Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min have shared the Premier League Golden Boot award this season, having finished with 23 goals each in 2021/22.
Harry Kane was the defending champion after withstanding a lengthy challenge from Salah to narrowly finish top of the top-flight goalscoring charts with 23 last season.
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That was Kane’s third success, equaling the Golden Boot win total of EPL all-time top scorer Alan Shearer.
This year, Kane was seeking what would have been a record fourth crown.
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Salah and Bruno Fernandes, both podium finishers last season, entered the campaign hoping to challenge again, while proven Premier League goalscorer Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea after a prolific spell in Serie A. with Inter.
Man Utd then brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in a sensational return, making 2021/22 look like the most competitive Golden Boot run in years.
Former winner Jamie Vardy, Leeds striker Patrick Bamford, Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, West Ham star Michail Antonio and Aston Villa duo Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings are part of a strong contingent of teams from outside the ‘ Big Six’ from England who were ranked as contenders when the season began.
This page was updated throughout the season as we took an in-depth look at the latest rankings of the players who had the most goals in the EPL. With the top flight campaign now finished, we have the final results.
The race for the Premier League Golden Boot came down to a head-to-head battle between Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min during the final weeks of the season.
Finally, Liverpool striker Salah and Tottenham star Son shared the award after an exciting year.
Salah scored 23 league goals in the 2021/22 campaign, with that final total coming from 35 appearances (30 starts).
He topped the scoring charts in England on his own for most of the campaign.
However, Salah has scored just four goals in his last 11 top-flight outings this season, allowing some of his key rivals to move closer in the standings and Son in form to finally catch up with him.
The Egypt star needed to score with just six minutes to go in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Wolves on the final day of the season just to claim a share of the prize.
That was because Son had risen to the top of the ranking. He ends the campaign having scored 23 goals in 35 Premier League starts.
The Spurs striker has netted 12 times in his last 10 Premier League games and, having scored twice as his side clinched Champions League qualification by beating Norwich City 5-0 on the final day, would have won without problems if it weren’t for Salah’s goal against Wolves. .
Cristiano Ronaldo, for his part, missed out on Golden Boot glory this season.
However, the Portugal star finishes in a respectable third place, after having a strong conclusion to the season from an individual perspective.
Ronaldo has scored nine league goals since March 12 despite missing a few matches, such as the season finale at Crystal Palace, securing a podium place for the 37-year-old.
The veteran made fewer starts, just 27, than anyone else who has finished in the top five.
Son’s teammate Harry Kane moved up to fourth to finish with 17 goals per year in 37 outings.
The former Golden Boot winner has bounced back after an unusually slow start to the season amid a period of intense transfer speculation linking him to Man City.
England captain Kane has scored four times in his last three games to finish just below Ronaldo.
Salah’s Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane finished fifth with 16 goals as the Reds and Spurs dominated the top of the table.
Mane finished one ahead of Diogo Jota, who spent much of the season as a key challenger for Salah, only to lose momentum amid intense competition for attacking spots at Liverpool as he failed to score in his last seven. EPL departures.
Man City’s top scorer Kevin De Bruyne finishes level for sixth with 15, boosted by his sensational four-goal performance in a 5-1 win over Wolves towards the end of the campaign.
And another former Golden Boot champion, Jamie Vardy, rose to 15 goals after scoring five times in four games as Leicester City finished the season on a high.
That trio finished just ahead of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha (14), while Man City attacker Raheem Sterling completes the top 10 along with 13 goals to his name.
Brentford’s Ivan Toney, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen and Leicester’s James Maddison all finished with 12 goals in the campaign.
They were ahead of a group in 11 that contained the league’s top scorers for both Arsenal and Chelsea, England duo Bukayo Saka and Mason Mount.
A total of 25 players have reached double figures in the Premier League this season, including Bruno Fernandes and Michail Antonio, who appeared to be contenders early in the campaign.
EPL Top Scorers 2021/22
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EPL Golden Boot Winners
The record for most goals in a season is shared by Alan Shearer (1994/95) and Andy Cole (1993/94).
Both players scored a staggering 34 goals, though the season was longer then: Shearer did it in 42 games and Cole 40.
Mohamed Salah came close to that record in 2017/18, scoring 32 times in 36 outings, producing the Premier League’s best scoring season for 13 years.
The Golden Boot winner with the best goal-per-game ratio in a season is Harry Kane.
The England captain scored 29 times in just 30 games to win the 2016/17 title, averaging 0.97 goals per game.
Prior to this season, Arsenal and Liverpool had the most Premier League Golden Boot winners, with six each. Going into this campaign, Man Utd had five, while Tottenham and Chelsea had four.
There were only three players who had scored the most goals in the EPL more than twice.
Shearer has won the Golden Boot three times, once with Newcastle and twice with Blackburn Rovers, while Kane’s 2020/21 win was also his third.
Salah’s success this season means he has now joined that list of three-time winners.
However, Thierry Henry holds the record, having been named the Premier League’s top scorer four times for Arsenal.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez have both won the award, scoring 31 goals in 2007/08 and 2013/14 respectively.
The Premier League started from the 1992/93 season.
Before that, Ian Wright was England’s last top scorer when it was the old First Division.
Gary Lineker and Alan Smith were also winners in the 1990s before the league name was changed.
Premier League: player statistics, including appearances, goals and assists
Who are the top Premier League scorers of all time?
Alan Shearer is the top scorer in Premier League history, having finished his career in 2006 with a magnificent 260 goals to his name in England’s top division.
Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney (208) is the only other player to have scored over 200 goals in the EPL.
Andy Cole (187), Sergio Aguero (184), Frank Lampard (177) and Thierry Henry (175) are other former Premier League players who rank near the top of the all-time list.
Kane is the active player with the most goals and had 166 goals when he started this season.
He has long been cited as one of the rare contenders to have a chance to rival Shearer’s record total.
Before 2021/22 began, Robbie Fowler (163), Jermain Defoe (162) and Michael Owen (150) rounded out the 10 players in EPL history to have scored 150 goals or more.