The European Golden Shoe is an annual award that is presented to the highest league scorer in Europe at the end of each season.
Only league goals from the top division are eligible for the European Golden Shoe, with each strike earning points in a weighted system depending on the quality of league.
The award was created in 1968 and until 1991 the prize simply went to the highest goalscorer on the continent, regardless of the strength of league. The rules were then changed to the current weighting system as too many players from weaker leagues had been winning the prize.
Lionel Messi has won the most European Golden Shoe titles. The Argentine legend has triumphed on six occasions, most recently in 2018/19 for Barcelona.