The 2023/24 season has just begun, and the race for the European Golden Boot has already started. Players from the top 5 European leagues are already heading towards the Golden Shoe award.
The European Golden Shoe, also known as the European Golden Boot, is an award presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of a European national league.
Current Leaders of the Golden Boot 2023/24
In this article, we will talk about the top 5 current leaders of the Golden Shoe award for 2023/24:
5. Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen)
6 goals, 12 points
The 22-year-old Nigerian attacker has started the 2023/24 season in style. In just five games in the Bundesliga, he has scored 6 goals. He is currently fifth in the race for the prestigious Golden Boot award. Boniface’s blistering start at his new club has led Bayer Leverkusen to second place in the Bundesliga table. Bayer Leverkusen signed the young Nigerian from Union Saint-Gilloise for a reported fee of €20M.
4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain)
7 goals, 14 points
Despite tension between Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint Germain early in the season, Kylian Mbappe has once again stepped up to be the main man for the club. He has already scored seven goals in Ligue 1 this season and accumulated 14 points for the European Golden Shoe award. With 32 more games to be played in Ligue 1 2023/24, Kylian Mbappe is sure to further extend his tally and contend for the Golden Boot award.
3. Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)
7 goals, 14 points
Tottenham’s record goalscorer and English captain Harry Kane has taken the Bundesliga by storm early in the 2023/24 season. Harry Kane has scored a goal in all of his Bundesliga appearances so far. In his last Bundesliga match against Bochum, he recorded a hat-trick and two assists. With seven goals so far, Harry Kane is among the players challenging for the European Golden Boot award.
2. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
8 goals, 16 points
Erling Haaland, since joining Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund, has been consistently scoring goals. Last season, he won the European Golden Shoe award with a massive 72 points, scoring 36 goals in the process. The 23-year-old Norwegian has already scored eight goals so far this season and is among the favorites to win the Golden Boot for the second time in his career. He has already scored a hat-trick in the Premier League this season. He is the leading goalscorer in the Premier League this season, followed by Son Heung Min with five goals.
1. Serhou Yadaly Guirassy (Stuttgart)
10 goals, 20 points
The 27-year-old Guinean is the surprise name on this list of top scorers in European leagues. Guirassy is the first player to score ten goals in this new season. He has 20 points so far and is the leading candidate for the European Golden Shoe this season. With 29 matches to be played in the Bundesliga, it will be interesting to see whether Guirassy, the surprising leader, will make it all the way and clinch the Golden Boot award.