Euro 2024 Golden Boot Contenders: Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, and Ronaldo Top the List

Oyebade Oluwafemi
27 Apr 2024
13:24

EURO 2024 is just around the corner, and Germany is all set to host the 17th edition of this globally watched tournament. This competition was first introduced in 1960 with only four teams participating, but now, 24 teams compete for the coveted trophy across six groups after a series of qualification matches. Some of Europe's most deadly strikers will be on display in Germany this summer, making the Golden Boot award highly contested during the tournament. Here, we have ranked the Golden Boot contenders for EURO 2024.

Bet Euro Top Goalscorer on Bet365
  • Kylian Mbappe (France)
  • Harry Kane (England)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  • Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
  • Alvaro Morata (Spain)

Kylian Mbappe (France)

One of the world's young strikers is Kylian Mbappe. He led France to the final of the 2022 World Cup, winning the Golden Boot. Fans expect him to star at the Euros again. That's because Mbappe is raring to avenge France's shock round of 16 losses on penalties against Switzerland last time out. It was a pain for him, and his missed penalty kick sealed France's 5-4 shootout defeat.

With his dazzling skills and goal-scoring prowess, this Paris Saint-Germain ace may well be the talisman for Les Bleus again. He stands a good chance of finishing as the tournament's top marksman.

Kylian Mbappe
CompetitionAppearancesGoals
World Cup1412
Euros40
World Cup Qualifiers126
Euros Qualifiers1312
UEFA Nations League157
International Friendlies199
7746

Harry Kane (England)

Harry Kane has been performing exceptionally well in the German Bundesliga league since his big summer transfer from Tottenham to Bayern Munich for £86 million, banging 33 goals and eight assists so far in the Bundesliga Liga, and he is the leading top scorer in the league. At Euro 2020, Kane impressed with 4 goals and 3 assists across 11 games for England. England and France are co-favorites to lift the Euro 2024 trophy. England and France are co-favorites to lift the Euro 2024 trophy. If they achieve that feat, Kane could be a contender for the tournament's top-scorer award.

Harry Kane
CompetitionAppearancesGoals
World Cup118
Euros114
World Cup Qualifiers1417
Euros Qualifiers2123
UEFA Nations League183
International Friendlies147
8962

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Ronaldo, no doubt, is one of the frontrunners in the Golden Boot race in the Euro 2024 tournaments. The 39-year-old Portuguese striker won the Golden Boot in the last edition of the Euro (Euro 2020), and he has not relaxed in his exceptional form ever since then. Ronaldo is the top scorer in the Saudi Pro League, scoring 28 goals and 10 assists this season for his side, Al Nasr. Age does not affect him, as he has already demonstrated that his performance improves with age. The Portugal national team captain will lead in facing the Czech Republic, Turkey, and Georgia in Group F.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Al-Nassar star, also delivered consistently for his national team, finishing as the leading scorer in European Championship qualifying history with 41. If this proves to be Ronaldo's last international match, winning the Golden Boot and winning Portugal's second Euro title will be a fitting farewell to an illustrious career.

CompetitionAppearancesGoals
World Cup228
Euros2514
World Cup Qualifiers4736
Euros Qualifiers4541
UEFA Nations League117
International Friendlies5220
FIFA Confederations Cup42
206128

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Romelu Lukaku, who scored an astounding fourteen goals in just eight matches during the EURO qualifying round, is considered a top contender for the upcoming journey in Germany. The AS Roma striker banged four goals at the previous EUROs and just one goal from Golden Boot winner Ronaldo at the Euro. Lukaku, 30 years old, is a Belgian striker who will most likely rank among the top scorers at Euro 2024 if Belgium advances to the final stage of the tournament.

Belgium will play against Slovakia, Romania, and Ukraine, and they look like the favorites to qualify from their group stage.

Romelu Lukaku
CompetitionAppearancesGoals
World Cup125
Euros106
World Cup Qualifiers1618
Euros Qualifiers2421
UEFA Nations League910
International Friendlies4323
11483

Alvaro Morata (Spain)

Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has had an impressive football season in 2023–24, scoring 20 goals in 44 games so far. Former Chelsea striker Morata is Spain's joint top scorer in Euro qualifiers, scoring four goals, including a hat-trick against Georgia. This means he will be more confident in front of the goal heading into Euro 2024 in Germany.

Spain, who made it to the semi-finals of EURO 2020, are hoping to enhance their overall performance in the upcoming tournament, and their 31-year-old captain will play a vital role in achieving their success. Morata has made ten appearances at the Euro and has scored six goals.

Alvaro Morata
CompetitionAppearancesGoals
World Cup43
Euros106
World Cup Qualifiers127
Euros Qualifiers169
UEFA Nations League113
International Friendlies186
7134

All odds are courtesy of Bet365, accurate at the time of publication, and subject to modification.

PlayerBet365 Odds
Kylian Mbappe (France)6.00
Harry Kane (England)6.50
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)13.00
Jude Bellingham (England)15.00
Oliver Giroud (France)21.00
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)21.00
Antonie Griezmamn (France)26.00
Jamal Musiala (Germany)26.00
Bukayo Saka (England)29.00
Alvaro Morata (Spain)34.00
Diogo Jota (Portugal)34.00
Goncalo Ramos (Portugal)34.00
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