A comprehensive list of Preston's top scorers in a season dating back to the inception of the league.

 

Season Top Scorer Total
1888/89 John Goddall (1) 22
1889/90 Nick Ross (1) 24
1890/91 Hugh Gallagher (1) 6
1891/92 Jimmy Ross (1) 18
1892/93 Frank Becton (1) 23
1893/94 Jimmy Ross (2) 24
1894/95 David Smith  (1) 12
  Adam Henderson (1) 12
1895/96 Jackie Pierce (1) 8
1896/97 David Boyd (1) 14
1897/98 Alexander Brown (1) 11
1898/99 Tom Pratt (1) 17
1899/1900 Adam Henderson (2) 13
1900/01 Adam Gara (1) 11
1901/02 Harry Wilcox (1) 14
1902/03 Frank Pearson (1) 18
1903/04 Percy Smith (1) 26
1904/05 Percy Smith (2) 14
1905/06 Dickie Bond (1) 17
1906/07 Charlie Dawson (1) 11
1907/08 Percy Smith (3) 12
1908/09 James Wilson (1) 11
1909/10 David McLean (1) 19
1910/11 David McLean (2) 7
  James Bannister (1) 7
1911/12 William Kirby (1) 14
1912/13 Ben Green (1) 13
1913/14 Fred Osborn (1) 26
1914/15 Fred Osborn (2) 17
1919/20 Tommy Roberts (1) 29
1920/21 Tommy Roberts (2) 25
1921/22 Tommy Roberts (3) 25
1922/23 Tommy Roberts (4) 29
1923/24 Tommy Roberts (5) 26
1924/25 Rowland Woodhouse (1) 9
1925/26 Alex James (1) 14
1926/27 Tommy Roberts (6) 30
1927/28 Norman Robson (1) 19
1928/29 Alex Hair (1) 19
1929/30 James McCelland (1) 10
  George Smithies (1) 10
1930/31 George Bargh (1) 14
  Tom Scott (1) 14
1931/32 Ted Harper (1) 26
1932/33 Ted Harper (2) 37
1933/34 George Stephenson (1) 16
1934/35 Bud Maxwell (1) 26
1935/36 Bud Maxwell (2) 19
1936/37 Frank O'Donnell (1) 27
1937/38 George Mutch (1) 18
1938/39 Jimmy Dougal (1) 19
1946/47 Willie McIntosh (1) 32
1947/48 Andy McLaren (1) 18
1948/49 Bobby Langton (1) 12
1949/50 Edwin Brown (1) 13
1950/51 Charlie Wayman (1) 29
1951/52 Charlie Wayman (2) 24
1952/53 Charlie Wayman (3) 26
1953/54 Charlie Wayman (4) 32
1954/55 Jimmy Baxter (1)  17
1955/56 Tommy Thompson (1) 24
1956/57 Tommy Thompson (2) 29
1957/58 Tommy Thompson (3) 34
1958/59 Tommy Thompson (4) 21
1959/60 Tom Finney (1) 21
1960/61 Peter Thompson (1) 12
1961/62 Alfie Biggs (1) 22
1962/63 Alex Dawson (1) 27
1963/64 Alex Dawson (2) 36
1964/65 Alex Dawson (3) 27
1965/66 Brian Godfrey (1) 20
1966/67 Alex Dawson (4) 13
1967/68 Derek Temple (1) 8
1968/69 Willie Irvine (1) 20
1969/70 Archie Gemmill (1) 6
1970/71 Gerry Ingham (1) 24
1971/72 Hugh McIlmoyle (1) 13
1972/73 Alex Bruce (1) 13
1973/74 Alex Bruce (2) 9
1974/75 Mel Holden (1) 22
1975/76 Mike Elwiss (1) 16
1976/77 Alex Bruce (3) 26
1977/78 Alex Bruce (4) 30
1978/79 Alex Bruce (5) 26
1979/80 Steve Elliott (1) 23
1980/81 Alex Bruce (6) 15
1981/82 Alex Bruce (7) 19
1982/83 Steve Elliott (1) 23
1983/84 Steve Elliott (2) 20
1984/85 Peter Houghton (1) 9
1985/86 John Thomas (1) 18
  Gary Brazil (1) 18
1986/87 John Thomas (2) 28
1987/88 Gary Brazil (2) 20
1988/89 Tony Ellis (1) 20
1989/90 Warren Joyce (1) 13
1990/91 Graham Shaw (1) 15
1991/92 Graham Shaw (2) 17
1992/93 Tony Ellis (1) 25
1993/94 Tony Ellis (2) 31
1994/95 Mike Conroy (1) 11
1995/96 Andy Saville (1) 30
1996/97 David Reeves (1) 14
1997/98 Lee Ashcroft (1) 16
1998/99 Kurt Nogan (1) 21
1999/2000 Jon Macken (1) 25
2000/01 Jon Macken (2) 22
2001/02 Richard Cresswell (1) 16
2002/03 Richard Cresswell (2) 16
2003/04 Ricardo Fuller (1) 19
2004/05 Richard Cresswell (3) 20
2005/06 David Nugent (1) 11
2006/07 David Nugent (2) 17
2007/08 Neil Mellor (1) 10
2008/09 Neil Mellor (2) 12
2009/10 Jon Parkin (1) 13
2010/11 Iain Hume (1) 12
2011/12 Iain Hume (2) 10
2012/13 Nicky Wroe (1) 11