Belgian Golden Shoe/Soulier d'or 1954-2010

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  1. PuckVanHeel

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    I found recently a source with all top fives of the Belgian Golden Shoe award since 1954. Furthermore, I found the complete rankings since 1988 onwards. I will post these in stages.


    The Belgian Golden Shoe is a prize that is awarded for the best individual performance in a calendar-year (as opposed to a newer, and also smaller, Belgian prize, the 'Belgian footballer of the year' award, which is counter-intuitively awarded for the best performance in a season; the greatest procedural difference is that for the newer prize only players are eligible to vote, including Belgian footballers playing abroad).


    The procedure changed over the years. I first call the unchanged features over the years:

    • All players who are playing in Belgium, including foreign players, are eligible for the award.
    • Players, referees, former footballers, managers, officials and journalists are allowed to vote. The proportion of these groups however changed over the years (chairman of clubs are ineligible since 1995).
    Changed features:

    • In the first three editions (1954-1956), a former winner was ineligible to win the award again. In hindsight, this deprived Rik Coppens of two Golden Shoe opportunities (also in his own view).
    • From 1970 onwards the voting-procedure consists of two rounds. The eligible voters vote one time in the end of June and one time in the end of December. This to make sure that the first half of the year is not 'forgotten'.

    The instigator of the award, journalist Charles Baete, researched between 1947 and 1953 who deserved a "football-Oscar". After 1953 he came with the idea to organise a vote among stakeholders; the award was born.

    His names between 1947 and 1953 (these are not 'official' Golden Shoes):

    1947: Jules Henriet (midfielder/defender, Sporting Charleroi) and Torke Lemberechts (attacker/right winger, KV Mechelen).
    1948: Pol Anoul (attacker, RFC Liège).
    1949: "the complete Belgian national team" (Red Devils)
    1950: Jef Mermans (attacker, RSC Anderlecht)
    1951: Rik Coppens (attacker, Beerschot VAC)
    1952: Louis Carré (defender, RFC Liège)
    1953: Vic Mees (midfielder, FC Antwerp)


  2. PuckVanHeel

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    1954-1959, reigning champion underlined.

    Best footballer of the year 1954
    *
    1. Rik Coppens (Beerschot VAC, attacker) 203 points
    2. Jef Mermans (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 88 points
    3. Louis Carré (RFC Liège, defender) 66 points
    4. Vic Mees (Antwerp FC, midfielder) 21 points
    5. Rie Meert (RSC Anderlecht, goalkeeper) 20 points

    * The first edition was not called 'Golden Shoe', Rik Coppens did nevertheless receive a boot, his boot, in gold.


    Golden Shoe 1955
    1. Fons van Brandt (Lierse S.K., defender) 131 points
    2. Vic Mees (Antwerp FC, midfielder) 117 points
    3. Jef Mermans (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 82 points
    4. Stan Huysmans (Beerschot VAC, attacker) 36 points
    5. Fons Dresen (Lierse S.K., goalkeeper) 23 points

    Golden Shoe 1956
    1. Vic Mees (Antwerp FC, midfielder) 195 points
    2. Denis Houf (Standard Liège, attacker) 107 points
    3. Robert van Kerckhoven (Daring Club de Bruxelles, midfielder) 30 points
    4. Henri Diricx (R.U. Saint-Gilloise, defender) 16 points
    5. Fons Dresen (Lierse S.K., goalkeeper) 13 points
    5. Richard Orlans (Ghent, midfielder) 13 points

    Golden Shoe 1957
    1. Jef Jurion (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 147 points
    2. Louis Carré (
    RFC Liège, defender) 135 points
    3. Vic Mees (
    Antwerp FC, midfielder) 87 points
    4. Jean Mathonet (Standard Liège, attacker) 57 points
    5. Fons van Brandt (Lierse S.K., defender) 42 points

    Golden Shoe 1958
    1. Roland Storme (Ghent, defender) 103 points
    2. André Vanderstappen (Olympic Charleroi, goalkeeper) 65 points
    3. Denis Houf (
    Standard Liège, attacker) 42 points
    4. André Piters (Standard Liège, attacker) 37 points
    5. Rik Coppens (
    Beerschot VAC, attacker) 31 points

    Golden Shoe 1959
    1. Lucien Olieslagers (Lierse S.K, attacker) 69 points
    2. Armand Seghers (Ghent, goalkeeper) 60 points
    3. Rik Coppens (Beerschot VAC, attacker) 54 points
    4. Martin Lippens (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 24 points
    5. Paul Vandenberg (
    R.U. Saint-Gilloise, midfielder) 23 points




    Multiple appearances in the 1950s (ranked on the number of appearances):
    Vic Mees - four times (four, two, one, three)
    Rik Coppens - three times* (one, five, three)
    Louis Carré - two times (three, two)
    Denis Houf - two times (two, three)
    Jef Mermans - two times (place two, three)
    Fons van Brandt - two times* (one, five)
    Fons Dresen - two times (five, five)


    * Rik Coppens was ineligible for 1955 and 1956, Fons van Brandt for 1956.




  3. PuckVanHeel

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    Golden Shoe 1960-1969 (champion underlined)

    Golden Shoe 1960

    1. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 100 points
    2. Paul Bonga Bonga (Standard Liège, midfielder [Congo]) 49 points
    3. Eric Lambert (Ghent, attacker) 45 points
    4. Jef Jurion (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 40 points ---
    5. Emile Lejeune (RFC Liège, defender) 30 points


    Golden Shoe 1961
    1. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 102 points
    2. Denis Houf (Standard Liège, attacker) 100 points ---
    3. Pierre Hanon (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 94 points
    4. Yves Baré (
    RFC Liège, defender) 58 points
    5. Roger Claesen (
    Standard Liège, attacker) 47 points


    Golden Shoe 1962
    1. Jef Jurion (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 226 points ---
    2. Jean Nicolay (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 181 points
    3. Laurent Verbiest (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 76 points
    4. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 36 points
    5. Robert Deurwaerder (Club Brugge, attacker) 22 points


    Golden Shoe 1963
    1. Jean Nicolay (
    Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 226 points
    2. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 145 points
    3. Frans Vermeyen (Lierse S.K., attacker) 48 points
    4. Paul Vandenberg (R.U. Saint-Gilloise, midfielder) 29 points ---
    5. Guy Raskin (Beerschot VAC, defender) 10 points
    5. Pierre Hanon (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 10 points


    Golden Shoe 1964
    1. Wilfried Puis (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 98 points
    2. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 50 points
    3. Jean Nicolay (
    Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 47 points
    4. Jean Cornelis (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 39 points
    5. Laurent Verbiest (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 32 points


    Golden Shoe 1965
    1. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 180 points
    2. Wilfried Puis (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 101 points
    3. Georges Heylens (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 52 points
    4. Yves, Baré (RFC Liège, defender) 48 points
    5. Johny Thio (Club Brugge, attacker) 35 points


    Golden Shoe 1966
    1. Wilfried Van Moer (Antwerp FC, midfielder) 129 points
    2. Raoul Lambert (Club Brugge, attacker) 70 points
    3. Yves Baré (RFC Liège, defender) 29 points
    4. Jan Mulder (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 23 points
    5.
    Pierre Hanon (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 20 points


    Golden Shoe 1967
    1. Fernand Boone (Club Brugge, goalkeeper) 158 points
    2. Roger Claesen (Standard Liège, attacker) 116 points
    3. Nico Dewalque (Standard Liège, defender) 86 points
    4. Wilfried Puis (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 52 points
    5. Johan Devrindt (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 26 points


    Golden Shoe 1968
    1. Odilon Polleunis (Sint Truiden, midfielder) 241 points
    2. Léon Semmeling (Standard Liège, attacker) 113 points
    3. Jean Dockx (RWDM, midfielder) 50 points
    4. Johan Devrindt (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 32 points
    5. Jean Trappeniers (RSC Anderlecht, goalkeeper) 27 points


    Golden Shoe 1969
    1. Wilfried Van Moer (Standard Liège, midfielder) 152 points
    2. Nico Dewalque (Standard Liège, defender) 106 points
    3. Jean Dockx (RWDM, midfielder) 81 points
    4. Jef Jurion (Ghent, midfielder) 52 points
    5. Sylvester Taka
    č (Standard Liège, attacker [Yugoslavia]) 30 points
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    Number of appearances in the 1960s
    Paul Van Himst - 6 times (first, first, fourth, second, second, first)
    Yves Baré - 3 times (fourth, fourth, third)
    Pierre Hanon - 3 times (third, fifth, fifth)
    Jef Jurion - 3 times (fourth, first, fourth) [also one time in the 1950s]
    Jean Nicolay - 3 times (second, first, third)
    Wilfried Puis - 3 times (first, second, fourth)
    Roger Claesen - 2 times (fifth, second)
    Johan Devrindt - 2 times (fifth, fourth)
    Nico Dewalque - 2 times (third, second)
    Jean Dockx - 2 times (third, third)
    Wilfried Van Moer - 2 times (first, first)
    Laurent Verbiest - 2 times (third, fifth)



    Denis Houf - 1 time [1 time in the 1950s]
    Paul Vandenberg - 1 time [1 time in the 1950s]



    Number of consecutive appearances in the 1960s
    Paul Van Himst - 6
    Jean Nicolay - 3
    Yves Baré - 2
    Johan Devrindt - 2
    Jean Dockx - 2
    Wilfried Puis - 2


  5. PuckVanHeel

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    Golden Shoe 1970-1974 (underlined = reigning champion, if applicable, --- denotes appearance in a previous decade)

    Golden Shoe 1970
    1. Wilfried Van Moer (Standard Liège, midfielder) 202 points ---
    2. Christian Piot (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 175 points
    3. Jean Dockx (RWDM, midfielder) 140 points ---
    4. Nico Dewalque (Standard Liège, defender) 136 points ---
    5. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 73 points ---


    Golden Shoe 1971
    1. Erwin Vandendaele (Club Brugge, defender/midfielder) 265 points
    2. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 225 points ---
    3. Christian Piot (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 194 points
    4. Wilfried Van Moer (Standard Liège, midfielder) 159 points ---
    5. Nico Dewalque (Standard Liège, defender) 103 points ---


    Golden Shoe 1972
    1. Christian Piot (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 246 points
    2. Maurice Martens (RWDM, defender) 194 points
    3. Jean Thissen (Standard Liège, defender) 158 points
    4. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 94 points ---
    5. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 91 points


    Golden Shoe 1973
    1. Maurice Martens (RWDM, defender) 270 points
    2. Nico Dewalque (Standard Liège, defender) 142 points ---
    3. Erwin Vandendaele (Club Brugge, defender/midfielder) 92 points
    4. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 87 points ---
    5. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 50 points


    Golden Shoe 1974
    1. Paul Van Himst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 238 points ---
    2. Christian Piot (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 159 points
    3. Maurice Martens (RWDM, defender) 147 points
    4. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 117 points
    5. Erwin Vandendaele (Club Brugge/RSC Anderlecht, defender/midfielder) 65 points
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    Golden Shoe 1975-1979


    Golden Shoe 1975
    1. Johan Boskamp (RWDM, midfielder [Netherlands]) 130 points
    2. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 121 points
    3. Raoul Lambert (Club Brugge, attacker) 104 points ---
    4. Julien Cools (Club Brugge, midfielder) 74 points
    5. René Vandereycken (Club Brugge, midfielder) 65 points


    Golden Shoe 1976
    1. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 345 points
    2. François Van der Elst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 174 points
    3. Raoul Lambert (Club Brugge, attacker) 154 points ---
    4. Ludo Coeck (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 75 points
    5. Julien Cools (Club Brugge, midfielder) 57 points


    Golden Shoe 1977
    1. Julien Cools (Club Brugge, midfielder) 284 points
    2. Jean-Marie Pfaff (Beveren, goalkeeper) 220 points
    3. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 106 points
    4. Ludo Coeck (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 85 points
    5. François Van der Elst (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 58 points


    Golden Shoe 1978
    1. Jean-Marie Pfaff (Beveren, goalkeeper) 252 points
    2. René Vandereycken (Club Brugge, midfielder) 222 points
    3. Robby Rensenbrink (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Netherlands]) 165 points
    4. Arie Haan (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Netherlands]) 100 points
    5. Jean Janssens (Beveren, midfielder) 87 points


    Golden Shoe 1979
    1. Jean Janssens (Beveren, midfielder) 226 points
    2. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 92 points
    3. Heinz Schönberger (Beveren, midfielder [Germany]) 91 points
    4. Preben Larsen (Sporting Lokeren, attacker [Denmark]) 87 points
    5. Eric Gerets (Standard Liège, defender) 79 points
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    Number of appearances in the 1970s
    Robby Rensenbrink - 7 times
    Paul Van Himst - 5 times [6 times in the 1960s]
    Christian Piot - 4 times
    Julien Cools - 3 times
    Nico Dewalque - 3 times [2 times in the 1960s]
    Maurice Martens - 3 times
    Erwin Vandendaele - 3 times
    Ludo Coeck - 2 times
    François Van der Elst - 2 times
    Jean Janssens - 2 times
    Raoul Lambert - 2 times [1 time in the 1960s]
    Wilfried Van Moer - 2 times [2 times in the 1960s]
    Jean-Marie Pfaff - 2 times
    René Vandereycken - 2 times

    Jean Dockx - 1 time (third) [2 times in the 1960s]



    Number of consecutive appearances in the 1970s
    Robby Rensenbrink - 7 times
    Paul Van Himst - 5 times
    Julien Cools - 3 times
    Maurice Martens - 3 times
    Christian Piot - 3 times
    Ludo Coeck - 2 times
    Nico Dewalque 2 times [3 times including 1960s]
    François Van der Elst - 2 times
    Jean Janssens - 2 times
    Raoul Lambert - 2 times
    Wilfried Van Moer - 2 times [3 times including 1960s]
    Jean-Marie Pfaff - 2 times
    Erwin Vandendaele - 2 times

    Jean Dockx - 1 time [2 times including 1960s]
  8. PuckVanHeel

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    Golden Shoe 1980
    1. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 439 points ---
    2. Wilfried Van Moer (Beringen/Beveren, midfielder) 304 points ---
    3. Erwin Vandenbergh (Lierse S.K., attacker) 154 points
    4. Eric Gerets (Standard Liège, defender) 173 points ---
    5. Michel Preud'homme (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 46 points


    Golden Shoe 1981
    1. Erwin Vandenbergh (Lierse S.K., attacker) 230 points
    2. Juan Lozano (Beerschot VAC, midfielder [Spain]) 191 points
    3. Eric Gerets (Standard Liège, defender) 173 points ---
    4. Franky Vercauteren (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 112 points
    5. Wilfried Van Moer (Beveren, midfielder) 85 points ---


    Golden Shoe 1982
    1. Eric Gerets (Standard Liège, defender) 452 points ---
    2. Ludo Coeck (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 208 points ---
    3. Juan Lozano (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Spain]) 175 points
    4. Franky Vercauteren (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 114 points
    5. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 64 points ---


    Golden Shoe 1983
    1. Franky Vercauteren (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 476 points
    2. Heinz Schönberger (Beveren, midfielder [Germany]) 234 points ---
    3. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 153 points ---
    4. Eric Gerets (Standard Liège, defender) 77 points ---
    5. Ludo Coeck (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 54 points ---


    Golden Shoe 1984
    1. Enzo Scifo (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 383 points
    2. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 318 points [Footballer of the year] ---
    3. Morten Olsen (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder/defender [Denmark]) 141 points
    4. Nico Claesen (Seraing, attacker) 98 points
    5. Franky Vercauteren (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 47 points


    * The 'footballer of the year' award exists since 1984
  9. PuckVanHeel

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    Golden Shoe 1985
    1. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 313 points --- [Footballer of the year]
    2. Philippe Desmet (Waregem, midfielder) 232 points
    3. René Vandereycken (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 167 points ---
    4. Georges Grün (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 92 points
    5. Morten Olsen (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder/defender [Denmark]) 41 points


    Golden Shoe 1986
    1. Jan Ceulemans (Club Brugge, midfielder) 430 points [Footballer of the year] ---
    2. Juan Lozano (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Spain]) 219 points
    3. Gilbert Bodart (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 181 points [Goalkeeper of the year]
    4. Stéphane Demol (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 151 points
    5. Patrick Vervoort (Beerschot VAC, midfielder) 98 points


    Golden Shoe 1987
    1. Michel Preud'homme (KV Mechelen, goalkeeper) 509 points
    2. Frans Van Rooij (Antwerp FC, midfielder [Netherlands]) 235 points
    3. Marc Degryse (Club Brugge, attacker/midfielder) 182 points
    4. Juan Lozano (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Spain]) 155 points [Footballer of the year]
    5. Arnor Gudjohnsen (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Iceland]) 88 points


    * Goalkeeper of the year award exists since 1985
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    Golden Shoe 1988
    1. Lei Clijsters (KV Mechelen, defender) 76 + 219 = 295
    2. Marc Degryse (Club Brugge, attacker/midfielder) 228 + 12 = 240 [Footballer of the year]
    3. Marc Emmers (KV Mechelen, midfielder) 101 + 88 = 189
    4. Michel Preud'homme (KV Mechelen, goalkeeper) 58 + 100 = 158 [Goalkeeper of the year]
    5. Georges Grün (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 27 + 85 = 112


    6. Franky Van der Elst 47 + 7 = 54
    7. Francis Severeyns 45 + 0 = 45
    8. Danny Veyt 0 + 44 = 44
    9. Jan Ceulemans 28 + 0 = 28
    10. Zvonko Varga 3 + 22 = 25
    11. Frans Van Rooij 14 + 2 = 16
    12. Ratko Stojic 1 + 12 = 13
    13. Kalusha Bwalya 6 + 6 = 12
    14. Jean François de Sart 0 + 10 = 10
    15. Eli Ohana 8 + 0 = 8
    16. Hans Christiaens 7 + 7 = 7
    17. Gilbert Bodart 0 + 6 = 6
    Willem Kooiman 3 + 3 = 6
    19. Henrik Andersen 3 + 2 = 5
    Jean-Marie Houben 0 + 5 = 5
  11. JamesBH11

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    Very good info ... eventhough not many interest in such a league ...

    It's very different VIEW that Belgium "golden shoes" are for "best player" rather than topscorer like all other leagues! Why don;t you (if possible) to list out both side by side: 10 best players and 10 topscorer yearly!
  12. PuckVanHeel

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    I have.

    I am also interested in Portugese football and Scottish football (but I have no info about these leagues; Scotland doesn't have such rankings isn't it?).

    Of course, in the past these small leagues were somewhat stronger than nowadays.


    I have also incomplete info about the ratings of Dutch players from 1984 onwards (I don't own all volumes of the magazine who publish this). I'll post this too when I have them complete.
  13. PuckVanHeel

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    By the way: the Belgian golden shoe existed earlier than the European golden shoe or Premier League golden shoe. Also the Dutch golden shoe is awarded for the best player rather than the topscorer. But at your request, I will also post the topscorers and their position in the top 5 (if applicable).
  14. PuckVanHeel

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    Golden Shoe 1989
    1. Michel Preud'homme (KV Mechelen, goalkeeper) 386 points [Goalkeeper of the year]
    2. Marc Emmers (KV Mechelen, midfielder) 209 points [Footballer of the year]
    3. Marc Degryse (Club Brugge/RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 177 points
    4. Franky Van der Elst (Club Brugge, midfielder) 156 points
    5. Marc Van der Linden (Antwerp FC/RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 69 points

    6. Georges Grün - unknown number of points
    7. Bruno Versavel - unknown
    8. Frans Van Rooij
    9. Jean-Francois de Sart
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    Number of appearances (top 5) in the 1980s
    Jan Ceulemans - 6 times [1 time in the 1970s]
    Eric Gerets - 4 times [1 time in the 1970s]
    Juan Lozano - 4 times
    Michel Preud'homme - 4 times
    Franky Vercauteren - 4 times
    Marc Degryse - 3 times
    Ludo Coeck - 2 times [2 times in the 1970s]
    Marc Emmers - 2 times
    Georges Grün - 2 times
    Wilfried Van Moer - 2 times [2 times in the 1970s, 2 times in the 1960s]
    Morten Olsen - 2 times
    Erwin Vandenbergh - 2 times


    Heinz Schönberger - 1 time [1 time in the 1970s]
    René Vandereycken - 1 time [2 times in the 1970s]

    Number of consecutive appearances in the 1980s
    Jan Ceulemans - 5 times [also 2 consecutive times in 1979-1980]
    Eric Gerets - 4 times [5 times including 1970s]
    Franky Vercauteren - 4 times
    Marc Degryse - 3 times
    Michel Preud'homme - 3 times
    Ludo Coeck - 2 times
    Marc Emmers - 2 times
    Juan Lozano - 2 times [x2]
    Wilfried Van Moer - 2 times
    Morten Olsen - 2 times
    Erwin Vandenbergh - 2 times
  16. PuckVanHeel

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    At James' request:

    Topscorers who won the Golden Shoe in the same year 1954-2010
    1980/1981 - Erwin Vandenbergh
    1997/1998 - Branko Strupar

    *
    Rik Coppens was ineligible for 1955 and 1956 Golden Shoe; he was topscorer of 54/55
  17. schwuppe

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    Thank you, good info.

    Belgian league might be underrated, because most people don't know that it was among the best in Europe during some stretches.
  18. PuckVanHeel

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    Also in the 'big money' era there are some quite interesting facts, such as that Vincent Kompany is one of the youngest recipients of the Golden Shoe with also the largest difference with the number two in history (second largest difference has Preud'homme in 1987)... But I'll come to that later on (I'm a huge fan of Kompany by the way, very good defender with also average ball skills; yesterday he received an incredibly difficult ball of side-back Gael Clichy and controlled it with his chest and feet perfectly).
  19. PuckVanHeel

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    Some 'minor' awards (actually, the first one is one of the most prestigious around)

    Lifetime achievement award in sports ("Nationale trofee voor sportverdienste") - footballers (not organised by the Golden Shoe, co-sponsored by the government; chairman is since 1928 the major of Brussels)
    1974 - Paul Van Himst
    1989 - Michel Preud'homme
    1990 - Jan Ceulemans
    2002 - Marc Wilmots

    Best Belgian footballer playing abroad (organised by the Golden Shoe):
    2000: Emile Mpenza
    2001: Marc Wilmots
    2002: Marc Wilmots
    2003-2007: not held
    2008: Marouane Fellaini
    2009: Thomas Vermaelen
    2010: Vincent Kompany 2) Eden Hazard 3) Nicolas Lombaerts

    (of previous editions the runners-up aren't known)
  20. PuckVanHeel

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    Also:

    Topscorers who won the Golden Shoe in another year 1954-2010

    Rik Coppens 1951/1952, 1952/1953, 1954/1955 - Golden Shoe did not exist in the first two instances, he received one in 1954
    Paul Van Himst 1963/1964, 1965/1966, 1967/1968 - Golden Shoe in 1960, 1961, 1965, 1974
    Robby Rensenbrink [Netherlands] 1972/1973 - Golden Shoe in 1976
    Erwin Vandenbergh 1979/1980, 1980/1981, 1981/1982, 1982/1983, 1985/1986, 1990/1991 - Golden Shoe in 1981
    Jan Koller [Czech Republic] 1998/1999 - Golden Shoe in 2000 (also the most expensive shoe in history)
    Wesley Sonck 2001/2002, 2002/2003 - Golden Shoe in 2001

    * The famous Lothar Emmerich never received one, just as Jef Mermans
  21. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    [FONT=&quot]Golden Shoe 1990[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1. Franky Van der Elst (Club Brugge, midfielder) 313 points (237 + 76)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2. Luis Oliveira (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Brazil]) 203 points (0 + 203) [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3. Luc Nilis (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 105 points (0 + 105) [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4. Michel De Wolf (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 95 points (84 + 11) [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]5. Bruno Versavel (KV Mechelen, midfielder) 93 points (26 + 67)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]6. Vandenbergh (Ghent), 91 (0 + 91)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]7. Farina (Club Brugge), 58 (56 + 2)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. Preud'homme (KV Mechelen), 53 (40 + 13) [Goalkeeper of the year][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]9. Ceulemans (Club Brugge), 49 (35 + 14)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10. Bodart (Standard Liège), 36 (0 + 36)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Marc Degryse was footballer of the year 1990[/FONT]



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  22. PuckVanHeel

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    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    [FONT=&quot]Golden Shoe 1991[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]1. Marc Degryse (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 217 points ( 24 + 193)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]2. Philippe Albert (KV Mechelen, defender) 193 points ( 38 + 155)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]3. Luc Nilis (RSC Anderlecht, attacker) 143 points (109 + 34)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]4. Bruno Versavel (KV Mechelen/RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 109 points (106 + 3)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]5. Luis Oliveira (RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Brazil]) 88 points ( 88 + 0)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]6. Clijsters (Malines) 67 ( 40 + 27)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]7. Bodart (Standard) 52 ( 9 + 43)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. Boffin (Anderlecht) 50 ( 0 + 50)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]8. Vandenbergh (La Gant.) 50 ( 50 + 0)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]10. Walem (Anderlecht) 46 ( 0 + 46)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]11. Tahamata (Ekeren) 37 ( 37 + 0)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]12. Preud'homme (Malines) 31 ( 24 + 7) [Goalkeeper of the year][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]13. Viscaal (La Gantoise) 29 ( 2 + 27)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]14. Emmers (FC Malinois) 24 ( 15 + 9)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]15. Weber (CS Bruges) 23 ( 0 + 23)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]16. Vercauteren (RWDM) 19 ( 19 + 0)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]16. Wilmots (Standard) 19 ( 15 + 4)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]18. Van der Elst (FC Bruges) 18 ( 4 + 14)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]18. De Wilde (Anderlecht) 18 ( 9 + 9)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]20. Hellers (Standard) 17 ( 17 + 0)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]20. Crasson (Anderlecht) 17 ( 15 + 2)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Enzo Scifo (playing abroad at Auxerre) was ‘Footballer of the year 1991’[/FONT]
  23. PuckVanHeel

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    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    [FONT=&quot]Golden Shoe 1992[/FONT]
    1. Philippe Albert (KV Mechelen/RSC Anderlecht, defender) 358 points (267 + 91) [Footballer of the year]
    2. Danny Verlinden (Club Brugge, goalkeeper) 152 points (93 + 59)
    3. Josip Weber (Cercle, attacker [Croatia]) 151 points (8 + 143)
    4. Daniel Amokachi (Club Brugge, attacker [Nigeria]) 115 points (114 + 1)
    5. Pär Zetterberg (Charleroi, midfielder [Sweden]) 78 points ( 0 + 78)


    6. Alexandre Czerniatynski (Antwerp) 49 ( 8 + 41)

    7. Marc Degryse (Anderlecht) 46 ( 21 + 25)
    8. Alain De Nil (CS Bruges/La Gantoise) 39 ( 39 + 0)
    9. Danny Boffin (Anderlecht) 38 ( 0 + 38)
    10. Peter Van Vossen (Beveren/Anderl.) 37 ( 0 + 37)
    11. Franky Van der Elst (FC Brugeois) 28 ( 15 + 13)
    12. Gilbert Bodart (Standard) 27 ( 16 + 11) [Goalkeeper of the year]
    13. Luc Nilis (Anderlecht) 25 ( 14 + 11)
    14. Andre Cruz (Standard) 25 ( 4 + 21)
    15. Johan Walem (Anderlecht) 19 ( 18 + 1)
    16. Frans Van Rooij (Standard) 15 ( 7 + 8)
    17. Régis Genaux (Standard) 13 ( 1 + 12)
    18. Michaël Goossens (Standard) 13 ( 0 + 13)
    19. Lorenzo Staelens (FC Brugeois) 13 ( 0 + 13)
    20. Hans-Peter Lehnhoff (Antwerp) 11 ( 8 + 3)
    21. Marc Wilmots (Standard) 10 ( 2 + 8)
    22. Michel De Wolf (Anderlecht) 9 ( 0 + 9)
    23. Leo Clijsters (Malines/Liège) 9 ( 9 + 0)
    24. Victor Ikpeba (Liège) 8 ( 0 + 8)
    25. Alain Bettagno (Standard) 6 ( 0 + 6)
  24. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Golden Shoe 1993
    1. Pär Zetterberg (Charleroi/RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Sweden]) 287 points (236 + 51) [Footballer of the year]
    2. Lorenzo Staelens (Club Brugge, defender) 150 points (26 + 124)
    3. Josip Weber (Cercle, attacker [Croatia]) 144 points (83 + 61)
    4. Filip De Wilde (RSC Anderlecht, goalkeeper) 134 points (23 + 111)
    5. Danny Boffin (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder) 97 points (25 + 72)

    6. Luc Nilis (Anderlecht) 88 ( 19 + 69)
    7. Hans-Peter Lehnhoff (Antwerp) 78 ( 76 + 2)
    8. Alex Czerniatynski (Antwerp/FC Malinois) 57 ( 45 + 12)
    9. Marc Wilmots (Standard) 54 ( 51 + 3)
    10. Philippe Albert (Anderlecht) 50 ( 0 + 50)
    11. Rudy Smidts (Antwerp) 33 ( 6 + 27)
    12. Marc Degryse (Anderlecht) 29 ( 16 + 13)
    13. Dante Brogno (Charleroi) 21 ( 1 + 20)
    14. Michel Preud'homme (FC Malinois) 20 ( 2 + 18)
    15. Nebosja Malbasa (Charleroi) 19 ( 1 + 18)
    16. Gilbert Bodart (Standard) 14 ( 14 + 0)
    17. Franky Van der Elst (FC Brugeois) 12 ( 2 + 10)
    18. Olivier Suray (Charleroi/Anderlecht) 10 ( 10 + 0)
    19. Dorinel Munteanu (CS Bruges) 8 ( 0 + 8)
    20. Dany Verlinden (FC Brugeois) 7 ( 4 + 3) [Goalkeeper of the year]
    21. Glen De Boeck (FC Malinois) 6 ( 0 + 6)
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    [FONT=&quot]Golden Shoe 1994[/FONT]
    1. Gilles De Bilde (Aalst, attacker) 203 points (0 + 203)
    2. Franky Van der Elst (Club Brugge, midfielder) 148 points (65 + 83)
    3. Paul Okon (Club Brugge, defender/midfielder [Australia]) 135 points (5 + 130)
    4. Filip De Wilde (RSC Anderlecht, goalkeeper) 133 points (94 + 39) [Goalkeeper of the year]
    5. Michel Preud’homme (KV Mechelen/Benfica, goalkeeper) 132 points (132 + 0)

    6. Josip WEBER (Anderlecht) 126 0 126
    7. Johan WALEM (Anderlecht) 2 111 113
    8. Lorenzo STAELENS (FC Brugeois) 43 45 88 [Footballer of the year]
    9. Dorinel MUNTEANU (CS Bruges) 63 11 74
    10. Marc DEGRYSE (Anderlecht) 14 31 45
    11. Gilbert BODART (Standard) 0 43 43
    12. Philippe ALBERT (Newcastle) 35 0 35
    13. Régis GENAUX (Standard) 1 29 30
    14. Michel DE WOLF (Olympique Marseille) 29 0 29
    15. Rudi SMIDTS (Antwerp) 10 4 14
    Aurelio VIDMAR (Aus-Standard) 0 14 14
    17. Godwin OKPARA (Nga-Alost) 0 13 13
    18. Manu KARAGIANNIS (Seraing) 9 3 12
    19. Luc NILIS (PSV Eindhoven) 11 0 11
    20. Pär ZETTERBERG (Suè-Anderlecht) 5 4 9
    Dany VERLINDEN (FC Brugeois) 9 0 9
    22. Danny BOFFIN (Anderlecht) 6 2 8
    Bertrand CRASSON (Anderlecht) 0 8 8
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    [FONT=&quot]* It was already noted that players abroad are ineligible. De Bilde played the first half of the year in the second division with Aalst and was ineligible in the first round for that reason. [/FONT]

    Golden Shoe 1995
    1. Paul Okon (Club Brugge, defender/midfielder [Australia]) 243 points (68 + 175)
    2. Gilbert Bodart (Standard Liège, goalkeeper) 213 points (192 + 21) [Goalkeeper of the year]
    3. Marc Degryse (RSC Anderlecht/Sheffield Wednesday, midfielder) 160 points (160 + 0) [Footballer of the year]
    4. Filip De Wilde (RSC Anderlecht, goalkeeper) 90 points (5 + 85)
    5. Celestine Babayaro (RSC Anderlecht, defender [Nigeria]) 77 points (75 + 2)

    6. Mario Stanic (FC Brugeois) 61 (0 + 61)
    7. Dirk Huysmans (Lierse) 51 (0 + 51)
    8. Manu Karagiannis (Seraing/Anderl.) 50 (50 + 0)
    9. Gilles De Bilde (Alost/Anderlecht) 48 (45 + 3)
    10. Pär Zetterberg (Anderlecht) 33 (0 + 33)
    . Lorenzo Staelens (FC Brugeois) 33 (2 + 31)
    . Godwin Okpara (Alost) 33 (33 + 0)
    13. Philippe Vande Walle (Ekeren) 28 (0 + 28)
    14. Gunther Schepens (Standard) 21 (21 + 0)
    15. Jose De Sousa (Lierse) 18 (0 + 18)
    . Guy Hellers (Standard) 18 (0 + 18)
    17. Bruno Versavel (Anderlecht) 17 (14 + 3)
    18. Eddy Snelders (Lierse) 15 (not known)
    19. Yaw Preko (Anderlecht) 12 (not known)
    20. Franky Van der Elst 11 (not known)
  25. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Golden Shoe 1996
    1. Franky Van der Elst (Club Brugge, midfielder) 250 points (167 + 83)
    2. Pär Zetterberg (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Sweden]) 159 points (7 + 152)
    3. Philippe Vande Walle (Ekeren, goalkeeper) 152 points (144 + 8) [Goalkeeper of the year]
    4. Lorenzo Staelens (Club Brugge, defender) 143 points (124 + 19)
    5. Robert Špehar (Club Brugge, attacker [Croatia]) 64 points (0 + 64)

    6. Jbari (La Gantoise) (0 + 58) 58
    7. Van Kerckhoven (Lierse) (0 + 57) 57
    8. Stanic (FC Brugeois) (42 + 13) 55
    9. L. Mpenza (Cour/Mouscron) (0 + 52) 52
    10. Pierre (RWDM) (27 + 7) 34
    Lemoine (Mouscron) (0 + 34) 34
    12. M. Mpenza (Cour/Mouscron) (0 + 31) 31
    13. Lauwers (CS Bruges/Alost) (29 + 0) 29
    14. Wamberto (Ser/Standard) (0 + 27) 27
    15. Claeys (CS Br/Feyenoord) (22 + 0) 22
    16. Babayaro (Anderlecht) (15 + 2) 17
    17. De Wilde (And/Lisbonne) (15 + 0) 15
    18. Van Geneugden (Lommel) (3 + 9) 12
    19. Doll (Anderlecht) (0 + 11) 11
    20. Katana (LG/Anderlecht) (7 + 3) 10
    de Condé (Standard) (0 + 10) 10
    Van Meir (Charleroi/Lierse) (0 + 10) 10
    23. Renier (FC Brugeois) (8 + 0) 8
    24. Peiremans (Anderlecht) (7 + 0) 7
    25. Severeyns (Antwerp) (0 + 6) 6

    Luc Nilis (playing abroad for PSV Eindhoven) received the ‘footballer of the year 1996’award.

    Golden Shoe 1997
    1. Pär Zetterberg (RSC Anderlecht, midfielder [Sweden]) 243 points (152 + 91) [Footballer of the year]
    2. Franky Van der Elst (Club Brugge, midfielder) 240 points (6 + 234)
    3. Eric Van Meir (Lierse S.K., defender) 194 points (185 + 9)
    4. Nico Van Kerckhoven (Lierse S.K., midfielder/defender) 138 points (129 + 9)
    5. Emile Mpenza (Excelsior Moeskroen/Standard Liège, attacker) 125 points (125 + 0)

    6. Eric Addo (FC Brugeois) 0 113 113
    7. Robert Spehar (FC Brugeois) 53 0 53
    8. Khalilou Fadiga (Lommel-FC Brugeois) 0 41 41
    9. Branko Strupar (RC Genk) 0 26 26
    10. Gert Claessens (FC Brugeois) 0 25 25
    11. Philippe Vande Walle (Ekeren-Lierse-Alost) 14 7 21
    12. Eric Deflandre (FC Brugeois) 0 15 15
    13. Ronny Gaspercic (Harelbeke) 0 13 13
    14. Souleymane Oulare (RC Genk) 0 13 13
    15. Joris De Tollenaere (Harelbeke) 0 11 11
    16. Lorenzo Staelens (FC Brugeois) 3 8 11
    17. Guy Vandersmissen (RWDM) 1 8 9
    18. Edgaras Jankauskas (FC Brugeois) 0 6 6
    19. Mike Verstraeten (Ekeren) 0 6 6
    20. Dominique Lemoine (Mouscron-Standard) 6 0 6

    Stanley Menzo (Lierse S.K.) was ‘goalkeeper of the year’


    Golden Shoe 1998
    1. Branko Strupar (Genk, attacker) 310 points (150 + 160)
    2. Souleymane Oulare (Genk, attacker [Guinea]) 242 points (13 + 229)
    3. Lorenzo Staelens (Club Brugge/RSC Anderlecht, defender) 124 points (59 + 65)
    4. Jan Koller (Lokeren, attacker [Czech Republic]) 76 points (0 + 76)
    5. Tomasz Radzinksi (Ekeren/RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Canada]) 54 points (54 + 0)

    6. Eric Addo 50 2 52
    7. Eric Deflandre 16 31 47
    8. Philippe Clement 46 0 46
    9. Franky Van Der Elst 20 20 40
    10. Pär Zetterberg 34 5 39 [Footballer of the year]
    11. Vedran Runje 0 27 27
    12. Vital Borkelmans 14 5 19
    Ronny Gaspercic 19 0 19 [Goalkeeper of the year]
    14. Toni Brogno 0 18 18
    15. Thordur Gudjonsson 12 1 13
    16. Enzo Scifo 8 3 11
    17. Geert De Vlieger 0 10 10
    Chris Janssens 2 8 10
    19. Darko Anic 1 8 9
    20. Franky Frans 0 7 7
    Domencio Olivieri 2 5 7
    22. Marc Degryse 0 6 6
    Jochen Janssen 1 5 6
    Emile Mpenza 6 0 6
    25. Dante Brogno 5 0 5


    Golden Shoe 1999
    1. Lorenzo Staelens (RSC Anderlecht, defender) 180 points (57 + 123)
    2. Jan Koller (Lokeren/RSC Anderlecht, attacker [Czech Republic]) 158 points (77 + 84)
    3. Toni Brogno (Westerlo, attacker) 111 points (0 + 111)
    4. Branko Strupar (Genk, attacker) 103 points (58 + 46)
    5. Marc Degryse (Ghent/Beerschot, midfielder) 95 points (0 + 95)

    6. Jurgen Cavens (Lierse) 93 1 94
    7. Tomasz Radzinski (Can) (Anderlecht) 86 4 90
    8. Yves Vanderhaeghe (Mouscron) 2 83 85
    9. Besnik Hasi (Alb) (Genk) 36 9 45
    10. Bart Goor (Anderlecht) 6 20 26
    11. Stefan Tanghe (Mouscron) 19 0 19
    Enzo Scifo (Anderlecht) 19 0 19
    Souleymane Oulare (Gui) (Genk) 19 0 19 [Footballer of the year]
    Pär Zetterberg (Suè) (Anderlecht) 0 19 19
    15. Marc Hendrikx (Genk) 10 5 15
    Walter Baseggio (Anderlecht) 13 2 15
    17. Geert De Vlieger (Harelbeke, Anderlecht) 8 0 8
    18. Eric Joly (Fra) (Courtrai, La Gantoise) 0 7 7
    19. Sandy Martens (La Gantoise, FCBruges) 6 0 6
    Ole Martin Aarst (Anderlecht, La Gantoise) 0 6 6

    Vedran Runje (Standard Liège) was ‘goalkeeper of the year’

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