Europe's 2019/20 season top scorer: Immobile leads way

Ciro Immobile has racked up 26 league goals, with Robert Lewandowski closest in pursuit.

Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Ciro Immobile and Timo Werner
Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Ciro Immobile and Timo Werner ©Getty Images

There are a number of different metrics for calculating the top scorer in Europe this season; is it the top domestic league scorer, the top UEFA competition scorer or some other combination?

There are merits to every means of counting; join us as we explore the key leaderboards.

ESM Golden Shoe standings

Robert Lewandowski has been in prolific form
Robert Lewandowski has been in prolific form©Getty Images

52 Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA) – 26 goals x 2 league multiplier
46
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, GER) – 23 x 2
40
Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg, AUT/Dortmund, GER) – 16 x 1.5, 8 x 2
40
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, ITA) – 20 x 2
40
Timo Werner (Leipzig, GER) – 20 x 2
34
Romelu Lukaku (Inter, ITA) – 17 x 2
34
Jamie Vardy (Leicester, ENG) – 17 x 2
32 Sergio Agüero (Manchester City, ENG) – 16 x 2
32 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, FRA) – 16 x 2
31 Erik Sorga (Flora Tallinn, EST) – 31 x 1

30 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, ENG) – 15 x 2
30
Odsonne Édouard (Celtic, SCO) – 20 x 1.5
30 Danny Ings (Southampton, ENG) – 15 x 2
30
Kylian Mbappé (Paris, FRA) – 15 x 2
28.5
Ilya Shkurin (Zvezda, BLR) – 19 x 1.5
28.5 Shon Weissman (Wolfsberg, AUT) – 19 x 1.5
28
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United, ENG) – 14 x 2
28 Josip Iličić (Atalanta, ITA) – 14 x 2
28 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 14 x 2
28 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG) – 14 x 2

28 João Pedro (Cagliari, ITA) – 14 x 2
26 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea, ENG) – 13 x 2
26 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, ESP) – 13 x 2
26 Moussa Dembélé (Lyon, FRA) – 13 x 2
26
Neymar (Paris, FRA) – 13 x 2
26 Victor Osimhen (LOSC, FRA) – 13 x 2
26
Jadon Sancho (Dortmund, GER) – 13 x 2
25.5 Youssef Al Arabi (Olympiacos, GRE) – 17 x 1.5
25.5
Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys, SUI) – 17 x 1.5
25.5 Alexander Sørloth (Trabzonspor, TUR) – 17 x 1.5

25.5 Ivan Tričkovski (AEK Larnaca, CYP) – 17 x 1.5
25.5 Kamil Wilczek (Brøndby, DEN) – 17 x 1.5
25 Klæmint Olsen (NSÍ Runavik, FRO) – 25 x 1
24 Papiss Cissé (Alanyaspor, TUR) – 16 x 1.5
24 Habib Diallo (Metz, FRA) – 12 x 2
24 Sadio Mané (Liverpool, ENG) – 12 x 2
24 Luis Muriel (Atalanta, ITA) – 12 x 2
24 Nikita Rukavytsya (Maccabi Haifa, ISR) – 16 x 1.5

2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 72, 36 x 2
2017/18
: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 68, 34 x 2
2016/17: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 74, 37 x 2
2015/16: Luis Suárez (Barcelona, ESP) 80, 40 x 2
2014/15: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, ESP) 96, 48 x 2

How the figures are calculated
The ESM Golden Shoe rankings are based on league goals scored multiplied by a figure denoting the difficulty ranking of each league, which is calculated using the UEFA coefficient list. Only the top five leagues have a x2 multiplier; middle ranked leagues have a x1.5 multiplier, while the lower-ranked leagues are x1. They officially begin in January.

Top scorers in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (group stage to final)

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10 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, UEFA Champions League)
8 Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg, UEFA Champions League)
6 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League)
6 Alfredo Morelos (Rangers, UEFA Europa League)
5 Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League)
5 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City, UEFA Champions League)
5 Lautaro Martínez (Inter, UEFA Champions League)
5 Kylian Mbappé (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
5 Dries Mertens (Napoli, UEFA Champions League)
5 Mauro Icardi (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
5 Memphis Depay (Lyon, UEFA Champions League)
5 Munir (Sevilla, UEFA Europa League)
5 Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP, UEFA Europa League)
5 Andraž Šporar (Slovan Bratislava, UEFA Europa League)

2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League) 12
2017/18
: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 12
2015/16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 16
2014/15: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 10

Top scorers in Europe's 2019/20 top five domestic leagues

26 Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA)
23 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, GER)
20
Timo Werner (Leipzig, GER)
20
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, ITA)
17 Romelu Lukaku (Inter, ITA)
17
Jamie Vardy (Leicester, ENG)
16 Sergio Agüero (Manchester City, ENG)
16 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, FRA)
15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, ENG)
15 Danny Ings (Southampton, ENG)
15 Kylian Mbappé (Paris, FRA)
14
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United, ENG)
14 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG)
14
Josip Iličić (Atalanta, ITA)
14
Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP)
14
João Pedro (Cagliari, ITA)
13
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea, ENG)
13 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, ESP)
13 Neymar (Paris, FRA)
13 Moussa Dembélé (Lyon, FRA)
13 Victor Osimhen (LOSC, FRA)
13
Jadon Sancho (Dortmund, GER)
12
Habib Diallo (Metz, FRA)
12 Sadio Mané (Liverpool, ENG)
12 Luis Muriel (Atalanta, ITA)

2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 36
2017/18
: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 34
2016/17
: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 37
2015/16: Luis Suárez (Barcelona, ESP) 40
2014/15: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, ESP) 48

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