Suarez golden boot: Luis Suárez receives 2015/16 Golden Shoe Award

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Nick Akerman@NakermanTwitter LogoFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2014

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Cristiano Ronaldo finished level with Luis Suarez in the European Golden Shoe race after missing Real Madrid’s final La Liga match on Saturday against Espanyol, per the Daily Mail:

As a result of being left out of the squad, Ronaldo finished the domestic league season with 31 goals in 30 appearances, matching the Liverpool forward, who found the back of the net 31 times in 33 matches.

Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti likely decided that keeping the Portuguese star fit for the Champions League final was a more pressing concern than Ronaldo’s pursuit of another individual award.

Ronaldo had to wait for his first goal of the season, which came during his third appearance. A tidy header in September’s 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao paved the way for an incredible scoring streak heading into the new year. He netted 18 goals in 16 matches before the start of 2014, including hat-tricks against Sevilla and Real Sociedad.

Since Jan. 1, he had racked up 12 in 14 La Liga matches prior to the visit of Espanyol, per Ronaldo’s playing time has been curbed slightly due to niggling injury, but he won’t be any less dangerous if he’s back to full fitness for the World Cup.

The Portuguese star’s latest accolades round off a tremendous individual year. He recently broke the Champions League record for most goals in a single campaign—previously held jointly between AC Milan’s Jose “Mazzola” Altafini and Lionel Messi—with an astonishing 16 goals in 10 appearances so far.

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He will be given the chance to extend the record on May 24, as Real prepare to do battle with city rivals Atletico Madrid for European football’s ultimate club trophy. Next season, Suarez will get the chance to highlight his skills in the competition with Liverpool.

The Uruguayan, who will have to share the Golden Shoe, admits both Ronaldo and Messi make goalscoring seem simple, reported by M. Carmen Torres of Marca. 

“I do all I can to score goals and along come Cristiano and Messi, and they make it seem so easy,” said Suarez. “When I think of Real Madrid, the only thing that enters my head is that I hope Cristiano doesn’t score.”

Ronaldo said his “teammates have helped me a lot” throughout the season, per Real’s official website. Indeed, his blossoming relationship with individuals such as Gareth Bale—who help install a consistent sense of attacking speed into Los Blancos’ play—ensures Ronaldo is never far away from getting an opportunity on goal.

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Real may have failed to capture the domestic crown, but with Copa del Rey victory already secured and the chance of La Decima approaching, there’s plenty to get excited about around the Bernabeu. Ronaldo’s importance continues to shine in a team that is only likely to get stronger across the coming years.

If the 29-year-old’s individual scoring record continues, you can bet next year’s Ballon d’Or trophy will also have the famous Ronaldo name carved into it.

Luis Suarez Reveals Desire to Retire at Barcelona During Golden Shoe Ceremony | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

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Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenTwitter LogoFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2016

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Luis Suarez revealed that he wants to remain at Barcelona for the rest of his career as he collected the European Golden Shoe for 2015-16 on Thursday.

The Uruguayan’s remarkable 40-goal return in La Liga as Barca won the title last season saw him crowned Europe’s most prolific league goalscorer, with Gonzalo Higuain coming in second after netting 36 times for Napoli in Serie A.

Collecting the award for the second time—he shared it with Cristiano Ronaldo while at Liverpool in 2013-14—Suarez, 29, revealed his wish to retire at the Camp Nou, per Barcelona:

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Luis Suárez: “I hope I can finish my career at Barça” #FCBlive #GoldenShoe

Suarez has been one of the world’s top strikers for some time now having truly shown his consistent quality after his 2011 move to Liverpool from Ajax.

However, he has stepped up a level since making the switch to the Camp Nou in 2014, winning a UEFA Champions League and back-to-back La Liga titles.

His goalscoring has been staggering, and it has not let up in the new season—he already has six La Liga and two Champions League goals in a combined 11 appearances in 2016-17, per

Alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, Suarez is part of arguably the greatest front three of all time, and the Uruguay international hailed his team-mates as he collected his award, per Barca:

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Suárez: “I have magnificent teammates who make it easy for me, but I don’t want to take anything away from myself, you still have to score”

Suarez’s career has been marred with various controversies, including three incidents of biting, accusations of racism and an infamous deliberate handball at the 2010 FIFA World Cup that denied Ghana a place in the semi-finals, per ESPN FC’s Paul Carr.

2015-16 Golden Shoe Standings
Luis Suarez Barcelona 40 2.0 80
Gonzalo Higuain Napoli 36 2.0 72
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 35 2.0 70
Jonas Benfica 32 2.0 64
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 30 2.0 60
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris St Germain 38 1.5 57
Islam Slimani Sporting Lisbon 27 2.0 54
Lionel Messi Barcelona 26 2.0 52
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25 2.0 50
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 25 2.0 50
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Since his move to the Catalan giants, though, he has mostly hit the headlines for his remarkable performances on the pitch.

Per Barca’s Twitter feed, he showed his appreciation for the club upon picking up the Golden Shoe: “I want to thank Barca for bringing me here and allowing me to fulfil my goals. … I have fought a lot in my life, and since coming to Barca, I am trying to enjoy it, be happy and win trophies.”

It is little surprise that Suarez harbours no desire to move on from Barcelona, as he could have no better prospects at any other club in the world.

The longer he stays in top form, the longer Barcelona will remain competitive for major honours, and it would be a huge shock if Suarez has not added significantly to his trophy cabinet by the time he comes to hang up his boots.   

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35-year-old Luis Suarez became a free agent at the end of his contract with Atlético and decided to return to his homeland

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Uruguay’s all-time leading scorer Luis Suárez announced on Twitter that he had reached a tentative agreement to continue his career with Nacional Montevideo, where he started his professional career.

“I could not miss the opportunity to play for Nacional again, we have reached a preliminary agreement with the club and in the next few hours we will agree on all the details,” said the 35-year-old forward.

Suarez played for Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atlético throughout his career.

Suárez won the most trophies with the Catalan team – four wins in the championship and the Spanish Cup, two Spanish Super Cups, a victory in the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup.

The Uruguayan received the Golden Boot twice (2014, 2016) as the top scorer in the UEFA national championships.

As part of the national team of Uruguay, the footballer played 132 matches, scored 68 goals and became the owner of the America’s Cup.

Suarez became the subject of controversy at the 2014 World Cup by biting defender Giorgio Chiellini during a match with Italy, for which he was suspended for four months from any football-related activity. And for Suarez, this bite was the third in his career: the previous two cost him seven and ten disqualification matches.

“Nacional” in 2021 became the second in the championship of Uruguay.


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Luis Suárez received the Golden Boot – Sport – Kommersant

On Wednesday, the Antigua Fabrica Damm in Barcelona hosted the 24th Golden Boot award ceremony, an honorary prize for the best scorer in European football championships. It was received from the hands of the legendary Liverpool striker Kenny Dalglish by the former striker of this team and the newcomer of Barcelona, ​​27-year-old Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who scored 31 goals in the English championship last season with Liverpool.

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Luis Suarez is not the only recipient of the award. For the 24 years of the existence of the Golden Boot, this prize was awarded only for the second time to two players at once – Luis Suarez and the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Ronaldo will be awarded the Golden Boot at the end of November. Suárez and Ronaldo scored the same number of goals, 31 each, while 2004/05 honorary trophy winners Arsenal’s Thierry Henry and Villarreal’s Diego Forlán scored 25 each.0003

Curiously, Suarez is the first Golden Boot winner since 2008 to score outside the Spanish league. The previous one was Cristiano Ronaldo while playing for Manchester United. Since then, only Lionel Messi, who had already moved to Real Madrid, Ronaldo and Forlan, have received the prize.

Kenny Dalglish flew to present the trophy – the legendary Liverpool striker, who later became the club’s coach, under which the 27-year-old Uruguayan came in 2011. The ceremony was also attended by three new partners of Suarez in Barcelona – Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets.