Euro 2021 Golden Boot winner – Who will be the best goalscorer of the Euro?

Can Harry Kane win the Golden Boot at the European Championships and help fire England to success?

Kylian Mbappe / France ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 06/02/2021

Alongside the main issue of which nation wins Euro 2021 one of the other, most popular Euro 2021 betting markets is the top goalscorer.

Teams ambitions aside, the best goalscorer in Europe will be hoping to walk away with the personal prize of ending the tournament with the top goal tally.

With that in mind, we deliver our Euro 2021 Golden Boot preview.

At Euro 2016 it was France’s Antoine Griezmann who topped the scoring charts with six goals as he helped his country to the Final.

We look at Euro 2021 Top Goalscorer odds as we size up some of the key contenders who could be in the running for the Euro 2021 Golden Boot.

Euro 2201 Golden Boot Odds

Harry Kane 11/2
Romelu Lukaku 7/1
Kylian Mbappe 9/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 12/1
Karim Benzema 16/1
Memphis Depay 16/1
Ciro Immobile 20/1
Robert Lewandowski 20/1
Antoine Griezmann 25/1
Alvaro Morata 25/1
Time Warner 25/1
33/1 bar
* (odds recorded a 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365)

Euro 2021: Will Kane win the Golden Boot?

First and foremost, England have a key front runner in the bid to pick up the Euro 2021 Golden Boot. That is star striker Harry Kane.

A lot is resting on the shoulders of the Tottenham man, and if he is in form and firing for his country, the deeper into the tournament England are likely to go.

Kane is the current 11/2 favourite for Euro 2021 Golden Boot bets* (odds recorded a 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365)

The England captain has netted 34 goals in 54 appearances for the Three Lions.

He never really got going in front of goal at Euro 2016 and then head coach Roy Hodgson had him strangely taking corners at the tournament.

But used in a proper role at the 2018 World Cup, Kane netted six goals in the tournament, including a hat trick against Panama.

That’s what Kane England needs. Another Golden Boot performance from their captain.

Our betting prediction:
Harry Kane Top Goalscorer
11/2

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(odds recorded 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)

 

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Other Euro 2021 Golden Boot Front Runners

We have looked at the favourite for the Euro 2021 Golden Boot.

Now let’s take a look at some of the other top strikers heading to the tournament who could be in with a chance of finishing as the top goalscorer.

One of the strong picks among Euro 2021 Golden Boot Favourites is Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.

He’s arriving in fine form and full of confidence having helped Inter to win the Serie A title this year.

Lukaku is a 7/1 option in Euro 2021 best goalscorer odds* (odds recorded as 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365).

He leads the line for Belgium and with the Red Devils being one of the favourites to go all the way and lift the title, he will likely get enough games to get close to landing this personal award.

Lukaku has an impressive 59 goals in 92 appearances for Belgium.

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Key Facts – Euro’s Top Goalscorers since 2000

  • 2016 Antoine Greizmann (France) 6
  • 2012 Alan Dzagoev, Mario Manduzikic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Gomez, Fernando Torres, Mario Balotelli (3)
  • 2008 David Villa 4
  • 2004 Milan Baros 5
  • 2000 Patrick Kluivert, Savo Milosevic 5

 

Mbappe to claim the award?

France’s World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is one of the best forwards in the world. Will he be able to win the race for the Golden Boot?

He is a quote of 9/1 in Euro 2021 Golden Boot odds* (odds recorded as 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365).

So far in his career, the French star has scored 17 goals in 43 appearances for his country.

This will be the first European Championships for the 22-year-old.

At the 2018 World Cup, he scored four goals in the tournament, including one in the Final. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the mix.

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Key Facts – European Championship Goalscoring records

  • Most goals in a tournament: Michel Platini (9) in 1984
  • All time leading goalscorers in the Euro’s: Michel Platini, Cristiano Ronaldo (9)
  • Most European Championship qualifying goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (31)
  • Most European Championship matches with at least one goal: Cristiano Ronaldo (7)
  • European Championships Most hat tricks: Michel Platini (2)
  • Most tournament with at least one goal: Cristiano Ronaldo (4)
  • Most tournaments with at least two goals: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (3)

 

Can the great Ronaldo create history at Euro 2021?

We can’t think about Euro 2021 and who will win the Golden Boot without a look at Cristiano Ronaldo.

There’s little in football that Cristiano Ronaldo has not achieved. He’s one of the greatest of all time and he could create history at Euro 2021.

The Portugal star needs one more goal to be the all-time leading goalscorer at the European Championships.

He is level on nine goals with Michel Platini, who scored all 9 of his goals for France at Euro ‘84.

It’s fantastic longevity from Ronaldo and he’s probably not done yet. You can be assured that if Portugal get a spot-kick at the tournament, Ronaldo will be stepping forward.

There is a quote of 12/1 in Euro 2021 Golden Boot odds on it bringing Cristiano Ronaldo who walks away with the personal award* (odds recorded as 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365)..

Portugal are the defending champions but Ronaldo picked up an injury early in the 2016 Final and never got to complete the match.

Ronaldo’s international record stands at a tremendous 103 goals in 174 appearances for his country.

It was three goals returned by Ronaldo at Euro 2016. He has not managed more than three in any of his four previous European Championship campaigns.

Ronaldo’s overall total stands at 9 goals in 21 previous UEFA European Champions fixtures.

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Euro 221 Golden Boot predictions

Who do we think is going to walk away with the Golden Boot?

Naturally, we are going to be picking a striker from a team who has a chance of lifting the title.

Harry Kane was the top goal scorer in Euro 2020 Qualification. As England are stacked with young attacking potential to support Kane, he has a big chance.

So Harry Kane as an 11/2 pick in Euro 2021 best goalscorer bets has to be right up there for consideration* (odds recorded as 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365).

Another who could be worth keeping on the radar is Italy’s Ciro Immobile.

While he doesn’t carry the same high-profile scoring rate as the likes of Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s been a good 2021 for Immobile.

Italy are also in fantastic form at the moment, scoring well and not conceding goals.

Immobile may not be a bad 20/1 each-way shot in Euro 2021 Golden Boot betting odds* (odds recorded as 21:19 GMT on June 5th 2021 at Bet365).

Cristiano Ronaldo will probably get his goal to become the all-time leading goalscorer at the Euro’s.

We don’t see him doing enough to finish the tournament as the top goalscorer, even though he was the second-highest scorer in Euro 2020 qualification and had the joint-highest number of shots.

Portugal aren’t going to carry quite the same attacking openness as the likes of perhaps France, England and Belgium.