Premier League Golden Boot

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Premier League Golden Boot
Thierry Henry, wearing a red shirt with white long sleeves and shorts with a number 12 and Nike logo on the left-leg side, applauds.
Thierry Henry has won the most Golden Boot awards.
DescriptionThe leading goalscorer in a given Premier League season.
Sponsored byCadbury
CountryEngland
Presented byPremier League
First awarded1993
Currently held byHarry Kane (3rd time)
Most awardsThierry Henry (4)

The Premier League Golden Boot is a yearly football award that is given to footballers who score the most goals in a Premier league season. The winners are also given £1000 for each goal they have scored in the season.[1]

The first person to win the Premier League Golden Boot was Teddy Sheringham during the 1992-93 season. Arsenal F.C.'s Thierry Henry has won the award 4 times and currently holds the record for the most Golden Boots wins in the history of Premier League.[2] Only two players have won the award for 3 consecutive (back-to-back) years, namely Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer. Most recently (2020-21), the award was won by Harry Kane; who won it for the third time.[3][4]

The first international players to win the Premier League Golden Boot were Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dwight Yorke during the 1998-99 season.[5]

List of Winners[change | change source]

Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of golden boots he has won (if more than one)
Games The number of Premier league matches played by the winner in that season[A]
Rate Goals scored per game by the player (total no. of goals divided by total no. of games i.e. Average)
dagger Indicates (meaning- to show/denote) that more than one player has won the award
double-dagger Indicates that the player also won the European Golden Shoe in the same season
§ Indicates that the player's team won the Premier league that season
Premier League Golden Boot winners
Season Player Nationality Club Goals Games[B] Rate Ref(s)
1992–93 Teddy Sheringham  England Tottenham Hotspur[C] 22 41 0.54 [8]
1993–94

Andy Cole

 England Newcastle United 34 40 0.85 [8]
1994–95 Alan Shearer  England Blackburn Rovers§ 34 42 0.81 [8][9]
1995–96 Alan Shearer (2)  England Blackburn Rovers 31 35 0.89 [8][9]
1996–97 Alan Shearer (3)  England Newcastle United 25 31 0.81 [8][9]
1997–98dagger Chris Sutton  England Blackburn Rovers 18 35 0.51 [8]
1997–98dagger Dion Dublin  England Coventry City 18 36 0.50 [8][10]
1997–98dagger Michael Owen  England Liverpool 18 36 0.50 [8]
1998–99dagger Michael Owen (2)  England Liverpool 18 30 0.60 [8]
1998–99dagger Dwight Yorke  Trinidad and Tobago Manchester United§ 18 33 0.55 [11]
1998–99dagger

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

 Netherlands Leeds United 18 36 0.50 [8]
1999–2000 Kevin Phillipsdouble-dagger  England Sunderland 30 36 0.83 [12][13]
2000–01

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2)

 Netherlands Chelsea 23 35 0.66 [14]
2001–02 Thierry Henry  France Arsenal§ 24 33 0.73 [11]
2002–03

Ruud van Nistelrooy

 Netherlands Manchester United§ 25 34 0.74 [15]
2003–04 Thierry Henrydouble-dagger (2)  France Arsenal§ 30 37 0.81 [16][11]
2004–05 Thierry Henrydouble-dagger (3)  France Arsenal 25 32 0.78 [16]
2005–06 Thierry Henry (4)  France Arsenal 27 32 0.84 [8]
2006–07 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast Chelsea 20 36 0.56 [17]
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldodouble-dagger  Portugal Manchester United§ 31 34 0.91[D] [19][20]
2008–09 Nicolas Anelka  France Chelsea 19 36 0.53 [21]
2009–10 Didier Drogba (2)  Ivory Coast Chelsea§ 29 32 0.91[D] [22]
2010–11dagger Carlos Tevez  Argentina Manchester City 20 31 0.65 [23]
2010–11dagger Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria Manchester United§ 20 32 0.63 [23]
2011–12

Robin van Persie

 Netherlands Arsenal 30 38[E] 0.79 [25]
2012–13

Robin van Persie (2)

 Netherlands Manchester United§ 26 38 0.68 [26]
2013–14

Luis Suárezdouble-dagger

 Uruguay Liverpool 31 33 0.94 [27]
2014–15 Sergio Agüero  Argentina Manchester City 26 33 0.79 [28]
2015–16

Harry Kane

 England Tottenham Hotspur 25 38 0.65 [29]
2016–17

Harry Kane (2)

 England Tottenham Hotspur 29 30 0.97 [30]
2017–18 Mohamed Salah  Egypt Liverpool 32 36 0.89 [31]
2018–19dagger

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

 Gabon Arsenal 22 36 0.61 [32]
2018–19dagger

Sadio Mané

 Senegal Liverpool 22 36 0.61 [32]
2018–19dagger Mohamed Salah (2)  Egypt Liverpool 22 38 0.58 [32]
2019-20

Jamie Vardy

 England Leicester City 23 35 0.66 [33]
2020-21

Harry Kane (3)

 England Tottenham Hotspur 23 35 0.66 [3]

Awards won by nationality[change | change source]

Country Total
 England 14
 Netherlands 5
 France 5
 Argentina 2
 Egypt 2
 Ivory Coast 2
 Bulgaria 1
 Gabon 1
 Portugal 1
 Senegal 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 1
 Uruguay 1

Awards won by club[change | change source]

Club Total
Arsenal 6
Liverpool 6
Manchester United 5
Chelsea 4
Tottenham Hotspur 4
Blackburn Rovers 3
Manchester City 2
Newcastle United 2
Coventry City 1
Leeds United 1
Sunderland 1
Leicester City 1

Sponsorships[change | change source]

The award was sponsored by Carling for the time between 1994 and 2001. In 2001, Barclaycard took over the sponsorship rights and continued to own them until 2005 after which, Barclays bought the sponsorship rights of both the award and Premier league. Currently, the award is being sponsored by Cadbury.[1]

Notelist[change | change source]

  1. This won't match the total number of games in a season always.
  2. Since the 1995–96 season, only 20 teams are allowed to play in Premier league,[6] thus the number of games in a season dropped by 4 matches (42 to 38)
  3. Teddy Sheringham scored his first goal of the 1992–93 season as a Nottingham Forest player,[7] while the rest of his goals were scored for Tottenham Hotspur because of his transfer in August 1992.
  4. 4.0 4.1 When rounding to three significant figures, Ronaldo's goal ratio in the 2007–08 season was 0.912, while Drogba's 2009–10 ratio was 0.906.[18]
  5. Arsenal's official website incorrectly shows that Van Persie played 37 matches in 2011–12 season. He played all 38 games, as confirmed by the Premier League.[24]

References[change | change source]

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  31. "Mohamed Salah wins Golden Boot with new PL record". The Independent. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
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