Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo drew a rare blank at the weekend, meaning he still trails Aleksandrs Čekulajevs by 4 points in the ESM Golden Shoe standings.
Thew biggest mover near the top of the standings was Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who scored twice in his side’s 4-2 win over Real Betis to move within four points of Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Robin van Persie continued his impressive strike rate, scoring the opener in the London side’s 3-2 defeat to Swansea.
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.