Top scorer in 2019: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Raheem Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman for goals

No official award is given to the player who ends the calendar year top of the chart – that’s what Golden Boots are for – but it does come with some sort of prestige.

The usual faces are vying for the number one spot with four Premier League players in the top 10.

So, looking at players from England’s top flight, along with Serie A, LaLiga, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, here are the top scorers of 2019.