Messi received his sixth European golden boot in Barcelona on October 16, the 15th anniversary of his first-team debut.Messi was joined at the ceremony by his wife antonella and two children, thiago and matteo. Barca President roberto bartomeu, Oscar grau, abedar and other senior members attended the ceremony.
The ceremony was very special, with thiago and matteo brothers receiving the golden boot and presenting it to their father. In his acceptance speech, messi said: “the champions league is something special. Every year the team wants to win it, but the most important thing is la liga. We will never forget the league and the domestic cup because we are at Barcelona and we want to win everything. In addition, messi thanked his family, coaches and teammates, and thanked alba and suarez for coming to the scene. “Without them, I would not be here today to receive an award or even a golden boot,” messi said.
In the 2018-19 season, messi scored 36 goals in 34 games in la liga. In the fierce competition of the champions league, messi made 10 appearances and scored 12 goals, becoming the top scorer in the Spanish champions league .
Fifteen years ago today, messi, wearing no. 30, came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute of the match against espina, making his first professional appearance for Barcelona when he was 17 years and 114 days old. In his later career, messi won the European golden boot award six times, namely 34 goals in the 2009-2010 la liga season, 50 in 2011-2012, 46 in 2012-2013, 37 in 2016-2017, 34 in 2017-2018 and 36 last season.
In 15 years, messi played 692 times for Barcelona, scoring 604 goals, winning 34 trophies, five ballon d ‘or awards and six la liga titles. Messi is behind cristiano ronaldo’s 700 goals with 672, and has a good chance of breaking the 700 mark this season.