European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2020/21: Messi matches Ronaldo

The Barcelona superstar has scored three goals in his past two games to shoot up the leaderboard

 
10:15am on Tuesday 2nd March 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Lionel Messi scored his 19th goal of the season in La Liga at the weekend as Barcelona defeated Sevilla 2-0.

The Argentine is currently on a marvellous goalscoring run, and has now netted the same amount of goals in the league as his perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored at the weekend as Juventus could only manage a 1-1 draw with Verona.

The two megastars continue to be a ray of light in bleak campaigns for Barcelona and Juventus.

Joining the famous twosome on 19 goals and 38 points in the race for the European Golden Shoe is Eintracht Frankfurt's Andre Silva. He scored, but was on the losing side after Werder Bremen defeated Frankfurt 2-1.

Kylian Mbappe is now just one goal behind those three as he scored two at the weekend for PSG, taking his tally to 18 for the campaign, on par with Inter's Romelu Lukaku who scored again.

Paul Onuachu of Genk and Georgios Giakoumakis of Venlo continue to bang in the goals to make the leaderboard, with only competition weightings keeping them from higher spots.

Robert Lewandowski, of course, scored again for Bayern, and he is now on 28 goals and 56 points for the campaign.

Can he be stopped?

2020/21 EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE STANDINGS

2020/21 European Golden Shoe

[Atletico Madrid
PlayerTeamGoalsPoints
Robert LewandowskiBayern2856
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus1938
Andre SilvaFrankfurt1938
Lionel MessiBarcelona1938
Paul OnuachuGenk2436
Kylian MbappePSG1836
Romelu LukakuInter1836
Georgios GiakoumakisVenlo2334.5
Mohamed SalahLiverpool1734
Erling HaalandDortmund1734
Luis Suarez1632

A reminder: 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.

Ciro Immobile won the 2019/20 European Golden Shoe, scoring 36 goals for Lazio in a tremendous Serie A season.

2020/21 EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE (Summer Leagues)

2020 European Golden Shoe

PlayerTeamGoalsPoints
Kasper JunkerBomo/Glimt2740.5
Amahl PellegrinoKristiansund2537.5
Philip ZinckernagelBodo/Glimt1928.5
Christoffer NymanNorrköping1827
Rauno SappinenFlora Tallinn2626
Veton BerishaViking1624
Astrit SelmaniVerbergs1522.5
Mushaga BakengaOdds BK1522.5
Moses OgbuMjallby1421
Anders ChristiansenMalmo1319.5
Leke JamesMolde1219.5
Maksim SkavyshBATE Borisov1919

This is the 2020/21 European Golden Shoe race. If you want to see the final standing for the 2019/20 European Golden Shoe, follow this link.

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