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Henry returns to summit

Published: Monday 21 February 2005, 11.05CET
ESM Golden Shoe: Holder Thierry Henry is back on top of the standings along with Vincenzo Montella. features

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Published: Monday 21 February 2005, 11.05CET

Henry returns to summit

ESM Golden Shoe: Holder Thierry Henry is back on top of the standings along with Vincenzo Montella.
Holder Thierry Henry is back on top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings, taking a share of the lead with Vincenzo Montella.

Neck and neck
Henry's two goals last Monday for Arsenal FC against Crystal Palace FC saw him leapfrog Montella in the rankings, but the AS Roma striker Montella scored after eight minutes versus AS Livorno Calcio on Sunday to join the Frenchman on 38 points.

Mintál rise
Marek Mintál's double for 1. FC Nürnberg in the 4-2 defeat by Bayer 04 Leverkusen lifted him level with Samuel Eto'o in third place, while also moving up the top ten are Andrew Johnson, Diego Forlán and Dirk Kuijt, all of whom added one goal to their tallies this week.


Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 19 2 38
1 Vincenzo Montella AS Roma (ITA) 19 2 38
3 Marek Mintál 1. FC Nürnberg (GER) 17 2 34
3 Samuel Eto'o FC Barcelona (ESP) 17 2 34
5 Andrew Johnson Crystal Palace FC (ENG) 16 2 32
6 Diego Forlán Villarreal CF (ESP) 15 2 30
6 Ricardo Oliveira Real Betis Balompié (ESP) 15 2 30
6 Dirk Kuijt Feyenoord (NED) 20 1.5 30
9 Tomasz Frankowski Wisla Kraków (POL) 19 1.5 28.5
9 Frode Johnsen Rosenborg BK (NOR) 19 1.5 28.5
11 Adriano FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) 14 2 28
11 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 14 2 28
11 Vjateslav Zahovaiko FC Flora (EST) 28 1 28
14 Liedson Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) 18 1.5 27
14 Aleksandr Kerzhakov FC Zenit St. Peterburg (RUS) 18 1.5 27
16 Nihat Kahveci Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP) 13 2 26
16 Alberto Gilardino Parma FC (ITA) 13 2 26
18 Andrei Kariaka FC Krylya Sovetov Samara (RUS) 17 1.5 25.5
18 Fatih Tekke Trabzonspor (TUR) 17 1.5 25.5
20 Jason Byrne Shelbourne FC (IRL) 25 1 25
20 Marc
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Last updated: 20 February 2005

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: 21/02/05 19.08CET

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