Messi wins Spain’s player of the month

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS NEWS -

Barcelona for­ward Lionel Messi has been named Spain's player of the month - the first time he has won the award.

The prize has only been given out since the 2013-14 sea­son, but five-time Bal­lon d'Or win­ner Messi had not won any of the pre­vi­ous 22 awards.

The Ar­gentina skip­per, 28, has fi­nally claimed it af­ter scor­ing six goals in five La Liga games in Jan­uary.

Real Madrid's Cris­tiano Ron­aldo has won the award twice since it was in­tro­duced in Septem­ber 2013.

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