Ailton is a hat-trick away from joining Thierry Henry at the top of the ESM Golden Shoe standings.
The SV Werder Bremen forward found the net once in the 6-0 victory against Hamburger SV that kept his side six points clear of FC Bayern München at the top of the Bundesliga. Ailton has three games left to play while Henry, who had a barren weekend as Arsenal FC drew 0-0 with Birmingham City FC in England, has just two games remaining.
On the up
Elsewhere, Mateja Kezman's 100th goal for PSV Eindhoven in the 5-0 win at FC Volendam moved him into the top ten while Andriy Shevchenko is up to sixth after the only goal in AC Milan's title-deciding defeat of AS Roma. Shevchenko is 14 points, or seven goals, behind Henry.
Last updated: 3 May 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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