KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Harry Kane’s prolific start to his new career in Germany with Bayern Munich sees him joint top of the first computation of the ESM Golden Shoe ranking for the leading marksman in European league football.

Usually at this time of year the table is led, temporarily, by top scorers from the northern European leagues which run from spring to autumn. Kane, however, has broken the mould.

Currently he leads with 36 points for his 18 goals in the Bundesliga since the Golden Shoe ranking applies a balance of league strengths based on the UEFA club compution coefficients.

Thus Kane shares the lead with Amahl Pellergino who has scored a full complement of 36 goals in Norway for Bodo/Glimt. Last season’s winner, Erling Haaland of Manchestr City, is fifth.

Marksmen from the Big Five (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) benefit from a points multiplier of two. Players in leagues between places six and 22 of the UEFA national ranking 2022 receive a 1.5 coëfficiënt. As in former years the ranking does not include play-offs or cup matches in the official ranking.

Latest standings:

1. Harry Kane (FC Bayern München) 18 x 2 = 36
— Amahl Pellegrino (FK Bodø/Glimt) 24 x 1,5 = 36
3. Serhou Guirassy (VfB Stuttgart) 16 x 2 = 32
4. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) 15 x 2 = 30
5. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) 14 x 2 = 28
6. Lautaro Martínez (Internazionale Milano) 13 x 2 = 26
7. Santiago Gimenez (Feyenoord Rotterdam) 17 x 1,5 = 25,5
8. Bård Finne (SK Brann Bergen) 16 x 1,5 = 24
9. Akor Adams (Lillestrøm SK) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
— Faris Pemi Moumbagna (FK Bodø/Glimt) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
— Vangelis Pavlidis (AZ Alkmaar) 15 x 1,5 = 22,5
12. Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid) 11 x 2 = 22
13. Vegard Erlien (Tromsø IL) 14 x 1,5 = 21
— Thomas Lehne Olsen (Lillestrøm SK) 14 x 1,5 = 21
— Sølvi Vatnhamar (Víkingur Gøta) 21 x 1 = 21
16. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC) 10 x 2 = 20
— Loïs Openda (RasenBallsport Leipzig) 10 x 2 = 20
18. Mateo Cassierra (FC Zenit St. Petersburg) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
— Zlatko Tripic (Viking FK Stavanger) 13 x 1,5 = 19,5
20. Mathias Oyewusi (FK Žalgiris Vilnius) 19 x 1 = 19
— Marko Regza (Rīga FC) 19 x 1 = 19
22. Filip Dangubic (FC Hegelmann Kaunas) 18 x 1 = 18
— Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 9 x 2 = 18
— Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) 9 x 2 = 18
— Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg) 9 x 2 = 18
26. Emil Atlason (UMF Stjarnan) 17 x 1 = 17
— ‘Flamarion’ Jovino Filho (FC Dinamo Batumi) 17 x 1 = 17
— Adrian Justinussen (HB Tórshavn) 17 x 1 = 17
— Páll Klettskarð (KÍ Klaksvik) 17 x 1 = 17
— Zoran Marusic (Dinamo Tbilisi) 17 x 1 = 17
— Zurab Museliani (FC Gagra) 17 x 1 = 17
‘– João Paulo’ da Silva Araújod (Kairat Almaty) 17 x 1 = 17
33. Simon Banza (SC Braga) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Kevin Denkey (Cercle Brugge) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Edin Dzeko (Fenerbahçe SK) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Mauro Icardi (Galatasaray SK) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Aboubakary Koita (Sint-Truidense VV) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Matheus Bonifácio ‘Saldanha’ Marinho (FK Partizan Belgrade) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
— Danilo Al Saed (Sandefjord Fotball) 11 x 1,5 = 16,5
40. Victor Boniface (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) 8 x 2 = 16
J– arrod Bowen (West Ham United) 8 x 2 = 16
— ‘Gerard’ Moreno Balagueró (Villarreal CF) 8 x 2 = 16
— Martin Klein (Víkingur Gøta) 16 x 1 = 16
— Tristan Koskor (Trans Narva) 16 x 1 = 16
— Borja Mayoral (Getafe CF) 8 x 2 = 16
— Vladislav Morozov (Dinamo Minsk) 16 x 1 = 16
— Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) 8 x 2 = 16
— Isaac Kiese Thelin (Malmö FF) 16 x 1 = 16
— Deniz Undav (VfB Stuttgart) 8 x 2 = 16
— Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) 8 x 2 = 16

* The Golden Shoe is administered, computed and formulated by the European Sports Media group whose members comprise: A Bola (Portugal), ElfVoetbal (Netherlands), Fanatik (Turkey), Foot Magazine (Belgium), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy), GoalNews/Sentragoal (Greece), Guerin Sportivo (Italy), Kicker (Germany), Marca (Spain), Nemzeti Sport (Hungary), SoFoot (France), Telegraaf/Telesport (Netherlands), Tipsbladet (Denmark), World Soccer (England). Affiliated members: Kick Off (South Africa), Titan Sport (China), Netease (China), SportalKorea (South-Korea).

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