March 4, 2024

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Amazing development, many favorite things in Antwerp and another surprise?  This is what you should know about the Golden Shoe

Amazing development, many favorite things in Antwerp and another surprise? This is what you should know about the Golden Shoe

The Belgian football world will soon be wearing its best again. The 70th edition of the Golden Boot takes place tonight. Will this be a big party in Antwerp? Or will a notable scoop on the vote trigger a development? Will we have another surprise winner among women? Look forward.

Golden Boot: Alderweireld is the front-runner, scoop in the vote

Who will get the Golden Boot this year?

After an amazing year in Antwerp, everyone is looking towards the leader Toby Alderweireldwhich has been put forward as every connoisseur's favorite.

colleague Arthur Vermeeren He belongs to a select circle of strangers. Top talent will be like Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Brugge), Muhammad Ammoura (Union) and Jan Vertonghen (Anderlecht) These are often filled out on voting forms.

There's a particularly eye-catching development this year: for the first time in Golden Boot history, fans/viewers help decide the winner.

A professional jury made up of recognized sports journalists, football celebrities, coaches, referees and former winners who are no longer active as players select the three nominees for the men's and women's Golden Boot in two voting sessions.

In addition to the points achieved by the professional jury, the audience will be able to award 20% points to the three candidates during the live show via the organizing newspaper’s application.

Women's Golden Shoe: Another surprise winner?

For several years now, the Women's Golden Boot has presented itself as the most mysterious trophy.

This is how the goalkeeper beat Nicky Everard Surprisingly a top favorite last year Tessa Woolert on. Will the record holder now win her fourth Golden Boot? Or, for example, the Everton midfielder wins Justin VanHivermait Her first?

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Unlike men, you can vote for Belgian players active at home and abroad, but also for foreign players in the Belgian competition.

For the first time, women voted in two rounds.

Best Belgian abroad: Will De Bruyne get the Golden Boot after all?

It was no longer a fragile trophy, but a real golden shoe.

This year the organization promoted the award for Best Belgian Abroad. Nobles oblige. Because as in previous years, it will be a big name that will be on the honors list.

Romelu Lukaku, who won the previous two times, is not among the three super favorites this time around.

Kevin De Bruyne He is the most prominent candidate thanks to the hat-trick with Manchester City, despite his long absence. colleague Jeremy Doku He is a tremendous competitor Thanks to his impressive start in the Premier League. And last but not least, the goal machine Luis Obinda (RB Leipzig) Chance to win the title

Kevin De Bruyne has never won the Golden Boot at Racing Genk, so could he do so as a Manchester City player?

Coach of the Year: Van Bommel's biggest rival

Is there still room left in the trophy cabinet? Mark van Bommel?

Antwerp's success coach is the front-runner for the Coach of the Year award. Especially since Union colleagues Karel Geraarts and Alexander Blesen stood on the line for only one round of voting.

Or he could like men Wouter Franken (Jink), Heine Vanhaysbrouck (KAA Ghent) and Miron Muzlik (Circle Brugge) Want to do a stunt?

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Promise of the year: Vermeeren can complete the Antwerp concert

For top contender for Promise of the Year, we have to go to Bosuil again.

Because let's face it: no one can ignore the impressive explosion in 2023 Arthur Vermeeren to? Championship maker, Red Devil, and even Champions League captain.

to Bilal Al-Khanous, Malik Fofana, Antonio Nosa And Urban gift There are still many little pearls in the nominations list.

Best Goalkeeper: The most exciting subclass

Perhaps the most exciting subcategory is the Goalie of the Year category. He was a champion maker Jean Botez The best? Or was Simon Mignolet And Anthony Morris According to the jury, more decisive for their clubs?