The Portugal international went top following his wonder strike against Valencia, but the Liverpool star's strike against Crystal Palace has moved him back to joint-leader
Liverpool star Luis Suarez has drawn back level with Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the rankings for the European Golden Shoe thanks to his goal in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday.

Suarez scored his side's third in their remarkable clash with Tony Pulis' men - in which the home side scored all three of their goals in the final 15 minutes - to move on to 31 for the season in the Premier League.

Lionel Messi netted once in Barcelona's 2-2 draw versus Getafe on Saturday and has now moved into third position ahead of Atletico Madrid hitman Diego Costa, who didn't add to his tally against Levante.

Salzburg duo Jonatan Soriano and Alan both scored once in their side's 4-0 win over Ried, with the former occupying fifth place and the latter sitting ninth.

Heerenveen striker Alfred Finnbogason was crowned Eredivisie top scorer at the weekend after scoring one goal in the Friezen's 3-0 win over RKC.

Rank
Player          
Country
Club
League
Weight
Goals
Points
1
POR
ESP
2
31 62
2
Luis Suarez
URU
Liverpool ENG
2
31 (+1)
62
3
Lionel Messi ARG Barcelona ESP
2
28
56
4
ESP
ESP
2
27
54
5
J. Soriano ESP  Salzburg AUT
1.5
31
46.5
6
A. Finnbogason
ISL
Heerenveen
NED
1.5
29
43.5
7
Ciro Immobile ITA Torino   ITA
2
21
42
8
Daniel Sturridge ENG Liverpool
ENG
2
20
40
9
Alan BRA Salzburg AUT
1.5
26
39
10
Luca Toni
ITA
Hellas Verona
ITA
2
19
38
=
Carlos Tevez ARG Juventus
ITA
2
19
38
=
Yaya Toure
CIV
Manchester City ENG
2
19
38
=
Jackson Martinez
COL
Porto POR
2
19
38

History & How It Works

Players such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Diego Forlan have won the European Golden Shoe in the past few seasons, with the Argentina international as the latest winner of the award following his 46 goals in 2012-13.

Other noteworthy winners include the likes of Francesco Totti, Luca Toni, Ronaldo, Marco van Basten, Eusebio and Gerd Muller.

The weightings are determined by the league's ranking on the Uefa coefficients, which in turn depend on the results of each league's clubs in European competition over the previous five seasons. Goals scored in the top five leagues according to the Uefa coefficients are multiplied by a factor of two, and goals scored in the leagues ranked six to 21 are multiplied by 1.5. Goals in all other leagues are worth one single point.

This measure has prevented players from so-called weaker leagues from winning the European Golden Shoe, since a goal scored in, for example, Armenia, Estonia or Azerbaijan, carries less weight than a goal scored in Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga or the Premier League.