Ronaldo appears to have built an impregnable lead with just one match remaining.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to retain the ESM Golden Shoe after he extended his lead at the top of the standings to four goals with just one match remaining.

The Real Madrid forward scored his seventh hat-trick of the season to give Real Madrid a 4-1 win at Espanyol. Although that victory could not prevent Barcelona from claiming the Spanish league title, it did provide Ronaldo with a slither of personal satisfaction as he appears to have built up an impregnable lead over his great rival Lionel Messi. The Portuguese has now scored 45 goals to the Argentine’s 41.

The final place on the podium in this season’s standings appears destined for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, who has scored 25 goals this season.

Elsewhere in the top ten there was a new entrant, with Jackson Martinez climbing to 7th spot after he scored for Porto in their 1-1 draw with Belenenses.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 45 x 2 = 90
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 41 x 2 = 82
3. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 25 x 2 = 50
4. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 30 x 1,5 = 45
5. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 22 x 2 = 44
7. Jackson Martinez (Porto) 21 x 2 = 42
8. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
10. Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 20 x 2 = 40
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 20 x 2 = 40
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 20 x 2 = 40
13. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 19 x 2 = 38
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
Luca Toni (Verona) 19 x 2 = 38
17. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
‘Jonas’ Gonçalves Oliveira (Benfica) 18 x 2 = 36
19. Robert Beric (Rapid Vienna) 23 x 1,5 = 34,5
20. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 17 x 2 = 34
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Benfica) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
23. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 + 1 x 2 = 33,5
24. Memphis Depay (PSV) 22 x 1,5 = 33
José ‘Fernandão’ Viana de Santana (Bursaspor) 22 x 1,5 = 33
26. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 16 x 2 = 32
Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 16 x 2 = 32
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg) 16 x 2 = 32
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 16 x 2 = 32
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 16 x 2 = 32
Jérémy Menez (Milan) 16 x 2 = 32
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 16 x 2 = 32
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
35. Shkelzen Gashi (Basel) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Ángelo Henríquez (Dinamo Zagreb) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
38. Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 31 x 1 = 31
39. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 15 x 2 = 30
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
Luuk de Jong (PSV) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
‘Marco Matías’ da Silva Lopes (Nacional) 15 x 2 = 30
44. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
45. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Jonathas’ Cristian de Jesus (Elche) 14 x 2 = 28
Manolo Gabbiadini (Sampdoria/Napoli) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 14 x 2 = 28
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 14 x 2 = 28
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 28 x 1 = 28
53. Demba Ba (Besiktas) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Paul Heatley (Crusaders) 27 x 1 = 27
David Lafata (Sparta Prague) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Marcel Sabitzer (Red Bull Salzburg) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Milan Skoda (Slavia Prague) 18 x 1,5 = 27

Standings last updated 18/05/2015

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.