HENRIKH MKHITARYAN THIRD IN THE 2012-S13 EUROPEAN GOLDEN SHOE RANKING

ARMRADIO.AM
17:03 27.11.2012

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, midfielder of the Armenian national team and
Shakhtar Donetsk, is the third among the contenders for the 2012-13
edition of the European Golden Shoe, awarded by European Sports
Magazines.

Argentinean striker Lionel Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona, is on
top of the list with 19 goals, followed by Lithuanian forward Art┼"ras
Rimkevi─~Mius, who plays for ┼*iauliai. Armenian midfielder Henrikh
Mkhitaryan comes third with 17 goals scored this season.

The European Golden Shoe, formerly known as the European Golden Boot,
is an association football award presented each season to the leading
goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European
national league.

Since the 1996-97 season, European Sports Media have awarded the
Golden Shoe based on a points system that allows players in tougher
leagues to win even if they score fewer goals than a player in a
weaker league. 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
list are multiplied by a factor of two, and goals scored in the
leagues ranked six to 21 are multiplied by 1.5