F00tballmatters’ European Championship awards: How is leading the way so far?
The Hot Shots! Award
Eastern Europe are leading the way in the goal scoring charts with the Ukraine legend that is Andriy Shevchenko, the young up-and-coming Russian Alan Dzagoev and Croatian Mario Mandžukić equal on 2 goals, while a Russian, Andrei Arshavin leading the assist charts with 2.
The Heskey Award
The Heskey award is the opposite of the Hot Shots! Award and sadly for Russia they can currently boast the player who has failed to hit the target the most with Aleksandr Kerzhakov having misfired 7 times. Arjen Robben closely follows Kerzhakov having missed 6 and then the Republic of Ireland’s Keith Andrews and Ukraine’s Yevhen Konoplyanka are joint third most wasteful on 5 missed shots
The Roy Keane Award
So far there have been two red cards and they came in the same game but the first red card was awarded to Sokratis Papastathopoulos for two yellow cards , but then the first straight red was awarded to Arsenal and Poland’s Wojciech Szczęsny
The Inzaghi Award
This should be self explanatory but I will explain myself regardless. The Inzaghi award is for the player who is caught offside the most/ So far there have been six players, but with the amount of time on the pitch being the deciding factor so far it is Italian Antonio Cassano who is leading the way, although ROI’s Robbie Keane and Denmark’s Dennis Rommedahl aren’t far behind.
The Most Hated Award
This goes to who has been fouled the most and so far it is a tie between Greece’s Giorgos Karagounis and Portugal’s Pepe.
The Gattuso Award
This goes out to the player who has committed the most amount of fouls with ROI’s Richard Dunne leading the way at the moment with 6, although Mario Gomez of Germany isn’t far behind on 5.
The Oliver Kahn Award
Joe Hart denied France a total of 14 times only as he leads the way saving the most amount of shots. It is fair to say that with out him in the team England could have faired a lot worse