Lionel Messi is La Liga’s player of the month…for the first time

Lionel Messi has won the Primera Division’s player of the month award for January, which surprisingly is the first time for the Argentine star, according to the BBC. The award was established prior to the 2013/2014 season and over 20 other players were voted as best monthly performers in Spain since, so it’s a mystery why the Barcelona player and five time Ballon d’Or winner hadn’t added this one to his richly filled resume. Messi scored six goals last month, including a hat trick against Granada along with goals against Athletic de…

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