Premier League top scorers: Erling Haaland wins Golden Boot race
Harry Kane scored 30 goals on the season and finished six goals behind the Golden Boot winner, as an attack-heavy Premier League season saw Manchester City’s Erling Haaland rewrite the single-season goals record book.
No one’s ever scored more goals in a 38-game Premier League season than Manchester City’s Erling Haaland did this season when he bagged 36 in his first season in the competition.
Haaland surpassed the record set by Newcastle’s Andy Cole and Blackburn’s Alan Shearer, who each bagged 34 goals during 42-game seasons.
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There was something somewhat dull about knowing the identity of the 2022 Golden Boot winner, the lone curiosity being the final number of his final tally, we get it, but most of what Haaland did this season was simply marvelous and to be admired without much fear.
Haaland piled up 20 goals in a single Premier League season faster than any player in history... by seven games (Kevin Phillips of Sunderland did it in 21). Now he’s beaten Phillips’ record for most goals in a debut Premier League season.
He passed Salah and could’ve found his way to 40 if City wasn’t focused on keeping his prepared for big games in other competitions.
Which records did Erling Haaland break?
Haaland did not hit 40 goals, but the Premier League record is his and no one’s going to say 40’s impossible in the future.
Haaland nearly toppled the record for goal involvements (goals plus assists) in a single season, including beating the 42-game record. Alan Shearer put up 47 over 42, while Thierry Henry holds the 38-game record with 44.
He also broke Phillips’ record of goals in a first Premier League season when he bagged his 31st of the season versus Leicester City on April 15.
Read on to see the latest Premier League goal totals for the 2022-23 season, as Haaland looks to claim a Golden Boot in his first PL season.
Premier League 2022-23 Golden Boot race
- Erling Haaland, Man City -- 36
- Harry Kane, Tottenham -- 30
- Ivan Toney, Brentford -- 20
- Mohamed Salah, Liverpool -- 19
- Callum Wilson, Newcastle -- 18
- Marcus Rashford, Manchester United -- 17
- Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal -- 15
- Martin Odegaard, Arsenal -- 15
- Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa -- 15
- Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham -- 14
- Bukayo Saka, Arsenal -- 14
- Rodrigo, Leeds United -- 13
- Harvey Barnes, Leicester City -- 13
- Miguel Almiron, Newcastle -- 11
- Roberto Firmino, Liverpool -- 11
- Phil Foden, Man City -- 11
- Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal -- 11
- Alexander Isak, Newcastle -- 10
- James Maddison, Leicester City -- 10
- Alexis Mac Allister, Brighton -- 10
- Eberechi Eze, Crystal Palace -- 10
- Heung-min Son, Tottenham -- 10
- Taiwo Awoniyi, Nottingham Forest -- 10
- Darwin Nunez, Liverpool -- 9
- Bryan Mbeumo, Brentford -- 9
- Julian Alvarez, Man City -- 9
- Pascal Gross, Brighton -- 9
- James Ward-Prowse, Southampton -- 9
- Leandro Trossard -- Brighton/Arsenal -- 8
- Danny Ings, Aston Villa/West Ham -- 8
- Brennan Johnson, Nottingham Forest -- 8
- Ilkay Gundogan, Man City -- 8
- Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United -- 8
- Kai Havertz, Chelsea -- 7
- Solly March, Brighton -- 7
- Kaoru Mitoma, Brighton -- 7
- Phillip Billing, Bournemouth -- 7
- Kevin De Bruyne, Man City -- 7
- Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace -- 7
- Dwight McNeil, Everton -- 7
- Yoane Wissa, Brentford -- 7
- Cody Gakpo, Liverpool -- 7
- Diogo Jota, Liverpool -- 7
- Granit Xhaka, Arsenal -- 7