Women’s Euro 2022 top scorer race: who can win the Golden Boot and can the trophy be shared?
The goal of ALL football players is to ensure success for their club and country in their career, but some also manage to win the Golden Boot.
The Women’s Euro 2022 is unfortunately coming to an end as we enter the semi-finals of the competition.
However, that means it’s almost time to crown the top scorer with their individual award.
England star Jodie Taylor won the award in 2017, but who is in the running this time around?
Who are the top scorers at Women’s Euro 2022?
Beth Mead has contributed to a number of England goals in this tournament which is why she finds herself leading the race.
The Arsenal striker scored the decisive goal that earned the Lionesses all three points against Austria on matchday one.
And Mead scored a hat trick in the 8-0 loss to Norway, but teammate Alessia Russo wasn’t too far behind.
However, Alexandra Popp pulled away level with Mead after scoring two terrific goals in Germany’s semi-final triumph over France.
Here are the top five scorers of Women’s Euro 2022 so far:
- Beth Mead (England) – 6 goals
- Alexandra Popp (Germany) – 6 goals
- Alessia Russo (England) – 4 goals
- Grace Geyoro (France) – 3 goals
- Ellen White (England) – 2 goals
Can the Golden Boot trophy be shared?
No, only one person can win the Golden Boot in a European competition.
According to UEFA rules, if there is more than one player with the same number of goals, then the tie is settled by assists.
And if he remains deadlocked after that, then the winner will be the player who has played the fewest minutes.
What is the record for most Women’s Euro goals in a single campaign?
German star Inka Grings currently holds the record for most goals scored (6) in a single tournament.
And the former FC Cologne striker also has her name engraved on the crown of the most goals scored in the history of the Women’s Euro (10), but shared with her compatriot Birgit Prinz.
However, Beth Mead’s six goals so far in the competition have given the England striker a fantastic opportunity to break at least one of those records this year.
When is the Women’s Euro 2022 final?
- The flagship event will take place on Sunday July 31.
- It is planned to start at 5pm UK time.
- Wembley Stadium in London is the arena allocated for this huge screening and can accommodate a staggering 90,000 supporters.
- This match will replace the Community Shield tie between Liverpool and Man City currently being played at the King Power Stadium.