Uruguayan striker enjoying a memorable campaign as he helps Barcelona stay on course to win the Spanish title.

Two more goals at the weekend for Luis Suarez have put the Uruguayan striker in a near-impregnable position in his bid to regain the ESM Golden Shoe he last won in 2013-14.

The Barcelona man netted twice in his side’s 5-0 win over Espanyol to take his tally to 37 for the season. With one match remaining, that gives him what appears an unassailable four-goal lead over his closest challengers, Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Impressively, Suarez is also leading Spain’s table for assists this season with 15, level with his team-mate, Lionel Messi, a three-time winner of the Golden Shoe, but currently languishing in 7th place in the race to become Europe’s leading goalscorer.

Completing the top ten are a collection of Europe’s leading names, including PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

But with the end of the European season fast approaching, it is Luis Suarez who looks set to complete a memorable campaign by being named as the continent’s leading goalscorer.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS
1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 37 x 2 = 74
2. Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli) 33 x 2 = 66
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 33 x 2 = 66
4. ‘Jonas’ Goncalves (Benfica) 31 x 2 = 62
5. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 29 x 2 = 58
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) 35 x 1,5 = 52,5
7. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 26 x 2 = 52
Islam Slimani (Sporting Clube de Portugal) 26 x 2 = 52
9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) 25 x 2 = 50
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 25 x 2 = 50
11. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 24 x 2 = 48
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 24 x 2 = 48
‘Neymar’ da Silva Santos (Barcelona) 24 x 2 = 48
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 24 x 2 = 48
15. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 21 x 2 = 42
16. Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
Nemanja Nikolic (Legia Warsaw) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
Eran Zahavi (Maccabi Tel Aviv) 27 x 1,5 = 40,5
19. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 20 x 2 = 40
20. Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven) 26 x 1,5 = 39
21. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 19 x 2 = 38
Konstantinos Mitroglou (Benfica) 19 x 2 = 38
23. Mario Gomez (Besiktas) 25 x 1,5 = 37,5
24. Aritz Adúriz (Athletic Club Bilbao) 18 x 2 = 36
‘Rubén Castro’ Martín (Real Betis Balompié) 18 x 2 = 36
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) 18 x 2 = 36
27. Carlos Bacca (Milan) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Borja’ González Tomás (Eibar) 17 x 2 = 34
Paulo Dybala (Juventus) 17 x 2 = 34
Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen) 17 x 2 = 34
‘Lucas’ Pérez (Deportivo La Coruña) 17 x 2 = 34
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) 17 x 2 = 34
33. Ilija Nestorovski (Inter Zapresic) 22 x 1,5 = 33
‘Alex Teixeira‘ Santos (Shakhtar Donetsk) 22 x 1,5 = 33
35. Youssef El Arabi (Granada) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Léo Bonatini’ Lohner Maia (Estoril-Praia) 16 x 2 = 32
Kévin Gameiro (Sevilla) 16 x 2 = 32
Mauro Icardi (Internazionale) 16 x 2 = 32
39. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
Jonatan Soriano (Red Bull Salzburg) 21 x 1,5 = 31,5
42. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) 15 x 2 = 30
Samuel Eto’o Fils (Antalyaspor) 20 x 1,5 = 30
Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) 30 x 1 = 30
45. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Fernando Cavenaghi (APOEL Nicosia) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
Hugo Rodallega (Akhisar Belediyespor) 19 x 1,5 = 28,5
49. Iago Aspas Juncal (Celta Vigo) 14 x 2 = 28
Odion Ighalo (Watford) 14 x 2 = 28
Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin) 14 x 2 = 28
Clecildo ‘Rafael Martins’ de Souza (Moreirense FC) 14 x 2 = 28
Anthony Modeste (Cologne) 14 x 2 = 28
Bruno Daniel Moreira (Paços de Ferreira) 14 x 2 = 28
Claudio Pizarro (SV Werder Bremen) 14 x 2 = 28
Tomas Radzinevicius (FK Süduva Marijampole) 28 x 1 = 28
Hamdi Salihi (KF Skënderbeu) 28 x 1 = 28
Sandro Wagner (SV Darmstadt 98) 14 x 2 = 28

Standings last updated 09/05/2016

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.