Golden Shoe – it all depended on numbers. No wonder weaker championships usually propelled strikers to the award, but there was a sense of coming 1980s in it too – a very young guy was the highest scorer in Europe: only 21 years old, clearly a player to blossom in the new decade. He was also impressed at the European championship finals with team Belgium. Walter Schachner (Austria Vienna, Austria) was 3rd with 34 goals. The Hungarian winger Laszlo Fazekas (Ujpesti Dosza) was 2nd with 36 goals. Erwin Vandenbergh netted 39 for his Lierse and got the Golden Shoe. It was not just accidental season for the youngster – Vandenbergh was often heard of during the 1980s, one more new star.