Lionel Messi: La Liga to rename Player of the Year award after FC Barcelona record goal-scorer? – News

Posted: 30 October 2018
Time: 15:00

With Spain having a prestigious history of footballing awards named after some of its greatest ever players, it has been claimed that Lionel Messi will be honoured for his legendary exploits.

The Pichichi for the top goal scorer and the Zamora for the best goalkeeper in the league is some of the iconic examples in honour of Ricardo Zamora and Rafael ‘Pichichi’ Moreno respectively.

And five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who also holds the record as the league’s highest ever scorer looks poised to be immortalised for his legacy before his retirement from professional football.

“We will have to think about it,” LaLiga President Javier Tebas said, as quoted by the Independent. “I believe that Messi will be the greatest player of all time, even if he isn’t already.

“Messi has been playing since he was a kid and always at the absolute top, top level and he never wavers.

“It would be a good idea to create a trophy in the future for the best player of that season that has Messi’s name on it.”

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2018-10-30 13:07:48

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