Super Eagles star ranks above Ronaldo, Lukaku, others in race to win European golden boot

Super Eagles star ranks above Ronaldo, Lukaku, others in race to win European golden boot

- Paul Onuachu is in contention for the European golden boot this season

- The Nigerian forward has scored 22 goals this campaign and he sits sixth on the list

- Onuachu ranks above the likes of Ronaldo, Mbappe and Lukaku

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Prolific Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu is in the race to win the European golden boot at the end of this season.

The 26-year-old Super Eagles forward has scored 22 goals in 25 Belgian Pro League games for Genk this campaign.

Though he failed to register a goal in the group stages of the Champion League, the attacker ranks above five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

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He is also above former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe according to the list drawn by a Nigerian football website, Score Nigeria.

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Onuachu ranked in European Golden Shoe Top 10 ahead Mbappe, Ronaldo
Paul Onuachu on target for Genk during their Belgian League game against KAA Gent last month. Photo by YORICK JANSENS/BELGA MAG/AFP
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Onuachu jointly occupies the sixth position alongside VVV Venlo's Georgios Giakoumakis while Liverpool's Mohamed Salah comes one step ahead.

The Nigerian star also assisted two other goals so far this campaign as his side sits third on the league table in Belgium.

The Top 10 European Golden Shoe award contenders

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 48

2. Kasper Junker (Bodo / Glimt) 40.5

3. Amahl Pellegrino (Kristiansund) 37.5

4. André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt) 36

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 34

6. Georgios Giakoumakis (VVV- Venlo) 33

6. Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk) 33

8. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 32

8. Luis Suarez (Atlético Madrid) 32

8. Romelu Lukaku (Inter) 32

8. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) 32 earlier reported that Genk technical director Dimitri Conde has explained that it will be hard for the club to keep impressive Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu.

The Super Eagles striker has been in incredible form this season for Genk scoring 22 goals so far in the Belgian League which is very awesome for the Nigerian.

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His impressive performances this term for Genk has caught the attention of many clubs in Europe with some Premier League sides said to be ready to sign him.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.


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