The Stat-Based Top 30 Goal Scorers in Europe for 2010/11 (The REAL Golden Shoe)

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The Stat-Based Top 30 Goal Scorers in Europe for 2010/11 (The REAL Golden Shoe)
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I've decided we already have enough subjective rankings going on right now, so I went the "fact" route and compiled a Top 30 based purely on stats and actual goals scored instead of subjective measurements and counting assists as a tiebreaker (this will become important eventually, trust me).

As a bonus, I compared my rankings, based on pure goal scoring in every official game played, to the cheap Golden Shoe award that supposedly rewards Europe's top scorer by not counting any sort of Cup or European goals in it and then multiplying them at will depending on the "level" of the league you played in. You'll see how unfair the Golden Shoe ranking is in a few moments.

So, will your favourite striker rank as a Top 30 goal scorer in all of Europe?

Find out...

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