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Just 12 months after he set a new mark for the highest number of goals scored in single season in Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo’s record has been eclipsed, not once but twice.

Both he and his Barcelona nemesis, Lionel Messi, have now reached 41 for the season after the pair were on target against Sporting Gijon and Levante respectively. That’s 41 goals a piece and with five games remaining,

Elsewhere in the top ten, Wayne Rooney scored twice in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa, to take his tally for the season to 24. The only other player to register was Atletico Madrid’s Falcao, who scored the only goal of the game in his side’s 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 41 x 2 = 82
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 41 x 2 = 82
3. Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 27 x 2 = 54
4. Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) 25 x 2 = 50
5. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) 24 x 2 = 48
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 24 x 2 = 48
Burak Yilmaz (Trabzonspor) 32 x 1.5 = 48
8. Aleksandrs Cekulajevs (JK Trans Narva) 46 x 1 = 46
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) 23 x 2 = 46
10. Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
11. Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero (Manchester City) 21 x 2 = 42
Bas Dost (Heerenveen) 28 x 1,5 = 42
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) 21 x 2 = 42
14. Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) 27 x 1.5 = 40.5
15. Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) 20 x 2 = 40
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) 20 x 2 = 40
Diego Milito (Internazionale) 20 x 2 = 40
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 20 x 2 = 40
19. Edinson Cavani (Napoli) 19 x 2 = 38
Papiss Demba Cissé (Freiburg/Newcastle United) 19 x 2 = 38
21. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 18 x 2 = 36
22. Luuk de Jong (FC Twente) 23 x 1.5 = 34.5
David Lafata (FK Jablonec) 23 x 1.5 = 34.5
24. Martin Harnik (Stuttgart) 17 x 2 = 34
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao) 17 x 2 = 34
Rodrigo Palacio (Genoa) 17 x 2 = 34
Lukas Podolski (Cologne) 17 x 2 = 34
28. Jérémy Perbet (Mons) 22 x 1.5 = 33
29. Demba Ba (Newcastle United) 16 x 2 = 32
Clint Dempsey (Fulham) 16 x 2 = 32
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) 16 x 2 = 32
Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 16 x 2 = 32
Roberto Soldado (Valencia) 16 x 2 = 32
Aiyegbeni Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers) 16 x 2 = 32
35. Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Zenit St.Petersburg) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
Sanharib Malki (Roda Kerkrade) 21 x 1.5 = 31.5
37. Gérman Gustavo Denis (Atalanta) 15 x 2 = 30
John Guidetti (Feyenoord) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Eden Hazard (Lille) 15 x 2 = 30
Miguel Pérez Cuesta ‘Michu’ (Rayo Vallecano) 15 x 2 = 30
Artjoms Rudnevs (KS Lech Poznán) 20 x 1.5 = 30
42. Nikica Jelavic (Rangers/Everton) 14 x 1.5 + 4 x 2 = 29
43. Alexander Frei (Basel) 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Sporting Braga) 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
Kevin Mirallas (Olympiakos) 19 x 1.5 = 28.5
* Standings last updated 16/04/2012

**Rules
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.

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