Drogba; players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season. 

Erling Haaland has now scored 35 Premier League goals this season, as he was on the scoresheet against West Ham United. As a result, he’s most likely to be on the list of players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season.

Of course, Manchester City are now above the Gunners in the league table, and they still have two games in hand.

The Norwegian goal-machine keeps breaking ground at Manchester City. He’s now literally over many strikers in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

Haaland now has the most goals (35) scored in a single Premier League season, taking over Alan Shearer (34) and Andrew Cole (34). His record will be difficult to break in the future.

Of course, Pep Guardiola’s side are so blessed to have the Norwegian international. He continues to boost the team’s performance in all competitions.

Manchester City are currently on a 9-match winning streak in the Premier League. They are now one point ahead of Arsenal in the league table.

Without being sentimental, Pep Guardiola remains unstoppable in the league with Erling Haaland. As he continues to terrorize many teams in the league.

Top 5 players with the most Premier League goals+assists this season

  • Erling Haaland – 41 (Manchester City)
  • Harry Kane – 28 (Tottenham)
  • Mohamed Salah – 25 (Liverpool)
  • Bukayo Saka – 24 (Arsenal)
  • Ivan Toney – 24 (Brentford)
  • Kevin De Bruyne – 23 (Manchester City)

Obviously, Haaland is leading the Golden Boot race in the league this season. So, he’s expected to win the highest goal-scorer award and the trophy.

That being said, he may dine with the big boys in Premier League history, as regards players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker is just spending his first season in the Premier League. And he has literally destroyed many teams in the league.

Erling Haaland

It’s believed that Erling Haaland won’t be able to perform amazingly in the English league. Because it’s considered the toughest one in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

However, the Norwegian youngster proved everyone wrong in his first season. He settled down nicely at Manchester City, having scored 35 league goals.

Top 10 players with the most goals in a single Premier League campaign

  1. Erling Haaland – 35 (Manchester City, 2022/23)
  2. Andy Cole – 34 (Newcastle, 1993/94)
  3. Alan Shearer – 34 (Blackburn Rovers, 1994/95)
  4. Mohamed Salah – 32 (Liverpool, 2017/18)
  5. Luis Suárez – 31 (Liverpool, 2013/14)
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo – 31 (Manchester United, 2007/08)
  7. Alan Shearer – 31 (Blackburn Rovers, 1993/94)
  8. Alan Shearer – 31 (Blackburn Rovers, 1995/96)
  9. Harry Kane – 30 (Tottenham, 2017/18)
  10. Robin van Persie – 30 (Arsenal, 2011/12)

Apparently, the Norwegian goal-machine is now above many legends in the league’s history. And he’s expected to score more goals before the end of the season.

Alan Shearer was a merciless striker during his time in the Premier League. He was a true legend at Blackburn Rovers, always thirsty for goals.

Nevertheless, Haaland has now taken over, even though it’s his first season in England. Of course, there’s more to come from him next campaign.

Here are the top 10 highest goal-scorers in the Premier League this season 

  1. Erling Haaland – 35 (Manchester City)
  2. Harry Kane – 25 (Tottenham)
  3. Ivan Toney – 20 (Brentford)
  4. Mohamed Salah – 18 (Liverpool)
  5. Marcus Rashford – 16 (Manchester United)
  6. Gabriel Martinelli – 15 (Arsenal)
  7. Callum Wilson – 15 (Newcastle)
  8. Martin Odegaard – 14 (Arsenal)
  9. Ollie Watkins – 14 (Aston villa)
  10. Bukayo Saka – 13 (Arsenal)

The Norwegian international is 10 goals above Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur. As a result, he’s the best candidate to win the EPL Golden Boot this season.

At the same time, Manchester City are now favorites to win the Premier League title this campaign, having been above the Gunners in the league table.

Who are the 8 players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season?

1. Alan Shearer – 34 goals (Blackburn Rovers) 

Even though they aren’t currently in the Premier League. Blackburn Rovers have made history in the league with Alan Shearer.

The Rovers won the Premier League title in the 1994-1995 campaign. And Shearer won the EPL title in the same season.

That campaign, he was unstoppable with Blackburn Rovers, scoring 34 goals and registering 13 assists in the league.

He recorded 47 goal contributions in 1994-1995, and won the Premier League trophy at the same time.

2. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 25 goals (Manchester United)

This is another legend in the league’s history, particularly at Manchester United. He was irreplaceable during his time with the Red Devils.

In 2002-2003, Ruud van Nistelrooy won the Golden Boot with 25 goals. And the Red Devils lifted the league trophy that campaign.

Matter of fact, he was unstoppable for Manchester United in 2002/03. He single-handedly won at least five awards that season.

Despite the fact that he has retired from professional football. Nistelrooy is still among the players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season.

3. Didier Drogba – 29 goals (Chelsea)

The Ivorian legend remains the most complete striker in the club’s history. The likes of Costa, Morata and Abraham weren’t close to him.

Chelsea won the Premier League title in the 2009-2010 campaign. And Didier Drogba also lifted the Golden Boot award that particular season.

Surprisingly, no Blues player has been able to win the Golden Boot since the departure of the former Ivorian international.

Drogba was a beast in 2009/10, he registered 39 league goal contributions in 32 appearances. No Chelsea player has ever come close to him.

Drogba; players who won the Golden Boot and the EPL title in the same season. 

4. Robin van Persie – 26 goals (Manchester United)

Of course, the former Dutch striker achieved many things with the Red Devils family. He was one of the most complete forwards in the league’s history.

Robin van Persie’s dream came true at Manchester United in 2012-2013. He won the Golden Boot and the EPL title with Manchester United.

As a striker, he recorded 35 goal contributions in 38 games that campaign. The Dutchman dazzled impressively at Old Trafford.

Unbelievably, Robin van Persie is also the last Manchester United player to score 20+ Premier League goals in a single season.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 31 goals (Manchester United)

The Portuguese magnifico dazzled tremendously at Manchester United in the 2007–2008 season. He seriously helped the team’s performance in all competitions.

Well, Cristiano Ronaldo won the PL Golden Boot that campaign, and the Red Devils lifted the league title. Making it his most successful year in the league.

In the 2007/08 season, Manchester United were crowned the EPL and UEFA Champions League champions. Ronaldo won at least five individual awards.

He netted 31 goals in 34 games for the Red Devils. He also won the European Golden Shoe. As a matter of fact, no Premier League player has won the European award since then.

6. Thierry Henry – 24 goals (Arsenal)

Obviously, the Gunners haven’t been able to sign a player like the Frenchman since he left the Emirates Stadium.

In the 2001-2002 campaign, Arsenal lifted the Premier League title. And Thierry Henry won the Golden Boot with 25 goals, which happened in 33 matches.

Surprisingly, that season was his first time scoring more than 20 goals in the league. And he scored 20+ goals in each of the following four campaigns.

Henry was also one of the most successful players in Europe’s top-5 leagues. He was unstoppable throughout his time in the league.

7. Dwight Yorke – 18 goals (Manchester United)

It’s hard to believe that 18 goals once won the Premier League Golden Boot. However, it wasn’t in the 21st century, because the league keeps getting tougher.

Nevertheless, Dwight Yorke was awarded the PL Golden Boot in 1998-1999 with 18 goals. He was literally one of the most underrated strikers in the club’s history.

That campaign, Manchester United won a treble (the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and FA Cup). Unbelievably, he was the club’s top scorer in all three competitions.

Regardless of his nationality, 1998/99 was his most successful year as a footballer. He actually achieved everything with the Red Devils.

8. Thierry Henry – 30 goals (Arsenal) 

The Frenchman is currently the only player to win the Premier League and Golden Boot in many campaigns. He actually did wonders with the Gunners.

Of course, Arsenal were invincible in the 2003-2004 season. Therefore, they won the EPL title, and Thierry Henry was also awarded the Golden Boot.

He scored 30 goals in 37 Premier League appearances. The Gunners will always be grateful to the Frenchman, because they achieved many things with him.

Arsenal created many records that season, and those records remain unbreakable in the Premier League’s history. Neither Manchester City nor Liverpool have come close.

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