Roma captain Francesco Totti has won Europe's Golden Boot after scoring 26 goals in Serie A this season.

Totti had to wait until last night to learn if Real Madrid striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy could catch up to him in the final La Liga game.

However, the Dutchman ended his campaign with 25 goals, having been substituted at half-time against Real Mallorca.

This is the second consecutive year that an Italian has won the prestigious trophy, as last season Luca Toni hit 31 Serie A goals for Fiorentina.

The contest is decided via a coefficient system based on the difficulty of scoring in each nation.

Afonso Alves came in third after scoring 34 goals for Dutch outfit Heerenveen.

In terms of the system, Totti earned 52 points, whereas van Nistelrooy's 25 goals were worth 50 points.