The award is presented by the European Sports Media.
The current leaders for the award are three players plying their trade in Norway, yet some of the continent’s big hitters are quickly rising up the standings.
The award, will be given out after the close of this current season, so there is still plenty of time for the likes of Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah to put themselves in a strong position to secure the honour.
Golden Boots standings (as of November 21)
- Ohi Omoijuanfo (Molde/Norway): 25 goals – 37.5 points
- Thomas Lehne Olsen (Lillestrom/Norway): 21 goals – 31.5 points
- Veton Berisha (Viking Stavanger/Norway): 20 goals – 30 points
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern/Germany): 14 goals – 28 points
- Mikkel Dahl (Torshavn/Faroe Islands): 27 goals – 27 points
- Ricardo Gomes (Partizan/Serbia): 17 goals – 25.5 points
- Henri Anier (Paide Linnameeskond/Estonia): 24 goals – 24 points
- Mohammed Salah (Liverpool/England): 11 goals – 22 points
- Zakaria Beglarishvili (Levadia/Estonia): 22 goals – 22 points
- Michael Frey (Royal Antwerp/Belgium): 14 goals – 21 points
- Rauno Sappinen (Flora Tallinn/Estonia): 21 goals – 21 points
- Erik Botheim (Bodo/Glimt/Norway): 14 goals – 21 points
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/Spain): 10 goals – 20 points
- Ciro Immobile (Lazio/Italy): 10 goals – 20 points
- Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina/Italy): 10 goals – 20 points
- Georgie Kelly (Bohemians/Ireland): 20 goals – 20 points
- Arthur Cabral (Basel/Switzerland): 13 goals – 19.5 points
- Dembo Darboe (Shakhtyor Soligorsk/Belarus): 19 goals – 19 points
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund/Germany): 9 goals – 18 points
- Gio Simeone (Hellas Verona/Italy): 9 goals – 18 points
Ohi Omoijuanfo is leading the way
Ohi Omoijuanfo might be a name that not many are familiar with, but Molde’s Norwegian striker has been in fine form so far this season and has grabbed 24 goals, which is comfortably ahead of Lewandowski’s 13 for the time being.
“Every goal scored in the top five leagues is rewarded with two points. In the lower leagues with one point. Among them are leagues where a goal is awarded 1.5 points,” the European Sports Media explain on their website.