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