Leading duo remain in prolific form as season reaches climax.

Business as usual at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe rankings with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both on target again, to take their tallies to 39 and 35 respectively.

Ronaldo is now up to 39 for the season, four clear of his Barcelona rival. With six league games remaining, the Portuguese striker still has a chance of eclipsing Messi’s all-time Spanish record of 50.

The leading pair are well clear of a trio of League strikers: Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane who sit in joint third place on 20 goals. For Griezmann in particular, this has been a stellar debut campaign for Diego Simeone’s side.

Elsewhere in the top ten there were goals for Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonatan Soriano, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette 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) 35 x 2 = 70
3. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 20 x 2 = 40
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 20 x 2 = 40
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 20 x 2 = 40
6. Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 26 x 1,5 = 39
7. Diego Costa (Chelsea) 19 x 2 = 38
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 19 x 2 = 38
9. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
11. Evgeni Kabaev (Sillamäe Kalev) 36 x 1 = 36
‘Neymar’ da Silva (Barcelona) 18 x 2 = 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
Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) 17 x 2 = 34
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 17 x 2 = 34
18. Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka/Leicester City) 21 x 1,5 + 1 x 2 = 33,5
19. Alberto Bueno (Rayo Vallecano) 16 x 2 = 32
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 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
25. Shkelzen Gashi (FC Basel) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
26. Joe Gormley (Cliftonville) 31 x 1 = 31
27. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 15 x 2 = 30
Robert Beric (Rapid Vienna) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Memphis Depay (PSV) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Fabrice Kouadio ‘Manucho’ (FC Infonet) 30 x 1 = 30
Luca Toni (Verona) 15 x 2 = 30
32. Luuk de Jong (PSV) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
33. Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Bilbao) 14 x 2 = 28
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) 14 x 2 = 28
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (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
39. André-Pierre Gignac (Marseille) 18 x 1,5 = 27
40. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 13 x 2 = 26
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
Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 13 x 2 = 26
Marco André Matias (Nacional) 13 x 2 = 26
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 13 x 2 = 26
Jordan Owens (Crusaders) 26 x 1 = 26
Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen) 13 x 2 = 26
50. José ‘Fernandão’ Viana de Santana (Bursaspor) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5

Standings last updated 21/04/2015

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.