Lionel Messi voted player of the month of April, 2017 in Spain

Lionel Messi voted player of the month of April, 2017 in Spain

- Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has won the La Liga's best player award for the month of April 2017

- Messi was incredible for his club scoring eight goals in April 2017 for the Catalan giants

- He has only won the award once back in January 2016 when he scored six goals in five games

After scoring eight goals in six League games for Barcelona, Lionel Messi has been named the La Liga's best player for the month of April 2017.

The Argentine international was superb in the month of April 2017 as he scored the winning goal in his side's tough duel against bitter rivals Real Madrid.

NAIJ.com can confirm that this is the second time the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has won the award since it was introduced ahead of the 2013-14 season.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi wins incredible award in Spain

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi wins incredible award in Spain

The only time Messi has previously won the Player of the Month award was in January 2016 after he scored six goals in five appearances.

Lionel Messi has scored 51 times in 49 appearances in all competitions this season and has 35 League goals, nine more than Luis Suarez who is the second top scorer in Spain's top flight.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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