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La Liga president open to naming trophy after Lionel Messi

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The Barcelona star could have a trophy named after him

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La Liga president Javier Tebas was asked about naming a La Liga trophy after Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The La Liga chief seemed open to the idea and further complimented Messi’s place in history.

“I like that idea, we would have to think about,” he said.

”I think Messi will be the best in football history, he already is.

”Some people talk about Neymar but he is already 26 years old and as far as I remember Messi started to play for Barcelona as a youngster and he surprises us every year he seems not to have limits and he plays at a maximum level.

”He is the best and I think it’s a great idea to create a trophy for the best player every season named [after] Leo Messi.

”If it is Zarra for the best scorer…I think it’s a great idea.”

Javier Tebas | Source

A Messi award would be something special if it were to happen. The joy of watching a Real Madrid player win the Lionel Messi trophy someday and having the Messi trophy in the Bernabéu would be fantastic.