Liverpool star Luis Suarez will share the European Golden Shoe with the Real Madrid and former Manchester United ace Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two forwards both netted 31 league goals in the last campaign to claim the award.The Uruguay international has been key to the Reds’ Champions League qualification bid this year and has picked up a number of honours to recognise that.
Suarez, 27, won player of the year accolades from the PFA, Football Writers’ Association and the Premier League in recent weeks, while also claiming a trio of trophies at the Liverpool Players’ Awards Dinner.
He has become only the second Anfield player to scoop the prestigeous European Golden Shoe, with Ian Rush picking it up in the 1983/84 season.Ronaldo, who has scooped the award twice before, could only guide Real Madrid to a third-place finish in La Liga this term, behind rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
It’s the second time the award has been shared, with Thierry Henry and Diego Forlan both claiming it in the 2004/05 term.