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