Some of the greatest scorers in football history have been traded in Europe, but only a few have managed to win the European Golden Shoe. Every season, the Golden Boot often competes fiercely with the best scorer across Europe.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the European golden shoe award in this two decades (2001-2020).
Below is the list of Golden Shoe winners from 2001 to 2020 below.
|2001–02||Mário Jardel||Sporting CP||Primeira Liga||42|
|2002–03||Roy Makaay||Deportivo La Coruña||La Liga||29|
|2003–04||Thierry Henry||Arsenal||Premier League||30|
|2004–05||Diego Forlan & Thierry Henry||Villarreal & Arsenal||Premier League||25|
|2005–06||Luca Toni||Fiorentina||Serie A||31|
|2006–07||Francesco Totti||Roma||Serie A||26|
|2007–08||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United ^||Premier League||31|
|2008–09||Diego Forlán||Atlético Madrid||La Liga||32|
|2009–10||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||34|
|2010–11||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||La Liga||40|
|2011–12||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||50|
|2012–13||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||46|
|2013–14||Cristiano Ronaldo & Luis Suárez||Real Madrid & Liverpool||Premier League||31|
|2014–15||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||La Liga||48|
|2015–16||Luis Suárez||Barcelona||La Liga||40|
|2016–17||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||37|
|2017–18||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||34|
|2018–19||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||36|
|2019–20||Ciro Immobile||Lazio||Serie A||36|
European Golden Shoe
The European Golden Shoe is also known as the European golden boot. This award is awarded to the top scorers from the top leagues of various European countries every season. Furthermore, the trophy is a sculpture of a football boot. Since the creation of the 1967-68 season, the award was originally called Soulier d’Or. The award was translated from French to Golden Shoe or Boot. Argentine legend Lionel Messi holds the record for winning this award maximum times.