Lionel Messi , the first player in history to win three Golden Boots.

Lionel Messi , the first player in history to win three Golden Boots.



Barcelona striker Lionel Messi , who today received his third Golden Boot , credited as the league 's top scorer in the 2012-13 season europas , said that now do not think about achieving it for the fourth time .

" ( The Golden Shoe ) was never my goal when I was well , let alone now " , said Messi , who will be away from the pitch for about month and a half because of a torn hamstring in his left leg .

Rosario player has become the first to achieve three Golden Boots - the latter by the 46 goals he scored in 32 league games last season , and today received the award from the hands of exazulgrana Hristo Stoichkov , winner of this award - sharing with the Mexican Hugo Sánchez- in season 1989-90.

In the ceremony , which was held in the Old Factory Estrella Damm Barcelona , Messi has been embraced by Barca president , Sandro Rosell , first team coach Gerardo ' Tata ' Martino , and team-mates as Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique, Cesc Fabregas, Adriano Correia and José Manuel Pinto .

They dedicated " this and previous " Golden Balls - " without my teammates would not have achieved anything ," he underlined , and also his family , " who loves me and has been there in the most ugly " .

Moments like that are living far away from the pitch due to a new hamstring injury . " Now I have to strengthen the entire body so I would not miss anything and can play quietly , but that , as I say, depends on the above " , has commented on the matter .

In any case , Messi prefer to take it slow the recovery process . Ensures no marked a return date , although he admitted that "if all goes well " , the return to the court would be to Reyes when Elche Barcelona will host the eighteenth day of the season .

With this third Golden Boot , the tip Barca is left alone in front of this classification , beating German Gerard Muller , the Portuguese Eusebio , Fernando Gomes and Cristiano Ronaldo , Romanian Dudu Georgescu , the Scotsman Ally McCoist and Thierry Henry , all with two .

The first was won in the 2009-10 season when he scored 38 goals ) and second in 2011-12 , which amounted to no less than 50 goals .

Indeed, the goals scored fifty two seasons ago are a record in big leagues because nobody ever reached such a figure in a major tournament regularity .

The tyranny of Leo Messi in world football over the last five years is credited with four Golden Balls has won in a row (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ) . And in this 2013 aims to achieve the fifth , which would confirm as the best player in history of football .

Their greed knows no bounds. Pichichi Spanish League in the 2009-2010 seasons , 2011-12 and 2012-13 , has also been the top scorer in the Champions League the last four years (from 2009-2013 ) .

It is by 14 points and with Van Nistelrooy and Altatafini , the top scorer in a season of Champions League ( 2011-12 ) and the only one who has scored 5 goals in a game for the continental showpiece ( that season at Bayer Leverkusen).

The 91 goals scored in 2012 , between Barcelona and the Argentina , is a figure from another planet , and next target now is to beat the Spanish Raul Gonzalez as top scorer in the Champions League . The exmadridista managed 71 goals in his career and Messi , at 26 , already has 65 .

If their background is unparalleled , his resume is also impressive group . With the club has won 3 Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups , two European Super Cups , 6 League , 2 Copa del Rey and Supercopa of Spain in June .

Lacks only win the Copa America and the World Cup with the Albiceleste , with which they won the world under-20 (2005 ) and Olympic champion in Beijing 2008.


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