Note: This article has been updated to indicate the seasons in which the Golden Boot was shared.
The English Premier League is done and dusted – despite the unscheduled break as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. Even before the shutdown, though, it was clear that Liverpool would finish as champions – that much was clear from the pre-lockdown EPL table.
Jamie Vardy finished as top scorer, winning the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time in his career on Sunday despite a poor end to the season for Leicester City that saw them miss out on the Champions League.
Vardy, 33, became the oldest player to win the award for the league’s top scorer after netting 23 goals, one more than Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Southampton’s Danny Ings.
With Chelsea ensuring a top four finish with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vardy drew a blank as the Foxes failed to gain the win against Manchester United that they needed to leapfrog Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into the top four.
Vardy came closest for Leicester in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium when he hit the bar on the hour mark.
Ederson took the Golden Glove award for the most clean sheets after Manchester City’s 5-0 win over relegated Norwich took him to 16 for the season.
He finished one ahead of Burnley stopper Nick Pope, whose team suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton.
Golden Boot: How many goals each season through the years
Vardy’s 23 goals break a trend which has been present since the 2018/19 season when Sadio Mane scored 22 goals. In the last three seasons, the EPL’s top scorer has netted 22 goals every season.
But Vardy’s effort is still some way off the highest tallies in recent history. The table below shows how many goals each of the EPL’s top scorers managed.