Will Lionel Messi win the Golden Boot award in the current edition of the Copa America?
The 2021 edition of the Copa Amrica continues, and Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Colombia are the four semi-finalists who are vying for the title.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi has been a standout performer with four goals and has provided a number of assists. Interestingly, it is important to note that Messi has never won a Golden Boot award in the Copa America.
Messi needs four more goals, equal to 17 from Norberto Mendes (Agritina) and Zizenho (Brazil), the all-time top scorers in the Copa America.
They started the 2021 edition of the tournament in style with a mini-free kick against Chile, before including the pair in their last group game against Bolivia. In the quarter-final against Ecuador, Messi was in superb form when he provided two assists and a free-kick to his death.
Which player competes in the Copa America Golden Boot race?
Messi is the only player to have four goals. 10 players have scored twice in this competition, however, so far only five teams are competing in the semi-finals of their teams.
Other players who have scored two goals are: Aaron Savedra (Bolivia), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Angel Romero (Paraguay), Ayrton Presido (Ecuador) and Eduardo Vargas (Chile).