Being the Lower Division of English topflight football, many expect that the English Football League (EFL) will primarily feature local players. While this is true to some extent, some foreign players play in the league and who have left a mark on it. Some have even gone ahead to become top scorers. In this post, we look at foreign players that have been EFL Golden Boot winners.
1. Teemu Pukki
Now playing for Norwich in the Premier League, Teemu Pukki was the EFL Golden Boot winner for the 2018/2019 season. This win came after he scored 29 goals in a single season to help his team win promotion to the Premier League. The figure made Pukki appear second on the list of players with the most goals in a single EFL season.
2. Matej Vydra
The Czech striker is a household name among EFL fans. Matej used to play for Derby County and, in the 2017-2018 season, finished the EFL league as its Golden Boot winner. This win did not comes as a shock to many as the striker had been prolific the entire season.
Additionally, his team Derby County were playing beautiful football that was crowned with Matej’s Golden Boot win. Matej now plays for Burnley FC in the Premier League. Matej scored 21 goals in the 2017/2018 season.
3. Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack holds the record as the third player with the most goals in a single EFL season. While playing for Leeds United in the 2013-14 season, Ross scored an impressive 28 goals that season to win him the Golden Boot. This win made him one among the few non-English players to win the EFL Golden Boot. Many who recall his revelation season continue to hail the Scot for that time when he wowed the EFL with his goal-scoring prowess.