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Final European Golden Shoe rankings for the season

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Since the 1996/97 season, the European Golden Shoe has been awarded based on a points system, with goals scored in Europe's top five leagues - according to the UEFA coefficients - multiplied by a factor of two.

The season began interestingly with a number of contenders in the race for the golden shoe, although the number did dwindle as the season progressed, with only a few maintaining their goal-scoring prowess.

These players have had stellar seasons for their clubs and in a couple of months, at the end of the league campaigns, the winner will be decided. 

On that note, here we take a look at the final standings of the European Golden Shoe.

#5 Ciro Immobile

Ciro Immobile  of SS Lazio during the Serie A football match...
Ciro Immobile of SS Lazio during the Serie A football match...

Lazio's striking sensation, Ciro Immobile has been on fire in the Italian Serie A, notching a staggering 29 goals this campaign, earning 58 points. Although Lazio missed out on a Champions League place and finish in fifth place in the Serie A after Inter Milan pipped the side to fourth. 

The Italian striker has gelled brilliantly with the likes of Felipe Anderson and Nani at the club and is receiving great service from his teammates. Immobile could be on his way out of Lazio, this transfer window.

Immobile, now 28 years old, is in the prime of this career and proving to be a difficult player to handle in and around the penalty area. An outside contender to win the Golden Shoe, Immobile earlier in the season Immobile has had a stellar campaign finishing fifth.

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