The European Golden shoe award is given to the top scorer in European league. Messi sets his record as one of the greatest players in European league by achieving the European Golden Shoe thrice. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the only players to have won the European Golden Shoe three times where Messi is the only Non-European to do so. He is also the only player to achieve this reward in two consecutive years, 2011–2012 and 2012–2013. His first European Golden Shoe came in 2009-2010 season when he scored 34 goals in European League. He scored 50 goals and won the Golden Shoe again in 20112-2012 season. His last Golden shoe came when he scored 46 goals in La Liga. His club, Barcelona also won the league by beating Real Madrid on final in the following season.