European Golden Shoe: The 21/22 leaders

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=4. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) - 10 goals
=4. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) - 10 goals
=5. Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) - 9 goals
=5. Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) - 9 goals
=3. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 12 goals
=3. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 12 goals
=4. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 10 goals
=4. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 10 goals
=4. Jonathan David (Lille) - 10 goals
=4. Jonathan David (Lille) - 10 goals
=5. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 9 goals
=5. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - 9 goals
2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 13 goals
2. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 13 goals
=5. Giovanni Simeone (on loan at Hellas Verona fro
=5. Giovanni Simeone (on loan at Hellas Verona from Cagliari) - 9 goals
1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 14 goals
1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 14 goals
=5. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) - 9 goals
=5. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) - 9 goals
=5. Gaetan Laborde (Stade Rennais) - 9 goals
=5. Gaetan Laborde (Stade Rennais) - 9 goals
=3. Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina) - 12 goals
=3. Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina) - 12 goals

The race for the 2021/22 European Golden Shoe is heating up as stars from the continent's top five leagues continue to impress. Here are the 12 top goalscorers in Europe so far this season!

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah continued his fine form in this campaign with a brace in the Reds' 4-1 win over Everton on Wednesday night.

Those two strikes have taken the attacker to 13 English top-flight goals, giving him a comfortable lead as the Premier League's top goalscorer so far in this campaign, with his closest competitor, Jamie Vardy, only on nine strikes.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see the leading scorers in Europe's top five leagues so far this season

Meanwhile, in Spain, Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior has joined the race for this season's Golden Shoe, having already tripled his 2020/21 LaLiga goals tally.

The Brazilian has nine league strikes to his name, and his impressive form has resulted in Eden Hazard seemingly falling down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu. 

Fiorentina superstar Dusan Vlahovic is another who has been clinical in front of goal this season, and is reportedly being tracked by a host of clubs as a result. 

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The Serbian ended the previous campaign with 21 Serie A goals, and is en route to bettering that total as he currently has 12 league strikes in this campaign.  

Other big names who are among the top scorers in this campaign include Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski, who were among the frontrunners for the 2021 Ballon d'Or – scroll through the gallery above to see the leading goalscorers in Europe's top five leagues so far this season!

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Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain)
Isco (Real Madrid)
Isco (Real Madrid)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)
Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur)
Luuk de Jong (Barcelona)
Luuk de Jong (Barcelona)
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona)
Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona)