Top 10: European Golden Shoe contenders (1)

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It's a goalscoring title - so no surprise Lionel Messi is the current holder of the European Golden Shoe.

Awarded each season to the top scorer in league fixtures from the top division of every national top-flight league in Europe, the Barcelona superstar has claimed the title the last three campaigns.

But will anyone be able to wrestle the Golden Shoe from Messi's foot this year? We consider the contenders.

Incidentally, the award is not basely solely on the sheer number of goals scored during a season - the rankings also take into account the difficulty of opponent faced.

So a goal in the Premier League, La Liga or Bundesliga - as three of Europe's toughest leagues - would be weighted more than one in Portugal's Liga Sagres.

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