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Ailton and Henry on the up

Published: Monday 15 March 2004, 10.47CET
Ailton and Thierry Henry are vying with Ronaldo to finish at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.
Published: Monday 15 March 2004, 10.47CET

Ailton and Henry on the up

Ailton and Thierry Henry are vying with Ronaldo to finish at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

Ara Hakobyan looks to have just one more week at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.

Double strike
SV Werder Bremen striker Ailton joined Ronaldo in second place on 44 points, after his 21st and 22nd goals of the season on Saturday. Ailton struck in Bremen's 3-2 victory against 1. FC Köln that extended their Bundesliga lead to nine points.

Closing fast
While Ronaldo did not play for Madrid in their 1-1 draw against Real Zaragoza on Saturday night, both he and Ailton are just one point behind Hakobyan, the FC Banants forward who scored 45 goals in the 2003 Armenian season.

Henry chasing
The next most likely contender for the crown is Thierry Henry. The French international found the net for Arsenal FC in their 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers FC on Saturday. It was his 21st goal of the campaign, and means he has 42 points in the ESM standings.

Pos Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Ara Hakobyan FC Banants (ARM) 45 1 45
2 Ronaldo Real Madrid CF (ESP) 22 2 44
2 Ailton SV Werder Bremen (GER) 22 2 44
4 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 21 2 42
5 Tor Henning Hamre FC Flora (EST) 39 1 39
6 Ruud van Nistelrooij Manchester United FC (ENG) 18 2 36
6 Djibril Cissé AJ Auxerre (FRA) 18 2 36
6 Viktors Dobrecovs FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT) 36 1 36
6 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 18 2 36
10 Roy Makaay FC Bayern München (GER) 17 2 34
10 Alan Shearer Newcastle United FC (ENG) 17 2 34
10 Louis Saha Fulham FC/Manchester United FC (ENG) 17 2 34
10 Didier Drogba Olympique de Marseille (FRA) 17 2 34
14 Roland Kollmann Grazer AK (AUT) 22 1.5 33
14 Henrik Larsson Celtic FC (SCO) 22 1.5 33
16 Salva Málaga CF (ESP) 15 2 30
16 Pierre-Alain Frau FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (FRA) 15 2 30
16 Francesco Totti AS Roma (ITA) 15 2 30
16 Martin Max FC Hansa Rostock (GER) 15 2 30
20 Pierre van Hooijdonk Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) 19 1.5 28.5
21 Mista Valencia CF (ESP) 14 2 28

Last updated: 14 March 2003

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 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: 01/02/12 6.02CET

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