Bobo officially became the 14th winner of the A-League Golden Boot over the weekend while simultaneously breaking the record for most goals scored in a season with 27 which was previously held by Melbourne City’s Bruno Fornaroli.

So with that all said and done The Football Sack thought well what better time then to look back on the definitive list of leading scorers across every season of the A-League.

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Players still in the A-League:

Adam Taggart (13/14)

Taggart stormed his way to golden boot honours with the Newcastle Jets in the 13/14 A-League season scoring 16 goals. After a tough two seasons abroad with Fulham and Dundee United Taggart returned to his hometown club Perth Glory in 2016. The 24-year-old has shown glimpses of his talent since returning to the league despite dealing with a number of minor injury setbacks.

Alex Brosque (05/06)

Brosque was one of four players to take home the award in the foundation season of the A-League with 8 goals for Queensland Roar. The current Sydney FC captain has spent ten seasons in the A-League along with stints in Belgium, Japan and UAE in his résumé.

Bruno Fornaroli (15/16)

In his debut season the Uruguayan was a revelation for City, netting 23 goals in 27 games. His second season, while not as prolific, still emphasized that Fornaroli was one of the best players to play in the A-League. An ankle injury sidelined him for most of this season but his return to the City lineup in February has coincided with a string of important wins as finals football looms.

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Besart Berisha (11/12), (16/17)

Berisha arrived in Brisbane during 2011 as a player few would have expected would have such an impact. His first season in the league was nothing short of spectacular scoring 19 goals while also polarising the A-League with his antics. The Kosovo Albanian notched his second golden boot in Melbourne Victory colours, sharing the honours with Jamie Maclaren with both strikers scoring 19 goals. Berisha is currently the all-time leading goal scorer in A-League history.

Players departed, but still active:

Marc Janko (14/15)

The big Austrian came to the A-League with pedigree and delivered on expectations for Sydney FC during his first and only season down under. After 16 goals in 22 games, Janko would beat out Nathan Burns for the golden boot. The Austrian captain returned to Europe in 2015 with FC Basel in Switzerland. Janko is currently still plying his trade in the Swiss Super League with FC Lugano.

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Sergio van Dijk (10/11)

The Dutchman turned Indonesian was a Queensland Roar player for two seasons before signing for Adelaide United in 2010. During the 10/11 season van Dijk knocked home 16 goals for the Reds. Currently he is playing for Dutch amateur side VV Pelikaan-S

Daniel McBreen (12/13) 

McBreen showed age is just a number during a stellar golden boot season for Central Coast Mariners. 17 goals from McBreen led the Mariners to a second place finish after the regular season, they would go on to win the grand final with McBreen slotting home a penalty. McBreen is currently playing for Edgeworth Eagles in the Northern NSW NPL combined with work for the Fox Sports football department.

Jamie Maclaren (16/17)

Maclaren’s move to Brisbane Roar following two seasons with Perth Glory was a worthwhile one. After scoring 18 goals in his debut season for Brisbane Maclaren came out in 2016/17 and again produced a terrific campaign, scoring 19 goals and sharing the golden boot with Berisha. Maclaren jetted off to SV Darmstadt in the 2.Bundesliga during the 2017 off-season but is currently now on loan with Hibernian in Scotland.

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Players retired:

Archie Thompson, Bobby Despotovski and Stewart Petrie (05/06)

Thompson, Despotovski, Petrie and the still active Brosque all shared the golden boot in the inaugural A-League season with 8 goals. Despotovski is currently the coach of Perth Glory’s W-League side. Petrie is currently the coach of Montrose FC in Scottish League Two. Thompson is still active in the Australian football scene as a member of the Fox Sports football department for coverage of the A-League.

Danny Allsopp (06/07)

Allsopp top-scored for the victorious 2006/07 Victory team with 11 goals in a memorable season that included an emphatic grand final win over Adelaide United. Allsopp retired from football after a couple of years in the NPL scene and is now a sales representative for Hospeco Australia.

Joel Griffiths (07/08)

Griffiths took home the Johnny Warren Medal and golden boot honours during the 2007/08 season courtesy of 12 goals for his beloved Newcastle Jets. Since retiring from football Griffiths has opened an Aussie Home Loans franchise in Newcastle and is enjoying life as a mortgage broker while also working as the current football operations manager at the Jets.

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Shane Smeltz (08/09)

Smeltz also won both the golden boot and the Johnny Warren Medal after Griffiths during the following season notching 12 goals with Wellington Phoenix. The New Zealand legend would eclipse his goal tally the following year slotting home 19 goals, but this time for Gold Coast United. After a terrific career across numerous clubs and leagues Smeltz recently retired in February of this year. He is second to only Berisha on the all-time scoring list in A-League history with 92 goals. Smeltz has expressed his desire to move into coaching and moonlights from time to time with the Fox Sports A-League coverage team.

Statistics: Ultimate A-League

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