European Golden Shoe: Top 5 Contenders Who Can Win The Prestigious Award This Year

Top 5 Contenders Of The European Golden Shoe 2020

Lionel Messi European Golden Shoe
Lionel Messi Credits: FC Barcelona

The European Golden Shoe is considered to be one of the most prestigious awards in world football. Every year, the European Golden Shoe is handed to the footballer who has scored the most number of goals across the top five leagues of Europe.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has won it six times, the most by any player. He is followed by none other than his greatest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has a total of four European Golden Shoes to his name. This year too, both the superstars are on fire and are contending for the coveted prize.

Cristiano Ronaldo European Golden Shoe
Cristiano Ronaldo Credits: Getty Images

As all the European leagues are set to resume action after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, today we’ll take a look at the top five contenders in the current scenario, who can go on to win the European Golden Shoe.

Top 5 Contenders Of The European Golden Shoe

1. Ciro Immobile- Lazio (54 points)

Ciro Immobile
Lazio’s Italian forward Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring a penalty during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio Rome vs Sampdoria on January 18, 2020, at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

To the surprise of many football fans, the first spot is grabbed neither by Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but by Lazio’s man in form, Ciro Immobile. Ciro Immobile has been exceptional for Lazio this season and has been their goalscoring hero this season.

In Serie A itself, Ciro Immobile has scored 27 goals this season and is the highest goalscorer in the league so far, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Immobile has 54 points to his name and he is the number one contender to win the European Golden Shoe.

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