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The main contestants of the English Premier League Golden Boot this season are Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Dele Ali (Tottenham) and the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United).

Each and every football fans around the globe eagerly wait for the new football season, and when it comes to the premier league, it is the most awaited of all. With its vast popularity worldwide, premier league has its own charisma. It is the most viewed league in the sports world and is also the richest league in term of revenue collection from ticket sales and television rights. So without any doubt, it is also the league from which fans expect the most. It is always great to see our favourite players score in the Premier League but it is even great when our beloved superstars get their Golden Boot for scoring most number of goals in the list. Like every year, this year’s Golden Boot is also special and every player is trying their best to achieve the marvellous award. But do we know everything about the Golden boot? Let’s take a look at this amazing details and facts of English premier league golden boot 2017/18.

English premier league golden boot 2017/18

Premier League Golden Boot Award 2017/18
English Premier League Golden Boot Award

The golden boot award is given to the player who scores the most in the Premier League. The winner of the Golden Boot is given £1,000 for every goal they scored throughout the league to donate the amount to a charity of his choice. But there was an exception, only Rob van Persie was given £30,000 in the 2012–13 season after scoring 26 goals. And there are many unknown facts about the Golden boot like this which we will unfold in this article. So let’s begin the journey.

Brief History of the Premier League Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot was given to the League’s top scorer since the inception of Premier League in 1992. The English top division clubs decided to form a new league after their detachment from ‘The Football League’ in 1992 and they started the league as a commercially independent tournament. The Premier League had no sponsor for its inaugural season so the first winner of the Golden Boot, Teddy Sheringham, received the trophy as just the “Premier League Golden Boot” in 1993. The following year, ‘Carling’ agreed to sponsor the league and signed a £12 million deal with the Premier League for four years. The golden boot was then officially named as the ‘Carling Golden Boot’ in 1994. The award was then named as the ‘Barclaycard Golden Boot’ due to the sponsorship change in 2001. Finally, Barclays became the official sponsor of the Premier League and the award was named as the “Barclays Golden Boot” in 2005.

Premier League Golden Boot history
History Of English Premier League Golden Boot

English striker Teddy Sheringham won the first ever Premier League golden boot it the inaugural year of Premier League in 1993. He scored 22 goals in 41 games while playing for Tottenham Hotspur that season. But sadly, even after scoring that much goal, Spurs finished that season in the 8th place of the League Table with just 59 points.

Premier League Golden Boot Winner – Year-By-Year

 

Season


Player Name
 

Club


Goals
 

Appearance

1992-93 Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur 22 41
1993–94 Andy Cole Newcastle United 34 40
1994–95 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers  

34

42
1995–96 Alan Shearer Blackburn Rovers 31 35
1996–97 Alan Shearer Newcastle United 25 31
1997–98 Chris Sutton
Dion DublinMichael Owen
Blackburn Rovers
Coventry City
Liverpool
18
18
18
35
36
36
 

 

1998-99

Michael Owen
Dwight Yorke
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Liverpool
Manchester United
Leeds United
18
18
18
30
33
36
1999–2000 Kevin Phillips Sunderland 30 36
2000–01 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea 23 35
2001–02 Thierry Henry Arsenal 24 33
2002–03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 25 34
2003–04 Thierry Henry Arsenal 30 37
2004–05 Thierry Henry Arsenal 25 32
2005–06 Thierry Henry Arsenal 27 32
2006–07 Didier Drogba Chelsea 20 36
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 31 34
2008–09 Nicolas Anelka Chelsea 19 36
2009–10 Didier Drogba Chelsea 29 32
2010–11 Carlos Tevez
Dimitar Berbatov
Manchester City
Manchester United
20
20
31
32
2011–12 Robin van Persie Arsenal 30 38
2012–13 Robin van Persie Manchester United 26 38
2013–14 Luis Suárez Liverpool 31 33
2014–15 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 26 31
2015–16 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 25 38
2016–17 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 29 30

Unknown Facts about the Premier League Golden Boot

There are many unknown and interesting facts about the Premier League Golden Boot which always gives awe to the football fans. Even most hardcore fans of EPL may not this crazy stuff about this trophy which we will unfold in this section. And here it goes.

The Golden Boot was entirely dominated by the English players until season 1998-1999, and then Dwight Yorke and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink won the trophy as the first non-English and non-European footballer. They won the trophy along with Michael Owen for scoring 18 goals each that season. Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke scored 18 goals in 33 matches for Manchester United and Netherlands international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scored 18 goals in 36 matches for Leeds United that season.

English Striker Alan Shearer and French Striker Thierry Henry are the only two players who won the Premier League Golden Boot in three consecutive seasons. Shearer won the trophy in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons playing for Blackburn Rovers and the following season of 1996-97 playing for Newcastle United. As another fact, Alan Shearer is the all-time highest goalscorer of Premier League. Thierry Henry won the golden boot award from 2003-04 to 2005-06 season playing for Arsenal.

Unknown facts of EPL Golden Boot
Unknown facts of Golden Boot

Kevin Phillips, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez are the only four players who achieved the Premier League Golden Boot and European Golden Shoe in the same season. Thierry Henry is the only player who achieved this feat on two separate occasions and that too consecutively, in 2004 and 2005 playing for Arsenal. Kevin Phillips achieved both the awards in 2000 playing for Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 playing for Manchester United and Luis Suárez achieved this feat in 2014 while playing for Liverpool.

Alan Shearer, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Rob Van Persie are the only three players to win the Premier League Golden Boot with two different clubs. Alan Shearer won the award playing for Blackburn Rovers (1995 and 1996) and Newcastle United (1997), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink won the award with Leeds United (1999) and Chelsea (2001), and Rob Van Persie achieved this feat while playing for Arsenal (2012) and Manchester United (2013).

The most goals scored to win the Golden Boot is 34 which Andy Cole did in 1993–94 season playing for Newcastle United and Alan Shearer did in 1994–95 season playing for Blackburn Rovers. The fewest goals scored to win the Golden Boot (solo) is 19 which Nicolas Anelka did in the 2008–09 season playing for Chelsea.

Players with most number of Golden Boots

Premier League Golden Boot All Time list
Players with more than one Premier League Golden Boot

Only seven players till date have achieved the English Premier League Golden Boot award on more than one occasion. Let’s take a look at their amazing stats.

 

Name

 

Number Of Golden Boots

 

Year Of Winning

 

Club(s)

 

 

Thierry Henry

 

 

4

 

2001–02

2003–04

2004–05

2005–06

 

 

Arsenal

 

 

Alan Shearer

 

 

3

 

1994–95

1995–96

1996–97

 

Blackburn Rovers

Newcastle United

 

Michael Owen

 

2

 

1997–98

1998–99

 

Liverpool

 

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

 

2

 

1998-99

2000-01

 

Leeds United

Chelsea

 

Didier Drogba

 

2

 

2006–07

2009–10

 

Chelsea

 

Robin van Persie

 

2

 

2011–12

2012–13

 

Arsenal

Manchester United

 

Harry Kane

 

2

 

2015–16

2016-17

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Golden Boot Award for Season 2016-17 – Harry Kane

Premier League Golden Boot Winner
Golden Boot Winner Of Season 2016-17 – Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur Forward Harry Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot award for scoring 29 goals in season 2016-17. He won the award for two times consecutively and is the current reigning winner. Harry Kane scored 29 goals in just 30 matches last season with a rate of 0.97 goals per game which is the record of the highest goals-to-games ratio for winning the Golden Boot. He scored his opening goal last season in a marvellous 4-0 win over Stoke City. Kane then missed 5 league matches due to his injury but came back even stronger. He was named Player of the Month in February 2017 for his awesome performance in Premier League which is also for the fourth time in his career.

Prediction of English premier league golden boot 2017/18

Golden Boot award prediction 2018
Prediction of Premier League season 2017-18

Harry Kane will definitely try his best to hold his award for the third time consecutively and also to make his team stand in a top position of the league table. Romelu Lukaku scored 25 goals last season for Everton and will also try to achieve the award by scoring most number of goals this season. Alexis Sánchez will also try his best to win the Golden Boot this year as he is in a great form now which he proved by taking his national team to Confederation Cup final. Eyes will also be there on Manchester City star Sergio Agüero who scored 20 goals last season along with Chelsea star Diego Costa. Dele Ali is another strong contestant of the English Premier League golden boot 2017/18 as he is in great form now playing for Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Eden Hazard will also have his eyes on the Golden boot as he is undoubtedly one of the greatest stars of Premier League. Last but not the least, Zlatan Ibrahimović, who can do some miracle stuff on the ground can also be the award winner this season.

Due to the huge expectation from all the teams and players in the Premier League Season 2017-18, all of them will try their best to achieve the boot. Whoever will the winner be, it will be a great achievement for all those players who will try their best to score as high as possible in the new season. So let’s hope for the best and don’t forget to send your opinion about English Premier League golden boot 2017/18 in the comment box below.

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