Lionel Messi, the star forward of Barcelona, has received La Liga’s top scorer and best player awards for the 2016-2017 football season. The Argentine was awarded his prize by the publication in the city of Barcelona, where he also won the Alfredo di Stefano Trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo guiding Real Madrid to their first title since 2012 in the recent campaign, FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi beat him to Marca’s La Liga best player award.
The 30-year-old scored 37 league goals and created a further 12 strikes in just 34 games for his club last season, while Ronaldo hit the back of the net on just 25 occasions and set up a further six goals.
Other award winners:-
Jan Oblak – the Zamora award
Iago Aspas – the Zarra award
Mendilibar and Garitano – The Miguel Munoz Prize.
Martinez Munuera – Guruceta award
Andres Iniesta – Spain’s MVP