The European Golden Shoe award is given to the player who has scored the most goals for their club in the season, subject to the standard of competition in which the player is competing.
The five elite leagues - Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 - all carry a weighting of 2, meaning that a player will be awarded two points for every goal they score in these competitions.
For the leagues ranked sixth to 30 in Uefa's coefficients rankings goals scored are given a weighting of 1.5, and goals scored in a league outwith the top 30, goals are given a weighting of 1.
2019/20 EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE
2019/20 European Golden Shoe
|Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||31.2||34||68|
|Timo Werner||RB Leipzig||23.45||28||56|
|Jean-Pierre Nsame||Young Boys||N/A||30||45|
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||21.25||21||42|
|Raheem Sterling||Man City||19.8||20||40|
|Patson Daka||RB Salzburg||N/A||24||36|
|Christian Gytkjaer||Lech Poznan||N/A||24||36|
Immobile's 36 goals includes 14 penalties, pushing him two clear of Lewandowski, who has just five penalties in his total.
Only Ronaldo stood a chance of catching Immobile on the final day of Serie A action, but he was left out of Juventus' side for their home defeat to Roma, while Immobile netted his 36 and final goal of the season to secure not only the capocannoniere, but the European Golden Shoe.
Below the big three, the Premier League is the best represented league on the list, with five players featured. They are Jamie Vardy, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah, Danny Ings, and Raheem Sterling.
With La Liga suffering from a perceived drop in quality over the past 12 months, this is reflected in Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema being the only entrants in the list.
Outwith the top five leagues and being penalised by the competition weighting are Shon Weissman of Wolfsberg, Patson Daka of RB Salzburg, Jean-Pierre Nsame of Young Boys, Christian Gytkjaer of Lech Poznan, and Alexander Sorloth of Trabzonspor.
EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE WINNERS: 2000-2019
|2014/15||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||48||96|
|2013/14||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||31||62|
|2010/11||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||40||80|
|2007/08||Cristiano Ronaldo||Man Utd||31||62|
|2001/02||Mario Jardel||Sporting CP||42||63|
Just like the Ballon d'Or, the European Golden Shoe has historically been dominated by Ronaldo and Messi. Indeed since 2007 only Diego Forlan in 2008/09 and Luis Suarez in 2015/16 have broken the duopoly.
Messi is the only player to break 100 points in the modern ratings system, with his 50 goals in 2011/12 pushing him past the milestone. Messi has six Golden Shoe awards to Ronaldo's four.