Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been presented with his third Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. The 26-year-old Messi helped Barcelona win the 2012-13 Spanish league title by scoring 46 goals despite missing several games with a right hamstring pull near the end of the season. Messi also won the award for the 2011-12 season when he set a Spanish league record with 50 goals. The Argentina international earned his first Golden Boot for the 2009-10 season when his 34 goals help Barcelona to the league title. Messi is recovering from a left hamstring tear that will probably keep him sidelined for the rest of 2013. Before his injury, he had scored eight goals in 11 league appearances.
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