The Juventus star could very well add another individual award to his trophy cabinet after excelling at the tournament
Cristiano Ronaldo became the joint top men’s international goal scorer of all time by Euro 2020 when he hit the back of the net for Portugal five times.
Although major tournaments were crowned as European champions at Euro 2016, it was not necessarily a good hunting ground for Ronaldo.
The defending champions were thrown away during the first knockout round against Belgium, but the Juventus striker was able to earn another individual award for his collection.
Purpose take a look at the Euro 2020 referees and whether Ronaldo can still win.
Can Ronaldo win the Euro 2020 gold boot?
Ronaldo is on course to Euro 2020 gold boot award, provided that none of the contenders from Italy or England scored enough goals in the final.
Despite Portugal’s elimination in the last 16 by the hands of Belgium, Ronaldo is still at the top of the standings with five goals in 360 minutes (four games).
The Juventus star is level with Patrik Schick, the Czech striker, but is leading due to the fact that he has more assists.
Some of the remaining contenders who could still catch English captain Ronaldo Harry Kane is the closest with four goals.
If Kane wants to overtake Ronaldo in the graph, he has to score two goals in the final or one goal and give two goals.
Raheem Sterling he has three goals in the final, so the Manchester City player must score a hat-trick against Italy, otherwise he must get two goals and an assist.
A number of Italian players each sit with two goals before the final, including Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, so they will require a monumental effort to surpass Ronaldo’s five-goal score.
What are the Euro 2020 rules for golden boots?
The general rule for winning the Euro 2020 gold shoe is that the player who scores most goals win.
If two or more players are equal to the same number of goals, the player with the highest number of assistants is considered the winner.
In the event that two or more players have scored the same number of goals and have the same number of assistants, the player who scored the lowest amount of minutes will win.
As Ronaldo played in Euro 2020 in just four matches – 360 minutes – he has an advantage over Kane and Sterling, who played more than 600 minutes towards the end of the final.