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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.

POS PLAYER TEAM GOALS FACTOR PTS

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 50 x 2 = 100
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 46 x 2 = 92
3. Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 30 x 2 = 60
4. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke) 29 x 2 = 58
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) 28 x 2 = 56
6. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 27 x 2 = 54
7. Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) 26 x 2 = 52
8. Bas Dost (Heerenveen) 32 x 1.5 = 48
Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid) 24 x 2 = 48
Diego Milito (Internazionale) 24 x 2 = 48
Burak Yilmaz (Trabzonspor) 32 x 1.5 = 48
12. Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero (Manchester City) 23 x 2 = 46
Edinson Cavani (Napoli) 23 x 2 = 46
Aleksandrs Cekulajevs (Trans Narva) 46 x 1 = 46
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) 23 x 2 = 46
16. Papiss Demba Cissé (Freiburg/Newcastle United) 22 x 2 = 44
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) 22 x 2 = 44
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) 22 x 2 = 44
19. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 21 x 2 = 42
Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow) 28 x 1.5 = 42
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier) 21 x 2 = 42
‘Nenê’ Anderson Luiz de Carvalho (Paris Saint-Germain) 21 x 2 = 42
23. Nikica Jelavic (Rangers/Everton) 14 x 1.5 + 9 x 2 = 39
24. Rodrigo Palacio (Genoa) 19 x 2 = 38
25. Luuk de Jong (FC Twente) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
David Lafata (Jablonec) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
Sanharib Malki (Roda Kerkrade) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
‘Wésley’ Lopes (FC Vaslui) 25 x 1.5 = 37.5
29. Alexander Frei (FC Basel) 24 x 1.5 = 36
Gary Hooper (Celtic) 24 x 1.5 = 36
Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) 18 x 2 = 36
Lukas Podolski (Cologne) 18 x 2 = 36
Marco Reus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 18 x 2 = 36
34. Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Zenit St.Petersburg) 23 x 1.5 = 34,5
35. Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur) 17 x 2 = 34
Clint Dempsey (Fulham) 17 x 2 = 34
Martin Harnik (Stuttgart) 17 x 2 = 34
Eden Hazard (Lille) 17 x 2 = 34
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Bilbao) 17 x 2 = 34
Roberto Soldado (Valencia) 17 x 2 = 34
Aiyegbeni Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers) 17 x 2 = 34
42. Jérémy Perbet (Mons) 22 x 1.5 = 33
Artjoms Rudnevs (Lech Poznán) 22 x 1.5 = 33
44. Demba Ba (Newcastle United) 16 x 2 = 32
‘Rubén Castro’ Martín (Real Betis) 16 x 2 = 32
Gérman Gustavo Denis (Atalanta) 16 x 2 = 32
Stefan Kießling (Bayer Leverkusen) 16 x 2 = 32
Fabrizio Miccoli (Palermo) 16 x 2 = 32
49. Dries Mertens (PSV Eindhoven) 21 x 1.5 = 30.5
50. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne) 15 x 2 = 30
Óscar René Cardozo (Benfica) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Sebastian Giovinco (Parma) 15 x 2 = 30
John Guidetti (Feyenoord) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Grant Holt (Norwich City) 15 x 2 = 30
Arouna Koné (Levante) 15 x 2 = 30
Rodrigo José ‘Lima’ dos Santos (Braga) 20 x 1.5 = 30
Lisandro López (Lyon) 15 x 2 = 30
Miguel Pérez Cuesta ‘Michu’ (Rayo Vallecano) 15 x 2 = 30
‘Raúl’ González Blanco (Schalke 04) 15 x 2 = 30
* Standings last updated 13/05/2012

**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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