The 2016 European Championships are upon us. From Kingsley Coman with Didier Deschamp’s France to the massive German contingent under Joachim Löw to Portugese newcomer Renato Sanches, Bayern Munich are host to a slew of European internationals.
Toward celerating that end, let’s get the European predictions started!
Euro 2016 Golden Boot Winner
Yeah, this award is likely Thomas Müller’s to lose. The versatile striker won the 2010 World Cup Golden Boot and was just a goal behind nabbing the award at World Cup 2014. While he finished Euro 2012 goalless —remember that a dysfunctional Fernando Torres won that award with 3 goals— there’s no question that Thomas Müller shows up for both club and country.
Coming off a 20-goal season and looking like the main man to lead Germany’s attack, Thomas Müller should put up numbers that make him one of the main contenders for, if not the winner of, the Golden Boot.
Thomas Müller: 6 votes
Robert Lewandowski: 2 votes
Antoine Greizmann: 1 vote
Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament
If there’s one consistent theme across this voting pattern, it’s that France and Germany are going to go a long way. All our Player of the Tournament votes are for French internationals or Thomas Müller, with the dynamic Paul Pogba taking the top prize.
The Juventus midfielder might be the most talented two-way player on the planet right now and it’s no surprise that he’s voted to be the most likely to lead France to a host nation final.
Paul Pogba: 4 votes
Thomas Müller: 2 votes
Antoine Griezmann: 1 vote
Dmitri Payet: 1 vote
MVP from Bayern Munich
It wouldn’t an international event with a host of Bayern Munich players present. And among those, our writers have a strong favorite: Thomas Müller. The man shows up and he scores goals. International tournaments are his bread and butter. Who's ready for some goals?
Thomas Müller: 7 votes
Jerome Boateng: 1 vote
David Alaba: 1 vote
Voters include Phillip Quinn, Ryan Cowper, Davis VanOpdorp, Mike Lynch, John Dillon, John Bushnell, Valentin King, George Rudnik, Luke Zimmerman