Euro 2021 top goal scorer: Updated rankings in the Golden Boot race

Euro 2021 top goal scorer: Updated rankings in the Golden Boot race



It’s that man again at the top of another goal-scorer ranking. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo currently leads the Euro 2021 top scorer chart with three goals, for the moment edging out Patrik Schick (Czech Republic), Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) and Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) by virtue of his one assist (more on tiebreakers below).

The 36-year-old Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer at Euro tournaments (12 goals and counting) and he was the most recent top scorer in the Italian Serie A with Juventus (29 goals).

The oddsmakers at DraftKings have Ronaldo and Lukaku as co-favorites for the award.

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If players score the same number of goals, there are tiebreakers that determine their final ranking in the scoring charts. These were implemented by UEFA beginning with the Euro 2008 tournament:

  1. Most assists provided in Euro 2021
  2. Fewest minutes played in Euro 2021
  3. Most goals scored during Euro 2021 qualifying (including playoffs)
  4. Fewest cards (yellow and red combined) in Euro 2021
  5. Fewest cards (yellow and red combined) in Euro 2021 qualifying

The updated scoring charts follow below. If “Own Goal” was an actual entry in these rankings, it would be in the lead. The six own goals scored during the tournament are double the tournament-leading three tallies by Ronaldo, Schick, Lukaku and Wijnaldum.

Euro 2021 Top Scorers

Ranking Player Team Goals Assists Minutes Played
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 3 1 180
  Patrik Schick Czech Republic 3 0 236
  Romelu Lukaku Belgium 3 0 264
  Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands 3 0 270
4. Memphis Depay Netherlands 2 2 237
  Andriy Yarmolenko Ukraine 2 1 250
  Roman Yaremchuk Ukraine 2 1 250
  Ciro Immobile Italy 2 1 171
  Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland 2 1 217
  Ivan Perisic Croatia 2 1 261
  Manuel Locatelli Italy 2 0 160
  Yussuf Poulsen Denmark 2 0 211
  Denzel Dumfries Netherlands 2 0 225
  Raheem Sterling England 2 0 246

Note: Total of 37 players tied with one goal in the tournament.

According to UEFA, there was no official top scorer award before Euro 1996. Here are the winners of the top scorer award since it was instituted:

Euros Top Scorers (since 1996)

Year Player Team Goals
1996 Alan Shearer England 5
2000 Patrick Kluivert Netherlands 5
  Savo Milošević Yugoslavia 5
2004 Milan Baros Czech Republic 5
2008 David Villa Spain 4
2012 Fernando Torres Spain 3
2016 Antoine Griezmann France 6





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