Madrid, April 5 (IANS) Italian club Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Portuguese side Benfica’s Jonas Goncaslves lead the race for the European Golden Shoe, given to the leading goalscorer in football leagues of the continent.
They have both scored 30 goals and have 60 points each. Spanish giants Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo follows closely with 29 goals, giving him 58 points, reports Efe.
The fourth place is occupied by Spanish champions FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who stays with 26 goals (52 points) after three games without a goal, followed by German powerhouse Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who comes in at fifth place with 25 goals (50 points) in 27 games this season.
Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comes in sixth with 23 goals (46 points) achieved this season with Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, followed by Swedish striker seventh-placed Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain, with 30 goals and 45 points.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Tottenham striker Harry Kane both share eighth place with 22 goals and 44 points.
The top ten concludes with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Barcelona striker Neymar, both with 21 goals and 42 points.