Premier League Golden Boot: 6 Players to Win Award Back-to-Back As Erling Haaland Joins List

Premier League Golden Boot: 6 Players to Win Award Back-to-Back As Erling Haaland Joins List

Fred Kennedy
May 20, 2024 at 10:25 AM
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  • Erling Haaland was crowned the Premier League's Golden Boot winner on Sunday
  • The Norwegian star secured the crown after scoring an impressive 27 league goals
  • Haaland is now the first player to win back-to-back awards in his first two seasons

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Erling Haaland has joined an elite group of Premier League stars to win the Golden Boot back-to-back.

The Manchester City hotshot has enjoyed a dream start to life since joining the English giants from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022.

Haaland won the Golden Boot in his maiden season last term after he plundered an impressive 36 goals.

Erling Haaland won the 2023/24 Premier League Golden Boot award after scoring 27 goals. Photo by Jan Kruger.
Erling Haaland won the 2023/24 Premier League Golden Boot award after scoring 27 goals. Photo by Jan Kruger.
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While he did not replicate the same this season, the Norwegian still managed to reclaim the prize after he found the back of the net 27 times.

This feat saw him ink his name in history books, becoming only the sixth player to win successive Golden Boots.

Haaland has also made history as the first player to achieve this milestone in his first two seasons in the English topflight.

Sports Brief takes a look at the other five players on the list of back-to-back EPL top scorers.

5 Premier League back-to-back Golden Boot winners

1. Alan Shearer

The Newcastle United legend won the award three times in a row between 1994 and 1997.

His highest goal-scoring seasons were in 1993/94, when he scored 34 goals for the Magpies.

He matched the same tally the following season with Blackburn Rovers.

2. Michael Owen

The prolific English striker carved a name for himself while playing for Liverpool and Manchester United.

He won back-to-back Golden Boots shared between the clubs in 1997/98 and 1998/99.

3. Thierry Henry

The Frenchman is the record holder for the most Golden Boots (four).

He won the award for three consecutive seasons between 2003/04 with the Invincibles and in 2005/06.

4. Robin van Persie

The Dutch icon is widely recognised as one of the most lethal strikers in Pe Premier League history.

Van Persie won his first Golden Boot in 2011/12 with Arsenal before retaining the crown the following season after he moved to Manchester United.

Incidentally, his exploits at Old Trafford helped United lift the Premier League title that season.

5. Harry Kane

Per the Premier League, the Tottenham Hotspur legend won the Golden Boot twice in a row in 2015/16 and 2016/17. He will be aiming for more accolades with Bayern Munich.

Haaland wins prestigious IFFHS

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Haaland beat Lionel Messi to an award after the International Federation of Football History & Statistics declared him the best player of 2023.

The awards were reintroduced in 2020, with Robert Lewandowski winning it back-to-back years before the Argentine scooped last year's accolade ahead of Karim Benzema.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.