The Blaugrana No.10 and captain have been the main award recipients at the 2016/17 MARCA Football Awards Gala held at the Convent of the Angels. Barça’s No.10 was handed his fourth Pichichi Trophy, which is given for the highest scorer of the last season, in this case for the Argentinian’s 37 goals in 34 games.
One more and he will match Puskas with five top scorer trophies. It was also a record that allowed Messi to receive his fourth Golden Shoe a few weeks ago.
The event was attended by the Barça delegation of President Josep Maria Bartomeu, Vice President George Mestre, Fourth Vice President Manel Arroyo, Board Member Javier Bordas and CEO Òscar Grau.
The gala, which was celebrated for the first time in Barcelona, also saw Messi win the Alfredo Di Stefano Award. Andrés Iniesta was designated as the MVP of the Spanish team.