Luis Suarez Explains How Messi, Neymar Helped Him Hijack Golden Boot From Ronaldo

Luis Suarez Explains How Messi, Neymar Helped Him Hijack Golden Boot From Ronaldo

Isaac Darko
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Luis Suarez has revealed Lionel Messi and Neymar helped him win the Golden Boot in Spain
  • The Uruguayan formed a formidable partnership with Messi and Neymar in attack for the Catalan giants
  • The ex-Liverpool star ended the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi to win LaLiga’s top scorer

Luis Suarez has highlighted the contributions of Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior during his memorable 2015-16 season, securing the European Golden Boot award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Suarez, Messi and Neymar formed one of the world’s best striking partnerships during their years together at Barcelona, winning 9 trophies together during their time at Camp Nou.

The Uruguay icon amassed an astounding 40 goals, outscoring Ronaldo by five en route to claiming the Pichichi prize in Spain and ultimately securing the European Golden Boot.

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Luis Suarez has revealed Paris Saint-Germain superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar played a key role in helping him win the golden boot in Spain. Credit: @Barcauniversal
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The ex-Liverpool striker's accomplishment of securing the title of Europe's top scorer, his second overall, was significantly assisted by the supporting roles of Messi and Neymar.

“When I was competing with Cristiano for the golden boot, Messi and Neymar helped me win," Suarez recounted via Managing Barca.

He became the first player since 2009 other than Leo Messi and Ronaldo to win both the Pichichi and the Golden Shoe in a season with 14 of his goals coming in his last five matches, per Sky Sports.

"They made me take penalty kicks and passed me the balls to score. I will always be grateful for that.”

Since then, Suarez has gone on to play for Atletico Madrid and is currently on the books of Brazilian outfit Gremio as he brings the curtains down on what has been a successful career.

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Suarez once considered retirement

Sports Brief previously reported on how former Liverpool striker, Suarez once considered calling it quits on his football career, according to reports.

Suarez, who currently with Gremio in Brazil's top flight league, was said to be pondering his future in the sport due to the 'constant pain' in his knees.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)