Belgian First Division A top scorers

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The following is the list of Belgian First Division A top scorers by season, since the inception of the Belgian First Division A in 1895 until the present day.

Arthur Ceuleers and Jules Van Craen hold the record for most goals in a single season at 41. Erwin Vandenbergh holds the record for most awards won, with six wins. The most recent top scorer of the Belgian First Division A is Jérémy Perbet.

Criteria[edit]

In recent years, the criteria to determine the top scorer in the Belgian First Division A have been extended, making it nearly impossible to have two or more shared winners in a season The criteria are currently as follows, in order:

  • Number of goals scored
  • Number of away goals scored
  • Number of minutes played
  • Number of assists
  • Number of goals scored, not taking into account penalty kicks

The ranking is computed after each matchday. Until matchday three, the player who scored the most goals during the previous season will play with the image of a "golden bull" on his back. Thereafter, each matchday the leader in the standings will get the image on his shirt. The final standings are computed upon conclusion of the championship playoffs and the Europa League playoffs. The test matches to determine the final team going to the Europa League are not taken into account.

List of top scorers[edit]

Key
Player (X) Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
dagger Indicates multiple award winners in the same season
double-dagger Indicates player also won the European Golden Shoe in the same season
§ Denotes the club were Belgian Pro League champions in the same season
Belgian Pro League top scorers
Season Player Nationality Club Goals
1895–96 Samuel Hickson  England FC Liégeois§ ?
1896–97 Samuel Hickson (2)  England FC Liégeois ?
1897–98 Franz König   Switzerland Racing Club de Bruxelles ?
1898–99 Franz König (2)   Switzerland Racing Club de Bruxelles ?
1899–1900 Charles Atkinson  England Racing Club de Bruxelles§ ?
1900–01 Herbert Potts  England Beerschot AC 26
1901–02 Herbert Potts (2)  England Beerschot AC 16
1902–03 Gustave Vanderstappen  Belgium Union SG ?
1903–04 Gustave Vanderstappen (2)  Belgium Union SG§ 30
1904–05 Robert De Veen  Belgium FC Brugeois ?
1905–06 Robert De Veen (2)  Belgium FC Brugeois 26
1906–07 Maurice Vertongen  Belgium Racing Club de Bruxelles 29
1907–08 Maurice Vertongen (2)  Belgium Racing Club de Bruxelles§ 23
1908–09 Vahram Kevorkian  Russian Empire Racing Club de Bruxelles 30
1909–10 Maurice Vertongen (3)  Belgium Union SG§ 36
1910–11 Alphonse Six  Belgium CS Brugeois§ 40
1911–12 Maurice Bunyan  England Racing Club de Bruxelles 35
1912–13 Sylva Brébart  Belgium Daring Club de Bruxelles 31
1913–14 Maurice Bunyan (2)  England Racing Club de Bruxelles 28
No official championship played from 1914 to 1919 due to World War I
1919–20 Honoré Vlamynck  Belgium Daring Club de Bruxelles 26
1920–21 Ivan Thys  Belgium Beerschot AC 23
1921–22 Ivan Thys (2)  Belgium Beerschot AC§ 21
1922–23 Achille Meyskens  Belgium Union SG§ 24
1923–24 Charles Jooris  Belgium Racing Club de Bruxelles 18
1924–25 Joseph Taeymans  Belgium Berchem Sport 20
1925–26 Laurent Grimmonprez  Belgium RC Gent 28
1926–27 Lucien Fabry  Belgium Standard CL 28
1927–28 Raymond Braine  Belgium Beerschot AC§ 35
1928–29 Raymond Braine (2)  Belgium Beerschot AC 30
1929–30 Pierre De Vidts  Belgium Daring Club de Bruxelles 26
1930–31dagger Jacques Secretin  Belgium RCFC Montegnée 21
1930–31dagger Joseph Van Beeck  Belgium Antwerp FC§ 21
1931–32 Bernard Delmez  Belgium Liersche SK§ 26
1932–33 Willy Ulens  Belgium Antwerp FC 26
1933–34 Vital Van Landeghem  Belgium Union SG§ 29
1934–35 Marius Mondelé  Belgium Daring Club de Bruxelles 28
1935–36 Flor Lambrechts  Belgium Antwerp FC 37
1936–37 Jean Collet  Belgium White Star WAC 22
1937–38 Marius Mondelé (2)  Belgium Daring Club de Bruxelles 32
1938–39 Jozef Wagner  Belgium Antwerp FC 31
Championship stopped in 1939-40 due to World War II, while in 1940-41 only an unofficial competition was played
1941–42 Bert De Cleyn  Belgium Antwerp FC 34
1942–43dagger Arthur Ceuleers  Belgium Beerschot AC 41
1942–43dagger Jules Van Craen  Belgium Liersche SK 41
1943–44 Jan Goossens  Belgium OC Charleroi 34
1944-45 championship not played due to World War II, while the 1945-46 season was stopped for the same reason
1946–47 Jef Mermans  Belgium Anderlecht§ 39
1947–48 Jef Mermans (2)  Belgium Anderlecht 23
1948–49 René Thirifays  Belgium Charleroi 26
1949–50 Jef Mermans (3)  Belgium Anderlecht§ 37
1950–51 Albert Dehert  Belgium Berchem Sport 27
1951–52 Jozef Mannaerts  Belgium KRC Mechelen 25 [1]
1952–53 Rik Coppens  Belgium Beerschot AC 35
1953–54 Hippolyte Van Den Bosch  Belgium Anderlecht§ 29
1954–55 Rik Coppens (2)  Belgium Beerschot 35
1955–56 Jean Mathonet  Belgium Standard 26
1956–57 Maurice Willems  Belgium Gent 35
1957–58 Jef Vliers  Belgium Beerschot 25
1958–59 Victor Wegria  Belgium RFC Liégeois 26
1959–60 Victor Wegria (2)  Belgium Liégeois 21
1960–61 Victor Wegria (3)  Belgium Liégeois 23
1961–62 Jacky Stockman  Belgium Anderlecht§ 29
1962–63 Victor Wegria (4)  Belgium Liégeois 29
1963–64 Paul Van Himst  Belgium Anderlecht§ 26
1964–65 Jean-Paul Colonval  Belgium Tilleur 25
1965–66 Paul Van Himst (2)  Belgium Anderlecht§ 25
1966–67 Jan Mulder  Netherlands Anderlecht§ 20
1967–68dagger Roger Claessen  Belgium Standard Liège 20
1967–68dagger Paul Van Himst (3)  Belgium Anderlecht§ 20
1968–69 Antal Nagy  Hungary Standard Liège§ 20
1969–70 Lothar Emmerich  Germany Beerschot 29
1970–71 Erwin Kostedde  Germany Standard Liège§ 26
1971–72 Raoul Lambert  Belgium Club Brugge 17
1972–73dagger Robbie Rensenbrink  Netherlands Anderlecht 16
1972–73dagger Alfred Riedl  Austria Sint-Truiden 16
1973–74 Attila Ladynski  Hungary Anderlecht§ 22
1974–75 Alfred Riedl (2)  Austria Antwerp 28
1975–76 Hans Posthumus  Netherlands Lierse 26
1976–77 François Van Der Elst  Belgium Anderlecht 21
1977–78 Harald Nickel  Germany Standard Liège 22
1978–79 Erwin Albert  Germany Beveren§ 28
1979–80 Erwin Vandenberghdouble-dagger  Belgium Lierse 39
1980–81 Erwin Vandenbergh (2)  Belgium Lierse 24
1981-82 Erwin Vandenbergh (3)  Belgium Lierse 25
1982-83 Erwin Vandenbergh (4)  Belgium Anderlecht 20
1983-84 Nico Claesen  Belgium Seraing 27
1984-85 Ronny Martens  Belgium Gent 23
1985-86 Erwin Vandenbergh (5)  Belgium Anderlecht§ 27
1986-87 Arnór Guðjohnsen  Iceland Anderlecht§ 19
1987-88 Francis Severeyns  Belgium Antwerp 24
1988-89 Eddie Krncevic  Australia Anderlecht 23
1989-90 Frank Farina  Australia Club Brugge§ 24
1990-91 Erwin Vandenbergh (6)  Belgium Gent 23
1991-92 Josip Weber  Croatia Cercle Brugge 26
1992-93 Josip Weber (2)  Croatia Cercle Brugge 31
1993-94 Josip Weber (3)  Belgium[2] Cercle Brugge 31
1994-95 Aurelio Vidmar  Australia Standard Liège 22
1995-96 Mario Stanić  Croatia Club Brugge§ 20
1996-97 Robert Špehar  Croatia Club Brugge 26
1997-98 Branko Strupar  Croatia Genk 22
1998-99 Jan Koller  Czech Republic Lokeren 24
1999–2000dagger Ole Martin Årst  Norway Gent 30
1999–2000dagger Toni Brogno  Belgium Westerlo 30
2000-01 Tomasz Radzinski  Canada Anderlecht§ 23
2001-02 Wesley Sonck  Belgium Genk§ 30
2002–03dagger Cédric Roussel  Belgium Mons 22
2002–03dagger Wesley Sonck (2)  Belgium Genk 22
2003-04 Luigi Pieroni  Belgium Mouscron 28
2004-05 Nenad Jestrović  Serbia and Montenegro Anderlecht 18
2005-06 Tosin Dosunmu  Nigeria Germinal Beerschot 18
2006-07 François Sterchele  Belgium Germinal Beerschot 21
2007-08 Joseph Akpala  Nigeria Charleroi 18
2008-09 Jaime Alfonso Ruiz  Colombia Westerlo 18
2009-10 Romelu Lukaku  Belgium Anderlecht§ 15 [3]
2010-11 Ivan Perišić  Croatia Club Brugge 22
2011-12 Jérémy Perbet  France Mons 25
2012-13 Carlos Bacca  Colombia Club Brugge 25
2013-14 Hamdi Harbaoui  Tunisia Lokeren 22
2014-15 Aleksandar Mitrović  Serbia Anderlecht 20
2015-16 Jérémy Perbet (2)  France Charleroi 22
2016-17 Łukasz Teodorczyk  Poland Anderlecht§ 22 [4]

Notes

  • 1^ Originally, Rik Coppens was credited with the title of top scorer for the 1951-52 season with 23 goals, until in 2011 a fan noticed that Jozef Mannaerts had actually scored 25 goals that season and the title changed hands.[1]
  • 2^ Josip Weber changed nationality during the 1993-94 season.
  • 3^ Starting with the 2009-10 season, only 30 games were played in the regular competition to decide upon the title of topscorer. In the first season, the title of top scorer was decided immediately after these 30 games. However, from the season 2010-11 on, the goals scored during the playoffs will count.[2] If this rule had been in place during the 2009-10 season, Dorge Kouemaha would have been top scorer instead of Lukaku.
  • 4^ Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru also scored 22 goals for Eupen, but the top scorer award was given to Teodorczyk as he scored more away goals than Onyekuru.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RC Mechelen-forward is the top scorer of the 1951-52 season" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2011-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Top scorer known only after play-offs" (in Dutch). nieuwsblad.be. 2011-03-18. Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. 
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