Top Five contenders to win UEFA EURO 2024 Golden boot

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Top Five contenders to win UEFA EURO 2024 Golden boot
Top Five contenders to win UEFA EURO 2024 Golden boot

UEFA EURO 2024 is all set to start in Germany. 24 nations will participate in the Europe’s biggest international tournament to fight for the title of the best. A lot of hype is there regarding the EURO Golden Boot. The player who scores the most number of goals in the tournament is awarded with the coveted Golden Boot. Some legendary players have won this award over the years. In this article, we have mentioned the top Five contenders to win UEFA EURO 2024 Golden boot. These five players have the most chances to be the highest goal scorer in Germany.

Before going towards the Golden Boot contenders at UEFA EURO 2024 Germany, we will take a look at the Golden Boot winners in the last ten editions of the EURO.

UEFA EURO Golden Boot Winners List (Last 10 editions)

Year Player Country
Held in 11 cities across Europe (2020) Cristiano Ronaldo 5 goals, 1 assist
France (2016) Antoine Griezmann 6 goals, 2 assists
Poland and Ukraine (2012) Fernando Torres 3 goals, 1 assist
Austria and Switzerland (2008) David Villa 4 goals
Portugal (2004) Milan Baroš 5 goals

The Golden Boot, a prestigious award given to the highest goal scorer, always grabs attention as fans eagerly await breathtaking goals and record-breaking performances. With the best talent from across Europe gathering to battle it out on the pitch, it promises to be a fierce competition. Every tournament has its own standout performers, and EURO 2024 won’t be any different. From Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski to Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane, the list of potential top goal scorers is stacked with talent. These players have consistently displayed their goal-scoring ability and will be determined to make their mark on the international stage.

The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals during the tournament. In case of a tie, the player with the most assists is awarded the Golden Boot. If there is still a tie, it is then decided by the number of minutes played.

Top Five contenders to win EURO 2024 Golden boot

5. Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

Top Five contenders to win EURO 2024 Golden boot
Top Five contenders to win EURO 2024 Golden boot – Robert Lewandowski

The Polish striker has been in scintillating form for both Bayern Munich and the national team. Lewandowski consistently finds the back of the net, and his lethal finishing makes him a nightmare for defenders. With his ability to score from any angle and distance, he will undoubtedly be a top contender for the Golden Boot at the EUROs. Lewandowski also scored two goals in the last edition but was unable to increase his tally as his nation exited at the Group Stage.

4. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Belgium Starting 11 2022 - Romelu Lukaku
Belgium Starting 11 2022 – Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian forward has been in phenomenal form for both Inter Milan and the national team. Lukaku’s physicality, pace, and goal-scoring prowess make him a constant threat to opposing defenses. He will be looking to make a big impact in EURO 2024 and lead Belgium’s charge for the title. Lukaku finished as the top scorer in EUROs qualifiers. He scored 14 goals in 8 games, so it’s quite obvious that he is expected to be among the top goal scorers at EURO 2024. With Kevin De Bruyne as his teammate, it would be quite easy for him to find the net.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Cristiano Ronaldo EURO 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo EURO 2024 golden boot

At the age of 39 years, most players are either retired or at the end stages of their career. But here is Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be among the top contender in the race of EURO 2024 top scorers. He is not showing any signs of slowing down. Ronaldo continues to be one of the biggest goal-scoring threats at the moment.

He is the all-time top goal scorer in international matches as well as in Euros. This achievement is enough to write his name in the current list of Golden Boot contenders. Ronaldo has scored at least one goal in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2021 Euro Cup. In the last Euro, he won the Golden Boot after scoring five goals. If Portugal manages to reach the latter stages of the tournament, then Ronaldo will surely be in contention to finish as the top scorer. Ronaldo has a proven track record in major tournaments and has won the Golden Boot in the past. His experience, skill, and hunger for success make him a strong contender for the EURO 2024 Golden Boot.

2. Harry Kane

World Cup 2022 Golden boot contender - Harry Kane
EURO 2024 Golden boot contender – Harry Kane

Here comes the winner of World Cup 2018 Golden Boot. Harry Kane scored six goals in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and clinched the Golden Boot. The skipper is at second place on the England all-time scorer’s list. After facing defeat in the final of Euro 2020, England will try to win the EURO 2024. To achieve that goal, the scoring prowess of Harry Kane is needed.

Kane’s ability to find pockets of space and his clinical finishing have made him one of the most feared strikers in Europe. With England’s strong attacking lineup, Kane will have plenty of opportunities to stake his claim for the Golden Boot.

1. Kylian Mbappe

World Cup 2022 golden boot contender - Kylian Mbappe
EURO golden boot contender – Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe’s blistering pace, technical skills, and clinical finishing have earned him numerous accolades. Having already won the FIFA World Cup, he will be eager to add the EURO 2024 Golden Boot to his collection.