Stoppage time strike takes Portuguese forward one clear of the chasing pack.

The battle for the top spot in the ESM Golden Shoe remains a tight one, with four-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo leading the way after his injury time strike against Getafe on Saturday.

That’s 31 goals for the Portuguese forward this season, one more than Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Benfica’s ‘Jonas’ Goncalves.

Behind the leading trio comes Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who scored twice in the Bundesliga’s 3-0 home win over Schalke. That’s 27 for the season for the Pole, one more than Luis Suarez has managed for Barcelona.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 31 x 2 = 62
2. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 30 x 2 = 60
‘Jonas’ Goncalves (Benfica) 30 x 2 = 60
4. Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich) 27 x 2 = 54
5. Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona) 26 x 2 = 52
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 32 x 1,5 = 48
Islam Slimani (Sporting Clube de Portugal) 24 x 2 = 48
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 23 x 2 = 46
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 23 x 2 = 46
10. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 22 x 2 = 44
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 22 x 2 = 44
13. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 21 x 2 = 42
‘Neymar’ da Silva Santos (Barcelona) 21 x 2 = 42
15. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
16. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 20 x 2 = 40
17. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 19 x 2 = 38
18. Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warszawa) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
20. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 18 x 2 = 36
Konstantinos Mitroglou (Benfica) 18 x 2 = 36
22. Aritz Adúriz (Athletic Bilbao) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Borja’ González Tomás (SD Eibar) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Rubén Castro’ Martín (Real Betis) 17 x 2 = 34
25. Mario Gomez (Besiktas) 22 x 1,5 = 33
Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 22 x 1,5 = 33
‘Alex Teixeira‘ Santos (Shakhtar Donetsk) 22 x 1,5 = 33
28. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 16 x 2 = 32
Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Lucas’ Pérez (Deportivo La Coruña) 16 x 2 = 32
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) 16 x 2 = 32
32. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
33. Carlos Bacca (Milan) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Léo Bonatini’ Lohner Maia (GD Estoril-Praia) 15 x 2 = 30
Kévin Gameiro (Sevilla) 15 x 2 = 30
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 15 x 2 = 30
37. Fernando Cavenaghi (APOEL Nicosia) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Samuel Eto’o Fils (Antalyaspor) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
40. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) 14 x 2 = 28
Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) 28 x 1 = 28
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
Bruno Daniel Moreira (Paços de Ferreira) 14 x 2 = 28
Tomas Radzinevicius (FK Süduva Marijampole) 28 x 1 = 28
47. Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord) 18 x 1,5 = 27
49. Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto) 13 x 2 = 26
Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) 13 x 2 = 26
Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) 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 (SV Darmstadt 98) 13 x 2 = 26

Standings last updated 18/04/2016

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.