Golden Boot, or bronze boot?
Posted: 12 May 2014 Time: 09:27 am
Bernard Parker has won the Absa Premiership Golden Boot with 10 goals, the lowest total since the inception of the modern day PSL in 1996.
Parker fell out of form in the last few months of the season, with his last goal coming way back on February 19 against Bloemfontein Celtic.
A worrying fact is that 'Hond' was on 10 goals (including three penalties) for nearly three months yet still no other striker was able to beat him to the Lesley Manyathela award.
Last season's League top scorer Katlego Mashego looked to have his scoring boots on again this season before the Mamelodi Sundowns striker was struck down with a long-term injury, cutting short his campaign.
Interestingly, Golden Arrows captain Thanduyise Khuboni was one of the joint-second top scorers with eight goals – with all eight of them scored from the penalty spot!
Mpumalanga Black Aces' Zimbabwean striker Tendai Ndoro, with seven goals, ended three shy of the top prize but only played half of the League season after signing for Aces in January.
2013/14 League top scorers
Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs) - 10
Edward Manqele (Moroka Swallows) - 8
Hellings Mhango (Bloemfontein Celtic) - 8
Knowledge Musona (Kaizer Chiefs) - 8
Robert Ng'ambi (Platinum Stars) - 8
Sibusiso Vilakazi (Bidvest Wits) - 8
Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows) - 8
Abdul Basit Adam (Free State Stars) - 7
Atusaye Nyondo (University of Pretoria) - 7
Bongi Ntuli (Golden Arrows) - 7
Katlego Evidence Mashego (Mamelodi Sundowns) - 7
Kingston Nkhatha (Kaizer Chiefs) - 7
Richard Henyekane (Free State Stars) - 7
Sthembiso Ngcobo (Bidvest Wits) - 7
Tendai Ndoro (Mpumalanga Black Aces) - 7
PSL League top scorers since 96/97
1996/97 Wilfred Mugeyi (Bush Bucks) - 22
1997/98 Daniel Mudau (Sundowns) - 24
1998/99 Pollen Ndlanya (Pirates) - 21
1999/00 Dennis Lota (Pirates) - 18
2000/01 Gilbert Mushangazhike (M Rangers) - 19
2001/02 Ishmael Maluleke (M Rangers) - 18
2002/03 Lesley Manyathela (Pirates) - 18
2003/04 Jackie Ledwaba (Zulu Royals) - 14
2004/05 Collins Mbesuma (Chiefs) - 25
2005/06 Mame Niang (Swallows) - 14
2006/07 Chris Katongo (Cosmos) - 15
2007/08 James Chamanga (Swallows) - 14
2008/09 Richard Henyekane (Arrows) - 19
2009/10 Katlego Mphela (Sundowns) - 17
2010/11 Knowledge Musona (Chiefs) - 15
2011/12 Siyabonga Nomvete (Swallows) - 20
2012/13 Katlego Mashego (Swallows) - 13
2013/14 Bernard Parker (Chiefs) - 10