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Henry leading the way again

Published: Monday 13 December 2004, 11.02CET
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Published: Monday 13 December 2004, 11.02CET

Henry leading the way again

ESM Golden Shoe: Thierry Henry has moved to the top of the standings for the first time this season.
Thierry Henry has moved to the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings for the first time this season after scoring twice for Arsenal FC against Chelsea FC yesterday.

Adriano chasing
Henry was last season's top marksman in Europe and shows no sign of giving up his crown easily. The France forward's goals in the 2-2 draw at Highbury took his tally to 15 for the season, or 30 points in the Golden Shoe system. FC Internazionale Milano striker Adriano is close behind in fourth, having scored just one goal less than Henry.

On the up
Further down the rankings, Andriy Shevchenko is up to 17th with his two goals in AC Milan's 6-0 win against ACF Fiorentina, a jump of 17 places. However, the big mover of the week was Trabzonspor's Fatih Tekke who has moved from 53rd to 21st after his hat-trick in the club's 4-0 victory at Samsunspor.


Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 15 2 30
2 Tomasz Frankowski Wisla Kraków (POL) 19 1.5 28.5
2 Frode Johnsen Rosenborg BK (NOR) 19 1.5 28.5
4 Adriano FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) 14 2 28
4 Vjateslav Zahovaiko FC Flora (EST) 28 1 28
6 Aleksandr Kerzhakov FC Zenit St. Peterburg (RUS) 18. 1.5 27
7 Marek Mintál 1. FC Nürnberg (GER) 13 2 26
8 Andrei Kariaka FC Krylya Sovetov Samara (RUS) 17 1.5 25.5
9 Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC (IRL) 25 1 25
10 Samuel Eto'o FC Barcelona (ESP) 12 2 24
11 Martin Kamburov PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) 15 1.5 22.5
11 Aleksandr Panov FC Torpedo Moskva (RUS) 15 1.5 22.5
11 Dmitri Sytchev FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) 15 1.5 22.5
11 Alexander Ødegaard Sogndal IL (NOR) 15 1.5 22.5
11 Christian Mayrleb SV Pasching (AUT) 15 1.5 22.5
11 John Hartson Celtic FC (SCO) 15 1.5 22.5
17 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan(ITA) 11 2 22
17 Vincenzo Montella AS Roma (ITA) 11 2 22
17 Arsen Tlehugov FC Kairat Almaty (KZK) 22 1 22
17 Ulugbek Bakayev FC Tobol Kostanay (KZK) 22 1 22
21 Fatih Tekke Trabzonspor (TUR) 14 1.5 21
21 Galust Petrosian FC Pyunik (ARM) 21 1 21
21 Arild Sundgot Lillestrøm SK (NOR) 14 1.5 21
21 Olivier Occean Odd Grenland (NOR) 14 1.5 21
21 Sigurd Rushfeldt FK Austria Wien (AUT) 14 1.5 21
21 Aleksandr Katasonov FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT) 21 1 21
21 Edgar Manucharian FC Pyunik (ARM) 21 1 21

Last updated: 13 December 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: 13/12/04 11.41CET

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