Golden Boot Season 2021/2022: Honors, Winners and History (1968-2022)

Golden Boot Honors, Winners and History

Golden Boot Season 2021/2022: 2021/2022 Golden Boot is an award given annually by the sports media that are part of the European Sports Media, which seeks to recognize the highest scorer in the top-flight European leagues, through a weighted system of points.

This trophy has been awarded uninterruptedly since 1968, and it has been done, initially, by the French magazine France Football (like the Ballon d’Or), which in 1990 renounced its delivery. Since 1997, the ESM has been in charge of doing so, in collaboration with Adidas, the sponsor of the award.

That is why, since that year, the golden boot that is given to the winner belongs to the brand of this company. During the years in which no media organized the delivery of the Golden Boot, it was the German brand Adidas that was in charge of doing it, although without any kind of ceremony.

Golden Boot Season 2021/2022

The 2021/2022 Golden Boot is an award given annually by the sports media that are part of the European Sports Media, which seeks to recognize the highest scorer in the top-flight European leagues, through a weighted system of points.

This trophy has been awarded uninterruptedly since 1968, and it has been done, initially, by the French magazine France Football (like the Ballon d’Or ), which in 1990 renounced its delivery. Since 1997, the ESM has been in charge of doing so, in collaboration with Adidas, sponsor of the award.

NoPlayersGoalsPoints
1Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Germany)3574
2Kylian Mbappe (PSG, France)2856
3Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, Spain)2754
4Ciro Immobile (Lazio, Italy)2754
5Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, France)2550
6Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)2448
7Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina, Italy) 2448
8Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England) 2346
9Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur, England)2346
10Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, Germany)2244

Robert Lewandowski, Golden Shoe 2021/2022:

The big leagues have a multiplier (x2) on each goal scored. In this way, all the goals scored in LaLiga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or Serie A see their points increased compared to other lower leagues that only have (x1.5 or x1).

In the event of tie-in points, the least number of minutes played will be taken into account to resolve the tiebreaker. A factor that differs from the one that could be applied for matches played due to inaccuracy with complete or incomplete matches.

We analyze the ranking of the Golden Boot for the 2021/2022 season updated to the last official match. Keep in mind that the score depends on the goals scored and the league in which they are achieved. Below we explain how the scoring system works.

Winners of the Golden Boot:

There have been many players who have had the honor of being the top scorer in Europe, of different nationalities and competitions. In the classification, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stand out, with 6 and 5 Golden Boots each.

GOLDEN BOOTYEARGoals
Eusébio (SL Benfica) 196743
Petar Zhekov (CSKA Sofiya) 196836
Gerd Müller (FC Bayern) 196948
Josip Skoblar (Olympique de Marseille) 197044
Gerd Müller (FC Bayern)197140
Eusébio (SL Benfica)197240
Héctor Yazalde (SC Portugal)197346
Dudu Georgescu (Dynamo Bucharest)197433
Sotiris Kaiafas (AC Omonia)197539
Dudu Georgescu (Dynamo Bucharest)197647
Hansi Krankl (FK Rapid Wien)197741
Kees Kist (AZ Alkmaar)197834
Erwin Vandenbergh (Lierse SK)197939
Georgi Slavkov (Trakia Plovdiv)198031
Wim Kieft (AFC Ajax)198132
Fernando Gomes (FC Porto)198236
Ian Rush (Liverpool FC)198332
Fernando Gomes (FC Porto)198439
Marco van Basten (AFC Ajax)198537
Toni Polster (1) (FK Austria Wien)198644
Tanju Çolak (Galatasaray SK)198739
Dorin Mateut (Dynamo Bucharest)198833
Hugo Sánchez (Real Madrid CF)
Hristo Stoichkov (CSKA Sofiya)
198938
Darko Pancev (2) (FK Crvena Zvezda)199038
Ally McCoist (Rangers FC)1991
Ally McCoist (Rangers FC)1992
David Taylor (Porthmadog FC)1993
Arsen Avitisyan (Homenhem)1994
Zviad Endeladze (Margveti)1995
Ronaldo (FC Barcelona)199634
Nikos Machlas (SBV Vitesse)199734
Mário Jardel (FC Porto)199836
Kevin Phillips (Sunderland AFC)199930
Henrik Larsson (Celtic FC)200035
Mário Jardel (Sporting Lisbon)200142
Roy Makaay (Deportivo de La Coruña)200229
Thierry Henry (Arsenal FC)200329
Thierry Henry (Arsenal FC)
Diego Forlán (Villarreal CF)
200425
Luca Toni (ACF Fiorentina)200531
Francesco Totti (AS Roma)200626
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC)200731
Diego Forlán (Atlético de Madrid)200832
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)200934
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)201040
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)201150
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)201246
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)
Luis Suárez (Liverpool FC)
201331
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)201448
Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona)201540
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)201637
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)201734
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 201836
Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio)201936
Robert Lewandowski202041

Golden Boot Records:

A trophy that keeps more than 50 years of history holds countless records, although most have been pulverized by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the last decade. In fact, the Argentine is the only player to date who has reached the figure of 50 goals in a single league with his club, since the trophy was established in 1967.

Similarly, Leo is the only player to have won the trophy six times, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times. They are followed by nine players who have managed to be the top European scorer on 2 occasions, highlighting the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, having done so at the time when Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi reigned in Europe.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the first player to win the trophy four times and Lionel Messi was the first to win it three, five and six times. It is possible that this trophy is one of the battles that best illustrates the rivalry between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Also, Ally McCoist (1991-1992 and 1992-1993), Thierry Henry (2003-2004 and 2004-2005), Lionel Messi (2011-12, 2012-13 / 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2013-14, 2014-15) have been the only players who have managed to win the Golden Shoe in two consecutive seasons, with Messi also doing it three times. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester and Real Madrid), Diego Forlán (Villarreal and Atlético Madrid), Mário Jardel (Porto and Sporting de Lisboa), and Luis Suárez (Liverpool FC and FC Barcelona) are the only players to win the Golden Shoe in two clubs different.

PLAYERCLUBNo. of TITLESSEASONS
Lionel messi FC Barcelona62009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United and Real Madrid 42007-08, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15
Thierry Henry Arsenal FC 22003-04, 2004-05
Diego Forlan Villarreal and Atlético de Madrid 22004-05, 2008-09
Luis Suarez FC Barcelona 22013-14, 2015-16
Mario Jardel Porto and Sporting de Portugal21998-99, 2001-02
Ally McMcoist Glasgow Rangers 21991-92, 1992-93
Fernando Gomes Port 21982-83, 1984-85
Dudu georgescu Dinamo Bucharest 21974-75, 1976-77
EusebioBenfica 21967-68, 1972-73
Gerd Müller Bayern Munich 21969-70, 1971-72

Winners of The Golden Boot by Clubs:

The classification by clubs of the Golden Boot especially highlights FC Barcelona, ​​with eight wounds, in three different players:

CLUBTOTALPLAYERS
FC Barcelona 83
Real Madrid 42
Dinamo Bucharest 32
Port 22
CSKA from Sofia 22
Liverpool FC 22
Amsterdam Ajax 22
Sporting from Portugal 22
Arsenal 11
Bayern Munich 11
Benfica 11
Glasgow Rangers 11
FC Pyunik 11
Vienna Austria 11
Vienna Rapid 11
Lierse SK 11
PFC Botev Plovdiv 11
Omonia of Nicosia 11
Manchester United 11
Sunderland 11
Olympique de Marseille 11
FC Zestafoni 11
Fiorentina 11
Lazio 11
AS Roma 11
AZ Alkmaar 11
Vitesse 11
Celtic 11
Atlético de Madrid 11
Deportivo de la Coruña 11
Villarreal 11
Galatasaray 11
Porthmadog FC 11
FK Crvena Zvezda 11

Classification System:

Since its creation in 1968, the classification system was based solely on the number of goals scored, without any type of weighting. In 1991, it happened that a player from the Cypriot league scored 40 goals, 6 more than the official winner of the Golden Boot, so it was decided to withdraw the official status of the award.

To avoid these problems, since 1997 a weighted system has been followed that grants a certain score based on the league in which the goal is scored. Thus, following the UEFA Ranking, each goal scored in the 5 major leagues is worth two points, from the sixth to the twenty-first one and a half points, and the rest of the leagues, one point.

Thus, the leagues that have been occupying these top 5 places in recent decades are: Bundesliga, Calcio, Premier League, Ligue 1 and LaLiga. At the same time, the competitions that are between the 6th and 21st places are Austrian, Belgian, Belarusian, Czech, Croatian, Danish, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Swiss, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Who do you think will be the next big stars of the Golden Boot? Will Robert Lewandowski manage to win an award or will young people like Mbappé or Halland command the classification of top scorers in Europe?

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