Golden Shoe 2022-23: Haaland, Lewandowski & European football's top scorers

Golden Shoe 2022-23: Haaland, Lewandowski & European football's top scorers

The race is on once more to be crowned the continent's leading marksman, with some of the most prolific forwards on the planet set to lead the way

While various Golden Boots are up for grabs within the leading divisions across Europe, there is only one Golden Shoe that can be acquired in any given season by the continent's most prolific marksman.

The race to claim that prestigious prize is up and running once more, with some iconic forwards set to lead the charge for an individual accolade that marks them out as being superior to all of their fellow frontmen.

Robert Lewandowski, who has swapped Bayern Munich for Barcelona, finished in top spot last season with 35 league goals to his name – closely followed by the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Ciro Immobile – and GOAL is on hand to keep you across all of the runners and riders in the 2022-23 campaign.

1. Erling Haaland | Manchester City | 18 goals (36)

Manchester City knew what they were getting when snapping up Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, with the Norwegian striker boasting power and pace in abundance, and one of the most sought-after talents on the planet did not disappoint when bursting out of the blocks for the Premier League champions.

2. Robert Lewandowski | Barcelona | 13 goals (24)

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has already cemented a standing among the all-time greats, but he will believe that he has something to prove after choosing to walk away from the comforting surrounds of Bayern Munich and try his luck in Spain with La Liga giants Barcelona.

3. Christopher Nkunku | Red Bull Leipzig | 11 goals (22)

The Frenchman had a sensational season last time out and was attracting attention from all over Europe before signing a new contract in Germany this summer. He will be looking to repeat his 35 goals in all competitions and prove why elite clubs were tracking his progress.

4. Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | 11 goals (20)

A standing as the best player in world football may now be up for grabs, and Kylian Mbappe – given all that he has achieved for Paris-Saint Germain and as a World Cup winner with France – appears to be the most likely candidate to step into shoes once occupied by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

5. Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain | 11 goals (18)

Questions have been asked of Neymar's commitment to the collective cause, and his general end product, across an eventful spell at Paris Saint-Germain, but there has never been any doubting the Brazilian's talent and ability to be a match-winner on any given day.

6. Harry Kane | Tottenham | 11 goals (21)

England captain Harry Kane has earned a reputation as one of the most fearsome No.9s in world football, with the Tottenham forward fully deserving of that standing among the elite as a three-time Golden Boot winner and a man with over 180 Premier League goals to his name.

7. Niclas Fullkrug | Werder Bremen | 10 goals (16)

England captain Harry Kane has earned a reputation as one of the most feared number nines in world football and the Tottenham striker has won the Golden Boot three times and is over 180 As a man of the United States, he fully deserves his place in the elite Premier League.- A gate to his name.

8. Aleksandar Mitrovic | Fulham | 9 goals (18)

Serbian striker Mitrovic has been criticized in the past for failing to transfer his consistently successful form in the championship to the Premier League stage, but a strong The frontman is determined to silence those who doubt his style.

9. Marcus Thuram | Borussia Monchengladbach | 9 goals (16)

Thuram has started his 2022/23 season well and looks to be on track for the best ever season in terms of goals.
The Frenchman maintains his personal best with 10 goals in his 31 Bundesliga appearances in the 2019/20 season.

10. Jonathan David | Lille | 9 goals (18)

With Jonathan David's share price rising for some time now and Canada's qualification for the 2022 World Cup further boosting that target, it's only a matter of time before the speedy striker spreads his wings outside League One. It looks like

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