Barcelona man closes the gap at the top to three goals.

Real Madrid scored four against Celta Vigo at the weekend but surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo, who leads the ESM Golden Shoe standings, was not among the goalscorers.

Meanwhile, his great rival, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, scored in his side’s 2-0 win at Espanyol, to take his tally to 36 for the season. With six rounds of La Liga to play, he now trails Ronaldo by 3 goals.

Rounding out the top three is Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, who has been in fantastic form in recent weeks. The French international scored two more in his side’s 3-0 win over Elche to make it 22 goals so far this season.

Behind Griezmann comes Manchester City Sergio Aguero who opened the scoring in his side’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

Elsewhere in the top ten there were goals for Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonatan Soriano, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, Barcelona’s Neymar, and Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Eran Zahavi.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 39 x 2 = 78
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 36 x 2 = 72
3. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
4. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 21 x 2 = 42
5. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
6. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 20 x 2 = 40
7. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 26 x 1,5 = 39
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 26 x 1,5 = 39
9. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 19 x 2 = 38
12. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 18 x 2 = 36
14. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) 17 x 2 = 34
Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 17 x 2 = 34
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 17 x 2 = 34
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
Luca Toni (Verona) 17 x 2 = 34
20. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 + 1 x 2 = 33,5
21. Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Jonas’ Gonçalves Oliveira (Benfica) 16 x 2 = 32
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 16 x 2 = 32
Jérémy Menez (Milan) 16 x 2 = 32
Igor Subbotin (Levadia Tallinn) 32 x 1 = 32
26. Memphis Depay (PSV) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Shkelzen Gashi (FC Basel) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
28. Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 31 x 1 = 31
29. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
Robert Beric (Rapid Vienna) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 15 x 2 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
33. Luuk de Jong (PSV) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
34. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic de Bilbao) 14 x 2 = 28
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (SL Benfica) 14 x 2 = 28
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Vladislavs Gutkovskis (Skonto Riga) 28 x 1 = 28
Chris Venables (Aberystwyth Town) 28 x 1 = 28
41. José ‘Fernandão’ Viana de Santana (Bursaspor) 18 x 1,5 = 27
André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 18 x 1,5 = 27
Paul Heatley (Crusaders) 27 x 1 = 27
44. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 13 x 2 = 26
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg) 13 x 2 = 26
Paulo Dybala (Palermo) 13 x 2 = 26
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 13 x 2 = 26
Marco André Matias (CD Nacional) 13 x 2 = 26
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 13 x 2 = 26
Jordan Owens (Crusaders FC) 26 x 1 = 26
Fabio Quagliarella (Torino) 13 x 2 = 26
Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen) 13 x 2 = 26
53. Jerónimo Barrales (Asteras Tripolis) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Michiel Kramer (Den Haag) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
David Lafata (Sparta Prague) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5

Standings last updated 28/04/2015

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.