The race for the S.League Golden Boot

The new season is just about to get underway and interest invariably turns to the league’s top strikers. Which club possesses the deadliest marksmen, the player with the ability to lead his team to glory? Here Kenneth Tan assesses the leading candidate from each of the nine S.League clubs…

Rafael Ramazotti (Brunei DPMM)

It wasn’t easy filling the boots of compatriot Rodrigo Tosi, but Ramazotti hit the ground running in his first year with DPMM, scoring 21 goals to finish as the league’s top scorer and help the Wasps win their first S.League title.

Indeed, opposition defenders must be shivering to hear that the towering Brazilian hitman is back to torment them for another season.

They will be hoping he suffers the so-called ‘second season syndrome’, but the fact that he will be working in tandem with Paulo Sergio, who he struck such a telepathic partnership with in 2015, means the 27-year-old should be back amongst the goals.

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