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A League Golden Boot

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Sponsored by  Nike
First awarded  2006
Country  Australia
Last awarded  2016
A-League Golden Boot
Awarded for  The leading goalscorer in a given A-League season.
Presented by  Football Federation Australia

The A-League Golden Boot is an annual soccer award presented to the leading goalscorer in the A-League. It is currently referred to as the Nike Golden Boot for sponsorship purposes.

The A-League was founded in 2005 to replace the semi-professional National Soccer League. The number of teams in the league has ranged from eight to eleven and there are currently ten clubs in the league. The award is given to the top-scorer over the regular season (not including the finals series). The inaugural award was shared by four players: Alex Brosque, Bobby Despotovski, Stewart Petrie and Archie Thompson.

Shane Smeltz has won the golden boot on two occasions, more than any other player. Petrie was the first non-Australian winner in the league's inaugural season.

Bruno Fornaroli – with 23 goals in 2015–16 – scored the most goals to win the Golden Boot, while Danny Allsopp scored the fewest to win the award outright, with 11 goals in 2006–07. The all-time record for lowest number of goals scored to be bestowed the award, however, is 8 goals; this was achieved during the 2005–06 season, when the award was shared between four players. This marks the only time the award has been shared. Fornaroli recorded the highest goals-to-games ratio to win the award, scoring 23 goals in 27 games in 2015–16 for a rate of 0.85.

References

A-League Golden Boot Wikipedia


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