Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot on tie-breaker over Schick

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot as no one on England or Italy duty managed to surpass his tally in the final on Sunday July 11.

Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot on tie-breaker over Schick

Christiano Ronaldo

The Portugal forward scored five goals in just four tournament matches

The Portugal forward tallied five goals in the competition – the same as Czech Republic attacker Patrik Schick – and won via the tie-breaker of assists. Three of his goals came from the penalty spot, while the other two came from open play against Hungary and Germany.

Despite Ronaldo’s output, Portugal were eliminated in the last 16 through a 1-0 loss to Belgium.

Euro 2020 top scorers

After Ronaldo and Schick at five goals apiece, four players finished on four goals: Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Emil Forsberg and Romelu Lukaku.

Ronaldo played in only four games – 360 minutes – at Euro 2020, compared to the likes of final participants Kane and Raheem Sterling, who each played over 600 minutes.

Pos Player Team Goals
=1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 5
=2 Patrik Schick Czech Republic 5
=3 Karim Benzema France 4
=3 Emil Forsberg Sweden 4
=3 Romelu Lukaku Belgium 4
=3 Harry Kane England 4
=7 Raheem Sterling England 3
=7 Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands 3
=7 Robert Lewandowski Poland 3
=7 Kasper Dolberg Denmark 3
=7 Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland 3
=7 Haris Seferovic Switzerland 3
=7 Alvaro Morata Spain 3

This is Ronaldo’s first Golden Boot honour, as he came in second place in 2016 when Portugal won the competition.

The real winner? Own goals

While Ronaldo was the Golden Boot winner among players, there were a record 11 own goals scored at Euro 2020.

Before this summer, the high mark had been only three own goals in an entire Euro tournament, which happened in 2016.

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