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Pauleta punishes former friends

Published: Monday 3 April 2006, 13.58CET
ESM Golden Shoe: Paris Saint-Germain FC striker Pauleta has moved up three places following a weekend hat-trick against his former club.

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Published: Monday 3 April 2006, 13.58CET

Pauleta punishes former friends

ESM Golden Shoe: Paris Saint-Germain FC striker Pauleta has moved up three places following a weekend hat-trick against his former club.

Paris Saint-Germain FC striker Pauleta has moved up three places to seventh in the ESM Golden Shoe standings following a hat-trick in a 3-1 win against his former club FC Girondins de Bordeaux. He has now hit 20 league goals in four of his seven seasons in Ligue 1, the other three times all coming with Bordeaux.

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Rangers FC's Kris Boyd also scored a hat-trick, in a 4-1 success against Dundee United FC, but is outside the top ten due to the Scottish league's lower multiplier of 1.5. Premiership rivals Ruud van Nistelrooij and Thierry Henry both scored twice last week and lie in equal fourth position. Luca Toni extended his lead at the top to seven points after scoring his 26th league goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against AS Roma. That equals the ACF Fiorentina club record held by Gabriel Batistuta and Sweden's Kurt Hamrin.

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Pos Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Luca Toni ACF Fiorentina (ITA) 26 2 52
2 Klaas Jan Huntelaar SC Heerenveen/AFC Ajax (NED) 30 1.5 45
3 Samuel Eto'o FC Barcelona (ESP) 22 2 44
4 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 21 2 42
4 Ruud van Nistelrooij Manchester United FC (ENG) 21 2 42
6 Tarmo Neemelo* FC TVMK Tallinn (EST) 41 1 41
7 Pauleta Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) 20 2 40
7 David Trezeguet Juventus (ITA) 20 2 40
7 Miroslav Klose Werder Bremen (GER) 20 2 40
10 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 19 2 38
11 Kris Boyd Kilmarnock FC/Rangers FC (SCO) 25 1.5 37.5
12 David Villa Valencia CF (ESP) 18 2 36
13 Francisco Tavano Empoli FC (ITA) 17 2 34
14 Cristiano Lucarelli AS Livorno Calcio (ITA) 16 2 32
14 David Suazo Cagliari Calcio (ITA) 15 2 32
14 Alberto Gilardino AC Milan (ITA) 16 2 32
14 Halil Altintop 1. FC Kaiserslautern (GER) 16 2 32
14 Darren Bent Charlton Athletic FC (ENG) 16 2 32
19 Shota Arveladze AZ Alkmaar (NED) 21 1.5 31.5
19 Dirk Kuijt Feyenoord (NED) 21 1.5 31.5

Last updated: 3 April 2006

*Season finished

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

Last updated: 03/04/06 10.19CET

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