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Only Messi and Ronaldo ahead of Aguero

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Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are in front of Sergio Aguero in the race for the Europe’s most coveted individual honour – the Golden Shoe.

Though there’s no real chance Kun can win the award this year - the Ronaldo/Messi battle has long dominated the Golden Shoe tables for several years - take two of the planet’s most outstanding footballers out of the equation and Sergio leads the rest of Europe in the mini-league trailing the La Liga pair’s wake.

The rankings are based on league goals only and each country has a difficulty factor to equate the goals ratio scored.

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The top leagues are given a factor of two, so every goal scored in La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Primeira Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 is worth two points, whereas Holland’s Eredivisie and the leagues around the rest of Europe are scored at 1.5 points per goal.

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Sergio is ahead of players such as Neymar, Harry Kane, Carlos Tevez and Diego Costa and is likely to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot with a five-goal lead of Spurs striker Kane.

While Messi and Ronaldo continue to score goals for fun for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, chances are third spot in the Golden Shoe award will be considered a triumph in itself.

Kun, no doubt, will want to eclipse the La Liga pair and take the honour himself in coming seasons – something that will surely happen sooner rather than later.

The leader board is:

Pos            Player   Team  Nation Goals       Factor     Pts

1.              C. Ronaldo    Real Madrid        ESP         42           2.0          84.0

2.              L. Messi             FC Barcelona      ESP         40           2.0          80.0

3.             S. Aguero            Man City            ENG         25           2.0          50.0

4.             J. Soriano            RB Salzburg       AUT         30           1.5          45.0

5.             Neymar               FC Barcelona      ESP         22           2.0          44.0

6.             A. Griezmann       Atletico M          ESP         22           2.0           44.0

7.             E. Zahavi             Maccabi T A       ISR         28           1.5           42.0

8.             A. Lacazette         Lyon                 FRA        27            1.5          40.5

9.             J. Martinez           FC Porto            POR       20            2.0          40.0

10.            H. Kane              Spurs           ENG       20            2.0            40.0


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