The star that nobody expected, Jude Bellingham


Football season has reached the halfway mark across all the five leagues and the race for the European golden shoe is heating up. It does not come as a surprise that the top contenders are Mbappé, Kane and Haaland. However one contender that comes as a surprise to many is Jude Bellingham. Futbol Mundial brings you the players who are contending to win the golden shoe and their chances in winning it. This article will also cover what sets them apart from their rivals in the European golden shoe race.

Harry Kane has been nothing short of a goal machine since joining Bayern Munich. England international moved to bavaria in a bid to end his wait for a trophy in football. He is considered by many football spectators to be the favorite for the golden boot. Considering he has 21 goals in 15 appearances it would not be absurd to think so. Kane seems determined to guide Bayern to the bundesliga title and to the Champions League and he definitely has the support to do so. Kane will also want to enter Euro 2024. But one thing is for sure and it is that Kane will be poised to collect his first ever European golden shoe.

Mbappe is definitely racking up the numbers for Paris Saint Germain this season. Despite Mbappe achieving lots of success at international level he is yet to win any significant individual award. The European golden shoe would be his first and could give him a boost for the ballondor. The Frenchman has scored an incredible 18 goals in 16 appearances and is hoping to guide PSG to another Ligue 1 title. His goals could definitely help Paris Saint Germain finally get over the line in the UEFA Champions League.

Haaland has not had anything like the season he had last year where he scored an incredible 36 goals which won him his first golden shoe. It is looking very difficult for him to be able to retain it. The Norwegian has been on the sidelines for the last four games and that has definitely given Kane and Mbappe the edge. One thing is for sure is that of he is to stand a chance at retaining his Golden shoe he will have to stay fit.

Bellingham is a surprise contender and an unlikely but nonetheless he has been the difference maker for Los Blancos this season. The box to box midfielder is doing what most never thought possible and providing goals and assists. The Englishman is already leading the polls for the 2024 Ballon d’ Or. The Englishman is top scorer in La Liga with 13 goals and is hoping to lead Los Blancos to La Liga this year. Bellingham may not be the favorite to come out on top in the golden boot race but he sure is one to look out