Luis Suarez looks on course to repeat his success of 2013-14.

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Eight goals in his last two matches have given Luis Suarez a decisive lead at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

Four goals against Deportivo La Corunna in midweek, were followed by another four-goal haul in Barcelona’s 6-0 victory over Getafe. It took the Uruguayan striker to 34 for the season and puts him on course to take the award for a second time, having shared the honours with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013-14.

Ronaldo sat out this weekend’s fixtures as he nursed a thigh injury, which means he remains in joint second place alongside Benfica’s Jonas on 31 goals, one more than Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain.

Still in contention for this season’s award is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who has scored 27 this season, while Lionel Messi, a three-time winner, looks too far back to challenge, having scored 25 in the current campaign.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 34 x 2 = 68
2. ‘Jonas’ Goncalves (Benfica) 31 x 2 = 62
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 31 x 2 = 62
4. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 30 x 2 = 60
5. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 27 x 2 = 54
6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 25 x 2 = 50
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 32 x 1,5 = 48
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 24 x 2 = 48
Islam Slimani (Sporting Clube de Portugal) 24 x 2 = 48
10. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 23 x 2 = 46
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 23 x 2 = 46
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 23 x 2 = 46
‘Neymar’ da Silva Santos (Barcelona) 23 x 2 = 46
14. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 22 x 2 = 44
15. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
16. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 20 x 2 = 40
17. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warszawa) 26 x 1,5 = 39
18. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 19 x 2 = 38
19. Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
20. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 18 x 2 = 36
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 18 x 2 = 36
Konstantinos Mitroglou (Benfica) 18 x 2 = 36
23. Mario Gomez (Besiktas) 23 x 1,5 = 34,5
Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 23 x 1,5 = 34,5
25. Aritz Adúriz (Athletic Bilbao) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Borja’ González Tomás (Eibar) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Rubén Castro’ Martín (Real Betis) 17 x 2 = 34
Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen) 17 x 2 = 34
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) 17 x 2 = 34
30. ‘Alex Teixeira‘ Santos (Shakhtar Donetsk) 22 x 1,5 = 33
31. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) 16 x 2 = 32
Kévin Gameiro (Sevilla) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Lucas’ Pérez (Deportivo La Coruña) 16 x 2 = 32
34. Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
36. Carlos Bacca (Milan) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Léo Bonatini’ Lohner Maia (Estoril-Praia) 15 x 2 = 30
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 15 x 2 = 30
39. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) 29 x 1 = 29
40. Fernando Cavenaghi (APOEL Nicosia) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Samuel Eto’o Fils (Antalyaspor) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Hugo Rodallega (Akhisar Belediyespor) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
43. Odion Ighalo (Watford) 14 x 2 = 28
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) 14 x 2 = 28
Clecildo ‘Rafael Martins’ de Souza (Moreirense) 14 x 2 = 28
Anthony Modeste (1.FC Köln) 14 x 2 = 28
Bruno Daniel Moreira (Paços de Ferreira) 14 x 2 = 28
Tomas Radzinevicius (FK Süduva Marijampole) 28 x 1 = 28
49. Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Ilija Nestorovski (Inter Zapresic) 18 x 1,5 = 27
53. Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto) 13 x 2 = 26
Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Paco Alcácer’ García (Valencia CF) 13 x 2 = 26
Youssef El Arabi (Granada) 13 x 2 = 26
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Éder’ Citadin (UC Sampdoria/Internazionale) 13 x 2 = 26
Josip Ilicic (Fiorentina) 13 x 2 = 26
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) 13 x 2 = 26
‘Raffael’ Caetano de Araújo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 13 x 2 = 26
Sandro Wagner (Darmstadt 98) 13 x 2 = 26

Standings last updated 25/04/2016

Rules

Only the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, England and Portugal – in the UEFA rankings have two as their multiplier. This is to emphasise the difference in (international) performance level between clubs from those countries and those of other nations.A player cannot play first in a summer league (e.g. Norway) and then in a winter league (e.g. Spain) and combine the points totals for each season.