Euro 2022 final: can England’s Beth Mead win the Golden Boot?


Beth Mead has drawn level with Germany’s Alexandra Popp after both scored six goals at the 2022 Women’s Euro

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England’s Beth Mead celebrates after the Lionesses beat Sweden 4-0 in the Euros semifinals

Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Fran Kirby and Alessia Russo helped lead England to the Women’s Euros 2022 final on Tuesday night.


Sarina Wiegman’s side put in a good performance in front of a crowd of 28,624 at Bramall Lane in Sheffields – a record attendance for a semi-final at the Women’s Championship.

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The Four Lionesses lead the 4-0 win over Sweden with England’s top scorer Beth scoring the first goal of the game.


After halftime, Lucy took advantage of a corner kick and headed the ball into the net while Alessia scored with a superb hoe.

Finally, Fran lobbed while Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl went off her line.

England’s Beth Mead, right, after scoring her side’s first goal in the semi-finals of the Women’s Euro 2022 against Sweden on Tuesday. Image: AP Photo/Jon Super

Beth’s goal in the 38th minute was her sixth goal of the competition and it put her two goals clear in the Golden Boot race, ahead of Germany’s Alexandra Popp and her teammate Alessia.

However, Alexandra caught up last night when she scored both goals in Germany’s 2-1 win over France.


The Golden Boot is an award given to the top goalscorer in each football competition.

So in this case, Beth and Alexandra are going head-to-head to win the Womens Euro 2022 Golden Boot – as they’ve both scored 6 goals so far and have one game left.


During an interview following the Lionesses’ win, Beth said, “I really miss that song, I want to go and get involved,” as she broke off the interview to celebrate with her team.

England will now meet last night’s winners Germany in Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium.

  • Beth is 27 years old and hails from Whitby, Yorkshire
  • Before football, she earned a degree in Sports Development from Teesside University.
  • She currently plays for Arsenal
  • She was dating former teammate Danielle Van De Donk
  • Her net worth is $500,000 (£415,000)

Who is Beth Mead?

Beth Mead’s chances of becoming Sportswoman of the Year have just improved following England’s 4-0 win over Sweden at Euro 2022, BetVictor says. Image: Getty Images

Your career: Beth started her youth career with California Girls FC (a local club in Middlesbrough) before joining Middlesbrough FC Center of Excellence in 2005.


She stayed with the North Yorkshire team until 2011 when she moved to Sunderland to start her senior career.

Between 2011 and 2017 she made 45 appearances for Sunderland and scored 31 goals.


The 27-year-old currently plays for Arsenal, who she joined in 2017.

During her time at Arsenal, Beth has made 98 appearances and scored 34 goals.


The striker has also played for England domestically since 2010, starting with the Under-15 side and working her way up through all the age groups before being promoted to England’s senior team.

As of last night, she has made 44 appearances for the England senior team, scoring 28 goals.


Your victories: She was awarded Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2018.

Beth was the FA Women’s Super League top scorer in 2015 and was awarded the Golden Boot.


And a year later, in 2016, Beth was honored with the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year Award.

Your Relationships: Beth dated former Arsenal team-mate Danielle van de Donk, 30, for several years.


During the lockdown, the couple even lived together at Beth’s London estate.

However, they have since gone their separate ways.