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Golden Boot winners of each ISL season

Indian Super League has seen many profilic strikers and forwards showcasing their goalscoring abilities. Golden Boot is presented to the leading goalscorer in the ISL every season. So let’s have a look at the Golden Boot winners of all seasons.

Golden Boot winners

Elano Blumer (ISL 1)

Elano Blumer

Chennaiyin FC signed Elano for ISL’s debut season as marquee player. Brazilian attacking midfielder became first marquee player to score when he scored from free-kick in 2-1 victory over FC Goa on his debut. Elano missed few matches due to injury against FC Pune City but still topped the goalscoring table at end of the season. His remarkable performance came against Mumbai City FC when he assisted two and scored two goals from set pieces on 5-1 victory.

Elano was one of best players that season, guided his club to semifinals.

Stiven Mendoza (ISL 2)

Stiven Mendoza

Mendoza made his debut for Chennaiyin in 2014 scoring four goals but was absent through injury in playoffs. Chennaiyin loaned back Colombian forward for second season. In opening game, he scored a hat-trick on 4-0 away victory against Goa, five days later he scored brace on 2-0 victory over Mumbai City. He finished his second and last season in India as highest scorer, scoring 13 goals in 15 appearances with 3 assists and 2 hat-tricks. In the final against Goa he forced comeback earning two penalties and his injury-time winner highly regarded as club’s greatest moment of all time.

He is one of brightest foreign talents to play in ISL and currently plays for French powerhouse Amiens.

Marcelinho (ISL 3)

Marcelinho

Brazilian winger Marcelo Perreira came to ISL in 2016, winning Golden Boot in debut season and still plays in ISL. He scored brace in a 3-1 victory over defending champions Chennaiyin FC. His memorable performance came against FC Goa when he scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 home win. He ended that season as league’s top scorer with 10 goals and five assists in 15 appearances. Marcelinho is record highest scorer of all ISL clubs he played for, Delhi Dynamos FC, FC Pune City and Hyderabad FC.

Marcelinho is regarded as best playmaker of ISL famous for his free-kicks and long-range goals.

Ferran Corominas (ISL 4&5)

Golden Boot winner Ferran Corominas

Spanish striker joined ISL in 2017 and won consecutive golden boots in upcoming seasons. He won first Golden Boot at the age of 34 made him oldest player to win this award. He ended 2017-18 season with 18 goals, two hat-tricks and five assists in 20 appearances, most goals by player in a season. Spaniard renewed his contract with FC Goa in 2018-19 season, scoring 16 goals and seven assists in 17 appearances. In that season he reached final, won Golden Ball and became first player to win Golden Boot award twice in ISL history.

Coro famous among fans for nickname ‘Scoro’ brought goalscoring revolution in ISL. He is all time leading top scorer of ISL scoring 48 goals and 16 assists, tried hard to score hat-trick of Golden Boots but fell short by just one goal.

Nerijus Valskis (ISL 6)

Golden Boot winner Nerijus Valskis

2019-20 season saw Chennaiyin from fighting in mid-table under John Gregory to playing ISL finals under Owen Coyle. Lithuanian proved himself as gladiator behind Chennaiyin’s dream run, contributed 15 goals and six assists in 20 appearances. He ended rollercoaster season with Golden Boot but created controversy as Roy Krishna and Bartholomew Ogbeche finished with 15 goals each. Fans believed it had to shared but Valskis had edge over Ogbeche in assists and over Krishna in minutes played.

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