SUITED & BOOTED : Lionel Messi wins best footballer of the year award

Lionel Messi has been named the 2016/2017 La Liga player of the year for the 5th time in his career(2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2017).


He is also awarded the pichichi for being the top goalscorer .


Club teammate named the Spanish footballer of the year

La Pulga subsequently received the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano at a ceremony hosted by Marca on Monday, December 18.



In addition, he was given the Pichichi Trophy after being the scorer of the same in the 2016/17 season


Messi scored 37 goals in 34 goals ahead of teammate Luis Suarez who scored 29 goals in 35 games and Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 25 goals in 29 games.

Meanwhile, club teammate Andres Iniesta was named Spain’s best player after helping his country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed last month  a new contract that will keep the Argentinian superstar at the Club through the 2020/21 season.



The buyout clause was set at €700m. Thus, by the time the new deal expires, the 30-year-old striker will have spent 17 years with the first team.

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