Who Will Become the UEFA Euro 2021 Top Scorer
The prestigious European tournament, UEFA Euro 2021, is set to be kicked off in a couple of months. With so much anticipation building around, there is also a situation of uncertainty due to COVID-19. In the latest iteration of the virus, the future of the tournaments is in balance. However, if all things go as planned, football fans are in for a treat.
The tournament will begin on June 11, 2021, and the final be played on July 11, 2021. With 30 days of non-stop football action, we are in for a treat. The betting is at an all-time, and the Europeans and football fans outside Europe cannot wait to see their favourite teams in action. So much hype is building around the competition, and so many questions are pouring in.
For now, we will start with the simple one – who will be crowned with the top scorer award in UEFA Euro 2021? Let’s discuss possible contenders for the golden boot, but before doing that, let’s see how many teams will be battling it out to win the trophy.
Teams Participating in UEFA Euro 2021
After a one-year postponement, we are finally ready to see European football on our TV sets. Let’s go through the teams that will be battling it out toe-to-toe in the competition to claim the prized possession.
A total of 24 teams will be playing in the tournament, and they will be allotted in their respective groups. We will glance at the groups briefly:
Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Russia
Group C: Austria, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Ukraine
Group D: Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Scotland
Group E: Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
Group F: France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal
We have the groups lined up. Now let’s see the possible names that could win the golden boot in UEFA Euro 2021.
Potential Top Scorer in Euro 2021
Let’s take a look at the rundown on who could emerge as the potential top goal scorer of the UEFA Euro 2021 competition. There may not be unknown names in the name, but we have shortlisted some of the most obvious ones with a reason to them.
Cristiano Ronaldo | Portugal | Juventus
He’s the first name on the roster, Cristiano Ronaldo, and comes without surprise. We are talking about a player who has registered his name as one of the greatest athletes of all time. However, the only downside Cristiano will be facing is a complex group, and above all, his declining age.
In a group where Portugal will be facing Germany, Spain, and World Cup champions France, chances look slim for the Portuguese star. As a plus side, Portugal will be loaded with megastars in their team.
The first name is Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United talisman, looking to go all guns blazing. Other notable mentions include Bernardo Silva, Felix, and Diogo Jota. At the back, Portugal has João Cancelo, Nuno Mendes, Ruben Dias, and veteran defender Pepe.
With such a strong side, probably better than the German side at least, does Cristiano Ronaldo stand a chance to be a superstar once again? At the age of 36, the Italian League Series A’s highest scorer is still Cristiano Ronaldo. But he can reproduce his success on an important level, is the real question? Only time will tell.
Kylian Mbappe | France | PSG
The current World Cup defending champion, Kylian Mbappe, is another contention player to win the European Golden Boot. With an exquisite experience of playing with players like Cavani, Neymar, Pogba, and Griezmann, the Frenchman will be brimming with confidence.
However, the real problem lies in the initial stages of the group. Being placed in a death group, Mbappe will be facing some of the top defenders across Europe, barring any injury. The Frenchman combines an elite quality to leap into action with his blistering pace and jaw-dropping finishing.
Kylian Mbappe currently tops the chart as the leading goal scorer of his domestic league, Ligue 1, where he’s void of any threat to his place. But, as a potential top scoring player of the upcoming European competition, UEFA Euro 2021, will he be able to continue his form? Let’s wait and find out what awaits his destiny.
Harry Kane | England | Tottenham Hotspur
Coming in at third is Spurs and England forward Harry Kane. Said to be in a league of his own, Harry Kane is a player that resembles the old-school strikers, such as van Nistelrooy. His colossal presence on the field and the ability to win the ball and shoot from anywhere make him one of the world’s best centre-forwards.
Harry Kane and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah are both joint top scorer in Premier League. In the most competitive league globally, Harry Kane has not stopped showcasing his immense set of abilities. Harry Kane and his team also have clear-cut home advantages and an easy group to boost their confidence.
However, the real question is, does the England striker have enough? After failing to score against Croatia on multiple occasions, Harry Kane will not be his best self due to low confidence and backlash by the English fans. Those who support Kane know that he won’t stop at anything and will continue to become a significant threat to his opposition. For now, let’s wait and find out what unfolds before our eyes at the tournament.
No matter the name, no matter the team, we are in for some great football action. But we’re sure about one thing that the top scorer will emerge from the list we have written above. Can you think about some such name right now? Do you think it is too tricky for Ronaldo to help Portugal this time again?
Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section down below. We’d love to hear your opinions.
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