Monday, February 26, 2018
Since 1997, the European Golden Shoe award has been presented by European Sports Media (an association of football publications) and only one English player has won it during that time.
Kevin Phillips won the trophy, given to the top goal getter on the Continent, for the 30 goals he scored for Sunderland in the 1999/00 season.
Now, though, Harry Kane is one of the frontrunners to claim it at the end of the campaign.
HOW IT IS CALCULATED
A points system is in place meaning goals scored in the tougher divisions are worth more. Currently, every one scored in the five top leagues (Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, LaLiga and Ligue 1), according to UEFA’s coefficients, is given two points.
Leagues ranked from six to 21 are given 1.5 points per goals, while the lower league scorers are given one point.
Have a look at the top 10 goal scorers above.