Aleksandrs Čekulajevs still leads the way in the ESM Golden Shoe standings, but the Trans Narva striker is unlikely to be top for long with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo hard on his heels.
Ronaldo, winner of the award last season thanks to his 40 goals, scored his 21st goal of the season in Real Madrid’s 5-1 win over Granada on Saturday.
That lifted the Portugal forward to within six points of JK Trans Narva striker Aleksandrs Čekulajevs, who ended the 2011 Estonian First League − which finished in early November − with an incredible 46 goals in 35 appearances, a record for the division.
POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
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.