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Golden Shoe 2019-20: Messi, Ronaldo & Europe's top scorers

21:00 GMT 09/03/2020
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The race for the prize coveted by goalscorers across Europe, ordered by the number of strikes multiplied by each league's factor

Barcelona star Lionel Messi scooped his sixth European Golden Shoe  award last season and the talismanic forward is out to retain the accolade in 2019-20.

Messi held off competition from some of the continent's best goalscorers to pick up the prize  for the third year in a row, leaving the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Fabio Quagliarella and Mohamed Salah trailing in his wake.

Cristiano Ronaldo was uncharacteristically off the pace in his first season with Juventus and will no doubt be eager to restore order with an improved haul this term.

With the race well and truly under way, Goal tallies up all the top goalscorers from across Europe's top leagues in 2019-20...

  • Ciro Immobile Bologna Lazio

    #1 Ciro Immobile | Lazio | 27 goals (54)

    Italy international Ciro Immobile has been one of the most consistent goalscorers in Serie A in recent years and hit the ground running in 2019-20.

    He was the top scorer in Italy in the 2013-14 and 2017-18 seasons, but the European Golden Shoe eluded him on those occasions, something he'll hope to redress this term.

  • Robert Lewandowski Bayern 2019

    #2 Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | 25 goals (50)

    Robert Lewandowski has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in the world over the past decade and is well on course to surpass his tally of 22 from last season.

    The Poland international appears to have stepped his performances up a gear in 2019-20 and, if he can remain injury free, he will be confident of mounting a serious challenge for the Golden Shoe.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 2019-20

    #3 Cristiano Ronaldo | Juventus | 21 goals (44)

    The four-time Golden Shoe winner did not start the season in his usual electric form but is again proving a thorn in Serie A defences.
  • Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

    #4 Erling Haaland | Red Bull Salzburg/Borussia Dortmund | 25 goals (42)

    Towering teenage striker Erling Haaland has already turned heads across Europe with his impressive showings for RB Salzburg  – scoring 16 times in the Austrian Bundesliga – which earned him a move to Dortmund in January.

    He got his start in the German Bundesliga in the most memorable of fashions, scoring a hat-trick during his debut as a substitute.

    NOTE: Haaland's goals for Salzburg counted for 1.5 points per goal. Goals for Dortmund count for two points per goal.

  • Timo Werner RB Leipzig 2019-20

    #5 Timo Werner | RB Leipzig | 21 goals (42)

    Timo Werner hit a career high of 21 Bundesliga goals in 2016-17, but failed to emulate that form in the subsequent campaigns. However, he looks to have improved in 2019-20.

  • Lionel Messi Barcelona

    #6 Lionel Messi | Barcelona | 19 goals (38)

    Six-time Golden Shoe winner and current trophy-holder Lionel Messi is naturally among the contenders for the 2019-20 title.

    The Barcelona star finished last season with 36 goals to secure his third consecutive Golden Shoe on the way to domestic glory.

  • Jamie Vardy Leicester City 2019-20

    #7 Jamie Vardy | Leicester City | 19 goals (38)

    Leicester City have experienced an upturn in fortunes since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers and one of the main beneficiaries appears to be Jamie Vardy.

    The England international looks to have revived his former self and is showing the kind of instinct in front of goal that saw him fire the Foxes to Premier League glory in 2015-16.

  • Kylian Mbappe PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2019-20

    #8 Kylian Mbappe | PSG | 18 goals (36)

    The France international finished second behind Messi in last season's list and is hitting his stride again after an injury-hit start to the campaign.
  • Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco 2019-20

    #9 Wissam Ben Yedder | Monaco | 18 goals (36)

    After three goal-laden seasons in Spain with Sevilla, Wissam Ben Yedder has returned to Ligue 1 after joining Monaco and he appears to be relishing the challenge.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2019-20

    #10 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal | 17 goals (34)

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018-19 after finding the net 22 times and he is out to better that haul this season.

    The Gabon international is the Gunners' go-to man for goals and he was recently rewarded with the captain's armband.

  • Romelu Lukaku Inter 2019

    #11 Romelu Lukaku | Inter | 17 goals (34)

    Romelu Lukaku is an accomplished goalscorer entering his prime, but there is a sense that he has to prove himself once again after struggling at Manchester United.

    However, he has taken up the challenge commendably and is thriving with the service he is receiving from his team-mates at Inter.

  • Shon Weissman Wolfsberger 2019-20

    #12 Shon Weissman | Wolfsberger | 22 goals (33)

    Israel international Shon Weissman joined Wolfsberger from Maccabi Haifi ahead of the 2019-20 season and is challenging Erling Haaland for the top scorer award in Austria's Bundesliga.
  • Sergio Aguero Manchester City 2019-20

    #13 Sergio Aguero | Manchester City | 16 goals (32)

    Manchester City's all-time record goalscorer has shown little sign of slowing down in front of goal and is on course to challenge for the Premier League Golden Boot award.

    Despite regularly topping City's scoring charts, the Argentina international has never managed to clinch the European Golden Shoe. Could 2019-20 be his season?

  • Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2019-20

    #14 Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 16 goals (32)

    The Liverpool forward was one of the stars of the 2018-19 season, scoring an impressive 22 Premier League goals to share the Golden Boot award.
  • Moussa Dembele Lyon 2019-20

    #15 Moussa Dembele | Lyon | 16 goals (32)

    Moussa Dembele has thrived since making the decision to leave Celtic and join Lyon, becoming one of the best strikers in Ligue 1.
  • Joao Pedro Cagliari Sampdoria Serie A

    #16 Joao Pedro | Cagliari | 16 goals (32)

    Cagliari hit the ground running in Serie A in 2019-20 and one of their key man has been Brazilian forward Joao Pedro.
  • Danny Ings Southampton 2019

    #17 Danny Ings | Southampton | 15 goals (30)

    The former Liverpool striker has flourished since leaving Anfield for Southampton, and has already set a personal single-season record for Premier League goals in 2019-20.
  • Josip Ilicic Atalanta Milan

    #18 Josip Ilicic | Atalanta | 15 goals (30)

    Slovenia international Josip Ilicic has showcased his credentials as a goalscoring midfielder in Serie A over a number of seasons and continues to shine for Atalanta.
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    #19 Alexander Sorloth | Trabzonspor | 19 goals (28.5)

    After a difficult spell at Crystal Palace, the Norway striker has thrived while on loan in Turkey.
  • Sadio Mane, Liverpool

    #20 Sadio Mane | Liverpool | 14 goals (28)

    The Senegal forward has been having an impressive season for the Reds once again as his side continue their status as Premier League frontrunners.
  • Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2019-20

    #21 Karim Benzema | Real Madrid | 14 goals (28)

    Having struggled for form over the course of recent years, Karim Benzema has rediscovered his striker's instinct and is back to his devastatingly clinical self.
  • Rashford Man Utd 2019

    #22 Marcus Rashford | Manchester United | 14 goals (28)

    The departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter left a gaping hole in the Manchester United attack and Marcus Rashford was expected to step into the role of Red Devils goalscorer.

    Rashford has not quite managed to reach the prolific heights of his England compatriot Harry Kane, for example, but he continues to find the net with regularity.

  • Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2019-20

    #23 Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund | 14 goals (28)

    Sancho has impressed once again for Dortmund, with the England international showing he can do more than just create goals for others.
  • Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2019-20

    #24 Neymar | PSG | 13 goals (26)

    Brazil star Neymar has struggled to stay consistently fit in the French capital, but his eye for goal has never left him.
  • Tammy Abraham Chelsea 2019-20

    #25 Tammy Abraham | Chelsea | 13 goals (26)

    Tammy Abraham has thrust himself to the top of the pecking order at Chelsea under Frank Lampard and the England international has already reached double figures in the Premier League.

    Abraham surpassed the 20-goal mark twice previously in the Championship and will be eager to do it for the first time in the Premier League this season.

  • Raul Jimenez Wolves 2019-20

    #26 Raul Jimenez | Wolves | 13 goals (26)

    The Mexico international has enjoyed a stellar season at Molineux, leading the line brilliantly for Nuno Espirito Santo's men
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 2019-20

    #27 Dominic Calvert-Lewin | Everton | 13 goals (26)

    Calvert-Lewin is enjoying his best ever goalscoring season having become Everton's undisputed central striker in 2019-20.
  • Victor Osimhen Lille 2019-20

    #28 Victor Osimhen | Lille | 13 goals (26)

    The Nigeria star has made a strong start to his Lille debut, pushing on from last season's tally of 19 goals.
  • Luis Muriel Atalanta 2019-20

    #29 Luis Muriel | Atalanta | 13 goals (26)

    Former Sevilla attacker Luis Muriel spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina and he made enough of an impact in that spell to convince Atalanta to fork out.

    The Colombia international has already repaid the Nerazzurri well and fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that he can carry the form through until the end of the campaign.

  • Francesco Caputo Sassuolo 2019-20

    #30 Francesco Caputo | Sassuolo | 13 goals (26)

    After netting 16 goals for Empoli in 2018-19, Caputo has continued his fine form in front of goal with his new club.
  • Junior Moraes Shakhtar Donetsk 2019-20

    #31 Junior Moraes | Shakhtar Donetsk | 17 goals (25)

    Shakhtar Donetsk forward Junior Moraes struck a career high of 19 goals last season and is well on his way to matching - or surpassing - that number in 2019-20.
  • Mauro Icardi PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2019-20

    #32 Mauro Icardi | PSG | 12 goals (24)

    Mauro Icardi has impressed for the Ligue 1 side since his move from Inter in the summer of 2019, netting his 12th goal in the French top-flight against Dijon.
  • Edin Dzeko - Roma 2020

    #33 Edin Dzeko | Roma | 12 goals (24)

    Dzeko is enjoying another fruitful season in front of goal for Paulo Fonseca's side as they aim to qualify for the Champions League.
  • Robin Quaison Mainz 2019-20

    #34 Robin Quaison | Mainz | 12 goals (24)

    Sweden international Quaison has spent the season spearheading Mainz's battle to survive relegation from the Bundesliga.
  • Habib Diallo Metz 2019-20

    #35 Habib Diallo | Metz | 12 goals (24)

    Senegal international Habib Diallo scored 26 goals in Ligue 2 last season and has hit the ground running in Ligue 1 this season having previously struggled in the division.
  • Alanyaspor Papiss Cisse 3102019

    #36 Papiss Cisse | Alanyaspor | 16 goals (24)

    The former Newcastle striker has found a new lease on life in Turkey after a spell in China with Shandong Luneng.
  • Cyriel Dessers - Heracles 2019-20

    #37 Cyriel Dessers | Heracles Almelo | 15 goals (22.5)

    The Nigerian-Belgian forward has been on a fiery streak for the Eredivisie side and leads the Dutch league as top-scorer.
  • Luis Suarez Barcelona 2019

    #38 Luis Suarez | Barcelona | 11 goals (22)

    Two-time European Golden Shoe winner Luis Suarez is one of the most prolific strikers on the continent and continues to show his worth for Barcelona.
  • Anthony Martial Manchester United 2019-20

    #39 Anthony Martial | Manchester United | 11 goals (22)

    Martial has been back playing as a central striker for much of the season at Old Trafford and has chipped in with his fair share of goals for the Red Devils.
  • Raheem Sterling Manchester City 2019-20

    #40 Raheem Sterling | Man City | 11 goals (22)

    Sterling has continued his impressive form for the Citizens this season as they look to defend their Premier League title for the third consecutive season.
  • Harry Kane Tottenham 2019-20

    #41 Harry Kane | Tottenham | 11 goals (22)

    Spurs forward Harry Kane has seen injuries cost him in the race for the Premier League's Golden Boot in recent years, but the England international remains one of the games great goalscorers.
  • Lautaro Martinez Torino Inter Serie A

    #42 Lautaro Martinez | Inter | 11 goals (22)

    Argentina international Lautaro Martinez has formed a potent strike force with Romelu Lukaku at the top of Inter's attack and, having surpassed his haul from last season, is on course for his best career return in front of goal.
  • Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund

    #43 Marco Reus | Borussia Dortmund | 11 goals (22)

    Last season's Bundesliga Player of the Year, Germany international Marco Reus has again been among the goals as Lucien Favre's side look to end Bayern Munich's dominance of the German top-flight.
  • Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich

    #44 Serge Gnabry | Bayern Munich | 11 goals (22)

    The Germany international has been on fire for Bayern this season, netting his 11th Bundesliga goal against Hoffenheim in February.
  • Teemu Pukki Norwich City 2019-20

    #45 Teemu Pukki | Norwich City | 11 goals (22)

    Finland international Teemu Pukki has been enjoying something of a renaissance at Norwich City and is playing with confidence against some of the best defences in the world.
  • Lucas Perez Alaves

    #46 Lucas Perez | Alaves | 11 goals (22)

    Former Arsenal striker Perez has been in fine form for Alaves this season, with his goalscoring exploits enough to see him be linked with a move to Barcelona.
  • Duvan Zapata Atalanta 2019-20

    #47 Duvan Zapata | Atalanta | 11 goals (22)

    Colombia international Duvan Zapata has been a potent goal threat for Atalanta in recent years and will hope to continue being so for a while more after making his switch to Bergamo permanent in January 2020.
  • Chris Wood Burnley 2019-20

    #48 Chris Wood | Burnley | 11 goals (22)

    Chris Wood has once again emerged as the Terriers' star marksman this campaign as Burnley have enjoyed top-half-of-the-table form.
  • Dario Benedetto Marseille 2019-20

    #49 Dario Benedetto | Marseille | 11 goals (22)

    The Marseille striker netted a hat-trick against Nimes in their Ligue 1 clash in late February.
  • Gerard Moreno Villarreal 2019-20

    #50 Gerard Moreno | Villarreal | 11 goals (22)

    After a blistering start to the season, Gerard earned a call-up to the Spain squad and could yet appear at Euro 2020.
  • Rouwen Hennings Fortuna Dusseldorf 2019-20

    #51 Rouwen Hennings | Fortuna Dusseldorf | 11 goals (22)

    Former Germany Under-21 international Rouwen Hennings passed his tally for the entire Bundesliga season last season in less than half the number of games and will be determined to continue his exploits for Fortuna Dusseldorf.
  • Roger Marti Levante 2019-20

    #52 Roger | Levante | 11 goals (22)

    The 29-year-old forward has enjoyed another strong season in La Liga with Levante set for a mid-table finish.
  • Florian Niederlechner Augsburg

    #53 Florian Niederlechner | Augsburg | 11 goals (22)

    Niederlechner has been in superb form since joining Augsburg from Freiburg in the summer of 2019.
  • Sebastian Andersson Union Berlin 2019-20

    #54 Sebastian Andersson | Union Berlin | 11 goals (22)

    The Sweden international has impressed for the Bundesliga side, and scored his 11th league goal of the season in a 3-1 loss against Freiburg.