Thierry Henry's hat-trick against Liverpool FC on Friday has lifted the Arsenal FC striker joint-top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings. The French international shares first place with SV Werder Bremen marksman Ailton, both on 50 points with 25 goals apiece.
Brazilians draw blanks
Ailton failed to score as Bremen beat Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend while Ronaldo, who is third, limped off in the early stages of Real Madrid CF's surprise 3-0 home defeat against CA Osasuna with a calf problem.
Makaay late bid
There was movement up the table by FC Bayern München striker Roy Makaay, who is now fifth. The Dutch international scored both goals in the 2-1 win over FC Schalke 04, moving him on to 22 goals and 44 points, above sixth-placed Alan Shearer and Djibril Cissé.
Last updated: 12 April 2004
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 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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