European Golden Boot Power Rankings For October 2021, Karim Benzema Favourite

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European Golden Boot Power Rankings For October 2021, Karim Benzema Favourite
European Golden Boot Power Rankings For October 2021, Karim Benzema Favourite

The European Golden Boot is a prestigious award to honor the best goalscorer of the season. The trend started in 1968, and since then every year The Golden Boot has been given to the top goalscorer in all European leagues in a season. Only league goals are eligible for the European Golden Shoe, with each strike earning points in a weighted system depending on the quality of the league.

Robert Lewandowski was the winner of the European Golden Boot last year with 82 points. He had a sensational 2020-21 campaign scoring 41 league goals. He became the first Bundesliga winner since 1972 last season. Currently, Lionel Messi has won the most European Golden Shoe titles. The Argentine forward has won the award six times. So, now let’s have a look at the European Golden Boot Power Rankings for the month of October.

3. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – 7 goals

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

One of the youngest and talented players in the world currently. He is well known for his goal-scoring ability and utilizing precise off-the-ball movement. He was in top form during the 2020-21 season. His finishing skills are rated very highly and also a very intelligent footballer.

Haaland finished the 2020-21 season with 41 goals in all competitions, including 27 in the league. He also finished the season as the top scorer of the Champions League with ten goals. He won the fan-voted Bundesliga Player of the Season award this season. In five Bundesliga appearances this season, Haaland has already bagged seven goals and four assists to his name. He is one of the favorites to claim the top spot in the European Golden Boot.

2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 7 goals

European Golden Boot - Robert Lewandowski
European Golden Boot - Robert Lewandowski

Easily, one of the best strikers in the world currently. He is well known for his goal-scoring ability, positioning, and finishing too. Overall, he is a complete package. Also, one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history. He was awarded the Best Men’s FIFA player 2020. He also scored three goals in three matches at Euro 2020.

Robert Lewandowski was in a flying form in the season 2020-21. He scored whopping 48 goals from 40 appearances across all competitions for Bayern Munich this season. Robert played a key role in Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga winning campaign. He also won his first European Golden Shoe award. Lewandowski started this season with a bang, scoring seven goals and one assist in the league. The 33-year-old is the front runner in the race for the European Golden Boot.

1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 9 goals

European Golden Boot- Karim Benzema
European Golden Boot- Karim Benzema

One of the best forwards in world football, Karim Benzema is in dream form this season. Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema has become the backbone of Madrid’s attack and has been scoring consistently. Despite a dreadful week for Real Madrid, the Frenchman racked up nine goals and seven assists from eight games in La Liga.

Benzema has the highest goal total in all of Europe’s five major leagues. He now holds a two-goal lead over defending champion Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland in the race to score the most goals for 2021/22.

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