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Ciro Immobile crowned European Golden Shoe winner ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski

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Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has been crowned the 2020 European Golden Shoe winner with 35 goals in 36 games.

Cristiano Ronaldo, on 31 goals, was the only player who could have caught the striker but Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has opted to rest the forward for their final game of the season.

Lewandowski, left, scored 34 Bundesliga goals in 2019/20

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski finishes second, one goal behind the Lazio star on 34.

Lazio's Ciro Immobile has been crowned the 2020 European Golden Shoe winner with 35 goals
The 30-year-old has had his most prolific season in front of goal for the Serie A side

The 30-year-old has had his most prolific season in front of goal for the Serie A side.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have previously dominated the award with the Portugal captain winning the prize four times and the Argentina star winning six.

Messi had held the award for the last three seasons but finished 10 goals behind Immobile who has enjoyed a sensational campaign.

The 30-year-old has had his most prolific spell in front of goal with 38 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player who could have caught Immobile but has been rested

Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player who could have caught Immobile but has been rested

His form had seen Lazio had mount a serious title challenge before coronavirus brought a halt to European football. The club dropped to fourth after a run of five games without a win but they could still finish second if results go their way tonight.

The striker becomes the first non-Barca player to pick up the prize since Ronaldo was victorious in 2015.

Serie A is the last European league to finish its domestic fixtures, with the Bundesliga, LaLiga and the Premier League having wrapped up their campaigns. And with one game to go, Immobile could add to his current tally.

Lionel Messi had won the award for the last three seasons but finished 10 goals behind his rival

Lionel Messi had won the award for the last three seasons but finished 10 goals behind his rival

He will set a Serie A record for the most goals scored in a single season if he managed to net twice against Napoli tonight.

Gonzalo Higuain currently holds the title after he managed 36 in the 2015-2016 campaign.

The last player to win the prize ahead of Messi was Luis Suarez in 2016 when the forward scored 40 goals in LaLiga.

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