MLS Golden Boot Winners: The Top Scorer Award in Major League Soccer

MLS Golden Boot Winners: The Top Scorer Award in Major League Soccer

MLS Golden Boot Winners: Lets take a look at the players who have the Audio Golden Boot in Major League Soccer Season after Season since the inception of the league in 1996.

The Major League Soccer started in the year 1996, subsequent financial losses were almost on the verge of canceling out the league before it even got on the ground. However, the introduction of the Designated Player Rule in 2007, helped MLS to add world class players.

The likes of World Class Players like Carlos Vela, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, David Villa etc have enriched the MLS with Their presence. But how many among these have gone onto win the Golden Boot in America’s top Football tier?

Well you may not look any further as this article contains the list of all the players to have won this prestigious award season after season.

MLS Golden Boot Winners: Players Who Have Top Scored in MLS Season after Season

Before the 2005 season, the MLS had the MLS Scoring Champion Award, which sued a point system to derive the best player. In this 2 points were given for a goal and 1 point was added against an assists.

Season

Players

Team

Points

1996

Roy Lassiter

Tampa Bay Mutiny

58

1997

Preki

Kansas City Wizards

41

1998

Stern John

Columbus Crew

57

1999

Jason Kreis

Dallas Burn

51

2000

Mamadou Diallo

Tampa Bay Mutiny

57

2001

Alex Pineda

Miami Fusion

46

2002

Taylor Twellman

New England Revolution

52

2003

Preki

Kansas City Wizards

41

2004

Amado Guevara

Pat Noonan

Metro Stars

New England Revolution

30

Since the 2005 season the MLS started handing out the Golden Boot strictly on the basis of the highest goal scored by the player-

Advertisement

Season

Players

Teams

Goals

2005

Taylor Twellman

New England Revolution

17

2006

Jeff Cunningham

Real Salt Lake

16

2007

Luciano Emilio

D.C. United

20

2008

Landon Donovan

Los Angeles Galaxy

20

1009

Jeff Cunningham

FC Dallas

Advertisement

17

2010

Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

18

2011

Dwayne De Rosario

D.C. United

16

2012

Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

27

2013

Camilo Sanvezzo

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

22

2014

Bradley Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls

27

2015

Sebastian Giovinco

Toronto FC

Advertisement

22

2016

Bradley Wright Phillips

New York Red Bulls

24

2017

Nemanja Nikolić

Chicago Fire

24

2018

Josef Martínez

Atlanta United

31

2019

Carlos Vela

Los Angeles FC

34

2020

Diego Rossi

Los Angeles FC

14

Also Read: Championship Prize Money: How Much Does The Richest Football Game Make?

Recommended: Sports Engagement App

error: This function is not allowed