SHOWS: BARCELONA, SPAIN (DECEMBER 18, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
VARIOUS OF LIONEL MESSI RECEIVING GOLDEN SHOE AWARD 2.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FC BARCELONA PLAYER, LIONEL MESSI, SAYING: "I love football and I never imagined getting so much, as you mentioned before all this is the result of work and effort and as you said, thanks to my team mates.
I'm in the best team in the world.
Next to me there are some of the best players in the world in their positions and all that makes things easier to achieve all these awards like some other team mates achieved them." STORY: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, collected a record fifth Golden Shoe awards as Europe's top scorer on Tuesday (December 18) .
The Argentinean player netted 34 goals in La Liga last season.
This is the second time running Messi has earned the Golden Shoe, moving ahead of all time rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi thanked his team mates for their support, and also said he was looking forward to facing Olympique Lyon in the knockout stages of the Champions League in February.