Top ten contenders for Golden Boot 2020/21
1. Robert Lewandowski
Scoring 55 goals in all competitions for Bayern Munich in the previous season and winning the Golden Boot, Lew andowski has refused to rest as the Polish striker was sensational this season as well and continues to score constantly. Although, with 35 goals now, his absence from the game due to current muscle injury can take a toll on his trophy.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo started this season with a slow pace but had never stopped scoring. He is still the Serie-A top-scorer with 25 goals for Juventus. Taking advantage of Lewandowski’s injury to close in on the 10-goal gap between the two can lead to his fourth Golden boot.
3. Lionel Messi
In his 17 years of domination at FC Barcelona, Messi has been the European Golden Boot winner six times. With Barcelona struggling this season and a knock-out from the Champions League has certainly left Messi to reconsider extending his contract at the club. Still, the Argentine is doing well for himself, scoring 23 goals by far this season.
4. Andre Silva
Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva was nowhere close to being on this list by the end of 2020, so for him to be the third top scorer, clashing with Messi in Europe’s top five leagues, shows how productive he’s been in 2021. He currently has 23 goals in Germany’s Bundesliga.
5. Kylian Mbappe
At the early of 22, The Frenchman ensured that everyone knows the name Kylian Mbappe, especially after his superb performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Mbappe already has 170 career goals and is going strong with 21 goals this season for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain.
6. Romelu Lukaku
Ever since joining Inter Milan from Manchester United in 2019, Lukaku has been on the rise and has become the club’s main target man. With his contribution of 21 goals in Serie-A, He is leading Inter to their 19th League title.
7. Erling Haaland
The Norwegian goal-scoring machine, Erling Haaland, caught everyone’s attention ever since after a great season for Red Bull Salzburg in 2019. But, ever since signing for the German giants, Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has scored at least once against Dortmund’s encounter with every team in the Champions League. The 20-year-old has been on the radar for every big European club. He also, with 21 goals, has tied for fourth place with Mbappe and Lukaku.
8. Gerard Moreno
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno hit the ground running in 2020-21, brimming full of confidence after scoring 18 goals in La Liga the previous season. The Spain international is the focal point for The Yellow Submarine and scored an important goal against Real Madrid as they secured a point in November, making it a total of 19 goals scored so far.
9. Karim Benzema
The burden to carry Madrid had all come to Benzema’s shoulders ever since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the club. Benzema often plays unselfishly and gives chances to his teammates, ensuring Real’s victory. Despite that, he managed to score 19 goals. He has gotten a great outcome so far this season, with Madrid back on top of La Liga and onwards with the Champions League.
10. Luis Suarez
It took Atletico Madrid absolutely no time to take the top pedestal in La Liga for weeks since they signed Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has fired 19 shots into the back of the net and has greatly influenced Atletico. His current injury has been costing them for a week now, compromising their lead in the league.