From the not-so-well known players to a world superstar, Sam Kerr, Australia has produced goalscorers who have not only excelled at home in domestic competition and playing for Australia, but also overseas.
Green and Golden Boots - Australia's overseas golden boot winners profiles the eleven men and one woman (Sam, of course) who have topped leagues as Golden Boot winners in overseas competitions.
From Belgium to South Korea, from USA to Iceland, Norway to Japan, and Israel to Scotland, Australian goalscorers have been making their presence known in first-class domestic leagues around the world since 1989.
It weaves facts with quotes from the players, coaches, teammates and fans in a narrative that shows how Australian athletes can shine away from home and, in many cases, lead successful and fulfilling lives in overseas football communities.
With a Foreword by former Socceroo captain, John Kosmina, Green and Golden Boots is a highly enjoyable and entertaining read giving an insight into Australia's rich football culture and heritage.
The 12 golden boot winners covered in Green and Golden Boots are (in alphabetical order):
- Frank Farina
- Joey Gibbs
- Josh Kennedy
- Sam Kerr
- Eddie Krncevic
- Scott McDonald
- Scott Ollerenshaw
- Nikita Rukavytsya
- Adam Taggart
- Aurelio Vidmar
- Mark Viduka
- Clayton Zane
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