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Marc Lloyd-Williams
Marc Lloyd-Williams celebrates his 33rd goal of the season at Carmarthen
      Gls Val Pts
1 Thierry Henry Arsenal (ENG) 25 2 50
2 Marek Mintál FC Nürnberg (GER) 22 2 44
3 Samuel Eto'o FC Barcelona (ESP) 21 2 42
4 V Montella AS Roma (ITA) 20 2 40
5 Liedson Sporting (POR) 24 1.5 36
6 Andy Johnson Crystal Palace (ENG) 18 2 36
7 Diego Forlán Villarreal CF (ESP) 18 2 36
8 Fatih Tekke Trabzonspor (TUR) 23 1.5 34.5
9 R Oliveira Real Betis (ESP) 17 2 34
10= Dirk Kuijt Feyenoord (NED) 22 1.5 33
10= Lloyd-Williams TNS (WAL) 33 1 33
MARC Lloyd-Williams is the leading scorer in European football with 33 goals, but will again miss out on the ESM Golden Shoe award because of the ranking system used.
Goals scored in Spain, Italy, Germany, France and England are multiplied by two to emphasise the difference in international performance level with other countries receiving a multiplier of 1.5.
So Thierry Henry's 25 goals for Arsenal put him easily in the lead with a points total of 50, leaving TNS marksman Jiws in equal tenth place.
The award was introduced first in 1967/8 by France Football magazine. No award was made during the early years of the League of Wales, but Dave Taylor of Porthmadog (now player/boss of Buckley Town) was Europe's leading scorer in 1993/4 with 43 goals.
European Sports Magazines reinstated the award in 1996/7 season when Barry Town's Tony Bird scored most goals (42) but missed out due to the new coefficient system.
The same fate befell Lloyd-Williams in 2001/2 when his 47 goals in a season for Bangor City was diluted by the ranking system.
14 April 2021