Robin van Persie has been awarded the Premier League Golden Boot after a superb campaign in which he has scored 30 league goals in 37 games.

The Arsenal captain enjoyed a sensational season, winning both the PFA Player of the Year award and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award.

On Sunday, the Dutch striker collected his third prize of the campaign after becoming just the seventh Arsenal player to reach 30 league goals in a season, and only the third in the post-war era after Thierry Henry in 2003/04 and Ronnie Rooke in 1947/48.

Golden Boot winners
Season Winner Club Goals Games Scoring rate
1992/93 Teddy Sheringham Tottenham 22 41 0.54
1993/94 Andrew Cole Newcastle 34 40 0.85
1994/95 Alan Shearer Blackburn 34 42 0.81
1995/96 Alan Shearer Blackburn 31 35 0.89
1996/97 Alan Shearer Newcastle 25 31 0.81
1997/98

Chris Sutton

Michael Owen

Dion Dublin

Blackburn

Liverpool

Coventry

18

18

18

35

36

36

0.51

0.50

0.50

1998/99

Dwight Yorke

Michael Owen

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Manchester United

Liverpool

Leeds United

18

18

18

33

30

36

0.55

0.60

0.50

1999/00 Kevin Phillips Sunderland 30 36 0.83
2000/01 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea 23 35 0.66
2001/02 Thierry Henry Arsenal 24 33 0.73
2002/03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 25 34 0.74
2003/04 Thierry Henry Arsenal 30 37 0.81
2004/05 Thierry Henry Arsenal 25 32 0.78
2005/06 Thierry Henry Arsenal 27 32 0.84
2006/07 Didier Drogba Chelsea 20 36 0.56
2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 31 34 0.94
2008/09 Nicolas Anelka Chelsea 19 36 0.53
2009/10 Didier Drogba Chelsea 29 32 0.91
2010/11

Carlos Tevez

Dimitar Berbatov

Manchester City

Manchester United

20

20

31

32

0.65

0.63

2011/12 Robin van Persie Arsenal 30 37 0.81
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