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Salah Jumps Ahead Of Messi In Golden Shoe Race

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Jumps Ahead Of FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi In Golden Shoe Race

By David Kappel - Mar 19, 2018 07:17 PM @kappilinho

Liverpool's African superstar Mohamed Salah has jumped ahead of Lionel Messi to the top of the European Golden Shoe table, while Cristiano Ronaldo has entered the top 10 for the first time this season.

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The Egyptian scored four goals in Liverpool's 5-0 win over Watford to break Fernando Torres' record for the best debut season at Anfield.

Overall, Salah has now scored 28 goals in the Premier League this season, which equals 56 points in the European Golden Shoe ranking, with the league's accumulator being rated as "two" by UEFA.

Messi follows in second place after he was replaced at the top by Salah following his four-goal showing. The Argentine currently sits on 25 league goals, which equals 50 points in the Golden Shoe ranking.

Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane and Ciro Immobile have all scored 24 league goals so far this season, equalling 48 points, while Benfica striker Jonas is the only player from outside Europe's top five leagues among the top 10.

The Brazilian has netted 31 goals in Portugal's Liga NOS, but with the Portuguese top flight not considered among Europe's top leagues by UEFA, Jonas' goals are only multiplied by 1.5, and as a consequence, he sits on 46.5 points.

Robert Lewandowski follows with 23 goals and 46 points, while Ronaldo has now scored 22 league goals, as many as Serie A's Mauro Icardi, which equals 44 points. Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez complete the top 11 with 21 goals and 42 points.

Read: Ronaldo Extends LaLiga Record Over Messi

Salah could become the first African winner of the European Golden Shoe, which has been handed out since the 1967/68 season.

Do you think Salah has what it takes to win the European Golden Shoe this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Mar 20, 2018 10:43 AM
You guys don't know that Egyptians aren't proud to be categorized amongst blacks, it'll be good for him and Egyptians as far as the pride of Africa I'm not quite sure of that.
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Munangwangwa Mar 20, 2018 08:35 AM
What's this rubbish?
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Nyathelas Joined: 12 Mar 2018
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Nyathelas Mar 20, 2018 07:20 AM
I thnk salah can do it if he stay injury free until season ends gud luck boy
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Boris Becker Mar 20, 2018 07:18 AM
He can get it as long as Barcelona win the treble
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macuka Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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macuka Mar 20, 2018 06:36 AM
@MAKHUBELA, Messi mi vula lowa Barcelona heh?
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Mar 20, 2018 05:51 AM
Salah will win it, he's perfomance is leading him to collect the goal score trophy
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chinyama Joined: 31 Aug 2016
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chinyama Mar 20, 2018 05:46 AM
@kmukume no is salah
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Kurato Joined: 20 Dec 2013
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Kurato Mar 20, 2018 03:53 AM
He's good but the King will always be the King...
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 19, 2018 10:53 PM
Epl is weak y he ws quite in italy?
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MAKHUBELA Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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MAKHUBELA Mar 19, 2018 09:48 PM
Salah deserves media attention, his at the best form of his life, better form that Messi and Ronaldo, i think the way he has taken Epl by storm he deserves Ballon d'or award
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Faysal Mar 19, 2018 08:47 PM
Im messi fan but realy I wish salah wins I wish wish wish and wish
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nazzi the second Mar 19, 2018 08:42 PM
Neymar?
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kmukume Joined: 17 Apr 2016
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kmukume Mar 19, 2018 08:14 PM
This guy, Salah is another Messi. Iam privileged to see them playing for my favourite teams.
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Mar 19, 2018 08:07 PM
Making Egypt and the whole of Africa proud

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