Lionel Messi drew a rare blank in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Real Betis on Saturday, to leave him on 50 for the season, four clear of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the ESM Golden Shoe standings.
Messi finishes the season with 100 points, which not only makes him the highest points scorer in this season’s standings but also the highest goalscorer – four ahead of both Ronaldo and Trans Navara’s, Aleksandrs Cekulajevs, who both managed an impressive 46 goals.
Elsewhere in the top ten, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, Atletico Madrid’s Falcao and Inter’s Diego Milito finished the season in style, with each scoring in their final league games of the season.
The final ESM Golden Shoe standings for 2011-12 will be published next week.
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Only the leading five countries – Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England – 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.Subscribe today to World Soccer Magazine - The unrivalled authority on the game of soccer
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