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Scottish Premier League Golden Boot

The Scottish Premier League Golden Boot was a football award presented to the leading goalscorer at end of every season of the Scottish Premier League (SPL). The Scottish Premier League (SPL) replaced the Scottish Premier Division as the top flight of Scottish football for the 1998–99 season, but was replaced by the Scottish Premiership as the top division by the end of the 2012–13 season after the merger of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Scottish Football League (SFL) to form the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL).

Scottish Premier League Golden Boot
Henrik Larsson, wearing a tracksuit top, taking training
Henrik Larsson won the most Golden Boots (5)
Awarded forThe leading goalscorer in a given SPL season.
Sponsored byClydesdale
CountryScotland
Presented byScottish Premier League
First awarded1999
Last awarded2013
Most awardsHenrik Larsson (5)

WinnersEdit

 
Michael Higdon was the last winner of the Scottish Premier League Golden Boot in 2013.
 
Kris Boyd was the only winner of the Scottish Premier League Golden Boot representing two clubs in one season.
Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
Games The number of SPL season league games played by the winner that season[A]
Rate The winner's goals-to-games ratio that regular season
  Indicates multiple award winners in the same season
§ Denotes the club were SPL champions in the same season
Scottish Premier League Golden Boot winners
Season Player Nationality Club Goals Games Rate Ref(s)
1998–99 Henrik Larsson   Sweden Celtic 29 35 0.83 [1][2][3]
1999–2000 Mark Viduka   Australia Celtic 25 28 0.89 [1]
2000–01 Henrik Larsson (2)   Sweden Celtic§ 35 37 0.95 [1][2][3]
2001–02 Henrik Larsson (3)   Sweden Celtic§ 29 33 0.88 [1][2][3]
2002–03 Henrik Larsson (4)   Sweden Celtic 28 35 0.80 [1][2][3]
2003–04 Henrik Larsson (5)   Sweden Celtic§ 30 37 0.81 [1][2][3]
2004–05 John Hartson   Wales Celtic 25 38 0.66 [1][2][3]
2005–06 Kris Boyd   Scotland Kilmarnock
Rangers
32 36 0.89 [1][2][3]
2006–07 Kris Boyd (2)   Scotland Rangers 20 32 0.63 [1][2][3]
2007–08 Scott McDonald   Australia Celtic§ 25 36 0.69 [1][2][3]
2008–09 Kris Boyd (3)   Scotland Rangers§ 27 35 0.77 [1][2][3]
2009–10 Kris Boyd (4)   Scotland Rangers§ 23 31 0.74 [1][2][3][4]
2010–11 Kenny Miller   Scotland Rangers§ 21 18 1.12 [1][2][3][5][6]
2011–12 Gary Hooper   England Celtic§ 24 37 0.65 [1][2][3][7]
2012–13 Michael Higdon   England Motherwell 26 37 0.70 [2][3][8][9]

Awards won by nationalityEdit

Country Total
  Scotland 5
  Sweden 5
  Australia 2
  England 2
  Wales 1

Awards won by clubEdit

Club Total
Celtic 9
Rangers 5
Kilmarnock 1
Motherwell 1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This does not necessarily match the total number of games in a season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Golden Boot for Hooper". SPFL. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Scotland - List of Topscorers". RSSSF. 7 July 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Scottish Premier League Highest Goalscorers". My Football Facts. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ "TOP SCORER AWARD FOR BOYD". SPFL. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Golden Boot for Miller". SPFL. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Ex-Rangers striker Kenny Miller collects golden boot". BBC. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Inside Celtic: Gary Hooper delighted with Golden Boot & Neil Lennon praises the Hoops support". Goal.com. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Golden Boot for Higdon". SPFL. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Higdon scoops 'Golden Boot' award". Motherwell FC. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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