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Previous top scorers

Among the previous winners of this award at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship are eight players who have gone on to earn full international honours.

Czech Republic striker Jan Kliment won the adidas Golden Boot in 2015
Czech Republic striker Jan Kliment won the adidas Golden Boot in 2015 ©Getty Images

Former winners (current format)
2017
: Saúl Ñíguez, Spain – 5
2015
: Jan Kliment, Czech Republic – 3
2013: Álvaro Morata, Spain – 4
2011: Adrián López, Spain – 5
2009: Marcus Berg, Sweden – 7
2007: Maceo Rigters, Netherlands – 4
2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Netherlands – 4
2004: Alberto Gilardino, Italy – 4
2002: Massimo Maccarone, Italy – 3
2000: Andrea Pirlo, Italy – 3

• Saúl Ñíguez equalled compatriot Adrián López's haul of five goals in 2017.

• Czech Republic striker Jan Kliment scored all the goals that won him the 2015 Golden Boot in the first 56 minutes of the hosts' 4-0 victory against Serbia on matchday two of the last edition.

• Striker Álvaro Morata scored four goals to head a Spain one-two-three – ahead of Thiago Alcántara and Isco – in the adidas Golden Boot award rankings for the 2013 finals.

• Sweden's Marcus Berg holds the record for most goals scored at a final tournament, having struck seven times in 2009 on home soil.

• Klaas-Jan Huntelaar found the net twice for the Oranje in the 2006 final.

• The first three winners were Italian and all went on to earn senior caps for the Azzurri.

Watch an Italy side including the likes of Daniele De Rossi and Alberto Gilardino claim the 2004 title
Watch an Italy side including the likes of Daniele De Rossi and Alberto Gilardino claim the 2004 title
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