Golden Boot ("Soulier d'Or") Awards


  • European Topscorers until 1966/67 (link to separate file)
  • Winners
  • Top 3

  • Worldwide Topscorers (link to separate file)

  • From 1967/68 onwards, France Football awarded a "Golden Boot" to the topscorer in all European leagues that season (or the spring-fall season before in relevant countries). It was awarded 25 times:

    List of Winners

    season  player               club (country)                      goals
    1967/68 Eusébio              SL Benfica (Portugal)                 42
    1968/69 Petar Jekov          CSKA (Sofia) (Bulgaria)               36
    1969/70 Gerd Müller          FC Bayern München (Germany)           38
    1970/71 Josip Skoblar        Olympique Marseille (France)          44
    1971/72 Gerd Müller          FC Bayern München (Germany)           40
    1972/73 Eusébio              SL Benfica (Portugal)                 40
    1973/74 Héctor Yazalde       Sporting CP (Portugal)                46
    1974/75 Dudu Georgescu       Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)            33
    1975/76 Sotiris Kaiafas      Omonia (Nicosia) (Cyprus)             39
    1976/77 Dudu Georgescu       Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)            47
    1977/78 Hans Krankl          SK Rapid (Wien) (Austria)             41
    1978/79 Kees Kist            AZ '67 (Alkmaar) (Netherlands)        34
    1979/80 Erwin Vandenbergh    Lierse SK (Belgium)                   39
    1980/81 Georgi Slavkov       Trakia (Plovdiv) (Bulgaria)           31
    1981/82 Wim Kieft            Ajax (Netherlands)                    32
    1982/83 Fernando Gomez       FC Porto (Portugal)                   36
    1983/84 Ian Rush             Liverpool FC (England)                32
    1984/85 Fernando Gomez       FC Porto (Portugal)                   39
    1985/86 Marco van Basten     Ajax (Netherlands)                    37
    1986/87 Rodion Camataru      Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)            44
    1987/88 Tanju Çolak          Galatasaray SK (Turkey)               39
    1988/89 Dorin Mateut         Dinamo Bucuresti (Romania)            43
    1989/90 Hugo Sanchez         Real Madrid (Spain)                   38
            Hristo Stoitchkov    CSKA (Sofia) (Bulgaria)               38
    1990/91 Darko Pancev         Crvena zvezda (Beograd) (Yugoslavia)  34
    
    NB: Darko Pancev got his prize only in 2006, following a protest from
        Cyprus where a player supposedly scored 40 goals (though the official
        topscorers for the season, Besirevic and Xiourouppas, are both listed
        with 19 goals).  Due to this affair, France Football decide to make 
        the competition unofficial.
    
    From 1991/92 until 1995/96 no Golden Boot was awarded.  The European
    top scorers in those seasons were:
    
    season  player               club (country)                      goals
    1991/92 Ally McCoist         Rangers FC (Glasgow) (Scotland)       34 [1]
    1992/93 Ally McCoist         Rangers FC (Glasgow) (Scotland)       34 [2]
    1993/94 David Taylor         Porthmadog FC (Wales)                 43
    1994/95 Arsen Avetisyan      Homenmen (Yerevan) (Armenia)          39
    1995/96 Zviad Endeladze      Margveti (Zestafoni) (Georgia)        40
    
        [1] Otar Korgalidze of Guria Lanchkhuti (Georgia) scored 40 goals, but
            is usually ignored in this (unofficial) ranking
        [2] Merab Megreladze of Samgurali Tshkaltubo (Georgia) scored 41 goals,
            but (as three other players) is usually ignored in this (unofficial)
            ranking
    
    Since 1996/97 the ESM (European Sports Magazines), of which France
    Football originally was part, award the Golden Boot again, with the 
    modification that goals in leagues ranked 1st-8th according to the 
    UEFA coefficient list (which determines the number of entries in the 
    UEFA Cup) are multiplied by a factor 2, those in leagues ranked 
    9th-21st by a factor 1.5.  After the winner, also the best scorer 
    regardless of those multiplications is indicated (in italics).
    
    season  player               club (country)                      goals
    1996/97 Ronaldo              FC Barcelona (Spain)                  34  (68 pts)
            Tony Bird            Barry Town FC (Wales)                 42
    1997/98 Nikos Mahlas         Vitesse (Netherlands)                 34  (68 pts)
            Rainer Rauffmann     Omonia (Nicosia) (Cyprus)             42
    1998/99 Mário Jardel         FC Porto (Portugal)                   36  (72 pts)
            Mário Jardel         FC Porto (Portugal)                   36
    1999/00 Kevin Phillips       Sunderland FC (England)               30  (60 pts) 
            Mário Jardel         FC Porto (Portugal)                   38  
    2000/01 Henrik Larsson       Celtic FC (Scotland)                  35  (52.5 pts)
    2001/02 Mário Jardel         Sporting CP (Portugal)                42  (63 pts)
            Marc Lloyd Williams  Bangor City FC (Wales)                47
    2002/03 Roy Makaay           RC Deportivo (Spain)                  29  (58 pts)
            Andrei Krőlov        Tallina VMK (Estonia)                 37
    2003/04 Thierry Henry        Arsenal FC (England)                  30  (60 pts)
            Ara Hakobian         Banants Yerevan (Armenia)             45
    2004/05 Diego Forlán         Villarreal CF (Spain)                 25  (50 pts)
            Thierry Henry        Arsenal FC (England)                  25  (50 pts)
            Marc Lloyd-Williams  TNS Llansantffraid (Wales)            34
    2005/06 Luca Toni            AC Fiorentina (Italy)                 31  (62 pts)
            Tarmo Neemelo        FC TVMK Tallinn (Estonia)             41
    2006/07 Francesco Totti      AS Roma (Italy)                       26  (52 pts)
            Afonso Alves         SC Heerenveen (Netherlands)           34
            Eduardo da Silva     Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)               34        
    2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo    Manchester United (England)           31  (62 pts)
            Rhys Griffiths       Llanelli (Wales)                      40
    2008/09 Diego Forlán         Atlético Madrid (Spain)               32  (64 pts)
            Marc Janko           Salzburg (Austria)                    39
    2009/10 Lionel Messi         Barcelona (Spain)                     34  (68 pts)
            Luis Suárez          Ajax (Netherlands)                    35
    2010/11 Cristiano Ronaldo    Real Madrid (Spain)                   40  (80 pts)
    2011/12 Lionel Messi         Barcelona (Spain)                     50  (100 pts)
    2012/13 Lionel Messi         Barcelona (Spain)                     46  (92 pts)
    2013/14 Cristiano Ronaldo    Real Madrid (Spain)                   31  (62 pts)
            Luis Suárez          Liverpool (England)                   31  (62 pts)
            Jonathan Soriano     Salzburg (Austria)                    31
    

    Top-3
    Season 1967-68
     1.EUSÉBIO Ferreira da Silva      -  Benfica              42 goals
     2.Antal DUNAI                    -  Újpest Dózsa         36 goals
     3.Robert LENNOX                  -  Celtic               32 goals
    
    Season 1968-69
     1.Petar JEKOV                    -  CSKA Sofia           36 goals
     2.Giorgios SIDERIS               -  Olympiakos           35 goals
     3.Antal DUNAI                    -  Újpest Dózsa         31 goals
       Helmut KÖGLBERGER              -  FK Austria Wien      31 goals
    
    Season 1969-70
     1.Gerd MÜLLER                    -  FC Bayern München    38 goals
     2.Carlo DEVILLET                 -  CA Spora Luxembourg  31 goals  (22 matches)
     3.Petar JEKOV                    -  CSKA Sofia           31 goals  (30 matches)
    
    Season 1970-71
     1.Josip SKOBLAR                  -  Olympique Marseille  44 goals
     2.Salif KEITA                    -  AS Saint-Etienne     42 goals
     3.Giorgios DEDES                 -  Panionios            28 goals
    
    Season 1971-72
     1.Gerd MÜLLER                    -  FC Bayern München    40 goals
     2.Antonis ANTONIADIS             -  Panathinaikos        39 goals
     3.Joseph HARPER                  -  Aberdeen             33 goals
       Francis LEE                    -  Manchester City      33 goals
       Slobodan SANTRAC               -  OFK Beograd          33 goals
    
    Season 1972-73
     1.EUSÉBIO Ferreira da Silva      -  Benfica              40 goals
     2.Gerd MÜLLER                    -  FC Bayern München    36 goals
     3.Petar JEKOV                    -  CSKA Sofia           29 goals
    
    Season 1973-74
     1.Héctor Casimiro YAZALDE        -  Sporting CP (Lisboa) 46 goals
     2.Hans KRANKL                    -  SK Rapid Wien        36 goals
     3.Carlos BIANCHI                 -  Stade de Reims       30 goals
       Jupp HEYNCKES                  -  Borussia M'Gladbach  30 goals
       Gerd MÜLLER                    -  FC Bayern München    30 goals
    
    Season 1974-75
     1.Dudu GEORGESCU                 -  Dinamo Bucuresti     33 goals
     2.Ruud GEELS                     -  Ajax                 30 goals
       Delio ONNIS                    -  AS Monaco            30 goals
       Héctor Casimiro YAZALDE        -  Sporting CP (Lisboa) 30 goals
    
    Season 1975-76
     1.Sotiris KAIAFAS                -  Omonia Nicosia       39 goals
     2.Carlos BIANCHI                 -  Stade de Reims       34 goals
     3.Peter RISI                     -  FC Zürich            33 goals
    
    Season 1976-77
     1.Dudu GEORGESCU                 -  Dinamo Bucuresti     47 goals
     2.Béla VÁRADY                    -  Vasas SC             36 goals
     3.Ruud GEELS                     -  Ajax                 34 goals
       Dieter MÜLLER                  -  1.FC Köln            34 goals
    
    Season 1977-78
     1.Hans KRANKL                    -  SK Rapid Wien        41 goals
     2.Carlos BIANCHI                 -  Paris Saint-Germain  37 goals
     3.Ruud GEELS                     -  Ajax                 32 goals
    
    Season 1978-79
     1.Kees KIST                      -  AZ'67 (Alkmaar)      34 goals
     2.László FEKETE                  -  Újpest Dózsa         31 goals
       Thomas MAVROS                  -  AEK (Athinai)        31 goals
    
    Season 1979-80
     1.Erwin VANDENBERGH              -  Lierse SK            39 goals
     2.László FAZEKAS                 -  Újpest Dózsa         36 goals
     3.Walter SCHACHNER               -  FK Austria Wien      34 goals
    
    Season 1980-81
     1.Georgi SLAVKOV                 -  FK Trakia Plovdiv    31 goals
     2.Tibor NYILASI                  -  Ferencvárosi TC      30 goals
     3.Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE          -  FC Bayern München    29 goals
    
    Season 1981-82
     1.Wim KIEFT                      -  Ajax                 32 goals
     2.Kees KIST                      -  AZ'67 (Alkmaar)      29 goals
       Delio ONNIS                    -  FC Tours             29 goals
    
    Season 1982-83
     1.Fernando Mendes Soares GOMES   -  FC Porto             36 goals
     2.Peter HOUTMAN                  -  Feyenoord            30 goals
     3.Nikos ANASTOPOULOS             -  Olympiakos           29 goals
       Charles NICHOLAS               -  Celtic               29 goals
    
    Season 1983-84
     1.Ian RUSH                       -  Liverpool            32 goals
     2.Marco VAN BASTEN               -  Ajax                 28 goals
     3.Nico CLAESEN                   -  RFC Séraing          27 goals
    
    Season 1984-85
     1.Fernando Mendes Soares GOMES   -  FC Porto             39 goals
     2.Martin McCAUGHEY               -  Linfield             34 goals
     3.Vahid HALILHODZIC              -  FC Nantes-Atlantique 28 goals
    
    Season 1985-86
     1.Marco VAN BASTEN               -  Ajax                 37 goals
     2.Oleg PROTASOV                  -  Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk 36 goals
     3.TANJU Çolak                    -  Samsunspor Kulübü    33 goals
       Anton POLSTER                  -  FK Austria Wien      33 goals
    
    Season 1986-87
     1.Rodion Doru Gorun CAMATARU     -  Dinamo Bucuresti     44 goals
     2.Anton POLSTER                  -  FK Austria Wien      39 goals
     3.Nashko SIRAKOV                 -  Vitosha Sofia        36 goals
    
    Season 1987-88
     1.TANJU Çolak                    -  Galatasaray SK       39 goals
     2.John ERIKSEN                   -  Servette FC          36 goals
     3.Victor PITURCA                 -  Steaua Bucuresti     34 goals
    
    Season 1988-89
     1.Dorin MATEUT                   -  Dinamo Bucuresti     43 goals
     2.Marcel CORAS                   -  Victoria Bucuresti   36 goals
     3.BALTAZAR Maria de Morais Jr.   -  Atlético de Madrid   35 goals
    
    Season 1989-90
     1.Hugo SÁNCHEZ Marquez           -  Real Madrid          38 goals
       Hristo STOITCHKOV              -  CSKA Sofia           38 goals
     3.Gerhard RODAX                  -  Admira/Wacker Wien   35 goals
    
    Season 1990-91
     1.Darko PANCEV                   -  FK Crvena zvezda     34 goals
     2.TANJU Çolak                    -  Galatasaray SK       31 goals
     3.Václav DANEK                   -  FC Tirol Innsbruck   29 goals
       Kliton BOZGO                   -  Tomori Berat         29 goals
    
    NB: Darko Pancev got his prize only in 2006, following a protest from
        Cyprus where a player supposedly scored 40 goals (though the official
        topscorers for the season, Besirevic and Xiourouppas, are both listed
        with 19 goals).  Due to this affair, France Football decide to make 
        the competition unofficial.
    
    From 1991/92 until 1995/96 no Golden Boot was awarded.  The European
    top 3 scorers in those seasons were:
    
    Season 1991-92
     1.Ally McCOIST                   -  Rangers              34 goals
     2.Richard "Ricky" OWUBUKIRI      -  FC Boavista (Porto)  30 goals
     3.Zoran UBAVIC                   -  Olimpija Ljubljana   29 goals
       Ian WRIGHT                     -  Cr. Palace / Arsenal 29 goals
    
    NB: in Georgia, Otar KORGALIDZE of Guria Lanchkhuti scored 40 goals, 
        and Mikhail DZHISHKARIANI of Tskhumi Sukhumi 35; however, usually 
        neither is included in this (unofficial) ranking.
    
    Season 1992-93
     1.Ally McCOIST                   -  Rangers              34 goals
     2.Vassilis DIMITRIADIS           -  AEK (Athinai)        33 goals
     3.Krzysztof WARZYCHA             -  Panathinaikos        32 goals
    
    NB: in Georgia, Merab MEGRELADZE of Samgurali Tshkaltubo scored 41
        goals; in Armenia, Vage YAGMURYAN of Ararat Yerevan scored 38
        and Ashot BARSEGYAN of Banants Kotaik 34; and in Macedonia Sasa
        CIRIC of Vardar Skopje scored 36 goals; however, usually none of 
        them are included in this (unofficial) ranking.
      
    Season 1993-94
     1.David TAYLOR                   -  Porthmadog CPD       43 goals
     2.Andy COLE                      -  Newcastle United     34 goals
     3.Alan SHEARER                   -  Blackburn Rovers     31 goals
       Josip WEBER                    -  Cercle Brugge        31 goals
    
    NB: in Azerbaijan, Musa KURBANOV of Turan Tauz scored 35 goals, and
        in Georgia, Merab MEGRELADZE of Margveti Zestafoni scored 31, but
        usually neither is included in this (unofficial) ranking. 
    
    Season 1994-95
     1.Arsen AVETISYAN                -  Homenmen Yerevan     39 goals
     2.Sasa CIRIC                     -  Vardar Skopje        35 goals
     3.Alan SHEARER                   -  Blackburn Rovers     34 goals
    
    Season 1995-96
     1.Zviad ENDELADZE                -  Margveti Zestafoni   40 goals
     2.Ken McKENNA                    -  Conwy United         38 goals
     3.Vladimir GAVRILIUC             -  Zimbru Chisinau      34 goals
    
    Since 1996/97 the ESM (European Sports Magazines), of which France
    Football is one, award the Golden Boot again, with the modification
    that goals in leagues ranked 1st-8th (later 1st-5th) according to 
    the UEFA coefficient list (which determines the number of entries 
    in the UEFA Cup) are multiplied by a factor 2, those in leagues 
    ranked 9th-21st (later 6th-22nd) by a factor 1.5.  
    
    Season 1996-97                                             
     1.RONALDO Luis Názario de Lima   -  FC Barcelona         34 goals - 68 points   
     2.Mário JARDEL Almeida Ribeiro   -  FC Porto             30 goals - 60 points
     3.Hakan SÜKÜR                    -  Galatasaray SK       38 goals - 57 points
    
    Season 1997-98                                                  
     1.Nikos MAHLAS                   -  Vitesse              34 goals - 68 points 
     2.Marco NEGRI                    -  Rangers              32 goals - 64 points 
     3.Oliver BIERHOFF                -  Udinese              27 goals - 54 points
    
    Season 1998-99                                           
     1.Mário JARDEL Almeida Ribeiro   -  FC Porto             36 goals - 72 points
     2.Ruud VAN NISTELROOIJ           -  PSV                  31 goals - 62 points
     3.RAÚL González Blanco           -  Real Madrid          25 goals - 59 points
     
    Season 1999-00                           
     1.Kevin PHILLIPS                 -  Sunderland           30 goals - 60 points
     2.Ruud VAN NISTELROOIJ           -  PSV                  29 goals - 58 points
     3.Mário JARDEL Almeida Ribeiro   -  FC Porto             38 goals - 57 points
    
    Season 2000-01
     1.Henrik LARSSON                 -  Celtic FC            35 goals - 52.5 points
     2.Hernán CRESPO                  -  SS Lazio             26 goals - 52 points
     3.Mateja KEZMAN                  -  PSV                  24 goals - 48 points
       RAÚL González Blanco           -  Real Madrid          24 goals - 48 points
       Andriy SHEVCHENKO              -  Milan AC             24 goals - 48 points
    
    Season 2001-02
     1.Mário JARDEL Almeida Ribeiro   -  Sporting CP          42 goals - 63 points
     2.Thierry HENRY                  -  Arsenal FC           24 goals - 48 points
       Dario HÜBNER                   -  Piacenza FC          24 goals - 48 points
       David TREZEGUET                -  Juventus FC          24 goals - 48 points
    
    Season 2002-03
     1.Roy MAKAAY                     -  RC Deportivo         29 goals - 58 points
     2.Mateja KEZMAN                  -  PSV                  35 goals - 52.5 points
     3.Shabani NONDA                  -  AS Monaco            26 goals - 52 points
    
    Season 2003-04
     1.Thierry HENRY                  -  Arsenal FC           30 goals - 60 points
     2.AÍLTON                         -  SV Werder Bremen     28 goals - 56 points
     3.Djibril CISSÉ                  -  AJ Auxerre           26 goals - 52 points
    
    Season 2004-05
     1.Diego FORLÁN                   -  Villarreal CF        25 goals - 50 points
       Thierry HENRY                  -  Arsenal FC           25 goals - 50 points
     3.Samuel ETO'O                   -  FC Barcelona         24 goals - 48 points
       Cristiano LUCARELLI            -  Livorno Calcio       24 goals - 48 points
       Marek MINTAL                   -  1.FC Nürnberg        24 goals - 48 points
    
    Season 2005-06
     1.Luca TONI                      -  AC Fiorentina        31 goals - 62 points
     2.Thierry HENRY                  -  Arsenal FC           27 goals - 54 points
     3.Samuel ETO'O                   -  FC Barcelona         26 goals - 52 points
    
    Season 2006-07
     1.Francesco TOTTI                -  AS Roma              26 goals – 52 points
     2.Afonso ALVES                   -  SC Heerenveen        34 goals – 51 points
     3.Ruud VAN NISTELROOIJ           -  Real Madrid          25 goals – 50 points
    
    Season 2007-08
     1.Cristiano RONALDO              -  Manchester United    31 goals – 62 points
     2.Daniel GÜIZA                   -  Real Mallorca        27 goals – 54 points
     3.Klaas Jan HUNTELAAR            -  Ajax                 33 goals – 49,5 points
    
    Season 2008-09
     1.Diego FORLÁN                   -  Atlético Madrid      32 goals – 64 points
     2.Samuel ETO'O                   -  Barcelona            30 goals – 60 points
     3.Marc JANKO                     -  Salzburg             39 goals – 58,5 points
    
    Season 2009-10
     1.Lionel MESSI                   -  Barcelona            34 goals – 68 points
     2.Antonio DI NATALE              -  Udinese              29 goals – 58 points
       Didier DROGBA                  -  Chelsea              29 goals – 58 points
    
    Season 2010-11
     1.Cristiano RONALDO              -  Real Madrid          40 goals – 80 points
     2.Lionel MESSI                   -  Barcelona            31 goals – 62 points
     3.ALEX                           -  Fenerbahçe           28 goals – 42 points 
    
    Season 2011-12
     1.Lionel MESSI                   -  Barcelona            50 goals – 100 points
     2.Cristiano RONALDO              -  Real Madrid          46 goals – 92 points
     3.Robin VAN PERSIE               -  Arsenal              30 goals – 60 points
    
    Season 2012-13
     1.Lionel MESSI                   -  Barcelona            46 goals – 92 points
     2.Cristiano RONALDO              -  Real Madrid          34 goals – 68 points
     3.Edinson CAVANI                 -  Napoli               29 goals – 58 points
    
    Season 2013-14
     1.Cristiano RONALDO              -  Real Madrid          31 goals – 62 points
       Luis SUAREZ                    -  Liverpool            31 goals – 62 points
     3.Lionel MESSI                   -  Barcelona            28 goals – 56 points 
    
    

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