The debate on who is the best player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will always be on the front burner.

For team Messi, they now have one more bragging right as their star man has just won a record fifth Golden Shoe award.

Messi is picking this latest accolade having finished as the top goalscorer in Europe for last season.

The Barcelona striker scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Harry Kane.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, hit 26 goals in 52 matches for Real Madrid.

After being presented with his latest prize in Barcelona, Messi said: "The truth is I had no idea this would happen when I started. I dreamt of playing professional football and enjoying success, I love the game, but I never imagined I would have so much.

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"I enjoy the work, the effort, I'm at the best team in the world and play with the best team-mates in the world, so everything is easier."

The ceremony was attended by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, as well as fellow players like Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto.

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