Top Stories

European Golden Shoe winners from 2000 to 2021

Mudeet Arora
Lewandowski won the European Golden Shoe in 2021
Lewandowski won the European Golden Shoe in 2021 / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

Robert Lewandowski collected the European Golden Shoe award after scoring 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 season.

The Polish hitman raced ahead of competitors Lionel Messi (30 goals) and Cristiano Ronaldo (29 goals).

The European Golden Shoe award is quite revered and celebrated among footballers who play in the continent as it is a measure of their success and recognition of their capabilities on the biggest stages in club football.

As a dedication to some of the greatest players to have received this award in the past, we take a look at every European Golden Shoe winner since 2000 to 2020 with the 2021 winner being Lewandowski as mentioned above.

2000 - Kevin Phillips - 30 goals - Sunderland

2001 - Henrik Larsson - 35 goals - Celtic

2002 - Mario Jardel - 42 goals - Sporting Lisbon

2003 - Roy Makaay - 29 goals - Deportivo La Coruna

2004 - Thierry Henry - 30 goals - Arsenal

2005 - Thierry Henry/Diego Forlan - 25 goals - Arsenal/Villarreal

2006 - Luca Toni - 31 goals - Fiorentina

2007 - Francesco Totti - 26 goals - AS Roma

2008 - Cristiano Ronaldo - 31 goals - Manchester United

2009 - Diego Forlan - 32 goals - Atletico Madrid

2010 - Lionel Messi - 34 goals - FC Barcelona

2011 - Cristiano Ronaldo - 40 goals - Real Madrid

2012 - Lionel Messi - 50 goals - FC Barcelona

2013 - Lionel Messi - 46 goals - FC Barcelona

2014 - Cristiano Ronaldo/Luis Suarez - 31 goals - Real Madrid/Liverpool

2015 - Cristiano Ronaldo - 48 goals - Real Madrid

2016 - Luis Suarez - 40 goals - FC Barcelona

2017 - Lionel Messi - 37 goals - FC Barcelona

2018 - Lionel Messi - 34 goals - FC Barcelona

2019 - Lionel Messi - 36 goals - FC Barcelona

2020 - Ciro Immobile - 36 goals - Lazio

2021 - Robert Lewandowski - 41 goals - Bayern Munich


facebooktwitterreddit