Pablo Campos Wins 2012 NASL Golden Boot Award

After the best single-season performance of his career, it was announced earlier this week that San Antonio Scorpions forward Pablo Campos has received the 2012 NASL Golden Boot Award.

“This award wouldn’t be possible without my teammates and coaches,” said a humbled Campos.

Campos led the NASL with 20 goals this season, tying the NASL single-season record set by former teammate Etienne Barbara of the Carolina Railhawks last season.

As teammates last season for Carolina Railhawks, Barbara and Campos were a 1-2 punch as they finished the season #1 and #2 respectively in goal scoring.

Campos finished his season last year with 12 goal and 2 assists. He moved to the first-year Scorpions in January.

During his stellar 2012 campaign, Campos was named NASL Offensive Player of the Week on five separate occasions and won Player of Month honors in July.

The 29-year-old Brazilian international now sits first on the NASL’s career scoring list with 37 goals in all competitions, including NASL Playoffs and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

“Pablo was a game-winner for us this year. Whether it was through great individual effort or playing off services from his teammates, he showed that he is a true goal-scorer,” Scorpions Head Coach Tim Hankinson said

Nick Zimmerman of the Carolina Railhawks finished second in the league with 15 goals followed by Fort Lauderdale rookie Mark Anderson who scored a rookie-high, 12 goals this season.

Pedro Heizer

The founder, editor and publisher of 90 Minutes Stong, Pedro is credentialed member of U.S. Soccer, Orlando City Soccer Club, Fort Lauderdale Strikers and others, as well as a member of the North American Soccer Reporters.

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