Though the main focus for players (and their fans) has been to win the Euro 2016 championship title, there is also another prize to go along with it and that is the Euro 2016 Golden Boot. The Golden Boot is an award that will be given to the winner from the Euro 2016 top scorers list. But who will win the Euro 2016 Golden Boot? The race for the Euro cup top scorers is heating up and has led to fans searching for terms such as “Golden Boot Euro 2016” and “Euro 2016 top scorer.” Find out who made the cut to this year’s top scorers list and how.
France’s Antoine Griezmann leads the Euro 2016 top scorers chart in the semifinal stage. He leads with four goals, two assists, and has played 345 minutes. He has done well for France this summer and has displayed amazing form on the field. The 25-year-old scored a calculated goal in Les Bleus’ group stage win over Albania before turning their last tie with Republic of Ireland. They came around with a 2-1 comeback victory, not to mention his intelligent finish over Iceland at the Stade de France, which put him ahead of the other competitors. There should be no doubt that he will be on the field again against Germany in Thursday’s game.
Say what you will about Olivier Giroud (who is often criticized for his lack of goals on the field), but he is on this list for a reason. He has muffled his critics this summer and has held his own for the host country. He is closely behind team mate Griezmann with three goals, two assists, and 300 minutes played. The Arsenal star was responsible for one of the goals in Didier Deschamps’ Group A victory over Romania, which makes him a noticeable threat, even though he went two games without scoring. He helped his team make a comeback in a big way on Sunday scoring a goal in each half in order to give the team an impressive victory. He may have received hostile reactions from fans earlier in the games but that might just turn around if he wins the Euro 2016 for his country.
Dimitri Payet has delivered three goals, two assists, and has played 377 minutes. This time last year, Payet had made a shocking switch to West Ham, and now he is a star for both the club and country. It’s no wonder why most of the list is comprised of France’s best strikers and, as the host nation, this bodes well for their star power.
Last but not least is Wales’s Gareth Bale, who is not too far behind with three goals, one assist and 443 minutes of game time under his belt. He has a hand in scoring goals for each of Wales’s three Group B matches. And with the former Tottenham set to face off against Ronaldo on Wednesday, there’s added pressure for performing well for his country.