Barcelona’s Lionel Messi appears where he ended last season’s standings – top of the pile! The Argentinian has enjoyed an astonishing start to the season which has seen him score 23 goals in just 15 matches.
Real Madrid’s, Cristiano Ronaldo, has maintained his incredible strike rate of scoring at more or less a goal a game, but he still trails his Barcelona rival by 20 points.
Behind Ronaldo is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose chances of winning the ESM Golden Shoe are diminished by the fact that his goal coefficient has dropped from 2 to 1.5 following his move from Italy to France.
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.