The Premiership's two leading strikers are the biggest movers in the ESM Golden Shoe standings. Ruud van Nistelrooij's two goals for Manchester United FC against Blackburn Rovers FC saw him move into joint third, while Thierry Henry enjoyed a momentous week in Arsenal FC colours.
The Frenchman became the London club's record league goalscorer in midweek and then fired his 200th goal in just 321 Arsenal appearances as they won 2-0 at Birmingham City FC on Saturday. Those strikes saw him rise three places to joint seventh but he remains some distance from the summit.
ACF Fiorentina's Luca Toni continues to lead the way, the Italy striker taking his Serie A tally to 22 in 23 games as the Viola defeated US Lecce 1-0. With Tarmo Neemelo no longer in league action, the Italian now holds an eight-point lead over Van Nistelrooij, David Trezeguet and Samuel Eto'o.
Last updated: 5 February 2006
Only the leading five countries (Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England) in the UEFA coefficient rankings 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
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