:32 AM
Messi deserve the pichichi and the European golden boot
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Golden Boots May 21, 2018 03:34 PM
Was there ever a doubt?
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Mystique-Luu May 21, 2018 03:15 PM
King Leo
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clemz7 May 21, 2018 12:33 PM
Congrts King
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mabelebele234@gmail.com May 21, 2018 11:27 AM
Take look of the follwing, numbers don't lie. Premier League Top Scorer: Mohammed Salah 32 Most Assists: Kevin De Bruyne 16 Most Changes Created: Kevin De Bruyne 104 Best Dribbler: Eden Hazard 149 Serie A Top Scorer: Immobile 29 Most Assists: Luis Alberto 14 Most Changes Created: Insigne 93 Best Dribbler: Alejandro Gomez 98 Bundesliga Top Scorer: Lewandowski 29 Most Assists: Thomas Muller 14 Most Changes Created: James Rodriguez 59 Best Dribbler: Daniel Caliguiri 96 Ligue 1 Top Scorer: Edinson Cavani 28 Most Assists: Dimitri Payet 13 Most Changes Created: Thauvin 68 Best Dribbler: Neymar 142 La Liga Top Scorer: Lionel Messi 34 Most Assists: Lionel Messi 12 Most Changes Created: Lionel Messi 85 Best Dribbler: Lionel Messi 185 An entire League of 220+ Pro Players (including the back to back UCL Champions) are beaten by 1 Man in every single category… It came to perusal that if that doesn’t help you understand the difference between Messi and everybody else then I don’t what will. Messi is invulnerable, indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, unassailable, impregnable, unyielding, unflinching, unbending, unshakable, indefatigable, inviolable and Unbelievable.
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Faysal May 21, 2018 11:14 AM
5th time the goat
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Bucsfever16 May 21, 2018 10:42 AM
@leendomint : oh okay!
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leendomint May 21, 2018 10:31 AM
@Bucsfever16 If he had played 38 games, he was going to score 37 goals, according to the ratio
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besttriomsn@gmail.com May 21, 2018 10:14 AM
@leendomint So what Sir?
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Bucsfever16 May 21, 2018 10:09 AM
@leendomint : so what?
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Bucsfever16 May 21, 2018 10:08 AM
#God save the king...Messi is the greatest.
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HOFFNEY WA LE BUCCANEER May 21, 2018 08:54 AM
La Pulca Atomica.....Da best da world has ever seen or produced!!
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leendomint May 21, 2018 08:53 AM
Ronaldo played only 27 games in Laliga this season...
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kzorog May 21, 2018 08:48 AM
Messie is better dan ronaldo(fact)

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