Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot

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Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot

After a year of postponement, UEFA EURO 2020 is back for the football fans. Besides lifting the trophy, the race for Golden Boot will be worth watching. The Golden boot will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the tournament. In this article we have mentioned Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot.

The best goal-scorers in the world will be against each other for the prestigious Golden Boot in the Euro 2020. The race for the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 is going to be a fiercely contested affair with some of the biggest superstars in the race.

Antoine Griezmann of France was the top scorer in Euro 2016 and is the current holder of the Golden Boot. He had scored six goals in seven starts for France in Euro 2016 to bag the Golden Boot.

Antoine Griezmann Euro 2016 Golden Boot Winner
Antoine Griezmann Euro 2016 Golden Boot Winner

Here are Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot :

Cristiano Ronaldo (PORTUGAL)

Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot - Cristiano Ronaldo
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – Cristiano Ronaldo

Even at the age of 36, Ronaldo is showing to signs of slowing down.  He tops our list of the Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot. He won Euro 2016 Silver Boot in the last edition when Portugal won the euro’s. Although his last season with Juventus was not too good according to his own standards, he has averaged almost a goal per game. Ronaldo become the second player ever to score more than 100 international goals, now is aiming to beat Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals in this tournament. Ronaldo has the second-highest international goals (103) and can get past record holder Ali Daei (109). Cristiano Ronaldo can also lift this coveted trophy for the second time in his career.

Harry Kane (ENGLAND)

Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot - Harry Kane
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – Harry Kane

Harry Kane had a memorable season for Tottenham Hostpur on the personal front. Kane scored 23 goals in the Premier League this season to clinch the Golden Boot. He also bagged 14 assists – most by any player in the English top-flight this season.

Now he will be looking forward to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot. He had won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup in 2018. With players like Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden, and Mason Mount assisting him, it would be much easier for him to win the top goal scorer award.

Kylian Mbappe (FRANCE)

Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot - Kylian Mbappe
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe won the Best Young Player prize at the World Cup but now he is recognized as a world class player. He has an unstoppable pace, smart decision making and good conversion rate of scoring chances which makes him one of the most enjoyable players to watch in world football.

Mbappe is one of the best forwards in the game currently. In 47 games for PSG this season, he bagged 42 goals and provided 11 assists. France are also one of the favourites to win Euro 2020 but that can be possible, if their main man Mbappe scores lot of goals.

Romelu Lukaku (BELGIUM)

Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot - Romelu Lukaku
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – Romelu Lukaku

Antonio Conte has helped Romelu Lukaku to improve himself and now he is one of the most lethal strikers in the world. He has been in sensational form last season that saw Inter Milan lift the Scudetto for the first time in a decade.

In 32 starts in Serie A, he scored 24 goals and assisted 11 times. With a playmaker like Kevin de Bruyne providing him assistance, he will have more chances winning the Golden Boot in Euro 2020.

Memphis Depay (NETHERLANDS)

Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot - Memphis Depay
Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot – Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay is a dark horse in this list of Top 5 Contenders to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot. Depay scored 20 Ligue 1 goals this season only behind Kylian Mbappe and provided the most assists(12). He has into into the main attacking threat in Frank de Boer’s colourful side.
Another reason why Memphis Depay can win Euro 2020 Golden Boot is that Netherlands are in a group with North Macedonia, Austria and Ukraine. The Dutch team should top the group without any major difficulty and Depay can score a lot of goals against these much weaker sides.