To score a considerable amount of goals within a Premier League campaign is a big achievement for professional soccer players.
Ever since the top-tier soccer league in England was rebranded in 1992 and underwent a team reduction in 1995, it’s become increasingly more difficult to rack up larger goal tallies over a single campaign.
Clubs now have fitter players, and more emphasis is placed on tactics and team strategy than ever before.
Which is why it’s such a special moment for a player to be awarded with the golden boot trophy at the end of the season.
This article will now detail the winners of the Premier League Golden Boot award since 1992.
Have a look at the table below:
|1992/1993||Teddy Sheringham||Nottingham Forest; Tottenham Hotspur||22|
|1993/1994||Andrew Cole||Newcastle United||34|
|1994/1995||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||34|
|1995/1996||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||31|
|1996/1997||Alan Shearer||Newcastle United||25|
|1997/1998||Dion Dublin||Coventry City||18|
|1997/1998||Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers||18|
|1998/1999||Dwight Yorke||Manchester United||18|
|1998/1999||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Leeds United||18|
|2000/2001||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||Chelsea||23|
|2002/2003||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Manchester United||25|
|2007/2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||31|
|2010/2011||Carlos Tevez||Manchester City||20|
|2010/2011||Dimitar Berbatov||Manchester United||20|
|2011/2012||Robin van Persie||Arsenal||30|
|2012/2013||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||26|
|2014/2015||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||26|
|2015/2016||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||25|
|2016/2017||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||29|
|2019/2020||Jamie Vardy||Leicester City||23|
|2020/2021||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||23|
|2021/2022||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspur||23|
- Who has won the most Golden Boots in EPL history?
- How many Golden Boot awards has Harry Kane won?
- How many Golden Boots does Mohamed Salah have?
- How many Golden Boots does Alan Shearer have?
- Did Michael Owen win the Golden Boot?
- Who is leading the golden boot standings in the 2021 Premier League season?
- Closing thoughts
Who has won the most Golden Boots in EPL history?
You’d obviously be curious to know which player has won the most of these, right?
Well, here’s the answer.
Thierry Henry has won the most Golden Boot awards in Premier League history, as he’s managed to pick up four of these trophies during his time at Arsenal.
Here’s how the numbers stack up for other players who have graced one of soccer’s greatest ever leagues:
|Player||Golden Boot Awards||Club(s)|
|Alan Shearer||3||Blackburn Rovers; Newcastle United|
|Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||2||Leeds United; Chelsea|
|Son Heung-Min||1||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Robin van Persie||2||Arsenal; Manchester United|
|Teddy Sheringham||1||Nottingham Forest; Tottenham Hotspur|
|Andrew Cole||1||Newcastle United|
|Dion Dublin||1||Coventry City|
|Chris Sutton||1||Blackburn Rovers|
|Dwight Yorke||1||Manchester United|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||1||Manchester United|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||1||Manchester United|
|Dimitar Berbatov||1||Manchester United|
|Carlos Tevez||1||Manchester City|
|Sergio Aguero||1||Manchester City|
|Jamie Vardy||1||Leicester City|
How many Golden Boot awards has Harry Kane won?
The Tottenham Hotspur forward has always been gunning to become the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer.
Harry Kane is now only behind Alan Shearer when it comes to overall goals scored in the Premier League, and he’ll continuously strive to break that barrier within the next couple of years.
Currently, he holds the Golden Boot crown for the previously completed 2020-2021 Premier League campaign, as he became only the third player to win this award for the third time.
So, there you have it!
Harry Kane has a total of three Golden Boot awards to his name.
How many Golden Boots does Mohamed Salah have?
The Egyptian has certainly taken the Premier League by storm ever since his arrival at Liverpool in 2017.
Salah claimed his first Golden Boot trophy in the 2017-2018 season, netting an astonishing total of 32 goals which shattered the record for most goals scored across a 38-game league campaign.
In the following season, his numbers were slightly less impressive.
There was a three-way tie between himself, his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and the Arsenal forward Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, as all of them scored 22 goals.
And in the 2021/2022 season, he tied level on most goals (23 scored) with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min.
Therefore, Mohamed Salah has won the Golden Boot a total of three times.
How many Golden Boots does Alan Shearer have?
Quite surprisingly, Alan Shearer hasn’t won the most Golden Boot awards in Premier League history even though he’s the all-time record goal scorer for this division!
However, Shearer has three Golden Boot awards to his name, having picked each one up during his stints at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United respectively, between the 1994-1995 season and the 1996–1997 one.
Did Michael Owen win the Golden Boot?
Yes, he did!
The Liverpool man was arguably in his prime years early on in his career, as back then he certainly had the speed to ghost past defenders with ease.
Owen picked up a Golden Boot in the 1997-1998 campaign and followed that up with another in the 1998-1999 season.
Who is leading the golden boot standings in the 2021 Premier League season?
At the moment, we’re looking at a closely fought race between Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Harry Kane.
As of the 21st of April, the Manchester United forward has 15 goals, and he’s followed by the latter two who are both tied on tallies of 12 each.
It’ll certainly be interesting to see which player finally claims the award, as the season only has a couple of games left to spare.
Update: Liverpool’s Salah and Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min – both of who weren’t initially seen as front runners for this award – managed to claim it with 23 goals each.
This marks the end of the post on Golden Boot winners.
Hopefully you’ll have found it very informative and inspiring, especially for those of you who are looking to become professional soccer players in the near future.
If you’ve enjoyed this piece, you might want to find out how many La Liga Golden Boot winner awards that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have claimed over the span of their careers.
Or if you want to stick to the topic of England’s top soccer division, check out this article on the 31 year olds currently playing in the Premier League and our post on the American soccer players participating in the English Premier League.
Alternatively, cross over to the Americas by reading through our comprehensive list of MLS Cup winners!