Ranking the Top 10 Contenders to Win the Ligue 1 Golden Boot

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Ranking the Top 10 Contenders to Win the Ligue 1 Golden Boot
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The opening weekend in Ligue 1 saw five different strikers score twice in their first fixture of the season, even Bastia midfielder Christopher Maboulou got in on the act. It points towards the 2014/15 campaign becoming an exciting and unpredictable race to become Ligue 1’s top goal-scorer.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man to beat, he has finished as top scorer in his two seasons in France, and so far no one has been able to get close to the big Swedish striker, although the chase behind him has been exciting in its on right.

It was before Ibrahimovic’s arrival that we had a proper battle for the title. Back during the 2011/12 season five players scored over 15 goals and PSG’s Nene and Olivier Giroud finished the season on 21 goals, Lille’s Eden Hazard just one back on 20.

From that list, Ligue 1 has lost some top striker over the years, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bafetimbi Gomis, Loic Remy and Lisandro Lopez to name a few.

However, the most beautiful thing about the league is the emergence of new talent ready to step up and find the back of the net.

Here are the top ten contenders to finish Ligue 1’s top scorer this season.

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