Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot

Jul 2, 2012 15:01 IST

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Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.

The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist in Spain's 4-0 crushing of Italy in the final, finished with three goals and an assist along with Germany striker Mario Gomez, but took the accolade for having played for shorter duration than his rival, reported Xinhua.

Torres scores Spain's third goal against Italy. Reuters

Apart from Torres and Gomez, Mario Balotelli of Italy, Alan Dzagoev of Russia, Mario Mandzukic of Croatia and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal also scored three goals at the championship.

Torres did not start every game for Spain, with Vicente del Bosque opting for Cesc Fabregas as a shadow striker and starting with Alvaro Negredo against Germany.

With inputs from Agencies