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Luis Suarez awarded European Golden Boot

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10-21-2016 13:07 BJT

Barcelona star Luis Suarez has even more to brag about after his side's 4-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Uruguayan striker received his second Golden Shoe Award from the European Sports Media, as the continent's leading scorer last season.

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Barcelona's Luis Suarez poses with the Golden Boot trophy in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 20, 2016. Luis Suarez wins the trophy after score 40 goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. (Xinhua/Pau Barrena)

The trophy would be presented to Suarez by his children.

The former Liverpool forward, who moved to Barcelona in 2014, scored a remarkable 40 goals in the Spanish La Liga last season, helping Luis Enrique's side edge out Real Madrid for their second straight title.

That tally allowed him to pip Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, who scored a Serie A record 36 goals for Napoli. Cristiano Ronaldo was third with 35 goals for Real.

This is the second time Suarez has won the Golden Shoe. In 2013-14, he shared the prize with Ronaldo, after netting 31 times for Liverpool.

The 29-year-old admits he never imagined being the most prolific member of such a star-studded attack in Barca.

"I always say that I am part of the best team in the world, with the best players, and whichever goal you set for yourself, you can achieve it. My first goals are as a group -- to win La Liga, and try to win the Champions League and Copa del Rey. And after that, if there is another individual award, it will be welcomed. But if it isn't me, then I hope it will go to Lionel Messi, or Neymar," Suarez said.

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Barcelona's Luis Suarez poses with his daughter Delfina (L) and his son Benjamin (R) with the Golden Boot trophy in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 20, 2016. Luis Suarez wins the trophy after score 40 goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. (Xinhua/Pau Barrena)

 

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