The European Golden Shoe

Argentine forward Lionel Messi is the player with the most European Golden Shoe awards, a record six won at Barcelona.

Argentine forward Lionel Messi is the player with the most European Golden Shoe awards, a record six won at Barcelona.

The European Golden Shoe is an annual award that is presented to the highest league scorer in Europe at the end of each season.

Only league goals from the top division are eligible for the European Golden Shoe, with each strike earning points in a weighted system depending on the quality of league.

The award was created in 1968 and until 1991 the prize simply went to the highest goalscorer on the continent, regardless of the strength of league. The rules were then changed to the current weighting system as too many players from weaker leagues had been winning the prize.

Lionel Messi has won the most European Golden Shoe titles. The Argentine legend has triumphed on six occasions, most recently in 2018/19 for Barcelona.

The European Golden Shoe is an annual award that is presented to the highest league scorer in Europe at the end of each season.

Only league goals from the top division are eligible for the European Golden Shoe, with each strike earning points in a weighted system depending on the quality of league.

The award was created in 1968 and until 1991 the prize simply went to the highest goalscorer on the continent, regardless of the strength of league. The rules were then changed to the current weighting system as too many players from weaker leagues had been winning the prize.

Lionel Messi has won the most European Golden Shoe titles. The Argentine legend has triumphed on six occasions, most recently in 2018/19 for Barcelona.

List of The European Golden Shoe winners

Year Player Team Goals Points
2022–23 Erling Haaland
Manchester City
36 72
2021–22 Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich
35 70
2020–21 Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern Munich
41 82
2019–20 Ciro Immobile
SS Lazio
36 72
2018–19 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
36 72
2017–18 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
34 68
2016–17 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
37 74
2015–16 Luis Suárez
FC Barcelona
40 80
2014–15 Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid
48 96
2013–14 Luis Suárez
Liverpool FC
31 62
2012–13 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
46 92
2011–12 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
50 100
2010–11 Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid
40 80
2009–10 Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona
34 68
2008–09 Diego Forlán
Atlético de Madrid
32 64
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
31 62
2006–07 Francesco Totti
AS Roma
26 52
2005–06 Luca Toni
ACF Fiorentina
31 62
2004–05 Thierry Henry
Arsenal FC
25 50
2003–04 Thierry Henry
Arsenal FC
30 60
2002–03 Roy Makaay
Deportivo de La Coruña
29 58
2001–02 Mário Jardel
Sporting CP
42 63
2000–01 Henrik Larsson
Celtic FC
35 52
1999–2000 Kevin Phillips (footballer)
Sunderland AFC
30 60
1998–99 Mário Jardel
FC Porto
36 72
1997–98 Nikos Machlas
Vitesse Arnhem
34 68
1996–97 Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)
FC Barcelona
34 68
1995–96 Zviad Endeladze
Margveti
40 0
1994–95 Arsen Avetisyan
FC Pyunik Yerevan
39 0
1993–94 David Taylor (Welsh footballer)
CPD Porthmadog
43 0
1992–93 Ally McCoist
Rangers FC
34 0
1991–92 Ally McCoist
Rangers FC
34 0
1990–91 Darko Pančev
Red Star Belgrade
34 0
1989–90 Hugo Sánchez
Real Madrid
38 0
1988–89 Dorin Mateuț
FC Dinamo 1948
43 0
1987–88 Tanju Çolak
Galatasaray
39 0
1986–87 Toni Polster
Austria Wien
39 0
1985–86 Marco van Basten
Ajax Amsterdam
37 0
1984–85 Fernando Gomes (Portuguese footballer)
FC Porto
39 0
1983–84 Ian Rush
Liverpool FC
32 0
1982–83 Fernando Gomes (Portuguese footballer)
FC Porto
36 0
1981–82 Wim Kieft
Ajax Amsterdam
32 0
1980–81 Georgi Slavkov
Botev Plovdiv
31 0
1979–80 Erwin Vandenbergh
KSK Lierse Kempenzonen
39 0
1978–79 Kees Kist
AZ Alkmaar
34 0
1977–78 Hans Krankl
Rapid Vienna
41 0
1976–77 Dudu Georgescu
FC Dinamo 1948
47 0
1975–76 Sotiris Kaiafas
Omonia Nicosia
39 0
1974–75 Dudu Georgescu
FC Dinamo 1948
33 0
1973–74 Héctor Yazalde
Sporting CP
46 0
1972–73 Eusébio
SL Benfica
40 0
1971–72 Gerd Müller
FC Bayern Munich
40 0
1970–71 Josip Skoblar
Olympique Marseille
44 0
1969–70 Gerd Müller
FC Bayern Munich
38 0
1968–69 Petar Zhekov
CSKA-Sofia
36 0
1967–68 Eusébio
SL Benfica
42 0

European Golden Shoe winners by nationality

Country Win(s) Year(s)
Argentina
Argentina
7 2018–19, 2017–18, 2016–17, 2012–13, 2011–12, 2009–10, 1973–74
Portugal
Portugal
7 2014–15, 2010–11, 2007–08, 1984–85, 1982–83, 1972–73, 1967–68
Netherlands
Netherlands
4 2002–03, 1985–86, 1981–82, 1978–79
Brazil
Brazil
3 2001–02, 1998–99, 1996–97
Italy
Italy
3 2019–20, 2006–07, 2005–06
Romania
Romania
3 1988–89, 1976–77, 1974–75
Uruguay
Uruguay
3 2015–16, 2013–14, 2008–09
Austria
Austria
2 1986–87, 1977–78
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
2 1980–81, 1968–69
France
France
2 2004–05, 2003–04
Germany
Germany
2 1971–72, 1969–70
Poland
Poland
2 2021–22, 2020–21
Scotland
Scotland
2 1992–93, 1991–92
Wales
Wales
2 1993–94, 1983–84
Yugoslavia
2 1990–91, 1970–71
Armenia
Armenia
1 1994–95
Belgium
Belgium
1 1979–80
Cyprus
Cyprus
1 1975–76
England
England
1 1999–2000
Georgia (country)
1 1995–96
Greece
Greece
1 1997–98
Mexico
Mexico
1 1989–90
Norway
Norway
1 2022–23
Sweden
Sweden
1 2000–01
Turkey
Turkey
1 1987–88

European Golden Shoe winners by club

Country Win(s) Year(s)
8 2018–19, 2017–18, 2016–17, 2015–16, 2012–13, 2011–12, 2009–10, 1996–97
3 2020–21, 1971–72, 1969–70
3 1988–89, 1976–77, 1974–75
3 1998–99, 1984–85, 1982–83
3 2014–15, 2010–11, 1989–90
2 1985–86, 1981–82
2 2004–05, 2003–04
2 1972–73, 1967–68
2 2013–14, 1983–84
2 1992–93, 1991–92
2 2001–02, 1973–74
1 1978–79
1 2008–09
1 1986–87
Bayern Munich
1 2021–22
1 1980–81
1 1968–69
1 2000–01
1 1990–91
1 2002–03
1 2005–06
1 1987–88
1 2019–20
1 1979–80
1 2007–08
Manchester City
1 2022–23
1 1995–96
1 1970–71
1 1975–76
1 1993–94
1 1994–95
1 1977–78
1 2006–07
1 1999–2000
1 1997–98