Top 10: European Golden Shoe contenders in 2013/14 (1)

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Luis Suarez has moved back top of the European Golden Shoe standings following his goal in Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby last week.

The Uruguayan striker failed to register in the Reds' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, but his 23 Premier League goals in just 19 appearances this season is still enough to see him leading the way in the race for that illustrious individual award.

Suarez is on course to smash the record of English top-flight goals scored in a regular 38-game season, and will surely stay in contention for the trophy for the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign.

Lionel Messi is the current holder of the European Golden Shoe, after the Barcelona maestro netted an impressive 46 goals in La Liga last season. However, given the Argentina international's injury problems this term, his chances of retaining the award look increasingly unlikely.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Francesco Totti, Marco van Basten, Eusebio and Gerd Muller also feature on the notable list of past winners, of an accolade that also takes into account the quality of domestic leagues around Europe, based on its UEFA coefficient ranking.

The coefficient ranking is determined by the success of each league's clubs in European competition over the previous five seasons, so goals scored will be multiplied accordingly to ascertain a player's overall points tally.

For example, a goal scored in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie 'A' or Bundesliga is multiplied by two, as these are the best domestic divisions in Europe, with the highest coefficient ranking, while Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie are multiplied by 1.5 due to sides in France in Holland enjoying less success in Europe.

Got it? Good. So, without further ado, click through the tabs - above or below - to check out the current top 10 ranked European Golden Shoe contenders for the 2013/14 campaign, and have your say in the comment box provided with who you think will win the award this year.

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