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The Golden Boot Winners in Each of the Top 5 Leagues in Europe in 2020/21 Season

Arjun Singh Devgan
Jun 11, 2021, 11:14 AM GMT+5:30
Robert Lewandowski won his maiden European Golden shoe after scoring 41 goals for Bayern Munich in 2020/21 season
Robert Lewandowski won his maiden European Golden shoe after scoring 41 goals for Bayern Munich in 2020/21 season / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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The 2020/21 European club football season has come to an end, with some of the leagues seeing new winners in the form of Lille, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan while the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich continued their dominance in their respective country.

As usual all eyes were on the top goalscorers in each league and here, we take a look at the five top scorers in each of the top leagues around Europe.

1. Premier League - Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 23 goals

Harry Kane - Soccer Player
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur might have endured a poor campaign in the Premier League, but Harry Kane was on fire on the pitch scoring 23 goals to win the Golden Boot award.

The England skipper also finished as the highest assist provider, thus becoming only the third player in PL history to end the campaign as the man with the most goals and assists in a single league season.

2. LaLiga - Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 30 goals

Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona v RC Celta - La Liga Santander / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona failed to win either the LaLiga or Champions League in the 2020/21 season, though it was business as usual for Lionel Messi on the pitch - with the striker netting 30 goals in the league.

This was Messi's eighth Pichichi trophy, the most by any player in LaLiga history.

3. Serie A - Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 29 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo
Atalanta BC v Juventus - TIMVISION Cup Final / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 29 goals to win his maiden Serie A Golden Boot award, but it was not enough to lead Juventus to the Serie A title. The 36-year-old just gets better with age and he will look to put the disappointment of this season behind him as he looks forward to the 2021/22 season.

4. Bundesliga - Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 41 goals

Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has established himself as the best striker in the world over the past three-four years and he was at his deadly best in the 2020/21 season, scoring a record breaking 41 goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

The Polish hitman broke Gerd Mullers long-standing record of 40 goals in a single league season, while also winning his maiden European Golden Shoe honour.

5. Ligue 1 - Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - 27 goals

Kylian Mbappe
Stade Brestois v Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1 / John Berry/Getty Images

Many have tipped Kylian Mbappe to take over the mantle as the best player in the world once Messi and Ronaldo retire, and he has not disappointed as seen by his performances for both club and country.

The 22-year-old netted 27 goals in the 2020/21 campaign, winning his third Ligue 1 Golden Boot award - though Paris Saint-Germain failed to defend their league trophy.

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