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The European Golden Shoe award.
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The European Golden Shoe, formerly known as the European Golden Boot, is an association football award presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league. From its inception in the 1967–68 season the award, originally called Soulier d'Or, which translates from French as Golden Shoe or Boot, was given by L'Équipe magazine to the top goalscorer in all European leagues that season.

Following a protest from the Cyprus FA where a player allegedly scored 40 goals, L'Équipe decided to make the competition unofficial until 1996; however, co-sponsors Adidas continued to present the award.[1] The top scorer for the 1990–91 season, Darko Pančev, did not receive his award until 2006.[2] It was reinstated in 1996 with different regulations. Since then, European Sports Magazines have awarded the Golden Shoe based on a points system that allows players in tougher leagues to win even if they score fewer goals than a player in a weaker league. With this modification goals are ranked differently between the leagues.

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1968 to 1991

Gerd Müller, who won the European Golden Shoe twice.

Between 1968 and 1991, the European Golden Boot, as it was then known, was given to the highest goalscorer in any European league. This was regardless of the toughness of the league in which the top scorer played and the number of games in which the player had taken part. During this period Eusébio, Gerd Müller, Dudu Georgescu and Fernando Gomes each won the Golden Boot twice.[3]

     Seasons when there were joint winners

Season Country Player Club League Goals
1967–68  Portugal Eusébio Benfica Portuguese Liga &0000000000000042.00000042
1968–69  Bulgaria Zhekov, PetarPetar Zhekov CSKA Sofia Bulgarian A PFG &0000000000000036.00000036
1969–70  Germany Müller, GerdGerd Müller Bayern Munich German Bundesliga &0000000000000038.00000038
1970–71  Yugoslavia Skoblar, JosipJosip Skoblar Marseille French Ligue 1 &0000000000000044.00000044
1971–72  Germany Müller, GerdGerd Müller Bayern Munich German Bundesliga &0000000000000040.00000040
1972–73  Portugal Eusébio Benfica Portuguese Liga &0000000000000040.00000040
1973–74  Argentina Yazalde, HéctorHéctor Yazalde Sporting CP Portuguese Liga &0000000000000046.00000046
1974–75  Romania Georgescu, DuduDudu Georgescu Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Divizia A &0000000000000033.00000033
1975–76  Cyprus Kaiafas, SotirisSotiris Kaiafas Omonia Nicosia Cypriot First Division &0000000000000039.00000039
1976–77  Romania Georgescu, DuduDudu Georgescu Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Divizia A &0000000000000047.00000047
1977–78  Austria Krankl, HansHans Krankl Rapid Vienna Austrian Bundesliga &0000000000000041.00000041
1978–79  Netherlands Kist, KeesKees Kist AZ Alkmaar Dutch Eredivisie &0000000000000034.00000034
1979–80  Belgium Vandenbergh, ErwinErwin Vandenbergh Lierse Belgian League &0000000000000039.00000039
1980–81  Bulgaria Slavkov, GeorgiGeorgi Slavkov Botev Plovdiv Bulgarian A PFG &0000000000000031.00000031
1981–82  Netherlands Kieft, WimWim Kieft Ajax Dutch Eredivisie &0000000000000032.00000032
1982–83  Portugal Gomes, FernandoFernando Gomes Porto Portuguese Liga &0000000000000036.00000036
1983–84  Wales Rush, IanIan Rush Liverpool English First Division &0000000000000032.00000032
1984–85  Portugal Gomes, FernandoFernando Gomes Porto Portuguese Liga &0000000000000039.00000039
1985–86  Netherlands van Basten, MarcoMarco van Basten Ajax Dutch Eredivisie &0000000000000037.00000037
1986–87  Romania Rodion Cămătaru Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Divizia A &0000000000000044.00000044
1986–87  Austria Toni Polster Austria Wien Austrian Bundesliga &0000000000000039.00000039
1987–88  Turkey Çolak, TanjuTanju Çolak Galatasaray Turkcell Super League &0000000000000039.00000039
1988–89  Romania Mateuţ, DorinDorin Mateuţ Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Divizia A &0000000000000043.00000043
1989–90[4]  Mexico Sánchez, HugoHugo Sánchez Real Madrid Spanish La Liga &0000000000000038.00000038
1989–90[4]  Bulgaria Stoichkov, HristoHristo Stoichkov CSKA Sofia Bulgarian A PFG &0000000000000038.00000038
1990–91  Yugoslavia Pančev, DarkoDarko Pančev Crvena Zvezda Yugoslav First League &0000000000000034.00000034

1991 to 1996

Originally, no allowance was made for the relative strengths of the leagues in which the players competed. Following a protest from the Cyprus FA, which claimed that a Cypriot player with 40 goals should have received the award (though the official top scorers for the season are both listed with 19 goals), L'Équipe issued no awards between 1991 and 1996; however, sponsors Adidas continued to present an award.[1] For the 1996–97 season, when European Sports Magazines (ESM), of which L'Équipe is a member, decided on a points system weighted according to the relative strength of each of Europe's leagues.

The winners in the interim were:

Season Country Player Club League Goals Notes
1991–92  Scotland McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist Rangers Scottish Premier Division &0000000000000034.00000034 [5][6]
1992–93  Scotland McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist Rangers Scottish Premier Division &0000000000000034.00000034 [5][6]
1993–94  Wales Taylor, DavidDavid Taylor Porthmadog League of Wales &0000000000000043.00000043 [5]
1994–95  Armenia Avetisyan, ArsenArsen Avetisyan Homenetmen Armenian Premier League &0000000000000039.00000039 [5]
1995–96  Georgia Endeladze, ZviadZviad Endeladze Margveti Georgian Umaglesi Liga &0000000000000040.00000040 [5]

1996 to present

Since the 1996–97 season, European Sports Magazines have awarded the Golden Shoe based on a points system that allows players in tougher leagues to win even if they score fewer goals than a player in a weaker league.

The weightings are determined by the league's ranking on the UEFA coefficients, which in turn depend on the results of each league's clubs in European competition over the previous five seasons. Goals scored in the top five leagues according to the UEFA coefficients list are multiplied by a factor of two, and goals scored in the leagues ranked six to 21 are multiplied by 1.5.[5] Thus goals scored in Serie A, the top Italian football league, will count for more than those scored in the weaker Welsh Premier League, its Welsh equivalent.[3]

     Seasons when there were joint winners

Season Country Player Club League Goals Points Notes
1996–97  Brazil Ronaldo Barcelona Spanish La Liga &0000000000000034.00000034 &0000000000000068.00000068 [5]
1997–98  Greece Machlas, NikosNikos Machlas Vitesse Arnhem Dutch Eredivisie &0000000000000034.00000034 &0000000000000068.00000068 [5]
1998–99  Brazil Jardel, MárioMário Jardel FC Porto Portuguese Liga &0000000000000036.00000036 &0000000000000072.00000072 [5]
1999–2000  England Phillips, KevinKevin Phillips Sunderland English Premier League &0000000000000030.00000030 &0000000000000060.00000060 [7]
2000–01  Sweden Larsson, HenrikHenrik Larsson Celtic Scottish Premier League &0000000000000035.00000035 &0000000000000052.50000052.5 [8]
2001–02  Brazil Jardel, MárioMário Jardel Sporting CP Portuguese Liga &0000000000000042.00000042 &0000000000000063.00000063 [9]
2002–03  Netherlands Makaay, RoyRoy Makaay Deportivo La Coruña Spanish La Liga &0000000000000029.00000029 &0000000000000058.00000058 [9]
2003–04  France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry Arsenal English Premier League &0000000000000030.00000030 &0000000000000060.00000060 [10]
2004–05[11]  France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry Arsenal English Premier League &0000000000000025.00000025 &0000000000000050.00000050 [9]
2004–05[11]  Uruguay Forlán, DiegoDiego Forlán Villarreal Spanish La Liga &0000000000000025.00000025 &0000000000000050.00000050 [9]
2005–06  Italy Toni, LucaLuca Toni Fiorentina Italian Serie A &0000000000000031.00000031 &0000000000000062.00000062 [9]
2006–07  Italy Totti, FrancescoFrancesco Totti Roma Italian Serie A &0000000000000026.00000026 &0000000000000052.00000052 [12]
2007–08  Portugal Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo Manchester United English Premier League &0000000000000031.00000031 &0000000000000062.00000062 [13]
2008–09  Uruguay Forlán, DiegoDiego Forlán Atlético Madrid Spanish La Liga &0000000000000032.00000032 &0000000000000064.00000064 [14]

References

  1. ^ a b Smith, Paul (2007). Rangers' Cult Heroes. United Kingdom: Know The Score Books. ISBN 978-1-905449-07-1. 
  2. ^ "Macedonia's Pancev gets his Golden Boot". setimes.com. http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2006/08/15/feature-02. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Golden Boot: The Quotients Decide It All". soccerphile.com. http://www.soccerphile.com/soccerphile/news/golden-boot.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b Hugo Sanchez and Hristo Stoichkov were joint winners.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Golden Boot ("Soulier d'Or") Awards". rsssf.com. http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/gboot.html. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Life and times of Ally McCoist". BBC Sport. 2001-05-21. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/1342480.stm. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Phillips nets Golden prize". BBC Sport. 29 July 2000. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sunderland/856691.stm. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  8. ^ "Larsson wins Golden Shoe". BBC Sport. 17 June 2001. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/celtic/1393528.stm. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Golden Shoe award winners". European Sports Magazines. http://www.eusm.eu/item/goldenshoe_winners.htm. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "Henry set for golden shoe". BBC Sport. 24 May 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/3743775.stm. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  11. ^ a b Thierry Henry and Diego Forlan were joint winners
  12. ^ "Totti crowned Europe's top scorer". UEFA. 18 June 2007. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=552524.html. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  13. ^ "Ronaldo scoops ESM Golden Shoe". UEFA. 17 June 2008. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=720667.html. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  14. ^ "Forlán claims Golden Shoe and Pichichi awards". UEFA. 1 June 2009. http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=835149.html. Retrieved 1 June 2009. 

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