European Golden Shoe 2019/20: Lewandowski, Vardy, Ronaldo, Werner and Haaland trailing star striker for top goalscorer prize

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.

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The race for the Golden Shoe is on

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.

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 17 goals

Arsenal, Premier League – Golden Shoe calculation: 17 x 2 = 34 points

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in good form for Arsenal
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8= Wissam Ben Yedder – 18 goals

Monaco, Ligue 1 – Golden Shoe calculation: 18 x 2 = 36 points

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Wissam Ben Yedder has impressed for Monaco this season
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8= Kylian Mbappe – 18 goals

PSG, Ligue 1 – Golden Shoe calculation: 18 x 2 = 36 points

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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe
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6= Jamie Vardy – 19 goals

Leicester City, Premier League – Golden Shoe calculation: 19 x 2 = 38 points

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Leicester star Jamie Vardy is the Premier League’s top scorer
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6= Lionel Messi – 19 goals

Barcelona, LaLiga – Golden Shoe calculation: 19 x 2 = 38 points

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is still banging in the goals

4= Timo Werner – 24 goals

RB Leipzig, Bundesliga – Golden Shoe calculation: 21 x 2 = 42 points

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RB Leipzig star Timo Werner
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4= Cristiano Ronaldo – 21 goals

Juventus, Serie A – Golden Shoe calculation: 21 x 2 = 42 points

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Cristiano Ronaldo is still prolific at Juventus
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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

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Erling Haaland has been superb since he joined Borussia Dortmund in January
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2. Robert Lewandowski – 26 goals

Bayern Munich, Bundesliga – Golden Shoe calculation: 26 x 2 = 52 points

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Robert Lewandowski has been superb for Bayern Munich this season
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1. Ciro Immobile – 27 goals

Lazio, Serie A – Golden Shoe calculation: 27 x 2 = 54 points

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Lazio star Ciro Immobile is currently Europe’s top marksmen
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