Euro 2024: Former Germany Midfield Maestro Picks Cristiano Ronaldo As Favourite to Win Top Prize

Euro 2024: Former Germany Midfield Maestro Picks Cristiano Ronaldo As Favourite to Win Top Prize

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 14, 2024 at 4:06 PM
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  • Bastian Schweinsteiger has thrown his weight behind Cristiano Ronaldo to win a prestigious prize at Euro 2024
  • Ronaldo enters the competition in red-hot form, having scored 44 goals in all competitions for Al-Nassr last season
  • He will be expected to transfer his club form to the national team as Portugal aim for the ultimate in Germany

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Former Germany international, Bastian Schweinsteiger, has shared his prediction for the top scorer award at the 2024 European Championship.

With the 17th edition of the Euros about to kick off, excitement is building among football fans. One hot topic is who will claim the Golden Boot at the end of the month-long tournament.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger and Cristiano Ronaldo shake hands ahead of Germany's group game against Portugal at Euro 2012 on June 9, 2012. Photo by Patrik Stollarz.
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The debate is fueled by the presence of numerous world-class strikers set to compete in Euro 2024.

Who will win the top scorer award at Euro 2024?

Nearly all top scorers from Europe’s major leagues, except the Italian Serie A and Premier League, will be participating.

These elite forwards are eager to secure the prestigious award when the tournament concludes on July 14.

Harry Kane, who dominated the Bundesliga in his debut season with 36 goals in 32 matches, is a strong contender for the Golden Boot.

Similarly, Kylian Mbappe, who fulfilled his dream move to Real Madrid after the 2023–24 season, topped the scoring charts in Ligue 1 with 27 goals in 29 appearances, per Transfermarkt.

Ukraine’s Artem Dovbyk, who outshone many stars to win the Pichichi Trophy in La Liga with 24 goals for Girona, also has a good chance.

Schweinsteiger picks Ronaldo as frontrunner

Despite these impressive names, Schweinsteiger has a different view. The former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder favours Cristiano Ronaldo to win the coveted prize.

During a Q&A session on the X-App, the 39-year-old named Ronaldo as his pick for the tournament’s top scorer.

Ronaldo, who won the Golden Boot in the previous edition four years ago, is in excellent form.

The Al-Nassr forward recently set a new record in the Saudi Pro League by scoring 35 goals in 31 games, the most in a single season of the league, ESPN reports

Ronaldo headlines Saudi League stars at Euro 2024

In a previous publication, Sports Brief reported that the Saudi Pro League will be well-represented by a raft of top stars at Euro 2024.

Al-Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal, while teammates Marcelo Brozovic and Aymeric Laporte will represent Croatia and Spain, respectively.

Notably, Brozovic and Laporte will face off in the group stage when Croatia plays Spain.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.