English Premier League is one of the most prestigious league football competition in the World as well as most watched. The journey of Premier League officially started in 1992 and earlier, it was known by another name. We have considered the competition since 1992/93 when it started the journey officially as Premier League. In every season of the Premier League campaign, plenty of goals used to be scored. Sometimes they used to make new records to break the old ones. And the top scorer in every season used to be given a most prestigious award. Premier League Golden Boot is the award which used to give to the leading goalscorer in every season of Premier League. Since the beginning, many top-rated players have achieved the most prestigious Golden Boot award in Premier League. Today we would like to talk about the English Premier League Golden Boot winners history.
Considering the sponsorship reason, the award was called the Carling Golden Boot from 1994 to 2001 and from 2001 to 2004, it was known as the Barclaycard Golden Boot. Besides, 2005 to 2016 the award changed the name for the 3rd time and in the meantime, it was known as the Barclays Golden Boot. And now, the award is known as Cadbury Golden Boot. So, let’s take a look below where we present the English Premier League Golden Boot winners details so far.
English Premier League Golden Boot Winners List
|1st||1992 – 93||Teddy Sheringham||Tottenham Hotspur||England||41||22|
|2nd||1993 – 94||Andy Cole||Newcastle United||England||40||34|
|3rd||1994 – 95||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||England||42||34|
|4th||1995 – 96||Alan Shearer||Blackburn Rovers||England||35||31|
|5th||1996 – 97||Alan Shearer||Newcastle United||England||31||25|
|6th||1997 – 98||Chris Sutton||Blackburn Rovers||England||35||18|
|6th||1997 – 98||Dion Dublin||Coventry City||England||36||18|
|6th||1997 – 98||Michael Owen||Liverpool||England||36||18|
|7th||1998 – 99||Michael Owen||Liverpool||England||30||18|
|7th||1998 – 99||Dwight Yorke||Manchester United||Trinidad and Tobago||33||18|
|7th||1998 – 99||Jimmy Floyd||Leeds United||Netherlands||36||18|
|8th||1999 – 00||Kevin Phillips||Sunderland||England||36||30|
|9th||2000 – 01||Jimmy Floyd||Chelsea||Netherlands||35||23|
|10th||2001 – 02||Thierry Henry||Arsenal||France||33||24|
|11th||2002 – 03||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Manchester United||Netherlands||34||25|
|12th||2003 – 04||Thierry Henry||Arsenal||France||37||30|
|13th||2004 – 05||Thierry Henry||Arsenal||France||32||25|
|14th||2005 – 06||Thierry Henry||Arsenal||France||32||27|
|15th||2006 – 07||Didier Drogba||Chelsea||Ivory Coast||36||20|
|16th||2007 – 08||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||Portugal||34||31|
|17th||2008 – 09||Nicolas Anelka||Chelsea||France||36||19|
|18th||2009 – 10||Didier Drogba||Chelsea||Ivory Coast||32||29|
|19th||2010 – 11||Carlos Tevez||Manchester City||Argentina||31||20|
|19th||2010 – 11||Dimitar Berbatov||Manchester United||Bulgaria||32||20|
|20th||2011 – 12||Robin van Persie||Arsenal||Netherlands||38||30|
|21st||2012 – 13||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||Netherlands||38||26|
|22nd||2013 – 14||Luis Suarez||Liverpool||Uruguay||33||31|
|23rd||2014 – 15||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||Argentina||33||26|
|24th||2015 – 16||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||England||38||25|
|25th||2016 – 17||Harry Kane||Tottenham Hotspur||England||30||29|
|26th||2017 – 18||Mohamed Salah||Liverpool||Egypt||36||32|
1992/93 – Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham Hotspur) –
Teddy Sheringham is a former English national football team forward who played mostly as the second striker in his professional career. He has passed a very colorful 24 years professional career and also played for plenty of clubs.
Among them, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, and West Ham United were the best. While playing with the Spurs, this striker won the Premier League Golden Boot award in 1992/93 season. Since 1992/93 season, Premier League started to give Golden Boot award and Teddy was the first player to have won it.
1993/94 – Andy Cole (Newcastle United)
Andy Cole is a former England national football team player and he played as a striker. His professional career lasted from 1988 to 2008. He started his senior career with the Gunners in 1989 but passed a long time with Manchester United.
The player also won Premier League Golden Boot award while playing with Newcastle United in 1993/94 season. It was the 2nd episode of EPL and the 2nd Golden Boot was won by Andy Cole. He scored the highest 34 league goals with the club by playing 40 games in the season.
1994/95 – Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Shearer is a retired English professional footballer who played for England national team from 1992 to 2000. Alan played as a striker and at that time, he was regarded as one of the top-rated players.
His professional career lasted from 1988 to 2006 and he played for total three English clubs in his professional career. He also won Premier League Golden BVoot in 1994/95 season while playing with Blackburn Rovers. In the season, he played 42 games and scored highest 34 goals so far.
1995/96 – Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Shearer won his 2nd Premier League Golden Boot in the following next season 1995/96 with the same club Blackburn Rovers. He had plenty of records with the club where he joined in 1992 and played consecutive four seasons.
In 1995/96 season, the striker Alan played 35 games but scored the highest 31 goals so far.
1996/97 – Alan Shearer (Newcastle United)
Alan Shearer joined Newcastle United in 1996 and in the same season, he won his 3rd consecutive Golden Boot award. With his new club, in the inaugural season, he made 31 games and scored the highest 25 goals in the tournament. He became the first player to have won three consecutive Golden Boot awards in Premier League.
With the club Newcastle United, he played 303 appearances and scored 148 goals so far. Besides, he finished his professional career with the club in 2006.
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1997/98 – Chris Sutton (Blackburn Rovers), Dion Dublin (Coventry City), Michael Owen (Liverpool) –
In Premier League season 1997/98, total three players won Premier League Golden Boot awards. It seems that all three players scored the same goals in the season though they played the different number of games. Based on their goals number, the award was given. English player Chris Sutton won Golden Boot while playing with Blackburn Rovers.
He scored 18 goals by playing 35 games in the season. Besides, English player Dion Dublin won it also scoring 18 goals. He played 36 games for Coventry City. And the 3rd player was Michael Owen. He played for English national team as well as Liverpool club. He also scored 18 goals in the season.
1998/99 – Michael Owen (Liverpool), Dwight Yorke (Manchester United), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Leeds United)
In the following next season of Premier League 1998/99, once more three players were awarded the Golden Boot. Michael Owen won his 2nd Premier League Golden Boot in the season with the Reds. He played 30 league matches and scored 18 goals so far. The 2nd player was Manchester United star, Dwight Yorke.
He also scored 18 goals by playing 33 league games. Dutch star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the 3rd player to have won his first Golden Boot in the season. he also scored 18 goals and played 36 games so far.
1999/2000 – Kevin Phillips (Sunderland)
Kevin Phillips is a retired professional English football player who played as a striker. He started his professional career in 1991 and played till 2014. Kevin ended his career with the Foxes.
The striker also played for the England national team from 1999 to 2002. While playing for the English club Sunderland in 1999/2000, he won the Premier League Golden Boot award. In the season, he played 36 games and scored 30 goals so far. Besides, in the same season, he also won the European Golden Shoe award so far.
2000/01 – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea)
Dutch player Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink won his 2nd Golden Boot award in 2000/01 season of Premier League. His first award with the club Leeds United but this time, he won the award with the new club Chelsea. He spent a long career with the Blues and now, managed Northampton Town club.
However, in his professional career with Chelsea in 2000/01 season, he played 35 Premier League games and scored 23 goals highest. So, he won his 2nd Golden Boot award in the season. He also played for the Netherlands national team from 1998 to 2002.
2001/02 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Thierry Henry or Thierry Daniel Henry is a retired French professional football player and widely regarded as one of the top-rated forward in that time. He started his career with Ligue 1 side Monaco in 1994 and in 1999, he joined with the Gunners. While playing with Premier League club Arsenal in 2001/02 season, he won his first Premier League Golden Boot award.
In the season, he played 33 games and scored 24 goals so far. He was also a reputed player in France national team and also all-time leading goalscorer in Arsenal with 228 goals in all competitions. He played for France national team from 1997 to 2010.
2002/03 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)
Ruud van Nistelrooy is a retired Dutch professional football player. He played as the striker and started his professional career in 1993 with Den Bosch. He also played for Real Madrid and Manchester United in his career.
Besides, from 1998 to 2011, he played for the Netherlands national team. Ruud van Nistelrooy also won Premier League Golden Boot while playing with the Red Devils in 2002/03 season. The Dutchman played 34 league appearances and scored 25 goals in the season. In the same year, Manchester United won the Premier League title so far.
2003/04 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
French striker Thierry Henry won his 2nd Premier League Golden Boot in 2003/04 season while playing with Arsenal. It was his 2nd Golden Boot in the professional career. The Frenchman scored 30 goals by playing 37 league games in the season.
He joined Arsenal in 1999 and played there till 2007. He won many awards with the club. However, in the season of 2003/04 EPL, Thierry Henry also won the European Golden Shoe award. Most importantly, club Arsenal won the Premier League title in the same season.
2004/05 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Thierry Henry won his 3rd Premier League Golden Boot in the following next season of Premier League 2004/05. He also won European Golden Shoe in the same season as well.
So, it seemed that the Frenchman claimed consecutive two times Golden Boot along with European Golden Shoe in consecutive two seasons. In the season of 2004/05, he scored 25 league goals by playing 32 games so far.
2005/06 – Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
Retired Frenchman Thierry Henry was undoubtedly one of the best players in his generation who won consecutive three Premier League Golden Boot award. Besides, it was his 4th Golden Boot awards so far. In 2005/06, he made a hat-trick of winning Premier League Golden Boot with Arsenal.
The French star Thierry Henry played for four big clubs but his biggest time, he spent with the Gunners. In the season of 2005/06, he scored 27 goals highest by playing 32 Premier League appearances.
2006/07 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Didier Drogba is the former Ivorian national team player and took international retirement in 2014. He was a reputed player in his generation and became the all-time top scorer of Ivory Coast national team. He also played for Premier League side Chelsea from 2004 to 2012 and with the Blues, he had plenty of records.
He won his first Premier League Golden Boot with the Club in 2006/07 season. In the season, the Ivorian player made 36 league appearances and scored 20 goals so far.
2007/08 – Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best strikers in recent time being. He was the top rival of Lionel Messi in La Liga but last season, he left the club Real Madrid and joined the Italian side Juventus. However, earlier he played for the Premier League top flight Manchester United and with them, he has a very coloured history.
While playing with the Red Devils, the Portuguese star also won Premier League Golden Boot award in 2007/08 season. In the same season, he also won the European Golden Shoe award as well. Besides, in 2007/08 season of Premier League, he led his team Manchester United to the Premier League title. In the season, he played 34 league appearances and scored 31 goals so far.
2008/09 – Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea)
Nicolas Anelka is a retired French professional football player who played as a striker for the France national team and number of clubs. If we consider his professional career, he played for a number of big clubs like PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and so on.
While playing with the Blues in 2008/09, the French star won Premier League Golden Boot award. In the season, he scored 19 goals and played 36 games so far. He played for Chelsea four long seasons so far.
2009/10 – Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Ivory Coast player Didier Drogba won his 2nd Premier League Golden Boot in 2009/10 season. At that time, he played for Chelsea like his first Golden Boot title.
However, in the season of 2009/10, Chelsea won Premier League title and it seemed that the Ivorian star helped the Blues to have won the EPL title so far. He played 32 games in the season and scored 29 goals so far.
2010/11 – Carlos Tevez (Manchester City), Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United)
Argentine professional football player Carlos Tevez won Premier League Golden Boot once in 2010/11 season while playing with Manchester City. This top-rated forward started his senior career in 2001 with Boca Juniors and in 2009, he joined with Manchester City from the Red Devils. In his professional career, most of his time he spent with the club.
But also he played for a number of clubs in his professional career so far. While playing with Manchester City in 2010/11, this Argentine scored 20 goals which were jointly highest. In the same season, another player also got the Golden Boot award. The player was Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov. He played for Manchester United. In the season, he also scored 20 goals by playing 32 games so far.
2011/12 – Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
Robin van Persie is a Dutch professional football player who is currently playing for Feyenoord as a forward. He is the quite reputed player but already passed the golden moment of his professional career. 35 years old Dutchman has come to the end of his career. He played for a number of clubs in his professional career.
In 2011/12 season, he played for Premier League club Arsenal and won the Premier League Golden Boot award as the highest scorer in the season. The player scored 30 goals in the season by playing 38 games so far. Robin is still playing for his national team as well.
2012/13 – Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
In the following next season of Premier League, the Dutchman Robin van Persie won the Golden Boot award for the 2nd time. But, this time he was with a different club. He left the Emirates Stadium and joined at the Old Trafford in the season of 2012/13 and won the Golden Boot award so far.
Besides, in the same season, the Red Devils also won EPL title so far. Robin played 38 matches with the club in the season and scored 26 goals so far. He played for Manchester United next three seasons as well but it was his great achievement with the club.
2013/14 – Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Luis Suarez is the Uruguayan forward and a top-rated striker in recent time being. He is a key player in Spanish giant Barcelona but earlier, he also played for the Premier League club the Reds. He joined at the Reds in 2011 from Ajax and played for them till 2014.
In his departing season, the Uruguayan star won the Premier League Golden Boot with the club Liverpool. In the same season, he also won the European Golden Shoe award as well. Luis scored 31 goals in the season by playing 33 games so far.
2014/15 – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Sergio Aguero is one of the top-rated forward nowadays and he is a professional Argentine football player who is currently playing for the Premier League club Manchester City. He joined at the Etihad Stadium in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and still playing for the Premier League side.
The Argentine won a Premier League Golden Boot award with the Club in 2014/15 season. In the season, he scored the highest 26 goals by playing 33 league games so far. Aguero is still a key player in Argentina national team where he made his international debut in 2006.
2015/16 – Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane is quite reputed professional English football player who is playing as a striker in England national team as well as the captain. Besides, he is playing for the club Tottenham Hotspur where he started his professional career with them in 2009.
He spent a number of loan period with different clubs but while playing with the Spurs, he won his first Premier League Golden Boot award in 2015/16 season. In the season, he played 38 games and scored the highest 25 goals so far.
2016/17 – Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Englishman Harry Kane won his 2nd Premier League Golden Boot in the following next season 2016/17 while playing with the same Tottenham Hotspur. However, the striker is regarded as the goal machine and he can use very small opportunity to score goals.
In 2016/17 season of Premier League, Harry Kane scored 29 goals by playing 30 games so far. It seemed that he scored more goals in the 2nd season than the first time. So, he actually deserved the award.
2017/18 – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Mohamed Salah is the professional Egyptian national team football player and he is playing for the Premier League club, Liverpool. He is a rising star no doubt and his inaugural season of Premier League, he won Premier League Golden Boot award. Salah is 26 years old and earlier, he played for Chelsea, Roma and couple of other clubs in his professional career.
In 2017, he joined at the Anfield from Italian Roma and started to present his magic. In 2017/18 season of Premier League, Salah scored 32 goals by playing 36 games so far. He is also playing for the Egypt national team from 2011 and already made 62 international appearances so far.
According to the above-listed statistics with details, we can see the English Premier League Golden Boot winners list completely. Salah won the last season EPL title and as the rising talent, he has a chance to win more Golden Boot awards in his career. Besides, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are also the two potential players in the Premier League and have the experience to win Golden Boot award so far.