The race for the European Golden Shoe is on.
Lionel Messi has won the prestigious award for the past three seasons with Barcelona as he continues his outrageous performances in Spain.
However, the Argentine superstar’s current campaign has been disrupted by injuries, allowing other players to overtake him.
Jamie Vardy has been in blistering form in the Premier League, while Robert Lewandowski continues to outscore everyone in Germany.
Below, talkSPORT.com looks at who leads the race for the 2019/20 Golden Shoe award.
The European Sports Media [ESM] Golden Shoe rankings are based on league goals scored multiplied by a figure denoting the difficulty ranking of each league, which is calculated using the UEFA coefficient list.
Only the top five leagues [Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1] have a x2 multiplier; middle ranked leagues have a x1.5 multiplier, while the lower-ranked leagues are x1.
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10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 17 goals
Arsenal, Premier League – Golden Shoe calculation: 17 x 2 = 34 points
8= Wissam Ben Yedder – 18 goals
Monaco, Ligue 1 – Golden Shoe calculation: 18 x 2 = 36 points
8= Kylian Mbappe – 18 goals
PSG, Ligue 1 – Golden Shoe calculation: 18 x 2 = 36 points
6= Jamie Vardy – 19 goals
Leicester City, Premier League – Golden Shoe calculation: 19 x 2 = 38 points
6= Lionel Messi – 19 goals
Barcelona, LaLiga – Golden Shoe calculation: 19 x 2 = 38 points
4= Timo Werner – 24 goals
RB Leipzig, Bundesliga – Golden Shoe calculation: 21 x 2 = 42 points
4= Cristiano Ronaldo – 21 goals
Juventus, Serie A – Golden Shoe calculation: 21 x 2 = 42 points
3. Erling Haaland – 26 goals
Red Bull Salzburg/Borussia Dortmund, Austrian Bundesliga/Bundesliga – Golden Shoe calculation: 26 x 2 = 44 points
– Salzburg goals counted for 1.5 points each, Dortmund goals count for 2 points
2. Robert Lewandowski – 26 goals
Bayern Munich, Bundesliga – Golden Shoe calculation: 26 x 2 = 52 points
1. Ciro Immobile – 27 goals
Lazio, Serie A – Golden Shoe calculation: 27 x 2 = 54 points