Real Madrid striker leads the way in ESM Golden shoe standings, despite failing to hit the target on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo fired a home blank for the first time in 15 months in Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Espanyol.

The Portuguese forward, who is expected to be named FIFA Ballon d’Or World Player of the Year in Zurich tonight, had notched in 17 consecutive league games in front of the Real Madrid fans.

Despite failing to score, Ronaldo remains well clear at the top of this season’s ESM Golden Shoe standings, leading second placed Evgeni Kabaev by 16 points.

Lionel Messi, who opened the scoring for Barcelona in their 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid, has moved up to third place in the standings, a further four points adrift.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_-ZmOuA0M

Elsewhere in the top 10, Chelsea’s Diego Costa maintained his impressive run of form, scoring in his side’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxuPcTVHDwc

Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette moved in to the top 10 after scoring twice in Lyon’s 3-0 win over Toulouse. The 23-year-old is reported to be a target for Liverpool, and his form this season suggests he would not look out of place in the Premier League.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 26 x 2 = 52
2. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
5. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
6. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 15 x 2 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
8. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
10. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
12. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 13 x 2 = 26
Jackson Martinez (Porto) 13 x 2 = 26
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 13 x 2 = 26
15. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
16. Vidar Örn Kjartansson (Valerenga IF) 25 x 1 = 25
17. ‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 12 x 2 = 24
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 12 x 2 = 24
19. Janis Ikaunieks (Metalurgs Liepajas) 23 x 1 = 23
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 23 x 1 = 23
Lasse Vibe (IFK Göteborg) 23 x 1 = 23
22. Nikolai Yanush (FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
23. Klaemint Olsen (NSI) 22 x 1 = 22
Albert Prosa (Flora Tallinn) 22 x 1 = 22
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 11 x 2 = 22
26. Aleksandr Makas (FC Minsk) 14 x 1,5 = 21
Hidetoshi Wakui (Nomme Kaljü) 21 x 1 = 21
28. Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 10 x 2 = 20
Christy Fagan (Saint Patrick’s Athletic) 20 x 1 = 20
Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 20 x 1 = 20
Patrick Hoban (FC Dundalk) 20 x 1 = 20
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 10 x 2 = 20
Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München) 10 x 2 = 20
34. Vladislav Ivanov (Levadia Tallinn) 19 x 1 = 19
Finnur Justinussen (Vikingur) 19 x 1 = 19
Niko Tokic (FK Siauliai) 19 x 1 = 19

Standings last updated 12/01/2015

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.