Vivianne Miedema WSL Arsenal Women v Manchester City Women, Meadow Park Stadium, Borehamwood, UK - 27 Oct 2019 Photo: Kate Green for The FA

POLL: Fans predict overseas player to be FAWSL top scorer for third consecutive season

Fans of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League believe that the competition’s top scorer will again be an overseas player this season according to the results of an exclusive FA Women’s Super League Full-Time Twitter fan poll.

The first eight seasons (including the 2017 FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series) all ended with a top scorer born in either England or Scotland but the last two seasons have seen a shift in that trend with Dutch international Vivianne Miedema claiming the Golden Boot at the end of both campaigns.

Not only has the Arsenal forward topped the goalscoring charts in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, her final goal tallies of 22 and 16 have been the highest returns of any top scorer since the FA Women’s Super League began in 2011.

In recent months, we have seen an influx of world class overseas attacking talent arrive in the top flight of the English game including the likes of Pernille Harder, Alex Morgan and Valerie Gauvin to name just a few. With the Barclays FA Women’s Super League now undoubtedly a ‘multi-national’ competition, we wanted to get fans’ views on the competition’s Golden Boot. In an exclusive FA Women’s Super League Full-Time Twitter fan poll we asked fans whether this season’s top scorer will be homegrown or an overseas import. Fans voted in their numbers with 75% of the voters indicating that they believe that the overseas goalscoring trend will continue.

The early season statistics certainly point towards the overseas trend continuing. Arsenal’s Dutch duo Jill Roord and Miedema are already at the top of the goalscoring charts. Roord has netted two hat-tricks in as many games as The Gunners have thumped Reading and West Ham United while Miedema has four goals and will be fancied to lift the Golden Boot for a third consecutive year.

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