FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Scorer (So Far)

The Top Goal Scorer of an edition of the FIFA World Cup is awarded a Golden Boot. According to stats, more than 2000 goals have been scored in the competition history with more than 1250 footballers registering their names on the card. The 2022 Qatar World Cup “Golden Boot Race” is gonna be a thrilling one with the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Kane, Lukaku, Neymar, Benzema, Mbappe all fighting for this award. However, the overall chart is currently led by German striker Miroslav Klose who tops the chart with 16 goals beside his name. Among the current footballers, Thomas Muller another German ranks first with as many as 10 strikes.

2022 FIFA WC Top Goal Scorers (Till Date)

Rank Player’s Name National Team Number of Matches Number of Goals
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Let’s discuss about the possible top goal scorers for the 2022 WC campaign. Firstly, the two names which often come to our mind when we discuss the word “Goal”, are Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, both of the duo are yet to win this award. Messi has won the Golden Ball in 2014 WC when Argentina made it to the final but unfortunately was beaten by the Germans. Messi recently won the Copa America Golden Boot along with the Golden Balls with 5 goals and 4 assists. Meanwhile, his counterpart won the UEFA Euro top scorer award with 5 strikes although 3 of them came from penalties but he scored crucial ones against Germany and France. By the way, nowadays Ronaldo plays much more up front and thus he has good chance to win it even at this age while Messi started playing a bit deeper but with that much ability, one must put him at the front row for sure. Now let’s see how they perform in the biggest stage of the world football which is gonna be the very last appearance for both of them.

Harry Kane was the winner of the 2018 FIFA WC Golden Boot. The English talisman cum captain registered as many as 6 in Russia and grabbed this prestigious prize. He is once again a massive contender for this award. Romelu Lukaku is another top contender for the race as the Belgium and Chelsea striker has been in red hot form. He has been consistent since the last couple of seasons for both clubs and national team. And with the form he is in, many of the people will be putting their money for the Big Rom for sure.

Then comes the 2 PSG duo Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe. Neymar is always a start performer for Brazil and many people believe he will break all the South American international goal scoring records meanwhile Mbappe almost won the Golden Boot last campaign. He scored 4 goals and fell behind Kane and was level with Lukaku, Ronadlo, Griezmann, Cheryshev. He missed out that individual award but this guy has already won the WC title at such young age. Thus it may make him pressure free and this time he has more possibility to win it. His compatriot, Karim Benzema too has been in top touch and he also has good chance to lead the race. The reason why many people will be feared to bet for the current top striker of the planet, Robert Lewandowski, will be his national team’s failure. Although the Polish man is a top, top performer even at his national side but his team mates often couldn’t support him much and Poland’s earlier exits, decrease his chance of winning it. The similar fact is also applicable for Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland.

Special Mentions: Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Lautaro Martinez, Raheem Sterling, Serge Gnabry, Kai Havertz, Ciro Immobile, Emil Forsberg, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne etc.

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