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.
|Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, Germany)||34||64|
|Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, Spain)||25||50|
|Cyrus Immobile (Lazio, Italy)||25||50|
|Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina, Italy)||23||46|
|Kylian Mbappe (PSG, France)||21||42|
|Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)||20||40|
|Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, England)||20||40|
|Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, France)||19||38|
|Martin Terrier (Rennes, France)||19||38|
|Darwin Nunez (Benfica, Portugal)||35||37|
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.
|Eusébio (SL Benfica)||1967||43|
|Petar Zhekov (CSKA Sofiya)||1968||36|
|Gerd Müller (FC Bayern)||1969||48|
|Josip Skoblar (Olympique de Marseille)||1970||44|
|Gerd Müller (FC Bayern)||1971||40|
|Eusébio (SL Benfica)||1972||40|
|Héctor Yazalde (SC Portugal)||1973||46|
|Dudu Georgescu (Dynamo Bucharest)||1974||33|
|Sotiris Kaiafas (AC Omonia)||1975||39|
|Dudu Georgescu (Dynamo Bucharest)||1976||47|
|Hansi Krankl (FK Rapid Wien)||1977||41|
|Kees Kist (AZ Alkmaar)||1978||34|
|Erwin Vandenbergh (Lierse SK)||1979||39|
|Georgi Slavkov (Trakia Plovdiv)||1980||31|
|Wim Kieft (AFC Ajax)||1981||32|
|Fernando Gomes (FC Porto)||1982||36|
|Ian Rush (Liverpool FC)||1983||32|
|Fernando Gomes (FC Porto)||1984||39|
|Marco van Basten (AFC Ajax)||1985||37|
|Toni Polster (1) (FK Austria Wien)||1986||44|
|Tanju Çolak (Galatasaray SK)||1987||39|
|Dorin Mateut (Dynamo Bucharest)||1988||33|
|Hugo Sánchez (Real Madrid CF)|
Hristo Stoichkov (CSKA Sofiya)
|Darko Pancev (2) (FK Crvena Zvezda)||1990||38|
|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)||1996||34|
|Nikos Machlas (SBV Vitesse)||1997||34|
|Mário Jardel (FC Porto)||1998||36|
|Kevin Phillips (Sunderland AFC)||1999||30|
|Henrik Larsson (Celtic FC)||2000||35|
|Mário Jardel (Sporting Lisbon)||2001||42|
|Roy Makaay (Deportivo de La Coruña)||2002||29|
|Thierry Henry (Arsenal FC)||2003||29|
|Thierry Henry (Arsenal FC)|
Diego Forlán (Villarreal CF)
|Luca Toni (ACF Fiorentina)||2005||31|
|Francesco Totti (AS Roma)||2006||26|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United FC)||2007||31|
|Diego Forlán (Atlético de Madrid)||2008||32|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2009||34|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)||2010||40|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2011||50|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2012||46|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)|
Luis Suárez (Liverpool FC)
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)||2014||48|
|Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona)||2015||40|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2016||37|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2017||34|
|Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||2018||36|
|Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio)||2019||36|
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.
|PLAYER||CLUB||No. of TITLES||SEASONS|
|Lionel messi||FC Barcelona||6||2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United and Real Madrid||4||2007-08, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15|
|Thierry Henry||Arsenal FC||2||2003-04, 2004-05|
|Diego Forlan||Villarreal and Atlético de Madrid||2||2004-05, 2008-09|
|Luis Suarez||FC Barcelona||2||2013-14, 2015-16|
|Mario Jardel||Porto and Sporting de Portugal||2||1998-99, 2001-02|
|Ally McMcoist||Glasgow Rangers||2||1991-92, 1992-93|
|Fernando||Gomes Port||2||1982-83, 1984-85|
|Dudu georgescu||Dinamo Bucharest||2||1974-75, 1976-77|
|Gerd Müller||Bayern Munich||2||1969-70, 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:
|CSKA from Sofia||2||2|
|Sporting from Portugal||2||2|
|PFC Botev Plovdiv||1||1|
|Omonia of Nicosia||1||1|
|Olympique de Marseille||1||1|
|Atlético de Madrid||1||1|
|Deportivo de la Coruña||1||1|
|FK Crvena Zvezda||1||1|
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?