Euro 2012 Top goalscorers
This Year’s golden boot has been awarded to Fernando Torres of Spain, he scored 3 goals in the competition beating stiff competition from players from the sixteen other countries all competing to be European champions.
Torres has won the golden with so many others having also scored as many as him, it then goes down to who has the most assists, with Torres and Gomes both having one assist it then goes down to who had the most game time, with Torres only being featured in a handful of games this gave him the upper hand and gave him the golden boot.
Torres was mainly used as a substitute to score his three goals.
Below is the list of all goalscorers within the competition.
1. Fernando Torres – Winner of this years golden boot.
2. Mario Gomes – A close second with three goals and one assist. He got off to a good start scoring his three goals very early on becoming everyone’s favourite to pick up the golden boot, but after the group stages became complacent with Klose replacing him.
3.Mario Ballotelli – Did not get off to the best of starts not starting but quickly became Italy first choice striker as the tournament progressed becoming a force to be reckoned with.
4= Christiano Ronaldo – Had a good tournament only scoring three, two of which came against one team, could have scored many more.
4= Alan Dzagoev of Russia getting off to a flying start scoring three in the opening three games of the tournament, with Russia really failing to live up to expectations leaing the competition early Dzagoev could have gone the whole way.
4=Mario Mandzukic – Croatia’s creative Striker scored three goals keeping himself in reach of the golden boot with two of his three goals against Republic of Ireland.
Top scoring team
Germany & Spain were the top two scoring teams with Germany Scoring 10 team goals and Spain with 12
With Germany only playing the 5 games in the tournament they averaged 2 goals per game certainly worth watching with conceding 6 goals taking the average goals per game up to 3.2.
Spain on the other hand scoring 12 and only conceding 1 over there six games displayed an impressive 2.2 goals per game 4 of which was against the Republic of Ireland & Italy team.
Republic of Ireland had the worst team goals between them only scoring the one goal.
Other Team goals
Republic of Ireland again had the worst record with conceding nine goals in there three games averaging three goals a game scored against them.
As a tournament there were goals a plenty with a total of 77 goals in thirty one games scored with an average goals scored per game being at 2.48 with only two clean sheets coming from England V Italy and Portugal V Spain in the knockout stages.