Odds shown as:

Report: Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes on course to break Golden Boot record

Report: Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes has the second-highest penalty percentage of any Premier League Golden Boot contender in the competition's history
Report: Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes has the second-highest penalty percentage of any Premier League Golden Boot contender in the competition's history

Now right into the last furlong of the 2020/21 Premier League season, once again the Golden Boot race is heating up, with several familiar names in the mix to take the annual football award presented to the leading goalscorer in the Premier League. Firmly in contention is Manchester United’s new cult hero Bruno Fernandes. With seven league games left of his campaign, the Portuguese currently stands on 16 goals, three fewer than leaders - and notably, multiple past winners - Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

BettingOdds.com have looked at every single season of the Premier League since it was inaugurated in 1992 and conducted an investigation into how penalties have factored into the Golden Boot pursuit.

In 2020/21, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is on course to sail past the highest penalty percentage for a singular Premier League campaign’s top goal scorers. Of Fernandes’ 16 league goals this season, 8 have been spot-kicks, resulting in a clear 50% of his overall tally. Of the 154 players who have finished as one of the top 5 goalscorers in a Premier League season, only Andrew Johnson’s 2004-05 campaign with Crystal Palace, in which the striker finished 2nd in the Golden Boot race that year, currently has a higher percentage than Bruno Fernandes in 29 editions of the Premier League. Johnson scored 11 penalties in his 21 goal haul, for a record penalty % of 52.38.

The results of the study can be found below and have been broken down into the following 3 categories: 

  • Highest Penalty Percentage For A Premier League Campaign’s Top Goal Scorers (Top 5 Finish)
  • Highest Penalty Percentage For A Premier League Golden Boot Winner
  • Premier League’s Golden Boot Winners Without Penalties (Changes)
Premier League betting
2021 04 14

Highest Penalty Percentage For A Premier League Campaign’s Top Goal Scorers (Top 5 Finish)

1. Andrew Johnson (Crystal Palace 2004-05) Golden Boot Position: 2nd  Goals: 21  Penalties: 11  Penalty %: 52.38

2. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United 2020-21) Golden Boot Position*: 3rd  Goals: 16  Penalties: 8  Penalty %: 50.00

3. Frank Lampard (Chelsea 2009-10) Golden Boot Position: 5th  Goals: 22  Penalties: 10  Penalty %: 45.45

4. Dion Dublin (Coventry City 1997-98) Golden Boot Position: 1st  Goals: 18  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 33.33

5. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United 2002-03) Golden Boot Position: 1st  Goals: 25  Penalties: 8  Penalty %: 32.00

6. Alan Shearer (Newcastle United 2003-04) Golden Boot Position: 2nd  Goals: 22  Penalties: 7  Penalty %: 31.82

7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool 2020-21) Golden Boot Position: 1st  Goals: 19  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 31.58

8. Yaya Touré (Manchester City 2013-14) Golden Boot Position: 3rd  Goals: 20  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 30.00

9. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers 1994-95) Golden Boot Position: 1st  Goals: 34  Penalties: 10  Penalty %: 29.41

10. Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham Hotspur 1992-93) Golden Boot Position: 1st  Goals: 22  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 27.27

*ongoing

Free betting offers

Highest Penalty Percentage For A Premier League Golden Boot Winner

1. Dion Dublin (Coventry City 1997-98) Goals: 18  Games: 36  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 33.3

2. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United 2002-03) Goals: 25 Games: 34  Penalties: 8  Penalty %: 32.00

3. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers 1994-95) Goals: 34  Games: 42  Penalties: 10  Penalty %: 29.41

4. Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham Hotspur 1992-93) Goals: 22  Games: 41  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 27.27

5. Carlos Tevez (Manchester City 2010-11) Goals: 20  Games: 31  Penalties: 5  Penalty %: 25.00

6. Thierry Henry (Arsenal 2003-04) Goals: 30  Games: 37  Penalties: 7  Penalty %: 23.3

7. = Kevin Phillips (Sunderland 1999-00) Goals: 30  Games: 36  Penalties: 6  Penalty %: 20.00

7. = Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur 2015-16) Goals: 25  Games: 38  Penalties: 5  Penalty %: 20.00

9. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City 2014-15) Goals: 26  Games: 33  Penalties: 5  Penalty %: 19.23

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal 2018-19) Goals: 22  Games: 36  Penalties: 4  Penalty %: 18.8

Football betting

Premier League’s Golden Boot Winners Without Penalties (Changes)

 

2019-20 Golden Boot Winner: Jamie Vardy  Goals: 23

2019-20 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Danny Ings  Goals: 22

 

2018-19 Golden Boot Winner: Sadio Mané / Mohamed Salah / Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  Goals: 22

2018-19 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Sadio Mané  Goals: 22

 

2016-17 Golden Boot Winner: Harry Kane  Goals: 29

2016-17 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Romelu Lukaku  Goals: 25

 

2015-16 Golden Boot Winner: Harry Kane  Goals: 25

2015-16 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Harry Kane / Sergio Agüero  Goals: 20

 

2012-13 Golden Boot Winner: Robin van Persie  Goals: 26

2012-13 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Robin van Persie / Luis Suárez  Goals: 23

 

2010-11 Golden Boot Winner: Dimitar Berbatov / Carlos Tevez  Goals: 20

2010-11 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Dimitar Berbatov  Goals: 20

 

2002-03 Golden Boot Winner: Ruud van Nistelrooy  Goals: 25

2002-03 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Thierry Henry  Goals: 21

 

1998-99 Golden Boot Winner: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink / Dwight Yorke / Michael Owen  Goals: 18

1998-99 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink / Dwight Yorke  Goals: 18

 

1997-98 Golden Boot Winner: Chris Sutton / Dion Dublin / Michael Owen  Goals: 18

1997-98 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Chris Sutton  Goals: 17

 

1994-95 Golden Boot Winner: Alan Shearer  Goals: 34

1994-95 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Alan Shearer / Dion Dublin  Goals: 24

 

1992-93 Golden Boot Winner: Teddy Sheringham  Goals: 22

1992-93 Golden Boot Winner Minus Penalties: Les Ferdinand  Goals: 20

 

Overall Goal Tally of Golden Boot Winners (shared winners counted singularly): 729

Average Goal Tally For A Golden Boot Winner: 26.04

Overall Goal Tally of Premier League Top Scorers (penalties removed): 658

Today's football tips
Bet £10 & Get £45 When Using A Bet Builder For Your First Bet On Euro 2021
#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New Customer Offer- Min deposit £/€/$10'with promo code: GET40 • Min odds 2.0 • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns. All Customer Offer- Promotion valid 11th June – 11th July • 18+ • Event & market restrictions apply • Minimum odds 2.0 • Free Bets must be claimed within 1 day and valid for 1 day. • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 & Get £50 Free Bets +100 Free Spins (Mobile Only)
#Ad. 18+. Play Safe. New customers only with promo code G50. Place an initial bet with a minimum stake of £10/€10. Mobile only.  Prize is five free bets worth £10/€10 each and 100 free spins to play on selected games. Terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Bet £10 On The Euros & Get £50 In Bet Builders
#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New Customer Offer. Place a single bet of min. stake £10 at odds of at least 1.50 (1/2) on any Euro 2020 game. You will get a total of £60 in free bet builders. £10 on bet settlement & £50 in total for 5 days (5 x £10). Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify. T&Cs apply.18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Bet £10 & Get £40 In Free Bets
#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New 18+ UK customers only. Bets placed and settled within promo period 00:00 30/05/21 – 23:59 11/07/21. Register using the promo code EURO40, deposit and place first bet of £10 on Football (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
Welcome back 2020! Euro 2020 Specials & Up To £50 Welcome Bonus
#AD New Customers only; Min. deposit £15; Bonus amount 50% of deposit up to £50; Wager deposit and bonus 8x within 60 days; 4/5 Min. single odds or 2/5 min. acca selection odds; Max. stake contribution equal to the initial bonus; Certain bet types and payment methods excluded; See full terms; Terms apply; 18+
Euro 2020 Get £50 In Bet Builders
#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. Min stake £10 on SBK, 11th Jun - 20th Jun, min odds 2.0. Only deposits made using Debit Cards or ApplePay will qualify. £20 Free bets are awarded after the qualifying bet has settled and £10 daily the following 3 days, valid for 30 days, must be used on Football bet builders. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ new customers only. Deposit, opt-in and place a £10 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Sports Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly. 18+ begambleaware.org
EURO 2020 Bet £10 & Get £30
#Ad. 18 + Playsafe. New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile Exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won't apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Money Back As A Bonus Up To £40 + £10 Casino Bonus
18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. No deposit required for NI customers. Call 08081699314 to claim. Full T&Cs apply.
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet Slip
Log In
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
Click on any of the odds selections on Betting Odds website to add them to the betslip.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Betfair website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Euro 2020 Get £50 In Bet Builders

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. Min stake £10 on SBK, 11th Jun - 20th Jun, min odds 2.0. Only deposits made using Debit Cards or ApplePay will qualify. £20 Free bets are awarded after the qualifying bet has settled and £10 daily the following 3 days, valid for 30 days, must be used on Football bet builders. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Paddypower website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Bet £10 On The Euros & Get £50 In Bet Builders

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New Customer Offer. Place a single bet of min. stake £10 at odds of at least 1.50 (1/2) on any Euro 2020 game. You will get a total of £60 in free bet builders. £10 on bet settlement & £50 in total for 5 days (5 x £10). Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify. T&Cs apply.18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Deposit
Quick Deposit
Deposit
CV2
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Bet365 website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Euros Up to £100 in bet credits

#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to 888sport website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Bet £10 & Get £45 When Using A Bet Builder For Your First Bet On Euro 2021

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New Customer Offer- Min deposit £/€/$10'with promo code: GET40 • Min odds 2.0 • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns. All Customer Offer- Promotion valid 11th June – 11th July • 18+ • Event & market restrictions apply • Minimum odds 2.0 • Free Bets must be claimed within 1 day and valid for 1 day. • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Williamhill website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Bet £10 & Get £50 Free Bets +100 Free Spins (Mobile Only)

#Ad. 18+. Play Safe. New customers only with promo code G50. Place an initial bet with a minimum stake of £10/€10. Mobile only.  Prize is five free bets worth £10/€10 each and 100 free spins to play on selected games. Terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Betfred website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Bet £10 & Get £40 In Free Bets

#Ad. 18+ Playsafe. New 18+ UK customers only. Bets placed and settled within promo period 00:00 30/05/21 – 23:59 11/07/21. Register using the promo code EURO40, deposit and place first bet of £10 on Football (Evens+) in one bet transaction. £40 in Free Bets credited within 10 hours of bet settlement and expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
Betting Odds is an officially endorsed Paddy Power betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with Paddy Power and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by Betting Odds. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.
Open
Settled
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Change
Bet Slip 0
Balance: £0.00
Refresh
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Go to Betvictor website Remove All
Singles
Click a price to add a selection
Multiples
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet

Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses

#AD 18+ new customers only. Deposit, opt-in and place a £10 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Sports Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly. 18+ begambleaware.org
PPB Counterparty Services Limited, having its registered address at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St. Venera, SVR 1851, MALTA, is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under Licence Number MGA/CRP/131/2006 (issued on 01 August 2018).
For customers in the UK, PPB Counterparty Services Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.