Premier League Golden Boot Winners [Full List]
The English Premier League is one of the most exciting football leagues in the world and has some of Europe best strikers who often jostle for the Golden Boot award which comes at the end of the season.
Recognition of stellar goal scorers in the Premier League over the years has given rise to stiff competitions among forwards who covet the individual Gold Boot trophy.
What is the Golden Boot award?
The Premier League Golden Boot Award is an annual award given to the leading goal scorer or the player who score the most goals in a Premier League campaign or season. The Golden Boot can be awarded to two or more players if they have the same highest number of goals at the end of a campaign.
History of the Golden Boot award
The “Premier League Golden Boot” award was first presented in the 1992/1993 season, the same year the Premier League was founded. Teddy Sheringham, former Tottenham Hotspur forward was the first player to win the Golden Boot award, after scoring 22 goals in the campaign.
Premier League Golden Boot award Winners
Since the Golden Boot was founded in 1992, English players have won the award more. However, French player, Theirry Henry holds the current number of Golden Boots win for an individual (4).
Below is a list of all Golden Boot winners in the Premier League since the Premier League was founded in 1992.
|Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||LEE||18|
|2000/01||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||CHE||23|
|2002/03||Ruud van Nistelrooy||MUN||25|
|2011/12||Robin van Persie||ARS||30|
|2012/13||Robin van Persie||MUN||26|
Who has the most Premier League Golden Boot award?
Arsenal legend and former French player, Theirry Henry holds the record for the most Golden Boot wins (4) and is one of only two players to have won it three years in a row, between 2003/04 and 2005/06. Harry Kane, Mohammed Salah and Alan Shearer hold the joint second position with each winning the Golden Boot award 3 times each.
Below is a detailed table of Golden Boot award winners by players, the seasons they won the award and the number of times they won it:
|Golden Boot Wins||Player||Country||Seasons|
|4||Thierry Henry||France||2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06|
|3||Harry Kane||England||2015–16, 2016–17, 2020–21|
|Mohamed Salah||Egypt||2017–18, 2018–19, 2021–22|
|Alan Shearer||England||1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97|
|2||Didier Drogba||Ivory Coast||2006–07, 2009–10|
|Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Netherlands||1998–99, 2000–01|
|Michael Owen||England||1997–98, 1998–99|
|Robin van Persie||Netherlands||2011–12, 2012–13|