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Race for Golden Shoe: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Jonas Goncalves tied at the top

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Eibar at the weekend.
Modified 12 Apr 2016, 13:50 IST

With most of domestic seasons coming to an end – and with the UEFA Champions League reaching its final stages – its that time of the year where we acknowledge and award the best players of the season. This time around, we focus on the match winners, the goal-scorers, the ones who bring you edge of the seat and leave you there in limbo just for that millisecond while your mind contemplates what just happened. 

The top scorers across Europe are: 

Name of the StrikerLeagueNumber of Goals
Cristiano RonaldoLiga BBVA30
Jonas Goncalves

Primeira League 

Gonzalo HiguainSerie A30
Zlatan IbrahimovicLigue 130
Luis SuarezLiga BBVA26
Robert LewandowskiBundesliga25
Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBundesliga23
Lionel MessiLiga BBVA22
Harry KanePremier League22
Islam Slimani Primeira League22

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian Jonas Goncalves of Benfica, and Napoli's Argentine Gonzalo Higuain are tied for the race to be the top scorer in European football leagues with 30 goals.

The three have accumulated 60 points each and are the leading contenders for the Golden Shoe, reports Efe.

The fourth place is occupied by Barcelona's Uruguayan Luis Suarez with 26 goals and 52 points, followed by Polish striker Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, with 25 goals and 50 points.

Also read: Ronaldo feels Real Madrid to stage Champions League comeback

Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund comes in sixth with 23 goals and 46 points, followed by Swedish PSG striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, seventh with 30 goals and 45 points.

The top ten for the Golden Shoe closes with Barcelona's Argentine Lionel Messi, Tottenham's Harry Kane and Algerian Islam Slimani of Sporting Lisbon, tied with 22 goals and 44 points.

Published 11 Apr 2016, 18:35 IST
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