SoccerClub pays tribute to the past and present strikers who have graced the PSL top goal-scorer’s list since its inception back in 1996.
Wilfred Mugeyi was the first recipient of the award after he scored 22 goals for Bush Bucks in the inaugural Premier Division season.
He is one of only four players to have scored 20 or more goals in a season alongside Pollen Ndlanya, Collins Mbesuma and Siyabonga Nomvethe.
Mbesuma holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season following his return of 25 goals for Kaizer Chiefs in the 2004-05 season.
He is also the only player to have won the award more than once, having claimed the trophy for a second time during his spell with Mpumalanga Black Aces in 2016.
Bernard Parker holds the record for the fewest goals needed to win the award, with his return of 10 goals for Kaizer Chiefs in the 2013-14 season earning him the accolade.
The award has only been shared once in Premier Division history, which took place in the 2017-18 season after Rodney Ramagalela of Polokwane City and Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns both ended the campaign on 11 goals.
Players from Moroka Swallows and Kaizer Chiefs have won the award the most times, with each club having four unique winners [three]. The award has been won on fourteen occasions by South African nationals, the most by any nation.
Top goal-scorers since the PSL inception in 1996:
1996-97: Wilfred Mugeyi – 22 goals (Bush Bucks)
1997-98: Keryn Jordan – 11 (Manning Rangers)
1998-99: Pollen Ndlanya – 21 (Kaizer Chiefs)
1999-2000: Dennis Lota – 18 (Orlando Pirates)
2000-01: Gilbert Mushangazhike – 19 (Manning Rangers)
2001-02: Ishmael Maluleke – 18 (Manning Rangers)
2002-03: Lesley Manyathela – 18 (Orlando Pirates)
2003-04: Jackie Ledwaba – 14 (Zulu Royals)
2004-05: Collins Mbesuma – 25 (Kaizer Chiefs)
2005-06: Mame Niang – 14 (Moroka Swallows)
2006-07: Chris Katongo – 15 (Jomo Cosmos)
2007-08: James Chamanga – 14 (Moroka Swallows)
2008-09: Richard Henyekane – 19 (Golden Arrows)
2009-10: Katlego Mphela – 17 (Mamelodi Sundowns)
2010-11: Knowledge Musona – 15 (Kaizer Chiefs)
2011-12: Siyabonga Nomvethe – 20 (Moroka Swallows)
2012-13: Katlego Mashego – 13 (Moroka Swallows)
2013-14: Bernard Parker – 10 (Kaizer Chiefs)
2014-15: Moeketsi Sekola – 14 (Free State Stars)
2015-16: Collins Mbesuma – 14 (Mpumalanga Black Aces)
2016-17: Lebogang Manyama – 13 (Cape Town City)
2017-18: Rodney Ramagalela and Percy Tau – 11 (Polokwane City and Mamelodi Sundowns)
2018-19: Mwape Musonda – 16 (Black Leopards)
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