Another significant moment of 1977 – the Golden Shoe award. Already familiar name became the top goal-scorer of the continent:
Georgescu was not very fast and probably did not excel in any particular aspect, if measured that way, by Gerd Muller was probably more 'limited', when compartmentalized and scrutinized. Georgescu excelled in the air, though. His headers were great and he scored many goals 'English fashion'. Fans love spectacular headers, of course – Georgescu is fondly remembered as a crowd pleaser. Since he scored regularly and consistently, no doubts were raised, although most certainly he was 'helped' by Romanian officials – 'help' was typical in Communist Eastern Europe. But it was not orchestrated in the last minute, like in the late 1980s – Georgescu scored all the time, and most importantly, he was prolific goal-scorer internationally – playing for the relatively weak Romanian national team of the time, he still scored quite a lot. He was natural goal-scorer, no doubt about it, and in 1977 he set new record. Significant in its own time, but even more from a distance: the record is still unbeaten, and most likely will stay unbeaten for ever. The highest number of goals scored in a single year - 47! Unimaginable in the reality of 21st century.