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Race for European Golden Shoe: Robert Lewandowski on Top, Far Ahead of Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo

Arjun Singh Devgan
Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to win the European Golden Shoe this season
Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to win the European Golden Shoe this season / MIGUEL MEDINA/Getty Images

The race for the European Golden Shoe among the strikers in the top 5 European Leagues is set to see a winner considering that all of the leagues in question are scheduled to finish by the end of the weekend.

Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski who lost the Golden Shoe race to Lazio's, Ciro Immobile by just two goals last season is leading the way this time around and in all probability, the Polish striker will win the honour considering that he has netted a staggering 40 goals in just 28 games in the Bundesliga so far.

The 32-year-old matched another Bayern legend in Gerd Muller's record which stood untouched for 39 years last weekend, and has a chance of going past him considering that he has one game remaining to play.

Lewandowski is far ahead of his closest competitors, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - who site in second and third place, respectively with 30 and 29 goals - with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Portuguese poacher, Andre Silva in fourth with 27 goals while Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland sit in fifth and sixth spot with 26 and 25 goals, respectively.

Ten of the last 12 Golden Shoe honours have been won by Messi and Ronaldo, prior to Immobile winning the award last year - though they don't stand a chance of winning it this time around and will look to scoop the award in the 2021/22 season.