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See The First-ever Nigerian To Win The Golden Shoe Award (Photos)

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The Belgian Golden Shoe for 2021 has been awarded to Paul Onuachu, turning into the primary Nigerian to win the award.

Onuachu is the primary Nigerian to win the award and solely the fourth African total.

Three Africans had beforehand gained the award: Cote d’Ivoire’s Aruna Dindane (2003), Morocco’s Mbark Boussoufa twice (2006 and 2010), and DR Congo’s Dieumerci Mbokani (2012).

The Belgian Golden Shoe award is given to the most effective footballer within the nation’s First Division A for the earlier yr firstly of every yr.

Onuachu acquired 333 votes, beating Noa Lang (272 votes) and Charles De Ketelaere (271 votes) of Membership Brugge for second and third place, respectively.

Final yr, the 27-year-old got here third place, behind champion Lior Refaelov of Israel and second-placed Raphael Holzhauser.

However he gained this time after scoring 29 league targets throughout the course of the 2020-21 season and one other 12 within the first half of the present season.

With the win, Onuachu turns into solely the third participant from Genk to be named Belgium’s greatest at historical past and the primary in 20 years.

Onuachu is at the moment recovering from an damage that compelled him to overlook the Tremendous Eagles’ journey to Cameroon for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

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