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The Bola de Prata (Portuguese for Silver Ball) is a Primeira Liga award for the top scorer.[1] In case two or more players have the same number of goals, the award goes to the footballer with the fewest games played.[citation needed] It was first awarded as a prize in the 1952–53 season by sports newspaper A Bola.

Bola de Prata
Haris Seferović.JPG
Haris Seferović, current winner

Héctor Yazalde holds the record for most goals in a single season, with 46, achieved in the 1973–74 season. Fernando Peyroteo recorded the highest goals-to-games ratio to win the award, 2.43, in 1937–38.

There have been 50 winners. 17 players have won the award in more than one occasion, with Eusébio having the record with seven wins. Eusébio also holds the record for most consecutive wins, with five. Rui Jordão, Paulinho Cascavel and Mário Jardel are the only players to win the award with two clubs, and Cascavel is the only one to achieve it in consecutive seasons.

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WinnersEdit

Key
  Indicates a season with more than one top scorer
  Indicates player also won the European Golden Shoe in the same season
§ Denotes the club were Primeira Liga champions in the same season
Primeira Liga record
Primeira Liga Bola de Prata winners
Season Player Nationality Club Goals Games Rate
Campeonato da Liga da Primeira Divisão
1934–35 Manuel Soeiro   Portugal Sporting CP 14 14 1.00
1935–36 Pinga   Portugal Porto 21 14 1.50
1936–37 Manuel Soeiro (2)   Portugal Sporting CP 24 12 2.00
1937–38 Fernando Peyroteo   Portugal Sporting CP 34 14 2.43
Campeonato Nacional da Primeira Divisão
1938–39 Costuras   Portugal Porto§ 18 14 1.29
1939–40  Fernando Peyroteo (2)   Portugal Sporting CP 29 17 1.71
1939–40  Slavko Kodrnja   Yugoslavia Porto§ 29 18 1.61
1940–41 Fernando Peyroteo (3)   Portugal Sporting CP§ 29 14 2.07
1941–42 Correia Dias   Portugal Porto 36 21 1.71
1942–43 Julinho   Portugal Benfica§ 24 16 1.50
1943–44 Francisco Rodrigues   Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 28 18 1.56
1944–45 Francisco Rodrigues (2)   Portugal Vitória de Setúbal 21 17 1.24
1945–46 Fernando Peyroteo (4)   Portugal Sporting CP 39 21 1.86
1946–47 Fernando Peyroteo (5)   Portugal Sporting CP§ 43 19 2.26
1947–48 António Araújo   Portugal Porto 36 25 1.44
1948–49 Fernando Peyroteo (6)   Portugal Sporting CP§ 40 23 1.74
1949–50 Julinho (2)   Portugal Benfica§ 28 22 1.27
1950–51 Manuel Vasques   Portugal Sporting CP§ 29 23 1.26
1951–52 José Águas   Portugal Benfica 28 22 1.27
1952–53 Matateu   Portugal Belenenses 29 26 1.12
1953–54 João Martins   Portugal Sporting CP§ 31 23 1.35
1954–55 Matateu (2)   Portugal Belenenses 32 26 1.23
1955–56 José Águas (2)   Portugal Benfica 28 26 1.08
1956–57 José Águas (3)   Portugal Benfica§ 30 25 1.20
1957–58 Arsénio Duarte   Portugal CUF 23 21 1.10
1958–59 José Águas (4)   Portugal Benfica§ 26 24 1.08
1959–60 Edmur Ribeiro   Brazil Vitória de Guimarães 25 25 1.00
1960–61 José Águas (5)   Portugal Benfica§ 27 23 1.17
1961–62 Azumir Veríssimo   Brazil Porto 23 20 1.15
1962–63 José Augusto Torres   Portugal Benfica§ 26 21 1.24
1963–64 Eusébio   Portugal Benfica§ 28 19 1.47
1964–65 Eusébio (2)   Portugal Benfica§ 28 20 1.40
1965–66  Eusébio (3)   Portugal Benfica 25 23 1.09
1965–66  Ernesto Figueiredo   Portugal Sporting CP§ 25 26 0.96
1966–67 Eusébio (4)   Portugal Benfica§ 31 26 1.19
1967–68 Eusébio  (5)   Portugal Benfica§ 42 24 1.75
1968–69 Manuel António   Portugal Académica de Coimbra 19 26 0.62
1969–70 Eusébio (6)   Portugal Benfica 20 22 0.91
1970–71 Artur Jorge   Portugal Benfica§ 23 26 0.88
1971–72 Artur Jorge (2)   Portugal Benfica§ 27 26 1.04
1972–73 Eusébio  (7)   Portugal Benfica§ 40 28 1.43
1973–74 Héctor Yazalde    Argentina Sporting CP§ 46 29 1.59
1974–75 Héctor Yazalde (2)   Argentina Sporting CP 30 26 1.15
1975–76 Rui Jordão   Portugal Benfica§ 30 28 1.07
1976–77 Fernando Gomes   Portugal Porto 26 28 0.93
1977–78 Fernando Gomes (2)   Portugal Porto§ 25 25 1.00
1978–79 Fernando Gomes (3)   Portugal Porto§ 27 29 0.93
1979–80 Rui Jordão (2)   Portugal Sporting CP§ 31 30 1.03
1980–81 Nené   Portugal Benfica§ 20 29 0.69
1981–82 Jacques Pereira   Portugal Porto 27 30 0.90
1982–83 Fernando Gomes  (4)   Portugal Porto 36 29 1.24
1983–84  Fernando Gomes (5)   Portugal Porto 21 23 0.91
1983–84  Nené (2)   Portugal Benfica§ 21 26 0.81
1984–85 Fernando Gomes  (6)   Portugal Porto§ 39 30 1.30
1985–86 Manuel Fernandes   Portugal Sporting CP 30 29 1.03
1986–87 Paulinho Cascavel   Brazil Vitória de Guimarães 22 30 0.73
1987–88 Paulinho Cascavel (2)   Brazil Sporting CP 23 38 0.61
1988–89 Vata   Angola Benfica§ 16 27 0.59
1989–90 Mats Magnusson   Sweden Benfica 33 32 1.03
1990–91 Rui Águas   Portugal Benfica§ 25 37 0.68
1991–92 Ricky   Nigeria Boavista 30 34 0.88
1992–93 Jorge Cadete   Portugal Sporting CP 18 34 0.53
1993–94 Rashidi Yekini   Nigeria Vitória de Setúbal 21 28 0.75
1994–95 Hassan Nader   Morocco Farense 21 31 0.68
1995–96 Domingos   Portugal Porto§ 25 29 0.86
1996–97 Mário Jardel   Brazil Porto§ 30 31 0.97
1997–98 Mário Jardel (2)   Brazil Porto§ 26 30 0.87
1998–99 Mário Jardel  (3)   Brazil Porto§ 36 32 1.13
1999–00 Mário Jardel (4)   Brazil Porto 37 32 1.16
2000–01 Pena   Brazil Porto 22 29 0.76
2001–02 Mário Jardel  (5)   Brazil Sporting CP§ 42 30 1.40
2002–03  Fary Faye   Senegal Beira-Mar 18 31 0.58
2002–03  Simão Sabrosa   Portugal Benfica 18 33 0.55
2003–04 Benni McCarthy   South Africa Porto§ 20 29 0.69
2004–05 Liédson   Brazil Sporting CP 25 31 0.81
2005–06 Albert Meyong   Cameroon Belenenses 17 26 0.65
2006–07 Liédson (2)   Brazil Sporting CP 15 28 0.54
2007–08 Lisandro López   Argentina Porto§ 24 27 0.89
2008–09 Nenê   Brazil Nacional 20 28 0.71
2009–10 Óscar Cardozo   Paraguay Benfica§ 26 29 0.90
2010–11 Hulk   Brazil Porto§ 23 26 0.88
2011–12  Óscar Cardozo (2)   Paraguay Benfica 20 29 0.69
2011–12  Lima   Brazil Braga 20 30 0.67
2012–13 Jackson Martínez   Colombia Porto§ 26 30 0.87
2013–14 Jackson Martínez (2)   Colombia Porto 20 30 0.67
2014–15 Jackson Martínez (3)   Colombia Porto 21 30 0.70
2015–16 Jonas   Brazil Benfica§ 32 34 0.94
2016–17 Bas Dost   Netherlands Sporting CP 34 31 1.10
2017–18 Jonas (2)   Brazil Benfica 34 29 1.17
2018–19 Haris Seferović    Switzerland Benfica§ 23 29 0.79

StatisticsEdit

Multiple winnersEdit

Player Club Titles Seasons
  Eusébio Benfica 7 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66 (shared), 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1972–73
  Fernando Peyroteo Sporting CP 6 1937–38, 1939–40, 1940–41, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1948–49
  Fernando Gomes Porto 6 1976–77, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1983–84 (shared), 1984–85
  José Águas Benfica 5 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1960–61
  Mário Jardel Porto, Sporting CP 5 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  Jackson Martínez Porto 3 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  Manuel Soeiro Sporting CP 2 1934–35, 1936–37
  Julinho Benfica 2 1942–43, 1959–50
  Matateu Belenenses 2 1952–53, 1954–55
  Artur Jorge Benfica 2 1970–71, 1971–72
  Héctor Yazalde Sporting CP 2 1973–74, 1974–75
  Rui Jordão Benfica, Sporting CP 2 1975–76, 1979–80
  Nené Benfica 2 1980–81, 1983–84 (shared)
  Paulinho Cascavel Vitória de Guimarães, Sporting CP 2 1986–87, 1987–88
  Liédson Sporting CP 2 2004–05, 2006–07
  Óscar Cardozo Benfica 2 2009–10, 2011–12 (shared)
  Jonas Benfica 2 2015–16, 2017–18

Awards won by nationalityEdit

 
Eusébio won the Bola de Prata a record seven times.
Country Total
  Portugal 54
  Brazil 17
  Argentina 3
  Colombia 3
  Nigeria 2
  Paraguay 2
  Yugoslavia 1
  Angola 1
  Sweden 1
  Morocco 1
  Senegal 1
  South Africa 1
  Cameroon 1
  Netherlands 1
   Switzerland 1

Awards won by clubEdit

Club Total
Benfica 29
Porto 25
Sporting CP 21
Vitória de Setúbal 3
Belenenses 3
Vitória de Guimarães 2
Académica de Coimbra 1
CUF 1
Boavista 1
Farense 1
Beira-Mar 1
Nacional 1
Braga 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portugal - List of Topscorers". RSSSF. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.