Barcelona superstar Leo Messi is on the brink of breaking a quarter-of-a-century old record held by Rangers legend Ally McCoist by becoming the first man to win three successive European Golden Boots.
Messi has won the award in each of the last two seasons – drawing level with McCoist who achieved it between 1991 and 1993 – and should wrap up his sixth Golden Boot overall after hitting a double at the weekend to take his tally to 36 league goals this season.
What makes McCoist’s feat even more remarkable is that the second of his Golden Boots came in a season that he missed almost a number of games with a broken leg sustained on international duty.
McCoist and Messi are still the only people to have won the Golden Boot in successive seasons and serves as a reminder of just how clinical a striker Super was.
The Argentinian phenomenon has actually won it in successive years twice, 2011/12 – 2012/13 and in the last two seasons.
Kylian Mbappe’s could stop Messi winning it if he can score more than two goals when Paris St. Germain will play Stade Reims at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on May 25th.
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