Euro 2016 Top Scorer

Discussion in 'Euro 2016' started by Thomas1930, May 11, 2016.

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Who will be the topscorer of the upcoming tournament?

  1. Harry Kane

    7.3%
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    17.1%
  3. Robert Lewandowski

    12.2%
  4. Thomas Muller

    29.3%
  5. Zlatan Ibrahamovic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Gareth Bale

    2.4%
  7. Antoine Griezmann

    31.7%
  1. Thomas1930

    Thomas1930 Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    Country:
    Poland
    Just curious, who do you think the top scorer will be? I created a poll with IMO some of the best strikers in Europe right now. With more teams and games this year, maybe someone will even beat Platinis's record of 9 tournament goals (1984).
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    You should have made an "Other" choice.
     
  3. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    I think Muller. But I would be surprised if its Ronaldo, Lewandowski, or even De Bruyne, Insigne, or Sigurdsson. Maybe even Mandzukic.
     
  4. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    Mueller and Griezmann are my favorites to win the award.
     
  5. Thomas1930

    Thomas1930 Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    Country:
    Poland
    I agree with you. Would love Lewandowski to win but I think it will be someone from a team which gets to the final 4. And Germany and France are definitely the favorites to do so.


    Yep, my mistake.
     
  6. Strik3RR

    Strik3RR New Member

    May 15, 2016
    Club:
    KP Legia Warszawa
    Lewandowski has a solid chance if Poland goes to 1/4
     
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  7. Portuguese Playboy

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Country:
    Portugal
    how the hell does my man CR7 not have any votes? Best Player in the World and Portugal got some dank teams in their group.
     
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  8. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Country:
    Germany
    Because there's a serious lack of attacking threat outside him on Portugal to prevent defences focusing entirely on him? Nani isn't exactly cream of the crop. Not to mention that Ronaldo doesn't really have a track record of racking up goals in international tournaments, despite being an exceptional overall goal threat.

    EDIT: And welcome to BigSoccer.
     
  9. Portuguese Playboy

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Country:
    Portugal
    Iceland, Austria, Hungary these teams are garbage man. Portugal midfield is alot better now (Sanches even though hes overrated, Gomes, Mario, William, Danilo etc) than it has been in many years, Ronaldo will be getting better service and chances to score than ever.

    everyone always writes of Portugal cause we get all the chicks.
     
  10. deyna199

    deyna199 Member

    Sep 6, 2005
    Vancouver
    Country:
    Poland
    I voted for Lewandowski, no bias or anything ;)

    But if I was a betting man, I would go in this order to win it outright [I think 4-5 goals total wins it (less Platini) and based my odds on a player that can get 2-3 goals in one game in the group stage]:
    CR7 (he will get and take the most chances in a favorable group - good midfield that would be looking for him)
    Griezmann (great player, home field advantage - again favorable group and maybe bracket)
    Mueller (Germany are a tournament team, so he should get at least 5 games - but he really is a team player, maybe a little too unselfish to win another golden boot award in major tournament...been there, done that)

    I think there are some real bargains for the silver boot though, if you can find the right bet maker (Ibrahimovic, Giroud, Rooney, De Buryne, Gomez, Mandzukic, Milik, etc...)

    A good strategy may also be to take a pool of money and divide it among the second tier golden boot candidates...its euro...there will be some surprises.
     
  11. Thomas1930

    Thomas1930 Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    Country:
    Poland
    Even you didn't vote for him and you're from Portugal, so why are you surprised? :laugh:
     
  12. dinis

    dinis New Member

    May 3, 2016
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Country:
    Lithuania
    I think Bale
     
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  13. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Country:
    Italy
    LOL Wales and Bale are not getting out of their group.
     
  14. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Country:
    Ukraine
    My heart says "other". My head says "no f***ing clue"
     
  15. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Country:
    Ukraine
    Lewandowski is killing it in the Bundesliga. Is he equally strong for Polska?
     
  16. Thomas1930

    Thomas1930 Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    Country:
    Poland
    He was the top scorer of the qualifiers, so I guess that answers your question ;)
     
  17. kaczka

    kaczka Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    Edmonton, Canada
    Country:
    Ukraine
    CR7

    Why? Look at who they are playing... these are fine countries but have no experience in taking on the star power of Cristiano.
     
  18. barcaq8

    barcaq8 Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    Camp Nou, Barcelona
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    lol cristiano, a failure on big occasions! unless its a penalty.
     
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  19. goliath74

    goliath74 Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hollywood, FL, United States
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Country:
    Ukraine
    #19 goliath74, Jun 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016
    I don't know if it does... On one hand, of his 13 goals in qualifying, 6 were scored against Gibraltar and 3 against Georgia. On the other hand, scoring 13 of the country's 33 goals is quite impressive. I am torn.
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Maybe I am overreacting to his play in the last couple friendlies but that Nolito guy for Spain really seems to have a nose for goals.
    I think he may be a dark horse guy that comes out of nowhere (relatively) to win the Golden boot.
     
  21. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Good poll.

    Its a very tough call because the choices seem to be either guys on mediocre teams who may not play more than 4 games (e.g. Lewandowski, CR7, Kane) or guys on teams that might go far but the scoring is likely to be spread around (e.g. Muller, Griezmann). So even while Griezmann might be the best attacker on France, are we even confident in saying he will be the top scorer for France, never mind of the whole tournament?

    My vote goes to Thomas Muller.

    Well, Austria does. But yeah, Hungary and Iceland might be a bit low on experience playing against world class players. Oddly, its probably better if Portugal finish 2nd in their group.
     
  22. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    Jamie Vardy
     
  23. Thomas1930

    Thomas1930 Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    Country:
    Poland
    The question is, if Hodgson will have the balls to put Vardy in the starting 11? It could be Kane and Rooney upfront and Vardy on the bench. But we'll see soon enough :)
     
  24. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    United States
    The problem is that if Vardy does make the starting 11, Hodgson puts him out wide, whereas he's far more effective centrally.
     
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  25. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I was thinking the same thing.
     

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