Let's see who will win this award in this peculiar year .
These are the candidates to win the award this year. / Photo: instagram.com/_rl9
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
Listen to this article
Leer en español: Estos son los candidatos a la Bota de Oro
Some soccer awards this year, such as the Ballon d'Or, have been canceled taking into account that this has been a catastrophic year, both for people's physical and economic health. So much so that the organizers of the Ball, France Football, recognizing the futility of delivering the award this year said that: “such a unique year cannot, and should not, be treated as an ordinary year. When in doubt, it is better to abstain than to persist.”
Despite this some, awards persist. Let's see then who are the candidates to receive the Golden Boot this year.
Lewandowski has had a phenomenal season and leads the list for this position, with his 34 goals this season for Munich. His incredible performance in the last Bundesliga would also have qualified him to win the Ballon d'Or.
Tied with Lewandowski, Immobile scores 34 goals with his club Lazio, who classify him as a contender in this competition. It should be noted that according to transfermarkt, Immobile had a 53 percent participation in his team's goals, which is also an important figure.
The other serious contender for this award is Cristiano, who has 31 goals so far in Serie A. At press time, Ronaldo had two opportunities to increase this figure and beat Immobile, will he succeed?
It is important to highlight that both Ronaldo and Immobile owe their position in this table to their precision when taking penalties. In this category Ronaldo has scored 19 goals and Immobile 20. According to Mundo Deportivo, this would be the classification table if those were not taken into account:
1. Robert Lewandowski (29)
2. Timo Werner (25)
3. Danny Ings (21)
4. Leo Messi (20)
4. Ciro Immobile (20)
4. Pierre Aubameyang (20)
7. Jaime Vardy (19)
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (19)