Romelu Lukaku and Luis Suarez are the only significant movers in race to become Europe's leading scorer.

With very little football being played across Europe over the Christmas and New Year period, there has been no change in the upper reaches of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang retains top spot with 36 points, ahead of Legia Warsaw’s Nemanja Nikolic and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Alex Teixeira Santos, who lie joint second on 33 points.

The only other movers in the top ten over over the past two weeks have been Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku who move level with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy in joint fifth place with 30 points.

Meanwhile, a new entry is Watford’s Odion Ighalo who lies joint 10th with 28 points.

Odion Ighalo

Watford’s striker Odion Ighalo is a new entrant in the top ten of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 18 x 2 = 36
2. Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) 22 x 1,5 = 33
‘Alex Teixeira‘ Santos (Shakhtar Donetsk) 22 x 1,5 = 33
4. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 16 x 2 = 32
5. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 15 x 2 = 30
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 15 x 2 = 30
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 15 x 2 = 30
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 15 x 2 = 30
9. Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
10. Odion Ighalo (Watford) 14 x 2 = 28
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 14 x 2 = 28
‘Neymar’ da Silva Santos (Barcelona) 14 x 2 = 28
Tomas Radzinevicius (FK Süduva Marijampole) 28 x 1 = 28
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 14 x 2 = 28
15. ‘Jonas’ Goncalves (Benfica) 13 x 2 = 26
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) 13 x 2 = 26
17. David Arshakyan (FK Trakai) 25 x 1 = 25
Richard Towell (Dundalk) 25 x 1 = 25
19. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) 12 x 2 = 24
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 12 x 2 = 24
Fernando Cavenaghi (APOEL Nicosia) 16 x 1,5 = 24
‘Lucas’ Pérez (Deportivo La Coruña) 12 x 2 = 24
Ingemar Teever (Levadia Tallinn) 24 x 1 = 24
24. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
Deniss Rakels (Cracovia Kraków) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
Nikolai Yanush (Shakhtyor Saligorsk) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
27. Aritz Adúriz (Athletic Bilbao) 11 x 2 = 22
Gerard Gohou (FC Kairat Almaty) 22 x 1 = 22
Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen) 11 x 2 = 22
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 x 2 = 22
Alexander Søderlund (Rosenborg) 22 x 1 = 22
32. Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 14 x 1,5 = 21
Emir Kujovic (IFK Norrköping) 21 x 1 = 21
Klaemint Olsen (NSÍ Runavik) 21 x 1 = 21
Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 14 x 1,5 = 21
Lukas Spalvis (Aalborg BK) 14 x 1,5 = 21
37. ‘Eder’ Citadin (Sampdoria) 10 x 2 = 20
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 10 x 2 = 20
Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina) 10 x 2 = 20
Andrei Panyukov (FK Atlantas Klaipeda) 20 x 1 = 20
Arturas Rimkevicius (FC Stumbras Kaunas) 20 x 1 = 20
Islam Slimani (Sporting) 10 x 2 = 20
43. Samuel Eto’o Fils (Antalyaspor) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
Mario Gomez (Besiktas) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
Marc Janko (FC Basel) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
Ilija Nestorovski (Inter Zapresic) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
48. Jaroslav Kvasov (Sillamäe Kalev) 19 x 1 = 19
49. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 9 x 2 = 18
‘Borja’ González Tomás (SD Eibar) 9 x 2 = 18
Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos) 12 x 1,5 = 18
Henok Goitom (AIK Solna) 18 x 1 = 18
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 9 x 2 = 18
Javi Guerra Rodríguez (Rayo Vallecano) 9 x 2 = 18
Ioan Hora (Pandurii Târgu Jiu) 12 x 1,5 = 18
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) 9 x 2 = 18
Hyun-Jun Suk (Vitória Setúbal) 9 x 2 = 18

Standings last updated 04/01/2016

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.