Women’s Euro 2022 top scorer race: Who can win the Golden Boot, can trophy be shared?


EVERY football player’s goal is secure club and country success during their career – but some thrive for the Golden Boot award too.

The Women’s Euro 2022 is sadly coming to a close as we enter the semi-final stages of the competition.

Jodie Taylor was crowned the 2017 Women's Euro golden boot winner


Jodie Taylor was crowned the 2017 Women’s Euro golden boot winnerCredit: AFP or licensors

However, this means that it’s almost time to crown the top goal scorer with their individual award.

England star Jodie Taylor claimed the prize in 2017, but who is in the run-in this time round?

Who are the Women’s Euro 2022 top goal scorers?

Beth Mead has contributed to a number of England’s goals this tournament, hence why finds herself leading the race.

The Arsenal attacker scored the crucial strike which earned the Lionesses’ all three points against Austria on the opening day.

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And Mead bagged a hattrick in the 8-0 pummelling on Norway, but teammate Alessia Russo isn’t too far behind.

However, Alexandra Popp fired herself level with Mead having scored two tremendous goals in Germany’s semi-final triumph against France.

Below are the top five goal scorers of the Women’s Euro 2022 so far:

  1. Beth Mead (England) – 6 goals
  2. Alexandra Popp (Germany) – 6 goals
  3. Alessia Russo (England) – 4 goals
  4. Grace Geyoro (France) – 3 goals
  5. Ellen White (England) – 2 goals

Can the Golden Boot trophy be shared?

No, only one person can win the golden boot in a European competition.

As per UEFA rules, if there is more than one player with the same amount of goals, the tie is then settled by assists.

And if it remains deadlocked after that, then the winner will be the player who has played less minutes.

What is the record for the most Women’s Euro goals in a single campaign?

German star Inka Grings currently holds the record for the most goals scored (6) in a single tournament.

Beth Mead is aiming to smash Inka Grings' record in this competition


Beth Mead is aiming to smash Inka Grings’ record in this competitionCredit: Getty

And the former FC Koln striker also impressively has her name engraved on the crown for the most goals scored in Women’s Euro history (10) but shared with compatriot Birgit Prinz.

However, Beth Mead’s six goals at this stage of the competition has presented the England attacker with a fantastic opportunity to break at least one of those records this year.

When is the Women’s Euro 2022 final?

  • The showpiece event will take place on Sunday, July 31.
  • It is scheduled to kick off at 5pm UK time.
  • Wembley Stadium in London is the allocated arena for this huge showing and can hold a staggering 90,000 supporters.
  • This match will replace the Community Shield encounter between Liverpool and Man City which is now being played at the King Power Stadium.


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