Between Robert Lewandowski and Ciro Immobile would be the winner of the individual award, although Cristiano Ronaldo is confident of giving a final push.
The league during the last decade he had the best players in the world. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo They were the banners of a Barcelona and a Real Madrid that dominated Spanish and European football for a long time.
In this context, the aforementioned competition captured a large part of the continental titles and, also, of the individual performance awards, since since 2009 the winner of the Golden Ball he had always played in Spain and since 2007 La Liga had always had the winner of the Golden BootThat is, the top scorer at the individual level of the continent.
The last time the top scorer from the Old Continent did not play in Spain was in the 2007/08 season, when Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the award by scoring 31 goals in the Premier League wearing the Manchester United jersey. Since then, the CR7 itself added 3 times more the individual award but playing for Real Madrid; Lionel Messi obtained it 6 times at Barça and 2 times it had a Uruguayan flavor with Diego Forlán and his 32 goals at Atlético de Madrid, and Luis Suárez, with his 40 goals in 2015/16 with Barça.
|2006/07||Francesco Totti||26||52||AS Roma|
|2007/08||Cristiano Ronaldo||31||62||Manchester United|
|2008/09||Diego Forlan||32||64||Atlético de Madrid|
|2009/10||Lionel Messi||3. 4||68||FC Barcelona|
|2010/11||Cristiano Ronaldo||40||80||Real Madrid|
|2011/12||Lionel Messi||fifty||100||FC Barcelona|
|2012/13||Lionel Messi||46||92||FC Barcelona|
|2014/15||Cristiano Ronaldo||48||96||Real Madrid|
|2015/16||Luis Suarez||40||80||FC Barcelona|
|2016/17||Lionel Messi||37||74||FC Barcelona|
|2017/18||Lionel Messi||3. 4||68||FC Barcelona|
|2018/19||Lionel Messi||36||72||FC Barcelona|
This year, the dynamics will be broken and the award will go to Germany or Italy. The striker of Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski, tied at the top with 34 goals with Ciro Immobile, of Lazio. However, there are still two more days to play in Italy for which the transalpine striker wins the award and, even, for Cristiano, third with 31, to overcome both.
If Immobile does not convert more and CR7 does not reach 34 goals, Lewandowski would add the first Golden Shoe in the 21st century for the Bundesliga, since a player of the German championship has not won the award since Gerd Müller won it in 1972, also playing for Bayern.
For his part, Messi, with 25 goals, has not been able to revalidate the award he won the last three seasons, although he did finish as La Liga’s top scorer with 4 more goals than the 21 scored by Karim Benzema with Madrid.
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