Dróth leads Ricardinho in Golden Shoe race

Zoltán Dróth of eliminated Hungary is an assist clear of Portugal's Ricardinho in the race to win the UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 adidas Golden Shoe for finals top scorer.

Top scorer Zoltán Dróth
Top scorer Zoltán Dróth ©Sportsfile

Hungary may have fallen in the UEFA Futsal EURO 2016 group stage but their striker Zoltán Dróth leads the way in the race for the adidas Golden Shoe for top scorer.

Kairat Almaty's Dróth struck twice in the losses against Spain and Ukraine and also managed an assist. That keeps him ahead of Portugal's Ricardinho, who added a stunning goal in the defeat by Serbia to his hat-trick against Slovenia.

However Ricardinho, like third-placed Mladen Kocić of Serbia and many of the other contenders, has knockout games in which to increase his total. Ricardinho is also the overall top scorer for the competition including qualifying; he is now on nine goals, one clear of Ukraine's Mykola Bilotserkivets, missing the finals through injury.

Ricardinho's stunner: watch
Ricardinho's stunner: watch

Current standings

Golden Shoe: Zoltán Dróth (Hungary*) 4 goals, 1 assist (2 games)
Silver Shoe: Ricardinho (Portugal) 4 goals, 0 assists (2 games)
Bronze Shoe: Mladen Kocić 3 goals, 1 assist (2 games)

*Team eliminated

Selected contenders
Alex Merlim (Italy) 3 goals, 0 assists (2 games)
Serik Zhamankulov (Kazakhstan) 3 goals, 0 assists (2 games)
Alex (Spain) 2 goals, 2 assists (2 games)
Dmytro Bondar (Ukraine) 2 goals, 1 assist (2 games)
Fortino (Italy) 2 goals, 1 assist (2 games)
Miguelín (Spain) 2 goals, 1 assist (2 games)
Slobodan Rajčević (Serbia) 2 goals, 1 assist (2 games)

Full statistics

The awards
The awards©Getty Images

Tie-break criteria
1) Higher number of assists:
• Player delivering the intentional pass, cross, header or shot leading to a goal
• Player shooting and ball rebounding from woodwork, goalkeeper or defender and entering the goal
• Player passing, shooting or crossing and leading to an own goal
• Only one assist per goal can be awarded
• No assist for player winning a penalty or a free-kick

2) Higher ratio of converted double (ten-metre) penalties
3) Higher ratio of converted (six-metre) penalties
4) Higher number of goals scored in fewer matches
5) Fair play record (red, yellow cards)

Eder Lima: 2014 winner
Eder Lima: 2014 winner©Sportsfile

Past final tournament top scorers
2014: Eder Lima (Russia) 8
2012: Torras (Spain)*, Dario Marinović (Croatia) 5
2010: Saad Assis (Italy), Biro Jade (Azerbaijan), Javi Rodríguez (Spain), Joel Queirós (Portugal) 5
2007: Cirilo (Russia), Daniel (Spain), Predrag Rajić (Serbia) 5
2005: Nando Grana (Italy) 6
2003: Serhiy Koridze (Ukraine) 7
2001: Serhiy Koridze (Ukraine) 7
1999: Konstantin Eremenko (Russia) 11
1996: Konstantin Eremenko (Russia) 8

*Torras won Golden Shoe on assists; prior to 2010 no tie-breaker used

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