Manchester City striker wins award after a record-breaking campaign with 36 goals scored.
Haaland Claims 2022/23 Golden Boot. The Castrol Golden Boot award was awarded to Erling Haaland after a 2022/23 season in which he tore up several Premier League records.
The Manchester City striker was an unused substitute in City’s 1-0 defeat at Brentford on the final day, but he ended the season with 36 goals.
It surpassed the feats of Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer, who had set the record with 34 each in 1993/94 and 1994/95, respectively, and both in 42-match campaigns.
Most goals in a PL Season
|Erling Haaland (MCI)||2022/23||35||36|
|Andrew Cole (NEW)||1993/94||40||34|
|Alan Shearer (BLB)||1994/95||42||34|
|Mohamed Salah (LIV)||2017/18||36||32|
|Alan Shearer (BLB)||1993/94||40||31|
|Alan Shearer (BLB)||1995/96||35||31|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (MUN)||2007/08||34||31|
|Luis Suarez (LIV)||2013/14||31||31|
Haaland becomes just the third Man City player to win the coveted award, following in the footsteps of Carlos Tevez in 2010/11 and Sergio Aguero in 2014/15.
Haaland finished six goals ahead of Harry Kane, the Tottenham Hotspur striker, whose tally of 30 strikes would have won the Golden Boot in all but four of the previous 38-match seasons.
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Haaland: I’m honored to make awards history
Erling Haaland reacts to winning EA SPORTS Player and Hublot Young Player of the Season awards.
Erling Haaland feels honored to be the first person in Premier League history to win the EA SPORTS Player and Hublot Young Player of the Season awards in the same campaign.
Haaland picks up both accolades in a historic season in which he scored the most goals by any player in a single Premier League campaign, breaking multiple records.
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“I am honored to have become the first player to win both awards in the same season – thank you to everyone who voted for me,” Haaland told Man City’s official website.
“It has been an incredible first season in the Premier League, and lifting the Trophy last weekend in front of our fans at the Etihad was an extraordinary moment for me.”
But Haaland’s season still needs to be finished.
He faces Brentford on Sunday, looking to end the Premier League campaign on a high. If he gets a goal or an assist, he will break the record for most goal involvements in a single season, which he currently jointly holds with Thierry Henry, on 44.
And after that, he has two finals to look forward to, as Man City aims to be the first English team to win a Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League treble since Manchester United did so in 1998/99.
“These awards would not have been possible without my amazing team-mates, the manager, and all of the staff at the club who help me perform on the pitch,” Haaland added. “Now we have two more finals to go, and we want to finish the season strong.”
Source: Premier League Website