Golden Shoe 2017-18: Messi, Kane & Europe's top scorers

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the last decade, but can anyone else challenge them this season?

  1. #1 Harry Kane | Tottenham | 23 goals (46 pts)

    Harry Kane has been the leading scorer in the Premier League in the past two seasons and he is well in the race to make it three-in-a-row. Having recovered from a slow start, Kane has been scoring plenty for Spurs and he is likely to be among the top sharpshooters this season.
  2. #2 Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 22 goals (44 pts)

    New Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah is right there at the top of the Premier League scoring charts and the Egypt international is showing no signs of slowing down. Salah forms part of a formidable attacking trident at Anfield and is replicating the goalscoring exploits he indulged in during his time in Serie A with Roma.
  3. #3 Sergio Aguero | Manchester City | 21 goals (42 pts)

    Argentina international Sergio Aguero has consistently been one of the best goalscorers in Europe over the course of the past decade and he remains a key man for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. Sometimes troubled by injury woes, Aguero remains one of the most potent strikers in the Premier League.
  4. #4 Edinson Cavani | PSG | 21 goals (42 pts)

    Uruguay international Edinson Cavani has been one of Paris Saint-Germain's key players in the past few seasons and he has wholeheartedly accepted the responsibility of being the team's chief goalscorer following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Cavani hit a career-high tally last term and he has hit the ground running in 2017-18.
  5. #5 Ciro Immobile | Lazio | 20 goals (40 pts)

    Italy international Ciro Immobile enjoyed one of his best ever seasons last term and has carried on where he left off in 2017-18. The former Borussia Dortmund attacker is now a key component in a Lazio side that is keen to break into the top four in Serie A and he is holding his own among Europe's best strikers.
  6. #6 Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | 20 goals (40 pts)

    Widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski hit the 30-goal mark in the last two Bundesliga campaigns. The Poland international has continued to feast in front of the opposition goal this season and will, no doubt, be hoping to establish a formidable run of form ahead of the World Cup.
  7. #7 Lionel Messi | Barcelona | 20 goals (40 pts)

    Lionel Messi scooped his fourth Golden Shoe accolade last season, bringing him level with long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentina international has once again been to the fore for Barcelona this term, even if he has not been as prolific as he has been previously. Nevertheless, Messi is not far off the pace and is certainly one of the favourites to collect the award.
  8. #8 Neymar | PSG | 19 goals (38 pts)

    The most expensive player in history is finding his feet at Paris Saint-Germain and, while he is playing catch-up to Edinson Cavani, Neymar is not far behind when it comes to goals. The former Barcelona star has lit up Ligue 1 with dazzling skill, but he will be keen to add more goals to his game as well.
  9. #9 Jonas | Benfica | 25 goals (37.5 pts)

    Veteran Brazil international Jonas has been in sensational form for Benfica this season and he currently boasts a strike-rate of over a goal a game for Rui Vitoria's side in the Primeira Liga. With the likes of Pizzi, Eduardo Salvio and Franco Cervi in support, former Valencia man Jonas will be determined to keep his performaces up to a high standard.
  10. #10 Mauro Icardi | Inter | 18 goals (36 pts)

    Inter's star forward Mauro Icardi has been one of Serie A's best marksmen over the course of the last four years and he was even crowned the division's top scorer in 2015. The Argentina international is the Nerazzurri captain and he is certainly leading by example on the field as he continues to hit the back of the net.
  11. #11 Radamel Falcao | Monaco | 17 goals (34 pts)

    Monaco may have lost a spate of star players during the summer, but they managed to hold on to their captain and chief goalscorer Radamel Falcao. El Tigre put an ill-fated stint in the Premier League behind him by helping Monaco win Ligue 1, scoring 21 goals. Despite losing much of his supporting cast, the former Atletico Madrid man is well on his way to matching that sum this season.
  12. #12 Luis Suarez | Barcelona | 17 goals (34 pts)

    Two-time Golden Shoe winner Luis Suarez has been Barcelona's star striker since joining from Liverpool and he has overcome an early-season injury to once again fire himself into the reckoning for the accolade.
  13. #13 Fabio Quagliarella | Sampdoria | 17 goals (34 pts)

    Veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella has been in top form for Sampdoria this season and isn't too far behind the likes of Mauro Icardi and Ciro Immobile in terms of Serie A goals. The Italy international will hope to continue his fine form for the remainder of the campaign.
  14. #14 Nabil Fekir | Lyon | 16 goals (32 pts)

    Lyon lost their main marksman Alexandre Lacazette during the summer, but a number of other players have stepped up to assume the goalscoring burden at the club. Mariano Diaz is banging them in, but Nabil Fekir has emerged as the top scorer and the passionate captain has been leading his team by example.
  15. #15 Iago Aspas | Celta Vigo | 15 goals (30 pts)

    Former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas has found a new lease of life since returning to Celta Vigo and he has become one of the best attackers in La Liga, scoring double figures in the last few seasons. He hit 19 in 32 league matches last term and will be aiming to break the 20 mark this year.
  16. #16 Raheem Sterling | Manchester City | 15 goals (30 pts)

    England winger Raheem Sterling is enjoying a career year under Pep Guardiola, having already matched the number of goals he scored over the past two Premier League campaigns combined. His season form means that he is not far behind Sergio Aguero in the club's scoring charts.
  17. #17 Dries Mertens | Napoli | 15 goals (30 pts)

    Napoli have been doing their best to end Juventus' dominion over Serie A this season and one of their key players has been Belgium international Dries Mertens. The 30-year-old attacker has been in sparkling form for Maurizio Sarri's side and will hope to carry it through to the end of the season.
  18. #18 Bas Dost | Sporting | 19 goals (28.5 pts)

    Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost was narrowly beaten by Lionel Messi in last season's race for the Golden Shoe and he is among the top scorers in Europe again this season. The Netherlands international had been linked with a move away from the Portuguese giants, but opted to remain and has been a key man once again in the current campaign.
  19. #19 Igor Angulo | Gornik Zabrze | 19 goals (28.5 pts)

    Spanish forward Igor Angulo has been a key man for Polish Ekstraklasa side Gornik Zabrze this season and is already closing in on 20 goals. The 33-year-old, who counts Athletic Bilbao, Numancia and Apollon Smyrni among his former clubs, is a surprise frontrunner at the mid-way point in the season, but he will be hoping to carry his form through the rest of the campaign.
  20. #20 Paulo Dybala | Juventus | 14 goals (28 pts)

    Juventus star Paulo Dybala has already surpassed his Serie A goal tally from last season and the Argentina international appears to be relishing the idea of taking the burden off Gonzalo Higuain in the Bianconeri front-line. Juve have left themselves with a bit of a mountain to climb in the chase for league glory, but Dybala is certainly to the fore in the fight.
  21. #21 Gonzalo Higuain | Juventus | 14 goals (28 pts)

    Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is a guaranteed goal-getter, as he has shown at Real Madrid, Napoli and now Juventus. The 30-year-old has struck up a solid partnership with compatriot Paulo Dybala in Turin and will be hoping to reach his tally from last season, when he bagged 24 goals en route to Serie A glory.
  22. #22 Mariano Diaz | Lyon | 14 goals (28 pts)

    Lyon were shorn of their star striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, but a number of players have stepped up in his absence and one of them is Mariano Diaz. The former Real Madrid youth has impressed since making the move to France and is into double figures for the season.
  23. #23 Florian Thauvin | Marseille | 14 goals (28 pts)

    France international Florian Thauvin has gone from strength to strength since returning to Marseille from Newcastle United. The 25-year-old has emerged as one of OM's key players, forging a fearsome relationship with Dimitri Payet at Stade Velodrome. He is on course to surpass his tally from last season already, in more than 10 fewer matches.