Messi equals 66-year-old record with latest Pichichi win
Barcelona Star Lionel Messi has added another feather to his cap after he earned a record-equaling sixth Pichichi trophy of his career.
The Argentine wizard scored 36 goals in La Liga this season, including two on the final day of the season, to earn himself the famous 'Pichichi' for the third year in a row.
The win took his tally in Spain to six, equaling the record set by former Athletic Club star Telmo Zarra 66 years ago.
Zarra, who played between 1939 and 1957 earned his titles by outscoring opponents in the 1944–45, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1950–51 and 1952–53 seasons.
Lionel Messi has now finished LaLiga top scorer in six different seasons:— Coral (@Coral) May 19, 2019
🏆 09-10: 34 goals
🏆 11-12: 50 goals
🏆 12-13: 46 goals
🏆 16-17: 37 goals
🏆 17-18: 34 goals
🏆 18-19: 36 goals
One more season and he will break the LaLiga record he now holds with Telmo Zarra. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/Uh7GeL7TQb
Apart from equalling the record, Messi also set another record, making it the first time in the history of the league that the winner would beat other competitors by a five-goal margin.
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