Official: Final European Golden Shoe Standing
Robert Lewandowski has clinched his first ever European Golden Shoe in record-breaking fashion, beating Lionel Messi to the award.
The Bayern Munich striker scored once in Bayern Munich’s 5-2 win over Augsburg in the final Bundesliga game of 2020/21 to take his tally to 41 strikes for the campaign.
As a consequence, he broke Gerd Muller’s long-standing record of most goals during a single Bundesliga campaign, which the Bayern Munich legend set in 1971/72.
Lewandowski also finished the Golden Shoe race with 41 goals, equalling to 82 points.
He replaces Ciro Immobile, who won the award last season, beating Lionel Messi to the accolade.
The FC Barcelona captain finished on 30 goals in LaLiga, winning his eighth Pichichi trophy for the top goalscorer in Spain, while Cristiano Ronaldo finished as top marksman in Serie A after netting 29 times.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane beat Mohamed Salah to the Premier League Golden Boot after netting 23 times in 2020/21 – one more than the Egyptian.
Kylian ended as top goalscorer in Ligue 1, scoring 27 goals this campaign.
Nigeria International Paul Onuachu was the most lethal African striker this season, netting 33 goals in Belgium for Genk but his goals are only multiplied with a coefficient of 1.5 in the Golden Shoe ranking due to the lesser ranking of the Belgian league.
Here is the final European Golden Shoe ranking:
1) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 41 goals / 82 points
2) Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) – 30 goals / 60 points
3) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 29 goals / 58 points
4) Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 28 goals / 56 points
5) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – 27 goals / 54 points
6) Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 27 goals / 54 points
7) Paul Onuachu (Genk) – 33 goals / 49.5 points [*1.5 multiplier]