This is how the fight to win the ‘Golden Boot’ in its 2024 edition advances – La Opinión

This is how the fight to win the ‘Golden Boot’ in its 2024 edition advances – La Opinión

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A fairly anecdotal and notable fact is that, for the first time in more than 15 years, Names like those of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi do not appear in the race for the award for the best scorer in all of Europe; Only one player from South America is in the final dispute to win the ‘Golden Boot’ of the year 2024.

What is the Golden Boot?

When this name is referred to, it is a trophy awarded annually. by the sports media of the European Sports Media. The award is given to the highest scorer in the top-flight European leagues. Everything is resolved with a weighted points system where various variables are taken into account, such as which club one belongs to or the championship calendar. The top winner in this sense is Lionel Messi who achieved it a total of 6 times. He is followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with four ‘Golden Boots’ in his entire career in Europe.

With barely a quarter of the season left in Europe for it to end, each of the major leagues or championships of the old continent began to be defined, while awards such as the ‘Golden Boot’ begin to have a much clearer candidate for winner at the end of the contest. The first edition without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is as follows:

The definition of the ‘Golden Boot’ is at a crucial stage for what will be the current year’s edition and if you want to begin analyzing the candidates in Spain, you can see the names of Jude Bellingham and Artem Dovbyk tying at 16 goals for the LaLiga Pichichi award. Going through the French country of France and Kylian Mbappé’s 24 goals in his last year at Paris Saint Germain, already a major rival thinking about winning the Golden Boot.

The lead so far is disputed between South America, Bundesliga and Premier League. There emerges our only ambassador in this sense, the Argentine Lautaro Martínez and his 23 goals in Serie A, defending the colors of Inter Milan, have him right now as Capocannonieri of a competition where Dusan Vlahovic’s 15 goals so far do not represent a serious threat to the world champion in Qatar 2022. The Albiceleste forward continues in the fierce fight for an award that, except for Messi, has not fallen into Latin hands since the 2014-2015 season where the winner was ‘El Pistolero’, Luis Suárez when he was part of the Barcelona Football Club.

Who overcomes or competes with the Bull?

The English Premier League the top scorer so far this season It is the Norwegian and 9th from Manchester City, Erling Haaland with a total of 18 goals to his name, followed by the 16 that Mohamed Salah from Liverpool or Dominik Solanke have.

Another who refers to England, but on this occasion destroys the nets with his goals, is the striker Harry Kanewho aims to win the ‘Golden Boot’ award, with a total of 31 goals scored defending the Bayern Munich shirt in the 2024 Bundesliga.

The clubs with the most Golden Boots under their belt

Barcelona has a total of 8 thanks to the duo between the current players from Inter Miami of Major League Soccer, Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez. Real Madrid follows with 4 thanks to the editions where Cristiano Ronaldo, today the star player of Al Nassr of the Saudi Pro League, marked the path to follow.

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