Lionel Messi should prepare for the sixth European Golden Shoe in his career. His last challenger Kylian Mbappé failed Friday, the number of goals scored by the Argentinian to emulate them, which Messi is European top scorer can call it.
Messi decided the season for FC Barcelona earlier with 36 goals. Mbappé was realistically his last threat. The striker of Paris Saint-Germain was on 32 hits, but came in the slotduel with Stade Reims (3-1 loss) but one time to score.
The Argentinian must officially have to wait until, for example, the Serie A is over, but Fabio Quagliarella, the topschutter in that league, is ‘only’ 26 goals. The striker of Sampdoria is third on the list of European top-scoring.
Messi draws with his sixth Golden Shoe for a record. In addition, it is already the third time in a row that he became European top scorer crown. He won the award for the first time in 2010, and he also in 2012 and 2013 the price received. In that last year he came in spite of a few minor injuries up to 46 goals.
In the battle for the Golden Shoe goals have been scored in the five biggest leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Italy and France) counted twice. Goals scored in the Premier league are one and a half point.
Only four times did a Dutch player is the prestigious prize to win. That was Roy Makaay (2003), Marco van Basten (1986), Wim Kieft (1982), and Kees Kist (1979).