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Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe? Who Wins EURO 2024’s Golden Boot?

From Antoine Griezmann to Cristiano Ronaldo, from David Villa to Alan Shearer, we’ve seen quite a few world-class strikers receive the honor of winning the Golden Boot in the European Championships. This summer’s tournament in Germany will pit some of the world’s finest footballers against each other, and there are quite a few big names you can bet on to win the top scorer award in the Euros.

 

Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe? Who Wins EURO 2024’s Golden Boot?
Harry Kane Bayern Munich's English forward/Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP

Kylian Mbappé’s Time to Shine?

At 25 years of age, Kylian Mbappé has already scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final, played in another World Cup Final and won it, registered a barely believable 283 goals and 114 assists in 367 appearances for PSG and Monaco, and finished atop Ligue 1’s scoring charts six years in a row.

He is an unstoppable presence capable of wriggling past his opponent with the deftest of turns and whose power and finesse make him an unstoppable presence from just about any shooting position.

Mbappé finds himself at a crossroads in his career as his Paris Saint-Germain contract draws to a close, with a move to Real Madrid looming large, but before taking the next step, he’ll be looking to lead France to their first Euros title in 24 years and third overall.

It’s a matter of when, not if, Mbappé surpasses Olivier Giroud as the all-time leading goalscorer for the France national team, having racked up 46 goals for Les Bleus, behind Thierry Henry (51) and Giroud (57). It’s also a matter of time before Mbappé (12) overtakes Miroslav Klose (16) as the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer. However, he has his work cut out for him as he looks to catch up to Cristiano Ronaldo (14), Michel Platini (9), and Antoine Griezmann and Shearer (7) and cement his place in the Euros’ all-time leading scorers.

In sharp contrast to his prestigious performances in the world’s biggest sporting competition, Mbappé’s lone experience in the Euros was far more tepid. He made just one goal contribution in four matches, assisting Karim Benzema’s equalizer in the Round of 16 vs. Switzerland, with France taking a 3-1 lead before conceding twice in the final minutes. The match went to penalties, with each of the first nine spot-kick takers converting until Mbappé had his effort saved by Yann Sommer, sending Switzerland through to the next round. He’ll be out for vengeance this time around, and we’re expecting him to play a vital role for Didier Deschamps’ side as they look to get past Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland and book their ticket for the knockout round.

 

Can Kane Put an End to his Trophy Drought?

As he approaches his 31st birthday, Harry Kane has cemented his status as one of the finest center forwards of his generation, winning three Premier League Golden Boots at Tottenham Hotspur, and surpassing Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time leading scorer. He has racked up 36 Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich – no other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues even comes close – and he has racked up a goal contribution in each of his last five matches for the Bavarian side.

However, the fact remains: Kane has yet to win a team trophy in his entire professional career. Since making the move to Bayern last summer for a club-record €100m plus €10m in bonuses, Kane has been on the wrong end of Bayern’s first trophyless campaign in 12 years, falling to third-tier Saarbrucken in the DFB-Pokal, relinquishing their domestic dynasty to Bayer Leverkusen in the league, and suffering a heart-wrenching defeat to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final. He began his time at Bayern by losing 3-0 to Leipzig in the DFL Supercup, but he will not have the chance to dispute that competition after Bayern’s third-place finish.

As such, Kane’s last chance to ensure that he doesn’t enter 2025 without any silverware will be at the Euros, where England will take on Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia in Group C. Three years after falling to a penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the final, Gareth Southgate’s side have the chance to right their wrongs and claim the second trophy in their entire history after the 1966 World Cup.

England fans have plenty of reasons to be excited with Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka reaching superstar levels this season, and in Harry Kane, they have a player who is equally lethal. If you’re considering which players to include in your soccer betting picks, look no further than Kane.

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which player is likely to finish as top scorer in the Euros this summer?


After claiming his first European Golden Boot award at Bayern Munich, Harry Kane will be looking to lead England to a deep run in Germany and make a push for the top scorer award in this summer’s Euros.

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