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Ronaldo scoops ESM Golden Shoe

Published: Tuesday 17 June 2008, 5.56CET
Manchester United FC forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been confirmed as winner of the ESM Golden Shoe after scoring 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League season.
Ronaldo scoops ESM Golden Shoe
Ronaldo has added the ESM Golden Shoe to his 2007/08 Premier League and UEFA Champions League winner's medals ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 17 June 2008, 5.56CET

Ronaldo scoops ESM Golden Shoe

Manchester United FC forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been confirmed as winner of the ESM Golden Shoe after scoring 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League season.

Manchester United FC forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the ESM Golden Shoe after scoring 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League season.

Eight-point margin
The 23-year-old, who is in Switzerland preparing for Portugal's UEFA EURO 2008™ quarter-final match against Germany, finished the domestic campaign eight points clear of his closest rival in the race to be Europe's leading goalscorer. Daniel Güiza of RCD Mallorca came second with 27 Primera División goals, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's 33 Eredivisie strikes, at 1.5 points a goal, earned the AFC Ajax forward third place in the ranking. The date of the presentation ceremony will be announced at a later date.




ESM Golden Shoe standings: 17 June
PosPlayerClub/National teamGlsValPts
1Cristiano RonaldoManchester United FC / Portugal31262
2Daniel GüizaRCD Mallorca / Spain27254
3Klaas-Jan HuntelaarAFC Ajax / Netherlands331.549.5
4Emmanuel AdebayorArsenal FC / Togo24248
4Luis FabianoSevilla FC / Brazil24248
4Luca ToniFC Bayern München / Italy24248
4Fernando TorresLiverpool FC / Spain24248
8Alessandro Del PieroJuventus / Italy21242
9Karim BenzemaOlympique Lyonnais / France 20240
9Rhys GriffithsLlanelli AFC / Wales40140
9David TrezeguetJuventus / France20240

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 the clubs from those countries and those from the other nations.

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: 17/06/08 20.46CET

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