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Henry clear of the pack

Published: Monday 19 April 2004, 12.45CET
Arsenal FC's Thierry Henry surged clear at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings after the weekend's action. features

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Published: Monday 19 April 2004, 12.45CET

Henry clear of the pack

Arsenal FC's Thierry Henry surged clear at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings after the weekend's action.
Arsenal FC's Thierry Henry has streaked into an eight-point lead in the race for the ESM Golden Shoe. The Frenchman scored four times as the Premiership leaders overwhelmed Leeds United AFC 5-0 on Friday, taking his goal tally to 29, four clear of his nearest rival, Ailton of SV Werder Bremen.

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Henry, who had scored a hat-trick in Arsenal's previous home game, was the only player in the top five to score this weekend. The only other top-ten player on target was Andriy Shevchenko. This enabled the Ukrainian, who struck in AC Milan's 2-1 defeat of AC Siena, to move up the rankings into a tie for sixth with Newcastle United FC's Alan Shearer and Djibril Cissé of AJ Auxerre on 42 points.


Name Club (Country) Gls Val Pts
1 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC (ENG) 29 2 58
2 Ailton SV Werder Bremen (GER) 25 2 50
3 Ronaldo Real Madrid CF (ESP) 24 2 48
4 Ara Hakobyan FC Banants (ARM) 45 1 45
5 Roy Makaay FC Bayern München (GER) 22 2 44
6 Alan Shearer Newcastle United FC (ENG) 21 2 42
6 Djibril Cissé AJ Auxerre (FRA) 21 2 42
6 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan (ITA) 21 2 42
9 Henrik Larsson Celtic FC (SCO) 26 1.5 39
9 Tor Henning Hamre FC Flora (EST) 39 1 39
11 Louis Saha Fulham FC/Manchester United FC (ENG) 19 2 38
11 Mista Valencia CF (ESP) 19 2 38
13 Luigi Pieroni R. Excelsior Mouscron (BEL) 25 1.5 37.5
14 Didier Drogba Olympique de Marseille (FRA) 18 2 36
14 Ruud van Nistelrooij Manchester United FC (ENG) 18 2 36
14 Viktors Dobrecovs FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT) 36 1 36
14 Alberto Gilardino Parma AC (ITA) 18 2 36
14 Mateja Kezman PSV Eindhoven (HOL) 24 1.5 36
19 Zafer Biryol Konyaspor (TUR) 23 1.5 34.5
20 Salva Málaga CF (ESP) 17 2 34
20 Francesco Totti AS Roma (ITA) 27 2 34

Last updated: 19 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

Last updated: 19/04/04 13.11CET

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