Belgian Golden Shoe

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In association football, the Belgian Golden Shoe (Dutch : Gouden Schoen, French : Soulier d'Or) is an award given in Belgium at the beginning of each civil year to the best footballer of the Belgian First Division A for the past year. The trophy is sponsored by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws .

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The voters are a selection of Belgian press specialists and football personalities. They are invited to vote for the best player of the competition for both half seasons (previous season second half and current season first half) and each get to submit a top three, scoring 3, 2 and 1 point respectively. As a result, a player can receive all of his votes in one half season (e.g. if he joined the championship from abroad during summer), or he can receive votes for matches with two (or more) different teams, as with Philippe Albert in 1992 and Mbark Boussoufa in 2006.

Paul Van Himst has collected 4 Belgian Golden Shoes which is the current record. Jan Ceulemans and Wilfried Van Moer have both won the trophy three times. The first foreigner to win the trophy was the Dutchman Johan Boskamp, especially for his excellence during the second half of the 1974–75 season, when his club, RWDM (currently defunct), won its first and only championship title. The only foreigners who have won the award more than once are the Swede Pär Zetterberg and the Moroccan Mbark Boussoufa. In 2011, Argentinian Matías Suárez became the first South American to be awarded the Golden Shoe.

From 2000, an award was also given to the best Belgian footballer abroad, although this award was not handed out in certain years, specifically from 2003 to 2007 and 2010 to 2011. Since 2013, the best coach, best goalkeeper, and best youngster awards have also been handed out. Finally, in 2016, Tessa Wullaert was awarded the first-ever Golden Shoe for women football players. Contrary to the men's award which is awarded to the best player in Belgium, the women's award goes to the best Belgian footballer, playing either in Belgium or abroad.

Men

Golden Shoe

YearWinnerClub(s)SecondClub(s)ThirdClub(s)
1954Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Rik Coppens  (BEL) Beerschot Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jef Mermans  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Louis Carré  (BEL) RFC Liège
1955Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Fons Van Brandt  (BEL) Lierse Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vic Mees  (BEL) Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jef Mermans  (BEL) Anderlecht
1956Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vic Mees  (BEL) Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Denis Houf  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Robert Van Kerkhoven  (BEL) Daring Club Bruxelles
1957Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jef Jurion  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Louis Carré  (BEL) RFC Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vic Mees  (BEL) Antwerp
1958Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roland Storme  (BEL) Gent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  André Vanderstappen  (BEL) Olympic Charleroi Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Denis Houf  (BEL) Standard Liège
1959Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lucien Olieslagers  (BEL) Lierse Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Armand Seghers  (BEL) Olympic Charleroi Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Rik Coppens  (BEL) Beerschot
1960Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Congo-Leopoldville (1960-1963).svg  Paul Bonga Bonga  (COD) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eric Lambert  (BEL) Gent
1961Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Denis Houf  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Pierre Hanon  (BEL) Anderlecht
1962Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jef Jurion  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Nicolay  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Laurent Verbiest  (BEL) Anderlecht
1963Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Nicolay  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Frans Vermeyen  (BEL) Lierse
1964Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Puis  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Nicolay  (BEL) Standard Liège
1965Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Puis  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Georges Heylens  (BEL) Anderlecht
1966Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Van Moer  (BEL) Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Raoul Lambert  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Yves Baré  (BEL) RFC Liège
1967Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Fernand Boone  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Roger Claessen  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nico Dewalque  (BEL) Standard Liège
1968Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lon Polleunis  (BEL) Sint-Truiden Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Léon Semmeling  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Dockx  (BEL) Racing White
1969Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Van Moer  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nico Dewalque  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Dockx  (BEL) Racing White
1970Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Van Moer  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Christian Piot  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Dockx  (BEL) Racing White
1971Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Erwin Vandendaele  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Christian Piot  (BEL) Standard Liège
1972Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Christian Piot  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Maurice Martens  (BEL) Racing White Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Thissen  (BEL) Standard Liège
1973Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Maurice Martens  (BEL) Racing White Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nico Dewalque  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Erwin Vandendaele  (BEL) Club Brugge
1974Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul Van Himst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Christian Piot  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Maurice Martens  (BEL) RWDM
1975Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Johan Boskamp  (NED) RWDM Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Rob Rensenbrink  (NED) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Raoul Lambert  (BEL) Club Brugge
1976Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Rob Rensenbrink  (NED) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  François Van der Elst  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Raoul Lambert  (BEL) Club Brugge
1977Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Julien Cools  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean-Marie Pfaff  (BEL) Beveren Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Rob Rensenbrink  (NED) Anderlecht
1978Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean-Marie Pfaff  (BEL) Beveren Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  René Vandereycken  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Rob Rensenbrink  (NED) Anderlecht
1979Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jean Janssens  (BEL) Beveren Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Schönberger  (GER) Beveren
1980Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wilfried Van Moer  (BEL) Beringen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Erwin Vandenbergh  (BEL) Lierse
1981Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Erwin Vandenbergh  (BEL) Lierse Flag of Spain.svg  Juan Lozano  (ESP) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eric Gerets  (BEL) Standard Liège
1982Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eric Gerets  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Ludo Coeck  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Spain.svg  Juan Lozano  (ESP) Anderlecht
1983Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Franky Vercauteren  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Schönberger  (GER) Beveren Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge
1984Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Enzo Scifo  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Denmark.svg  Morten Olsen  (DEN) Anderlecht
1985Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Desmet  (BEL) Waregem Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  René Vandereycken  (BEL) Anderlecht
1986Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jan Ceulemans  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Spain.svg  Juan Lozano  (ESP) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gilbert Bodart  (BEL) Standard Liège
1987Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Michel Preud'homme  (BEL) Mechelen Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Frans van Rooy  (NED) Antwerp Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Degryse  (BEL) Club Brugge
1988Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lei Clijsters  (BEL) Mechelen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Degryse  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Emmers  (BEL) Mechelen
1989Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Michel Preud'homme  (BEL) Mechelen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Emmers  (BEL) Mechelen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Degryse  (BEL) Club Brugge
Anderlecht
1990Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Franky Van Der Elst  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Brazil.svg  Luís Oliveira  (BRA) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Luc Nilis  (BEL) Anderlecht
1991Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Degryse  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Albert  (BEL) Mechelen Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Luc Nilis  (BEL) Anderlecht
1992Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Albert  (BEL) Mechelen
Anderlecht
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Dany Verlinden  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Croatia.svg  Josip Weber  (CRO) Cercle Brugge
1993Flag of Sweden.svg  Pär Zetterberg  (SWE) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lorenzo Staelens  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Josip Weber  (BEL) Cercle Brugge
1994Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gilles De Bilde  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Franky Van Der Elst  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Paul Okon  (AUS) Club Brugge
1995Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Paul Okon  (AUS) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gilbert Bodart  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Degryse  (BEL) Anderlecht
Flag of England.svg Sheffield Wednesday
1996Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Franky Van Der Elst  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Sweden.svg  Pär Zetterberg  (SWE) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Vande Walle  (BEL) Germinal Ekeren
1997Flag of Sweden.svg  Pär Zetterberg  (SWE) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Franky Van Der Elst  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eric Van Meir  (BEL) Lierse
1998Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Branko Strupar  (BEL) Genk Flag of Guinea.svg  Souleymane Oularé  (GUI) Genk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lorenzo Staelens  (BEL) Club Brugge
Anderlecht
1999Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Lorenzo Staelens  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jan Koller  (CZE) Lokeren
Anderlecht
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Toni Brogno  (BEL) Westerlo
2000Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Jan Koller  (CZE) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Yves Vanderhaeghe  (BEL) Mouscron
Anderlecht
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Walter Baseggio  (BEL) Anderlecht
2001Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wesley Sonck  (BEL) Genk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Gert Verheyen  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Walter Baseggio  (BEL) Anderlecht
2002Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Timmy Simons  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wesley Sonck  (BEL) Genk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Danny Boffin  (BEL) Sint-Truiden
2003Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Aruna Dindane  (CIV) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Walter Baseggio  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Mbo Mpenza  (BEL) Mouscron
2004Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vincent Kompany  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Luigi Pieroni  (BEL) Mouscron
Flag of France.svg Auxerre
Flag of Romania.svg  Marius Mitu  (ROM) Lierse
2005Flag of Portugal.svg  Sérgio Conceição  (POR) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vincent Kompany  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Sweden.svg  Christian Wilhelmsson  (SWE) Anderlecht
2006Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Gent
Anderlecht
Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohammed Tchité  (BDI) Standard Liège
Anderlecht
Flag of Argentina.svg  Nicolás Frutos  (ARG) Anderlecht
2007Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Steven Defour  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Egypt.svg  Ahmed Hassan  (EGY) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tom De Sutter  (BEL) Cercle Brugge
2008Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Axel Witsel  (BEL) Standard Liège Flag of Serbia.svg  Milan Jovanović  (SRB) Standard Liège Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marouane Fellaini  (BEL) Standard Liège
Flag of England.svg Everton
2009Flag of Serbia.svg  Milan Jovanović  (SRB) Standard Liège Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Romelu Lukaku  (BEL) Anderlecht
2010Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Romelu Lukaku  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jelle Vossen  (BEL) Cercle Brugge
Genk
2011Flag of Argentina.svg  Matías Suárez  (ARG) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Axel Witsel  (BEL) Standard Liège
Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thibaut Courtois  (BEL) Genk
Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
2012Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Dieumerci Mbokani  (COD) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jelle Vossen  (BEL) Genk Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Silvio Proto  (BEL) Anderlecht
2013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thorgan Hazard  (BEL) Zulte Waregem Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Maxime Lestienne  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Silvio Proto  (BEL) Anderlecht
2014Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Dennis Praet  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Spain.svg  Víctor Vázquez  (ESP) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Hans Vanaken  (BEL) Lokeren
2015Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Sven Kums  (BEL) Gent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Laurent Depoitre  (BEL) Gent Flag of Switzerland.svg  Danijel Milićević  (SUI) Gent
2016Flag of Colombia.svg  José Izquierdo  (COL) Club Brugge Flag of Poland.svg  Łukasz Teodorczyk  (POL) Anderlecht Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Ruud Vormer  (NED) Club Brugge
2017Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Ruud Vormer  (NED) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Youri Tielemans  (BEL) Anderlecht
Flag of France.svg Monaco
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Leander Dendoncker  (BEL) Anderlecht
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Hans Vanaken  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Morocco.svg  Mehdi Carcela  (MAR) Standard Liège Flag of Spain.svg  Alejandro Pozuelo  (ESP) Genk
2019Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Hans Vanaken  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Dieumerci Mbokani  (COD) Antwerp Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ruslan Malinovskyi  (UKR) Genk
Flag of Italy.svg Atalanta
2020Flag of Israel.svg  Lior Refaelov  (ISR) Antwerp Flag of Austria.svg  Raphael Holzhauser  (AUT) Beerschot Flag of Nigeria.svg  Paul Onuachu  (NGA) Genk

Breakdown of winners

Multiple winners

CountryNumber of winsNumber of second placesNumber of third places
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Paul Van Himst
4
3
0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jan Ceulemans
3
2
1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wilfried Van Moer
3
1
0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Franky Van der Elst
2
2
0
Flag of Morocco.svg Mbark Boussoufa
2
1
0
Flag of Sweden.svg Pär Zetterberg
2
1
0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hans Vanaken
2
0
1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jef Jurion
2
0
0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michel Preud'homme
2
0
0

By nationality

CountryNumber of winsWinning yearsNumber of second placesNumber of third places
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
51
1954–1974, 1977–1992, 1994, 1996, 1998–1999, 2001–2002, 2004, 2007–2008, 2013–2015, 2018–2019
48
52
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
3
1975–1976, 2017
2
3
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2
1993, 1997
1
1
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
2
2006, 2010
2
0
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
1
2012
2
0
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
1
2000
1
0
Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia
1
2009
1
0
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
1
2011
0
1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
1
1995
0
1
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast
1
2003
0
0
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
1
2005
0
0
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
1
2016
0
0
Flag of Israel.svg Israel
1
2020
0
0
Flag of Spain.svg Spain
0
3
2
Flag of Germany.svg Germany
0
1
1
Flag of Austria.svg Austria
0
1
0
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
0
1
0
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
0
1
0
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
0
1
0
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
0
1
0
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
0
1
0
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia
0
0
1
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
0
0
1
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
0
0
1
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
0
0
1
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
0
0
1
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
0
0
1

Secondary awards

YearBest Belgian AbroadBest CoachBest GoalkeeperBest Youngster (U23)Most beautiful goal
WinnerClubWinnerClubWinnerClubWinnerClubWinner (opponent)Club
2000Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Émile Mpenza  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Schalke 04 not awardednot awardednot awardednot awarded
2001Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Geert De Vlieger  (BEL) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Willem II
2002Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marc Wilmots  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Schalke 04
2003not awarded
2004
2005
2006Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohamed Tchité  (BDI)vs. Brussels Anderlecht
2007Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tom Soetaers  (BEL)vs. Cercle Brugge Genk
2008Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marouane Fellaini  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Everton Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Silvio Proto  (BEL)vs. Gent Germinal Beerschot
2009Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thomas Vermaelen  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Arsenal Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Bart Goor  (BEL)vs. Standard Liège Germinal Beerschot
2010Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vincent Kompany  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Manchester City Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Wesley Sonck  (BEL)vs. Genk Lierse
2011not awardedFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Benjamin De Ceulaer  (BEL)vs. Club Brugge Lokeren
2012Flag of Serbia.svg  Dalibor Veselinović  (SRB)vs. Gent Kortrijk
2013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thibaut Courtois  (BEL) Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Francky Dury  (BEL) Zulte Waregem Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Silvio Proto  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thorgan Hazard  (BEL) Zulte Waregem Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Jelle Vossen  (BEL)vs. Kortrijk Genk
2014Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thibaut Courtois  (BEL) Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
Flag of England.svg Chelsea
Flag of Albania.svg  Besnik Hasi  (ALB) Anderlecht Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Mathew Ryan  (AUS) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Youri Tielemans  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Spain.svg  Víctor Vázquez  (ESP)vs. Anderlecht Club Brugge
2015Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kevin De Bruyne  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
Flag of England.svg Manchester City
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Hein Vanhaezebrouck  (BEL) Gent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Matz Sels  (BEL) Gent Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Youri Tielemans  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Denmark.svg  Nicklas Pedersen  (DEN)vs. Standard Liège Gent
2016Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kevin De Bruyne  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Manchester City Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Michel Preud'homme  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of France.svg  Ludovic Butelle  (FRA) Club Brugge Flag of Jamaica.svg  Leon Bailey  (JAM) Genk Flag of Nigeria.svg  Wilfred Ndidi  (NGA)vs. Club Brugge Genk
2017Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eden Hazard  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Chelsea Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Felice Mazzù  (BEL) Charleroi Flag of Croatia.svg  Lovre Kalinić  (CRO) Gent Flag of Nigeria.svg  Henry Onyekuru  (NGA) Eupen
Anderlecht
Flag of Portugal.svg  Ivo Rodrigues  (POR)vs. Antwerp Club Brugge
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eden Hazard  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Chelsea Flag of Croatia.svg  Ivan Leko  (CRO) Club Brugge Flag of Croatia.svg  Lovre Kalinić  (CRO) Gent Flag of Brazil.svg  Wesley Moraes  (BRA) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Siebe Schrijvers  (BEL)vs. Oostende Antwerp
2019Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Eden Hazard  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Chelsea
Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Clement  (BEL) Genk
Club Brugge
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Simon Mignolet  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Yari Verschaeren  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Angola.svg  Clinton Mata  (ANG)vs. Gent Club Brugge
2020Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Romelu Lukaku  (BEL) Flag of Italy.svg Inter Milan Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Philippe Clement  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Simon Mignolet  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Charles De Ketelaere  (BEL) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Hans Vanaken  (BEL)vs. Anderlecht Club Brugge

Women

While the men's golden shoe award goes to the best player in the Belgian league, irrespective of his nationality, the women's award is targeted at the best Belgian female player, either in Belgium or abroad.

YearWinnerClub(s)SecondClub(s)ThirdClub(s)
2016Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tessa Wullaert  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Janice Cayman  (BEL) Flag of France.svg Montpellier Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Aline Zeler  (BEL) Standard Liège
2017Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Janice Cayman  (BEL) Flag of France.svg Montpellier Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tessa Wullaert  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Davina Philtjens  (BEL) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tessa Wullaert  (BEL) Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
Flag of England.svg Manchester City
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Janice Cayman  (BEL) Flag of France.svg Montpellier Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Davina Philtjens  (BEL) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
Flag of Italy.svg Fiorentina
2019Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tessa Wullaert  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Manchester City Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Janice Cayman  (BEL) Flag of France.svg Lyon Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tine De Caigny  (BEL) Anderlecht
2020Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tine De Caigny  (BEL) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Tessa Wullaert  (BEL) Flag of England.svg Manchester City
Anderlecht
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Kassandra Missipo  (BEL) Gent
Anderlecht

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Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent, often simply known as Ghent or by their nickname De Buffalo's, is a Belgian sports club, based in the city of Ghent, East Flanders. Their football team is the best known section within the club and has been playing in the Belgian First Division A since the 1989–90 season. They won the national league once, in 2014–15, in addition to three Belgian Cup victories. Ghent played their home matches in the Jules Ottenstadion in Gentbrugge from 1920 until 2013, when they moved to the Ghelamco Arena. Their team colours are blue and white. The principal sponsor is the financial institution VDK NV.

European Golden Shoe Award

The European Golden Shoe, also known as European Golden Boot, is an award that is presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. The trophy is a sculpture of a football boot. From its inception in the 1967–68 season, the award, originally called Soulier d'Or, which translates from French as Golden Shoe or Boot, has been given to the top goalscorer in all European leagues during a season. Since 1997, it has been calculated using a weighting in favour of the highest ranked leagues. Originally presented by L'Équipe magazine, it has been awarded by the European Sports Media since the 1996–97 season. Lionel Messi has won the award a record six times, all while playing for Barcelona.

Michel Preudhomme Belgian footballer

Michel Georges Jean Ghislain Preud'homme, commonly known as Michel Preud'homme, is a Belgian retired footballer and manager who played as a goalkeeper. Currently, he is vice-president and sports director at Standard Liège.

Eric Gerets Belgian football manager and former player

Eric Gerets is a Belgian football manager and former player who played as a right back.

Paul Van Himst Belgian football manager and former player

Paul Van Himst is a Belgian former football forward and a football manager. Now retired, he still supports R.S.C. Anderlecht, his former team.

Ebony Shoe

The Ebony Shoe award is a football award in Belgium given annually to the best African or African origin player in the Belgian Pro League. The jury is composed of the coaches of league clubs, the Belgian national team manager, sport journalists, and one or more honorary jurors.

The 2005–06 season was the 103rd competitive season in Belgian football.

Raymond Braine Belgian footballer

Raymond "Ray" Ernest Michel Braine was a Belgian football striker. He was also the first Belgian professional player, when he obtained a transfer to Sparta Prague in 1930.

Eric Van Meir Belgian footballer

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At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.

Wilfried Van Moer Belgian footballer

Wilfried van Moer is a former Belgian football player who was born in Beveren-Waas and won the Belgian Golden Shoe three times, first in 1966 while at Antwerp then in 1969 and in 1970 while at Standard Liège.

Mbark Boussoufa Moroccan professional footballer

Moubarak "Mbark" Boussoufa is a Moroccan-Dutch professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. He won the Belgian Golden Shoe for the second time in 2010. He represented the Morocco national team from 2006 to 2019 making 70 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

Lior Refaelov Israeli footballer

Lior Refaelov is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for Anderlecht as an attacking midfielder or winger.

Premier League Player of the Season

The Premier League Player of the Season is an annual association football award presented to players in England, which recognises the most outstanding player in the Premier League each season. The recipient is chosen by a panel assembled by the league's sponsors consisting of members of "football's governing bodies, the media and fans", and is announced in the second or third week of May. For sponsorship purposes, from 1994 to 2001 it was called the Carling Player of the Year; from 2001 to 2004 as the Barclaycard Player of the Year; and from 2004 to 2016 as the Barclays Player of the Season. Since the 2016–17 season, it is called the EA Sports Player of the Season.

Hans Vanaken Belgian footballer

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At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.

The following is a list of women footballers who received the Best Female Football Player of the Year Award.

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