Over the years, we have seen players who performed exceptionally and were later rewarded with a befitting price. Recently, Robert Lewandowski won one of the most prestigious individual awards which are mostly presented by the European football body. The Bayern Munich star player was crowned with the 2020/2021 European Golden-Boot award. This article states noar players who have won the European Golden-Boot award in the past (from 2012 till 2020).
1. Ciro Immobile (2019/2020)
The Lazio star player Ciro Immobile scored a total of 36 goals to beat another top player to the European Golden-Boot award back in the 2019/2020 football season.
2. Lionel Messi (2018/2019)
The Argentine captain Lionel Messi who is currently playing for Paris Saint-German has been crowned the European Golden-Boot winner after displaying an impressive performance during the 2018/2019 football season. He scored a total of 36 goals in the Spanish Laliga just like Ciro Immobile in all the European competitions he played in.
3. Lionel Messi (2017/2018)
The six-times world the best player of the year, Lionel Messi has been crowned the European Golden-Boot winner after scoring 34 goals in the Spanish Laliga for the 2017/2018 football season.
4. Lionel Messi (2016/2017)
Messi is the only player to win the award three consecutive times, he won it from 2016-2019. In the 2016/2017 football season, the Argentine international scored 37 goals in the Spanish Laliga to cling to the European Golden-Boot award.
5. Luiz Suarez (2015/2016)
With the pairing of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jnr, and Luiz Suarez at Barcelona back in the 2015/2016 football season, the Uruguayan international Luis Suarez became the European Golden-Boot winner with 40 league goals.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo (2014/2015)
The current Manchester United player, Cristiano Ronaldo won the European Golden-Boot award for the 2014/2015 football season after scoring a total of 48 Laliga goals for Real Madrid.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo and Luiz Suarez (2013/2014)
The then Real Madrid and Liverpool players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luiz Suarez scored the same number of goals (31) in the respective Leagues, which made the European Golden-Boot award for the 2013/2014 football season written in their names.
8. Lionel Messi (2012/2013)
The 2020 Copa America winner, Lionel Messi won the 2012/2013 European Golden-Boot award after scoring a total of 46 Laliga goals ahead of other players in Europe.
Based on their performance, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player when it comes to most league goals scored in a single season, while Lionel Messi is the only player to win the European Golden-Boot award three consecutive times.
Who do you think has the best performance amongst these players?
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