The pursuit for the 2021-22 Golden Shoe is warming up, as star strikers from across Europe battle it out to earn the honour of being the continent’s top scorer.
Recall that last season’s winner was none other than a star Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who scored an enormous 41 goals – can he do the same this year again? This is the question sport analysis and fans asked everday.
The Polish star striker will have to beat back competition from the likes of Mohamed Salah and Erling Haaland, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be keen to have a say too.
*Note : this list of Golden Shoe 2021-22 contenders includes only top scorers from Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
List of 10 Players for Golden shoe 2021-22
Below is the list :
- Robert Lewandowski | Bayern Munich | 31 goals (62)
Robert Lewandowski this one of the player that is moving from strength to strength at Bayern Munich and, even at the age of 33, is showing no signs of slowing down this quite amazing. Lewandowski is the defending holder of the European Golden Shoe and could very well win it two years in a row.
He hit the ground running during the start of the 2021-22 Bundesliga campaign and has maintained momentum through the season, he is at the moment having the highest goals and leading well.
If he continue on present form then he is likely to again win the Golden Shoe 2021-22 again according to some analysis.
- Karim Benzema | Real Madrid | 24 goals (48)
The second on the list for Golden Shoe 2021-22 is Real Madrid star, Karim Benzema.
No thought that so far the season has been one for the marked resurgence of Karim Benzema, with the Real Madrid veteran still proving an enormous asset to his team. After a productive summer with France during Euro 2020, Benzema has continued his form for Los Blancos, scoring a hat-trick against Celta Vigo and now a double against Mallorca.
- Dusan Vlahovic | Fiorentina & Juventus | 21 goals (42)
Third on the list of the first 10 major contender Golden Shoe 2021-22 is a Serbia international Dusan Vlahovic who has earned a reputation as a formidable goalscorer in Serie A and continues to shine after making the move to Juventus.
Vlahovic is also doing good in the season at the moment.
- Ciro Immobile | Lazio | 21 goals (42)
Lazio star Ciro Immobile scored a whopping 20 goals in Serie A last season as they finished sixth in the table, and will no doubt try to best his record.
Now a European Championship winner with Italy, the striker will be eager to push for a higher finish in Serie A this year.
He is the fourth on the list with at the moment and with present form he is likely to score more and more.
- Patrik Schick | Bayer Leverkusen | 20 goals (40)
Patrik Schick is the fifth on the list, the Czech international player finished the 2020-21 Bundesliga season having scored nine goals, and is set to far surpass that this year.
Schick is Bayer Leverkusen’s main man up front, and part of the squad hoping to clinch a Champions League spot this year.
- Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 20 goals (40)
Mohamed Salah is the 6 on the list of Golden Shoe 2021-22, he is also eyeing the Premier League Golden Boot this year as Liverpool try to clinch their second title in three years consecutively.
M. Salah has been impressive already this season, netting against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
- Wissam Ben Yedder | Monaco | 17 goals (34)
Wissam Ben Yedder netted an impressive 20 Ligue 1 goals in his second season playing for Monaco after moving to France from Sevilla, and could very well bypass his tally this campaign.
- Martin Terrier | Rennes | 17 goals (34)
The 24-year-old French professional footballer has been in excellent form this season, including scoring a hat-trick away to Saint-Etienne.
- Christopher Nkunku | RB Leipzig | 16 goals (32)
The french professional player and ex-PSG striker has put it all together in 2021-22, becoming his side’s biggest attacking threat and leading to rumours of a move to a bigger club.
- Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund | 16 goals (32)
The 10 on the list of Golden Shoe 2021-22 is Erling Braut Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team.
At just 21 years of age, Erling Haaland is already battling with Robert Lewandowski for the honour of the Bundesliga top scorer.
Haaland continues to be absolutely prolific in front of goal, scoring braces against both Bayer Leverkusen and Union Berlin with a great vision.
There are indeed many more as the list of Golden Shoe 2021-22 this can continue down, however im this article we analysis and present just 10 major contenders.
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