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Henry ready to celebrate

Published: Monday 24 May 2004, 10.34CET
Thierry Henry is set to become the first Frenchman to win the ESM Golden Shoe. features

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Published: Monday 24 May 2004, 10.34CET

Henry ready to celebrate

Thierry Henry is set to become the first Frenchman to win the ESM Golden Shoe.

Thierry Henry is set to become the first Frenchman to win the ESM Golden Shoe after his nearest rivals failed to close the gap in the final weeks of their domestic seasons.

Award assured
The English Premiership campaign ended one week ago, leaving Ailton and Djibril Cissé, his closest rivals, with an outside chance of catching him. However, not a single player in the top ten added another league goal, so Henry's award is all but assured although the final table will not be issued until mid-June, when the Ukrainian and Moldovan seasons have been completed.

Makaay in seventh
Kevin Phillips was the last Premiership player to claim the prize in 1999/00, while last season's winner Roy Makaay finished seventh with his new club FC Bayern München.



Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 30 2 60
2 Ailton SV Werder Bremen (GER) 28 2 56
3 Djibril Cissé AJ Auxerre (FRA) 26 2 52
4 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 24 2 48
4 Ronaldo Real Madrid CF (ESP) 24 2 48
6 Mateja Kezman PSV Eindhoven (HOL) 31 1.5 46.5
7 Roy Makaay FC Bayern München (GER) 23 2 46
7 Alberto Gilardino Parma AC (ITA) 23 2 46
9 Ara Hakobyan FC Banants (ARM) 45 1 45
9 Henrik Larsson Celtic FC (SCO) 30 1.5 45
11 Alan Shearer Newcastle United FC (ENG) 22 2 44
12 Luigi Pieroni R. Excelsior Mouscron (BEL) 28 1.5 42
13 Roland Kollmann Grazer AK (AUT) 27 1.5 40.5
14 Julio Baptista Sevilla FC (ESP) 20 2 40
14 Ruud van Nistelrooij Manchester United FC (ENG) 20 2 40
14 Martin Max FC Hansa Rostock (GER) 20 2 40
14 Francesco Totti AS Roma (ITA) 20 2 40
14 Louis Saha Fulham FC/Manchester United FC (ENG) 20 2 40
19 Tor Henning Hamre FC Flora (EST) 39 1 39
20 Raúl Tamudo RCD Espanyol (ESP) 19 2 38
20 Fernando Torres Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP) 19 2 38
20 Alexander Frei Stade Rennais FC (FRA) 19 2 38
20 Salva Málaga CF (ESP) 19 2 38
20 Javier Chevanton US Lecce (ITA) 18 2 38
20 Mista Valencia CF (ESP) 19 2 38

Last updated: 24 May 2004
Only the leading five countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England) on the UEFA Ranking have two as their multiplier. This is to emphasise the difference in international performance level between clubs from those countries and those from the other countries.

A player cannot first play in a summer league (eg Norway) and then in a winter league (eg Spain) and combine the points total for each season.

Figures from Voetbal International

Last updated: 24/05/04 14.23CET

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