European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 19/20: Immobile's 36 goals clinches the prize

The Italian's prolific season has been rewarded with the coveted prize, the first Serie A representative to win since Totti in 2007

2:10pm on Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Ciro Immobile has won the 2019/20 European Golden Shoe, scoring 36 goals for Lazio in a tremendous Serie A season.

The Italian fought off competition from Bayern's Robert Lewandowski and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the prize.

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

PlayerTeamxGGoalsRating
Ciro ImmobileLazio28.13672
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich31.23468
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus29.113162
Timo WernerRB Leipzig23.452856
Lionel MessiBarcelona20.852550
Erling HaalandDortmundN/A2950
Romelu LukakuInter20.572346
Jamie VardyLeicester18.92346
Jean-Pierre NsameYoung BoysN/A3045
Shon WeissmanWolfsbergN/A3045
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal16.352244
Danny IngsSouthampton15.862244
Karim BenzemaReal Madrid21.252142
Raheem SterlingMan City19.82040
Francesco CaputoSassuolo12.991938
Mohamed SalahLiverpool20.661938
Kylian MbappePSG16.571836
Patson DakaRB SalzburgN/A2436
Alexander SorlothTrabzonsporN/A2436
Christian GytkjaerLech PoznanN/A2436

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.

Serie A has four representatives; As well as Immobile and Ronaldo we have Romelu Lukaku of Inter, and Francesco Caputo of Sassuolo.

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

Previous Winners

YearWinnerTeamGoalsRating
2018/19Lionel MessiBarcelona3672
2017/18Lionel MessiBarcelona3468
2016/17Lionel MessiBarcelona3774
2015/16Luis SuarezBarcelona4080
2014/15Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid4896
2013/14Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid3162
2012/13Lionel MessiBarcelona4692
2011/12Lionel MessiBarcelona50100
2010/11Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid4080
2009/10Lionel MessiBarcelona3468
2008/09Diego ForlanAtletico3264
2007/08Cristiano RonaldoMan Utd3162
2006/07Francesco TottiRoma2652
2005/06Luca ToniFiorentina3162
2004/05Thierry HenryArsenal2550
2003/04Thierry HenryArsenal3060
2002/03Roy MakaayDeportivo2958
2001/02Mario JardelSporting CP4263
2000/01Henrik LarssonCeltic3552.5
1999/00Kevin PhillipsSunderland3060

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.

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