Talented Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi won the Pichichi Trophy for a record seventh time.

The new development which makes Messi reign supreme as the division’s leading scorer, has come after Barcelona lost their LaLiga crown to rivals Real Madrid in 2019/20, Evening Standard reports.

The Argentine superstar has made a lot of efforts this season as he had only individual records in his sights as a depleted Barcelona squad travelled to Alaves.

Regardless of the fact the title is already lost, Messi, six-time Ballon d’Or winner led Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema by two goals in the standings ahead of that fixture,

He also moved decisively clear of his closest rival – who did not net for the champions in their subsequent 2-2 draw at Leganes – with a tidy brace in a thumping 5-0 triumph at Mendizorrotza.

Messi also ended the season with a record-breaking 21 assists In addition to notching a final total of 25 LaLiga goals in 2019/20.

This is a feat that was achieved one more than former team-mate Xavi who managed during Barcelona’s memorable 2008/09 treble-winning campaign under Pep Guardiola.