Messi won European Golden Shoe

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won his 5th European Golden Shoe after his team defeated Real Sociedad in their final La Liga match of the season. Messi won the award with 34 goals, for a total of 68 points during the 2017-18 season. Messi is the only player to have won the European Golden Shoe 5 times. 4-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished 9th after scoring 26 goals for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo Wins FIFA’s Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s player of the year award for the fourth time, beating his old rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo was rewarded for his performance in 2016 when he won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and then Euro 2016 with Portugal. Messi was second and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann third. Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award.

Ronaldo Joins Campaign to Help Children

The Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined a campaign Save The Children to provide food, medicine & psychological help for kids in Aleppo & other war-stricken cities. He called Syria’s long-suffering children “the true heroes”. At least 15,000 children are among the more than 300,000 people who have been killed in the Syrian war over the past five years.

Ronaldo is chosen for the third Golden Boot Award

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is chosen for the third Golden Boot Award of his career for being joint top goal scorer in Europe last season.