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Montella enters Christmas top ten

Published: Monday 20 December 2004, 10.30CET
ESM Golden Shoe: AS Roma striker Vincenzo Montella has moved into the top ten of the standings.

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Published: Monday 20 December 2004, 10.30CET

Montella enters Christmas top ten

ESM Golden Shoe: AS Roma striker Vincenzo Montella has moved into the top ten of the standings.
Vincenzo Montella moved into the top ten of the ESM Golden Shoe standings this weekend as holder Thierry Henry was all but confirmed as the Christmas leader.

Henry ahead
Montella struck in AS Roma's emphatic 5-1 win against Parma FC on Sunday to join Samuel Eto'o on 24 points. Henry did not score for Arsenal FC against Portsmouth FC, but will only be deprived of his current outright lead before Christmas if Eto'o strikes a hat-trick in FC Barcelona's meeting with UD Levante on Tuesday. Henry will then be able to respond in England's busy holiday programme of four matches in a fortnight.

Tekke climb continues
Meanwhile, Trabzonspor's Fatih Tekke has continued his surge up the rankings. Having moved up from 53rd to 21st place a week ago with a hat-trick against Samsunspor, he opened the scoring on Saturday in a 1-1 draw with Istanbulspor and now lies in joint-12th.

Pos

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
10 Vincenzo Montella AS Roma (ITA) 12 2 24
12 Fatih Tekke Trabzonspor (TUR) 15 1.5 22.5
12 Martin Kamburov PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) 15 1.5 22.5
12 Aleksandr Panov FC Torpedo Moskva (RUS) 15 1.5 22.5
12 Dmitri Sytchev FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) 15 1.5 22.5
12 Alexander Ødegaard Sogndal IL (NOR) 15 1.5 22.5
12 Christian Mayrleb SV Pasching (AUT) 15 1.5 22.5
12 John Hartson Celtic FC (SCO) 15 1.5 22.5
19 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 11 2 22
19 Arsen Tlehugov FC Kairat Almaty (KZK) 22 1 22
19 Ulugbek Bakayev FC Tobol Kostanay (KZK) 22 1 22
22 Galust Petrosian FC Pyunik (ARM) 21 1 21
22 Arild Sundgot Lillestrøm SK (NOR) 14 1.5 21
22 Olivier Occean Odd Grenland (NOR) 14 1.5 21
22 Sigurd Rushfeldt FK Austria Wien (AUT) 14 1.5 21
22 Aleksandr Katasonov FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT) 21 1 21
22 Edgar Manucharian FC Pyunik (ARM) 21 1 21

Last updated: 20 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: 20/12/04 13.20CET

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