Premier League Golden Boot

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Premier League Golden Boot
Thierry Henry applauding 2012.jpg
Thierry Henry has won the most Golden Boot awards with four.
Awarded forThe leading goalscorer in a given Premier League season.
Sponsored byCoca-Cola
CountryEngland
Presented byPremier League
First awarded1993
Currently held by Harry Kane
Most awards Thierry Henry (4)

The Premier League Golden Boot is an annual association football award presented to the leading goalscorer in the Premier League. For sponsorship purposes, it was called the Carling Golden Boot from 1994 to 2001, the Barclaycard Golden Boot from 2002 to 2004, the Barclays Golden Boot from 2005 to 2016, and the Cadbury Golden Boot from 2017 to 2020; [1] [2] since 2021, it is referred to as the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Golden Boot. In addition to the trophy, winners of the Golden Boot are usually given £1,000 for every goal they scored throughout the season to donate to a charity of their choice, [3] [4] although Robin van Persie was given £30,000 after scoring 26 goals in the 2012–13 season. [5] [6]

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The Premier League was founded in 1992, when the clubs of the First Division left the Football League and established a new commercially independent league that negotiated its own broadcast and sponsorship agreements. [2] The newly formed league had no sponsor for its inaugural season until Carling agreed to a four-year £12 million deal that started the following season, [7] and it was simply known as the Premier League in its first year. [2] As a result, the award was called the "Premier League Golden Boot" when Teddy Sheringham received the inaugural award in 1993. [8] Originally consisting of 22 teams, the league contracted to 20 teams after the 1994–95 season; this reduced the number of games played from 42 to 38. [2]

Thierry Henry has won the Golden Boot on four occasions, more than any other player. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dwight Yorke were the first non-English and non-European winners, respectively, when they shared the award with Michael Owen in 1999. [9] Alan Shearer is the only player other than Henry to win the award in three consecutive seasons. [10] Phillips, Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez won the European Golden Shoe in the same season as the Premier League Golden Boot, [10] [11] with Henry achieving this on two occasions (2004 and 2005). [12] Shearer, Hasselbaink and Van Persie are the only players to win the Golden Boot with two clubs. [13]

Andy Cole and Shearer – with 34 goals in 1993–94 and 1994–95, respectively – scored the most goals to win the Golden Boot when the Premier League was a 42-game season, [14] Mohamed Salah with 32 goals in 2017–18 holds the record for the current 38-game season, [15] while Nicolas Anelka scored the fewest to clinch the award outright, with 19 goals in 2008–09. [8] The all-time record for lowest number of goals scored to be bestowed the award, however, is 18 goals; this was achieved during the 1997–98 and 1998–99 seasons, when the award was shared between three players both times. [16] The latter season marked the last time the Golden Boot was shared until 2010–11, [17] when Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez both scored 20 goals that season to tie for the award. [18] Harry Kane recorded the highest goals-to-games ratio to win the award, scoring 29 goals in 30 games in 2016–17 for a rate of 0.97. [19] The current Premier League Golden Boot is held by Kane with 23 goals. [20]

Winners

Teddy Sheringham won the inaugural Premier League Golden Boot in 1993. Teddy Sheringham finger snipped.jpg
Teddy Sheringham won the inaugural Premier League Golden Boot in 1993.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2008 winner, is one of four players to win the European Golden Shoe alongside the Golden Boot. C Ronaldo.jpg
Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2008 winner, is one of four players to win the European Golden Shoe alongside the Golden Boot.
Dwight Yorke, the 1999 co-recipient, was the first Golden Boot winner from outside Europe. Dwight Yorke 2007 cropped.jpg
Dwight Yorke, the 1999 co-recipient, was the first Golden Boot winner from outside Europe.
Key
Player (X)Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
GamesThe number of Premier League games played by the winner that season [upper-alpha 1]
RateThe winner's goals-to-games ratio that season
Dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates multiple award winners in the same season
Double-dagger-14-plain.pngIndicates player also won the European Golden Shoe in the same season
§Denotes the club were Premier League champions in the same season
Premier League Golden Boot winners
SeasonPlayerNationalityClubGoalsGames [upper-alpha 2] RateRef(s)
1992–93 Teddy Sheringham Flag of England.svg  England Tottenham Hotspur [upper-alpha 3] 22410.54 [8]
1993–94 Andy Cole Flag of England.svg  England Newcastle United 34400.85 [8]
1994–95 Alan Shearer Flag of England.svg  England Blackburn Rovers §34420.81 [8] [23]
1995–96 Alan Shearer (2)Flag of England.svg  England Blackburn Rovers 31350.89 [8] [23]
1996–97 Alan Shearer (3)Flag of England.svg  England Newcastle United 25310.81 [8] [23]
1997–98 Dagger-14-plain.png Chris Sutton Flag of England.svg  England Blackburn Rovers 18350.51 [8]
1997–98 Dagger-14-plain.png Dion Dublin Flag of England.svg  England Coventry City 18360.50 [8] [24]
1997–98 Dagger-14-plain.png Michael Owen Flag of England.svg  England Liverpool 18360.50 [8]
1998–99 Dagger-14-plain.png Michael Owen (2)Flag of England.svg  England Liverpool 18300.60 [8]
1998–99 Dagger-14-plain.png Dwight Yorke Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Manchester United §18330.55 [25]
1998–99 Dagger-14-plain.png Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Leeds United 18360.50 [8]
1999–2000 Kevin Phillips Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England Sunderland 30360.83 [10] [26]
2000–01 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Chelsea 23350.66 [27]
2001–02 Thierry Henry Flag of France.svg  France Arsenal §24330.73 [25]
2002–03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Manchester United §25340.74 [28]
2003–04 Thierry Henry Double-dagger-14-plain.png(2)Flag of France.svg  France Arsenal §30370.81 [12] [25]
2004–05 Thierry Henry Double-dagger-14-plain.png(3)Flag of France.svg  France Arsenal 25320.78 [12]
2005–06 Thierry Henry (4)Flag of France.svg  France Arsenal 27320.84 [8]
2006–07 Didier Drogba Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Chelsea 20360.56 [29]
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldo Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Manchester United §31340.91 [upper-alpha 4] [3] [11]
2008–09 Nicolas Anelka Flag of France.svg  France Chelsea 19360.53 [31]
2009–10 Didier Drogba (2)Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Chelsea §29320.91 [upper-alpha 4] [32]
2010–11 Dagger-14-plain.png Carlos Tevez Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Manchester City 20310.65 [33]
2010–11 Dagger-14-plain.png Dimitar Berbatov Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Manchester United §20320.63 [33]
2011–12 Robin van Persie Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Arsenal 3038 [upper-alpha 5] 0.79 [35]
2012–13 Robin van Persie (2)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Manchester United §26380.68 [5]
2013–14 Luis Suárez Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Liverpool 31330.94 [36]
2014–15 Sergio Agüero Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Manchester City 26330.79 [37]
2015–16 Harry Kane Flag of England.svg  England Tottenham Hotspur 25380.65 [38]
2016–17 Harry Kane (2)Flag of England.svg  England Tottenham Hotspur 29300.97 [19]
2017–18 Mohamed Salah Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Liverpool 32360.89 [39]
2018–19 Dagger-14-plain.png Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Arsenal 22360.61 [40]
2018–19 Dagger-14-plain.png Sadio Mané Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Liverpool 22360.61 [40]
2018–19 Dagger-14-plain.png Mohamed Salah (2)Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Liverpool 22380.58 [40]
2019–20 Jamie Vardy Flag of England.svg  England Leicester City 23350.65 [41]
2020–21 Harry Kane (3)Flag of England.svg  England Tottenham Hotspur 23350.65 [20]

Awards won by nationality

CountryPlayersTotal
Flag of England.svg  England 914
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 35
Flag of France.svg  France 25
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 22
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 12
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 12
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 11
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon 11
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 11
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 11
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 11
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 11

Awards won by club

Alan Shearer 2008.jpg
Robin Van Persie vs Swansea 2011 (cropped).jpg
Alan Shearer (left) and Robin van Persie (right) won consecutive Golden Boot awards with two clubs.
ClubTotal
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
Leicester City 1
Sunderland 1

See also

Notes

  1. This does not necessarily match the total number of games in a season.
  2. From the 1995–96 season onwards, the Premier League was reduced from 22 teams to 20, [21] thus reducing the number of games in a league season from 42 to 38.
  3. Teddy Sheringham scored his first goal of the 1992–93 season as a Nottingham Forest player, [22] while the rest of his goals were scored for Tottenham Hotspur following his transfer in August 1992.
  4. 1 2 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. [30]
  5. Arsenal's official website incorrectly lists Van Persie as having played 37 games in the 2011–12 season. He played all 38 games, as confirmed by the Premier League. [34]

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