Ebony Shoe

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Moroccan Mbark Boussoufa won the Ebony Shoe a record three times

The Ebony Shoe award (Dutch: Ebbenhouten schoen, French: Soulier d'ébène [1] ) 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.[ citation needed ]

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As of 2020, Mbark Boussoufa (3 wins), Daniel Amokachi (2 wins), Vincent Kompany (2 wins) and Dieumerci Mbokani (2) are the only players to have won the trophy more than once.

Winners

YearWinnerSecondThird
PlayerClubPlayerClubPlayerClub
1992Flag of Nigeria.svg  Daniel Amokachi  (NGA) Club Brugge only the winner declared
1993Flag of Nigeria.svg  Victor Ikpeba  (NGA) RFC Liège Flag of Nigeria.svg  Chidi Nwanu  (NGA) Beveren Flag of Nigeria.svg  Daniel Amokachi  (NGA) Club Brugge
1994Flag of Nigeria.svg  Daniel Amokachi  (NGA) Club Brugge Flag of Cameroon.svg  Jean-Jacques Missé-Missé  (CMR) Charleroi Flag of Zaire (1971-1997).svg  Roger Lukaku  (ZAI) Seraing
1995Flag of Nigeria.svg  Godwin Okpara  (NGA) Eendracht Aalst Flag of Nigeria.svg  Celestine Babayaro  (NGA) Anderlecht Flag of Ghana.svg  Yaw Preko  (GHA) Anderlecht
1996Flag of Nigeria.svg  Celestine Babayaro  (NGA) Anderlecht Flag of Zaire (1971-1997).svg  Michel Ngonge  (ZAI) Harelbeke Flag of Zaire (1971-1997).svg  Jean-Claude Mukanya  (ZAI) Lommel
1997Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Émile Mpenza  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg ) Mouscron Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Mbo Mpenza  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg ) Mouscron Flag of Senegal.svg  Khalilou Fadiga  (SEN) Lommel
1998Flag of Ghana.svg  Eric Addo  (GHA) Club Brugge Flag of Guinea.svg  Souleymane Oularé  (GUI) Genk Flag of Senegal.svg  Khalilou Fadiga  (SEN) Club Brugge
1999Flag of Guinea.svg  Souleymane Oularé  (GUI) Genk only the winner ranked; the rest of the top 5 unordered (Fadiga, Keita, É. Mpenza and M. Mpenza)
2000Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg  Hervé Nzelo-Lembi  (COD) Club Brugge Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg  Elos Elonga-Ekakia  (COD) Anderlecht Flag of Guinea.svg  Souleymane Youla  (GUI) Lokeren
2001Flag of Egypt.svg  Mido  (EGY) Gent Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg (1997-2003).svg  Hervé Nzelo-Lembi  (COD) Club Brugge Flag of Togo.svg  Adékambi Olufadé  (TOG) Lokeren
2002Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Moumouni Dagano  (BFA) Genk Flag of Guinea.svg  Sambégou Bangoura  (GUI) Lokeren Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Ibrahim Kargbo  (SLE) RWDM
2003Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Aruna Dindane  (CIV) Anderlecht Flag of Guinea.svg  Sambégou Bangoura  (GUI) Lokeren Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Paul Kpaka  (SLE) Germinal Beerschot
2004Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vincent Kompany  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Anderlecht Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Aruna Dindane  (CIV) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Mbo Mpenza  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Mouscron
2005Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Vincent Kompany  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Anderlecht Flag of Guinea.svg  Sambégou Bangoura  (GUI) Standard Liège Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Aruna Dindane  (CIV) Anderlecht
2006Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Gent Flag of Ghana.svg  Ibrahim Salou  (GHA) Zulte Waregem Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohammed Tchité  (BDI) Standard Liège
2007Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohammed Tchité  (BDI) Anderlecht Flag of Egypt.svg  Ahmed Hassan  (EGY) Anderlecht Flag of Togo.svg  Adékambi Olufadé  (TOG) Gent
2008Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Marouane Fellaini  (BEL) ( Flag of Morocco.svg ) Standard Liège Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Anderlecht Flag of Senegal.svg  Mohamed Sarr  (SEN) Standard Liège
2009Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Anderlecht Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Copa  (CIV) Lokeren Flag of Ghana.svg  Nana Asare  (GHA) Mechelen
2010Flag of Morocco.svg  Mbark Boussoufa  (MAR) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Romelu Lukaku  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Anderlecht Flag of Cameroon.svg  Dorge Kouemaha  (CMR) Club Brugge
2011Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Romelu Lukaku  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Anderlecht Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohammed Tchité  (BDI) Standard Liège Flag of Morocco.svg  Mehdi Carcela  (MAR) Standard Liège
2012Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Dieumerci Mbokani  (COD) Anderlecht Flag of Senegal.svg  Cheikhou Kouyaté  (SEN) Anderlecht Flag of Burundi.svg  Mohammed Tchité  (BDI) Standard Liège
2013 [2] Flag of Senegal.svg  Mbaye Leye  (SEN) Zulte Waregem Flag of Senegal.svg  Cheikhou Kouyaté  (SEN) Anderlecht Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Dieumerci Mbokani  (COD) Anderlecht
2014 [3] Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Michy Batshuayi  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Standard Liège Flag of Tunisia.svg  Hamdi Harbaoui  (TUN) Lokeren Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Paul-Jose M'Poku  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Standard Liège
2015 [4] Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Neeskens Kebano  (COD) Charleroi Flag of Nigeria.svg  Moses Simon  (NGA) Gent Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Chancel Mbemba  (COD) Anderlecht
2016Flag of Algeria.svg  Sofiane Hanni  (ALG) Mechelen Flag of Ghana.svg  Nana Asare  (GHA) Gent Flag of Ghana.svg  Frank Acheampong  (GHA) Anderlecht
2017Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Youri Tielemans  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Anderlecht Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Landry Dimata  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Oostende Flag of Algeria.svg  Sofiane Hanni  (ALG) Anderlecht
2018Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Anthony Limbombe  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Club Brugge Flag of Morocco.svg  Mehdi Carcela  (MAR) Standard Liège Flag of Senegal.svg  Ibrahima Seck  (SEN) Genk
2019 [5] Flag of Tanzania.svg  Mbwana Samatta  (TAN) Genk only the winner ranked; the rest of the top 5 unordered (Boli, Carcela, Dimata and Groeneveld)
2020 [6] Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Dieumerci Mbokani  (DRC) Antwerp Flag of Angola.svg  Clinton Mata  (ANG) Club Brugge Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Simon Deli  (CIV) Club Brugge
2021 [7] Flag of Nigeria.svg  Paul Onuachu  (NGA) Genk Flag of Angola.svg  Clinton Mata  (ANG) Club Brugge Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Théo Bongonda  (BEL) ( Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ) Genk

Breakdown of winners

By country of origin

CountryNumber of winsWinning years
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
11
1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
6
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2021
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
4
2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
1
1998
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
1
1999
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
1
2001
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso
1
2002
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast
1
2003
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
1
2007
Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal
1
2013
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
1
2016
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
1
2019

By club

ClubNumber of winsWinning years
Anderlecht
10
1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017
Club Brugge
5
1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2018
Genk
4
1999, 2002, 2019, 2021
Gent
2
2001, 2006
Standard Liège
2
2008, 2014
RFC Liège
1
1993
Eendracht Aalst
1
1995
Mouscron
1
1997
Zulte Waregem
1
2013
Charleroi
1
2015
Mechelen
1
2016
Antwerp
1
2020

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