Bulgaria's Stoichkov Awards Lionel Messi 'Golden Boot'

Sports | November 20, 2013, Wednesday // 17:18
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Stoichkov Awards Lionel Messi 'Golden Boot' Hristo Stoichkov (L) and Lionel Messi (R) at the awards ceremony. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's football legend Hristo Stoichkov awarded Barcelona's Lionel Messi with this year's Golden Boot.

The Golden Boot is given to the top goal scorer in a European league for a whole season.

This is the 3rd time Messi wins the award. Stoichkov, who was also a legend of Barcelona, has won the award once in his career.

The Argentine scored 46 goals during the 2012/2013 campaign in La Liga, which earned him 92 points for the award. Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid came 2nd with 68 points, while Edinson Cavani was 3rd with 58.

Hristo Stoichkov wished Messi a quick recovery from the injury he is suffering and to return with the same vigour and passion.

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