FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Winners of All Time

FIFA World Cup players and teams receive several awards which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game. There are currently five post-tournament awards and one given during the tournament.  The Golden Boot currently commercially termed “Adidas Golden Boot”, previously known as the “Adidas Golden Shoe” from 1982 to 2006  for top goalscorer.  The top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup receives the Golden Boot.

FIFA World cup golden boot winners

Here is the list of players with their team and scored goals:

Year Team Golden Boot Goal Scored
2018
England
 Harry Kane
6
2014
Colombia
 James Rodriguez
6
2010
Germany
 Thomas Muller
5
2006
Germany
 Miroslav Klose
5
2002
Brazil
 Ronaldo
8
1998
Croatia
 Davor Suker
6
1994
Russia
Bulgaria
 Oleg Salenko
 Hristo Stoichkov
6 Each
1990
Italy
 Salvatore Schillaci
6
1986
England
 Gary Lineker
6
1982
Italy
 Paolo Rossi
6
1978
Argentina
 Mario Kempes
6
1974
Poland
 Grzegorz Lato
7
1970
Germany
 Gerd Muller
10
1966
Portugal
 Eusebio
9
1962
Hungary
Soviet Union
Brazil
Brazil
Yugoslavia
Chile
 Florian Albert
 Valentin Ivanov
 Garrincha
 Vava
 Drazan Jerkovic
 Leonel Sanchez
4 Each
1958
France
 Just Fontaine
13
1954
Hungary
 Sandor Kocsis
11
1950
Brazil
 Ademir
8
1938
Brazil
 Leonidas
8
1934
Czechoslovakia
 Oldrich Nejedly
5
1930
Argentina
 Guillermo Stabile
8

2018  Harry Kane (England)

In the 2018 tournament in Russia harry Kane recorded the 6 goals and earned the Golden Boot as the top goalscorer of the World Cup, the first England player to win the award since Gary Lineker became the first to do so in 1986 tournament. A hat-trick followed against Panama, and he scored his final goal of the tournament against Columbia.

2014  James Rodriguez (Colombia)

James Rodriguez played in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the 2014 tournament in Brazil. He scored 6 goals and gave 2 assists. With that score, he was the top goalscorer in 2014 and received the Golden Boot. He also scored three times during the group stages against Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan, before then scoring twice against Uruguay.

2010  Thomas Muller (Germany)

20-year-old Germany striker Thomas Mueller has been awarded the Golden Boot for the 2010 World Cup finals, finishing the tournament on a tally of five goals. He scored 19 goals in 49 appearances for Bayern last season, including 13 strikes in the Bundesliga. He also picked up the FIFA Young Player of Award, beating Mexico’s Giovani dos Santos and Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew.

2006  Miroslav Klose (Germany)

Klose is best known for his performances with the German national team. He was part of the squad that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He scored twice against Costa Rica and Ecuador during the group stages and then once against Argentina during the quarter-finals. He topped the chart with 5 goals in 2006

2002  Ronaldo (Brazil)

One of the finest strikers ever showed his class and put the 1998 demons to bed. He scored four times during the group stages then four more during the knockout rounds. Ronaldo was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament for his performances leading up to the final, and finished the tournament as the joint-third highest scorer.

1998  Davor Suker (Croatia)

During his playing career, the Croatian striker scored twice during the group stages in 1998 Then he scored once against Romania, Germany, France, and finally the Netherlands in the third-place playoff game. The crowning moment of Šuker’s career was the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, where he won the Golden Boot by scoring six goals in seven matches.

1994 Oleg Salenko (Russia),  Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria)

Oleg Salenko Russian-Ukrainian footballer who played as a forward. He scored a record five goals in a group-stage match in the 1994 World Cup, helping him earn the Golden Boot as joint-top tournament goalscorer.

Along with Oleg Bulgarian prolific forward player also scored the same goals throughout the tournament. Stoichkov was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In which he was the top scorer with six goals and received the World Cup Golden Boot.

1990  Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)

Salvatore Schillaci commonly referred to by his nickname Totò is an Italian former footballer, who played as a striker during his club career. Coming on as a substitute in Italy’s first game, Schillaci went on to score six goals throughout the World Cup, claiming the Golden Boot as the leading goalscorer.
Who scored the most goals for winning the Golden Boot?
As you can see we have made a list of Golden Boot winners along with their scores. However, in 1958, A prolific forward professional French footballer Just Fontaine scored the most goals in a single edition of the FIFA World Cup. he scored 13 goals within 6 matches. On his debut on 17 December 1953, Fontaine scored a hat trick as France defeated Luxembourg 8–0. In seven years, he scored 30 goals in 21 matches. However, he will best be remembered for his 1958 FIFA World Cup performance. Yet no one has been able to score that much in a single Fifa tournament.

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