UEFA Euro 2024: Ranking the Top 7 Wingers, France’s Kylian Mbappe Leads

UEFA Euro 2024: Ranking the Top 7 Wingers, France’s Kylian Mbappe Leads

Edwin Kiplagat
June 11, 2024 at 12:39 PM
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  • The UEFA Euro 2024 kicks off this week in Germany, and the anticipation has been building up in the last few weeks
  • Some of the top players in Germany will be wingers like France's Kylian Mbappe, who are expected to entertain fans
  • Bukayo Saka, Ousmane Dembele, Jeremy Doku, and Rafael Leao are some of the wingers who will grace the tournament

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The UEFA Euro 2024 starts on Friday, June 14, with hosts Germany opening the tournament with a clash against Scotland.

England, France, Portugal, and Germany are some of the teams to watch since they've been ranked as favourites to win the trophy.

With 24 teams, there will also be more exciting players to watch, especially wingers like Kylian Mbappe, Bukayo, and Lamine Yamal.

Kylian Mbappe, Bukayo Saka, Rafael Leao, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Lamine Yamal, Jeremy Doku, England, France, Belgium, Portugal, UEFA Euro 2024.
France's Kylian Mbappe and England's Bukayo Saka are among the top players heading to Euro 2024. Photos by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto and Rob Newell - CameraSport.
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Wingers can bring a crowd in the stadium to their feet with their trickery, pace, and creativity. Some of the world's greatest footballers were wingers, like Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mbappe, Arjen Robben, Neymar, Garrincha, Lionel Messi and others.

At the Euros, wingers will be responsible for creating and scoring goals for their teams and entertaining millions of fans around the world.

Here are the top 7 wingers who will grace the Euros per 90min.

Top 7 wingers at Euro 2024

7. Jeremy Doku - Belgium

The 22-year-old had a great first season at Manchester City, where he registered seven goals and 10 assists. Doku will be Belgium's main attacking outlet on the flanks and take Eden Hazard's position. In Romelu Lukaku, he will have a great target man for crosses.

He did well at Euro 2020 and will need to step up and contribute even more to the team's success.

6. Rafael Leao - Portugal

Portugal is so stacked that Leao might be the fourth or fifth-best player on the team. Despite playing a vital role in reinvigorating AC Milan, Leao's international career has been somewhat uninspiring. The 25-year-old has four goals in 26 matches.

His imposing six-foot-two frame makes him a problem for opposing fullbacks. Portugal coach, Roberto Martinez, will rely on the AC Milan star for assists.

5. Bernardo Silva - Portugal

Silva is hardly a traditional winger. However, his small frame makes him a tough player to mark and press. Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has used the Portugal star in various roles in the last few years, and he's done okay as a winger.

His technical ability will be invaluable for Martinez in Germany as they try to win their second European crown.

4. Ousmane Dembele - France

The 27-year-old former Barcelona man has been settling at Paris Saint-Germain after a difficult time in Spain. He was part of the French team that won the 2018 World Cup and is now considered a veteran. Although goals and assists don't come regularly in a France short, his ability to unsettle defenders makes him a key player for Didier Deschamps.

3. Leroy Sane - Germany

Sane destroyed defenders in England with Manchester City a few years ago before joining Bayern. He is playing for a German team that has struggled for consistency in the last few years.

The Bayern Munich winger is a vital player for Julian Nagelsmann's side, and he is under pressure to perform in front of German fans.

2. Bukayo Saka - England

The Arsenal star tormented France during their 2022 World Cup semi-final encounter in Qatar. Although England are stacked up front, Saka will surely start on the right. The 22-year-old is coming off a career-best season at Arsenal, setting him up for a phenomenal tournament.

He has yet to score at the Euros but scored three times at the 2022 World Cup.

1. Kylian Mbappe - France

There are words left to describe Mbappe. The Frenchman has done it on the biggest stage and is probably the best player in the world right now. He scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final and has broken all sorts of records. He still has a point to prove at the Euros.

Euro 2024 Golden Boot favourites

Sports Brief also reported on a supercomputer's prediction for the top 5 favourites to win the Euro 2024 Golden Boot.

France superstar, Mbappe, was top of the list, which also included the English duo of Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.