With six players finishing on three goals at Euro 2012, Fernando Torres ended as golden boot winner thanks to scoring Spain’s third and setting up the fourth in their 4-0 final win over Italy.
The goal & assist meant he finished level with Germany’s Mario Gomez on three goals and one assist for the tournament, but Torres takes home the trophy as he played fewer minutes during Euro 2012 than Bayern Munich’s Gomez.
In addition to taking home the golden boot, his goal in the final means that Torres is the first player to score in two different European finals, that was the only goal of the game in 2008, when Spain beat Germany.
Taking home bronze place in the golden boot race is Russia’s Alan Dzagoev, who scored his three in 253 minutes. The assists put Gomez and Torres above Dzagoev in the race, with Torres and Gomez scoring their goals in 189 and 282 mins respectively. That is a whole match worth of minutes less for Torres.