As football fans get ready for the second half of the 2021/22 season across Europe’s major leagues, it is crucial to take a look at players who are in contention to go home with the European Golden Shoe.
Undeniably, there has been a host of wonderful goalscorers representing across the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 in the 2021/22 football season.
The following are the rankings of the top scorers in Europe’s Top 5 leagues so far this season:
- Bundesliga» Robert Lewandowski – 28 goals in 23 games
Robert Lewandowski has made name for himself as the god striker in the world for the past three (3) years or more, and has remained in his brilliant form this season.
Lewandowski has scored 28 goals in just 23 games in the Bundesliga.
In time past, and of course recently, he was and has been a major contributor to all of Bayern Munich’s success.
- Serie A » Ciro Immobile – 19 goals in 21 games
Ciro Immobile is said to be quite an underrated footballer (with less talk about his wonder leg) despite winning three (3) Serie A Golden Boot awards so far in his career.
Regardless, he is one of the 5 top scorers in Europa’s league, having scored 19 goals in 21 appearances.
- LALiga » Karim Benzema – 18 goals in 22 games
After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, Karim Benzema has made himself known as the talisman for the Real Madrid FC.
As gathered from reliable sources, the 34-year-old Benzema is gradually going close to the end of his football career at the Bernabeu, however, he is very determined to take them to more trophies.
- Premier League » Mohamed Salah – 17 goals in 23 games
So far, Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in goals more than any other plater in the Europe’s top five (5) league, with great lead in the Premier League for both goals and assists [together with Trent Alexander-Arnold] during the 2021/22 season.
In addition, Salah has netted 17 league goals for the Reds in a wonderful individual campaign (including the scoring of hat-trick) as Liverpool nail its fierce rivals; Manchester United 5 to none (0) at the Old Trafford in October, 2021.
Interestingly, this is said to be the fifth (5th) consecutive Premier League campaign in which Mohamed Salah has directly contributed in 26+ goals [to break it down; 17 goals and nine assists].
According to reports, Salah is vying to become the fourth footballer to win three (3) or more Premier League Golden Boots, just after Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, and Harry Kane.
- Ligue 1 » Wissam Ben Yedder – 14 goals in 23 matches
Ben Yedder so far has scored an impressive 14 Ligue 1 goals in 23 game appearance (in his second season playing for Monaco soon after getting to France from Sevilla).
Hopefully, he may very well further his tally this campaign.