The Premier League 2022/23 season gets underway on August 5 and will run through to the end of May, with a six-week break in November and December for the World Cup in Qatar.
It usually requires at least 20 goals to be in with a shout of finishing as the Premier League top scorer, with 25 sufficient to win the prize in each of the last four seasons. Let’s take a look at the main contenders.
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Manchester City won the Premier League title last season without a recognized center-forward, but Pep Guardiola moved to sign a proven goalscorer in that position this summer. Erling Haaland is the favorite to finish as the top scorer, but Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane will expect to challenge for the award.
Darwin Nunez, who has in effect replaced Sadio Mane at Liverpool, is the joint-fourth favorite alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Son Heung-min looks like good value given he won a share of the Golden Boot last time out, while Diogo Jota, Jamie Vardy, and Julian Alvarez are outsiders.
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Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah shared the Premier League Golden Boot in 2021/22. Each player scored 23 goals, with Son making up considerable ground on Salah in the second half of the season.
It was the fifth time in Premier League history that the top scorer prize has been shared – it also happened in 1997/98, 1998/99, 2010/11, and 2018/19.
|Player and Clubs||Goals|
|Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United)||260|
|Wayne Rooney (Everton, Manchester United)||208|
|Andrew Cole (Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth)||187|
|Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)||184|
|Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)||183|
|Frank Lampard (West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City)||177|
|Thierry Henry (Arsenal)||175|
|Robbie Fowler (Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City)||163|
|Jermain Defoe (West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Bournemouth)||162|
|Michael Owen (Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City)||150|
Alan Shearer is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League, having scored 260 goals for Blackburn and Newcastle. The former England captain also scored 23 goals for Southampton in the First Division before it was rebranded as the Premier League.
Indeed, a different picture emerges when we also take the First Division era, from 1888 to 1992, into account alongside the 29 seasons of the Premier League. Top of the overall charts is Jimmy Greaves, who found the back of the net 357 times for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
(Last 10 seasons)
|Player(s), Club, and Goals||Season|
|Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), 23||2021/22|
|Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), 23||2020/21|
|Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), 23||2019/20|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah (both Liverpool), 22||2018/19|
|Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), 32||2017/18|
|Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), 29||2016/17|
|Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), 25||2015/16|
|Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), 26||2014/15|
|Luis Suarez (Liverpool), 31||2013/14|
|Robin van Persie (Manchester United), 26||2012/13|
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As you can see above, Harry Kane has finished as the Premier League’s top scorer in three different seasons.That leaves him tied in second place with Alan Shearer, who scored more goals than any other player in the division while playing for Blackburn Rovers in 1994/95 and 1995/96, and while representing Newcastle United in 1996/97. Shearer is one of only two players to win the prize three years in a row.Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is the other – and he is the man who leads the way overall, having finished as the Premier League’s top scorer in four different seasons. Michael Owen, Mohamed Salah, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Didier Drogba, and Robin van Persie have each done it twice.
The Premier League top scorer is simply the player who has notched the most goals over the course of the season.The winner is only confirmed after each team has fulfilled all 38 of its fixtures, although the top scorer can often be predicted a few games before the end of the season if the player in first place has built up a healthy lead.
The Premier League top scorer is also referred to as the ‘Golden Boot winner’. The award was founded in 1992 to mark the start of the Premier League, which was launched the same year.Premier League top scorers receive a trophy that resembles a golden boot. They are also awarded £1000 per goal scored, with the proceeds given to a charity of the player’s choice.
The Premier League was called the Premiership for sponsorship reasons between 1993 and 2007. It has been known as the Premier League ever since.
Soccer fans based in the United States can watch the Premier League on NBC, Peacock Premium and fuboTV. Kick-off times usually range from 7.30 AM to 3.00 PM (EDT).
Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]More info on Greg Lea
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