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Euro 2024: Who will win the Golden Boot?

Euro 2024 is fast approaching and, along with speculation over who will win the tournament and which teams will do well, there is interest and betting opportunities on individual players. Betting on the top scorer is one of the most popular markets on individual players and this time around there are a number of contenders to win the golden boot.

At Euro 2020 irt was a close battle between the Czech Republic’s Patrick Schick and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. With both men scoring five goals, it was Ronaldo who was awarded the golden boot by virtue of having more assists,

As we look forward to the Euro 2024 we anticipate who will finish as top scorer. Will it be Ronaldo again, in what many predict will be his final major international tournament? Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane will be strongly fancied, however, there is always the chance that an unexpected name will emerge to take the honours.

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Leading candidates to win the golden boot at Euro 2024

We have picked out the players who we think will be the main contenders to win the golden boot at Euro 2024. Here is our list of the main favourites:

Harry Kane – England

England’s record scorer Kane will captain the side at Euro 2024. With an impressive track record under his belt, Kane will be aiming to lead England to their first major silverware since 1966. In the 2018 World Cup finals, Kane won the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup and his goalscoring record at club level is also highly impressive.

The move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich has seen his goalscoring go from strength to strength. In Euro 2020, although Kane played well, England’s goals came from other sources. You would imagine that the former Spurs forward will want to make is mark with goals as well as performances this time round.

Read more about England at Euro 2024 here!

Kylian Mbappe – France

The blisteringly quick, skillful goal machine that is Kylian Mbappé is expected to play a major role for a French side who are among the tournament favourites at Euro 2024. He is also expected to figure highly in the race for the European Football Championship’s golden boot. The PSG player, who is set to join Real Madrid this summer, is a true superstar and has deomnstrated his goalscoring credentiqals year after year. In the 2022 World Cup, Mbappé won the golden boot with a total of eight goals.

Like Kane, Mbappé surprisingly went goalless at Euro 2020. However, this is not the norm for the man tipped to overtake Olivier Giroud as the French national team’s all time leading scorer. Given the fact that France are likely to reach the latter stages it would be a surprise if Mbappe didn’t figure amongst the tournament’s leading marksmen.

Read more about France at Euro 2024 here!

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

He may be 38-years-old, but Ronaldo cannot be ruled out of the race to be top scorer at the Euros. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid legend continues to exceed expectations and continues to bang in the goals in both club and international football.

As the top goalscorer in European Championship history, “CR7” secured the golden boot at Euro 2020. The football phenomenon, considered by many to be one of the world’s best of all time, may not play with quite the same intensity as he did in his prime, but he is still one of the best goalscorers in the world. A key man in Portugal’s flawless qualifying campaign, Ronaldo will be ready for the Euros where he will bid to secure the golden boot for the second time in a row.

Read more about Portugal at Euro 2024 here!

Romelu Lukaku – Belgium

The European Championship’s top scorer in the qualifiers, Romelu Lukaku, is another in the line of possible winners of the golden boot at the Euros. His physical presence and strength make him a difficult opponent for defenders, while his finishing ability and keen sense of goal make him a reliable goalscorer.

Despite his size, Lukaku is also quick and agile. He is clearly a hot candidate for the European Championship’s golden shoe!

Read more about Belgium at Euro 2024 here!

Álvaro Morata – Spain

Atletico Madrid star Álvaro Morata will be looking to erase the memories of Euro 2020, where he missed a crucial penalty in the semi-final against Italy.

Morata has shown more confidence of late and both his performances and his goal output for La Roja have improved since the 2022 World Cup. He is playing well for his club Atlético Madrid and an in form Morata in a Spain side capable of mounting a serious challenge will be a genuine contender for the golden boot at Euro 2024.

Read more about Spain at Euro 2024 here!

Niclas Füllkrug – Germany

Germany have been going through something of a transitional phase and they will be hoping that a home tournament will give them sufficient impetus to turn the tide. The bookies fancy the hosts to perform better and Germany are seeking to put early exits at the World Cup and the Euros behind them. They will hope that late developer Niclas Füllkrug can provide a much-needed boost.

Despite his relatively late debut in the German national team, the Dortmund player’s impressive goal average has made him a player to watch, especially with the support of the home crowd.

Read more about Germany at Euro 2024 here!

Rasmus Höjlund – Denmark

Manchester United star Rasmus Höjlund was Denmark’s top scorer in the European Championship qualifiers with four goals. The 21-year-old, who made his debut in the Danish national team in 2022, is making his first appearance in the finals of the Euros and expectations for the talented striker are high among the Danes.

Höjlund’s technical skill and ball control enable him to create scoring chances both for himself and for his teammates. In the national team, he has averaged over 0.5 goals per game, whether he will reach Jon Dahl Tomasson’s goal record of 52 goals remains to be seen, but if Höjlund continues at the same pace as he started, then it is a distinct possibility.

Read more about Denmark at Euro 2024 here!

Aleksandar Mitrovic – Serbia

Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a consistent goalscorer in club and international football. At Fulham, Mitrovic hit an impressive 97 goals in 173 games and for the national team shirt the goal average is well over 0.5 goals per game.

The 29-year-old has been Serbia’s best goalscorer of all time for a long time, and now the question is whether he can also compete for the golden boot at Euro 2024. If Serbia go deep into the tournament, Mitrovic could be a bit of a dark horse for the top scorer accolade.

Read more about Serbia at Euro 2024 here!

Joselu – Spain

Real Madrid striker Joselu is a geniune late developer. He made his debut for La Roja as a 32-year-old in 2023 and since then he has established himself as an important part of the squad. The former Stoke City and Newcastle United forward has always been good in the air and a willing worker, but over the last few seasons his ability to get into goalscoring positions and his finishing have improved.

His physical presence and ability to win aerial duels make him dangerous in the penalty area and make him an exellent focal point upfront. In the European Championship qualifiers, Joselu scored for four goals and contributed two assists. If he is played from the start in the Euros, he will be an interesting outside bet to win the golden boot.

Read more about Spain at Euro 2024 here!

Euro 2024 top scorer odds

These are the odds from bet365 on the race to win the golden boot at Euro 2024. Odds are correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

Kylian Mbappe5/1
Harry Kane11/2
Cristiano Ronaldo12/1
Jude Bellingham14/1
Olivier Giroud20/1
Romelu Lukaku20/1
Antoine Griezmann25/1
Jamal Musiala25/1
Bukayo Saka28/1
Alvaro Morata33/1
Goncalo Ramos33/1
Kai Havertz33/1
Phil Foden33/1
Rasmus Höjlund 33/1
Aleksandar Mitrovic 40/1
Niclas Füllkrug 40/1

Best scorers in the European Championship of all time

Over the years, the Euros has provided a platform for a whole host of high quality goalscorers. Frenchman Michel Platini, a footballer of the highet order as well as a regular on the scoresheet, scored nine goals at Euro 1984, which fired him into the lead as the tournament’s all-time top scorer.

But Platini’s total was passed during Euro 2020 where Ronaldo scored five goals, taking his overall tally to 14.

Third on the list are Antoine Griezmann of France and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer of England, with seven goals each. Griezmann, who is in the French squad at Euro 2024, has a good chance of moving up to second place. To reach Platini’s total, two goals or more are required. In joint fifth place we find Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with six goals.

Check out the alltime list of goalscorers at the Euros in the table below:

1Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal143
2Michel Platini France91
3Antoine Griezmann France71
Alan Shearer England72
5Alvaro Morata Spain60
Thierry Henry France60
Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden61
Patrick Kluivert Netherlands60
Romelu Lukaku Belgium61
Nuno Gomes Portugal60
Wayne Rooney England61
Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands61
13Milan Baros Czech Republic50
Fernando Torres Spain50
Mario Gomez Germany50
Jurgen KlinsmannGermany51
Robert Lewandowski  Poland50
Savo Milošević Yugoslavia50
Patrick Schick Czech Republic51
Marco van Basten Netherlands50
Zinedine Zidane France52
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Cristiano Ronaldo won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 with five goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all time leading scorer at the Euros with 14 goals.

Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the favourites to be the top scorer at Euro 2024.


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