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Lionel Messi wins record-breaking Pichichi award

In Spanish football, the Trofeo Pichichi is awarded by the sports newspaper Marca to the top goalscorer of each La Liga season. The Trophy was named after the Athletic Bilbao striker Rafael Pichichi Moreno.

The trophy has been awarded annually since the 1952–53 season. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar has been rewarded for a glorious year that saw him win the Copa America with Argentina and bow out of his Barcelona spell with yet another Pichichi Trophy.

Messi has won the award a record eight times, more than any other player in history. He had garnered more achievements. He was the top scorer in La Liga, for which he received the Pichichi trophy today.

He featured in 49 games and scored 40 goals, with 16 assists. He also won the Copa del Rey and Copa América, his lifelong ambition. Messi conquered the seventh Balloon of Gold of his career after harvesting a campaign of dream.

The Argentine has picked up his seventh Ballon d'Or trophy, having also won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. Messi has had an incredible 2021.

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