kane breaks golden boot record
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has won the 2016-2017 season UK Premier League Golden Boot award for the second consecutive year. The 29 goals Kane scored in just 2,536 minutes of play broke Christiano Ronaldo's 2008 season 'Minutes Per Goal' record. We had thought Ronaldo's achievement of 88 MPG (Minutes Per Goal) to win the Golden Boot would never be beaten, Harry Kane has proved us wrong!
harry kaneKane's 29 Premiership goals came in 2,536 minutes of play, beating the runner up Romelo Lukaku who scored 25 goals in 3,267 minutes of Premier League playing time.
Below is the list of all the previous Premier League Golden Boot winners, (where two or more players have scored the same amount of goals), then the MPG decides the winner in our list).
MPG is the fairest way of judging whose boot is the most golden of them of all. Alan Shearer is the all-time top goal scorer in the Premier League with 260 goals. Shearer played 38,231 minutes of Premier League football in his career, giving him a MPG of 147. Comparing his total goal tally to Harry Kane who had only played 9,125 minutes of Premiership football up to the end of the 2016-2017 season wouldn't be fair! If Kane manages to play the same number of Premiership minutes as Shearer and keeps up his MPG rate then he could score 439 Premier League goals!
Only two players in the premier League have achieved three consecutive season Golden Boot successes, Harry Kane could join another exclusive club next season.
golden boot winners
|2013||Robin Van Persie||26||3124||120|
|2012||Robin Van Persie||30||3333||111|
|2003||Ruud Van Nistelrooy||25||2907||116|
|2001||Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink||23||2952||128|