European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2020/21: Lewandowski stretches his lead again

After a week of challengers starting to emerge, the Bayern striker has extended his lead following a goal at the weekend

3:10pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020
Martin Macdonald

Robert Lewandowski has extended his lead to two goals and four points at the top of the Golden Shoe standings.

While his nearest challengers Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Erling Halland, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin failed to find the back of the net for their respective teams, Lewandowski was on target as Bayern defeated Stuttgart 3-1 away from home.

The Polish striker has now scored 12 goals in seven starts in the Bundesliga in 2020/21.

He was, remarkably, the only player among the front-runners to score over the weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in a rich vein of form recently and would have fancied his chances of a goal for Juventus against Benevento, but was rested from the squad by Andrea Pirlo.


2020/21 European Golden Shoe

Robert LewandowskiBayern1224
Zlatan IbrahimovicMilan1020
Erling HaalandDortmund1020
Dominic Calvert-LewinEverton1020
Kylian MbappePSG918
Heung-min SonTottenham918
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus816
Jamie VardyLeicester816
Mohamed SalahLiverpool816
Boulaye DiaReims816

At this stage of the season, the leagues that run on the calendar year - ie 2020 - inevitably get a head start but these days with the league weightings, very few are still there by the end of the traditional 2020/21 campaign.

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

Maksim SkavyshBATE Borisov1928.5
Christoffer NymanNorrköping1725.5
Rauno SappinenFlora Tallinn2525
Jasur YakhshiboevPakhtakor Tashkent1624
Amahl PellegrinoKristiansund2323
Astrit SelmaniVerbergs1522.5
Moses OgbuMjallby1421
Jesper KarlssonElfsborg1421
Kasper JunkerHelsinki2020
Isaac Kiese ThelinMalmo1319.5
Paul OnuachiHammarby1218
Aron JohannssonHammarby1218
Nahir BesaraOrebro1218
Stefano Holmquist VecchiaIK Sirius1218
Pavel NekhajchikBATE Borisov1218
Gegam KadimyanNeman Grodno1218

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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