Golden Boot Winners
Germany’s James Rodríguez scored six goals to win the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot award from teammate Thomas Müller on five, while Brazil’s Neymar was next with four goals.
Four years earlier Thomas Muller snared five goals to win the Golden Boot award at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) and Diego Forlán (Uruguay) all scored five goals at the 2010 World Cup, but Muller had the most assists (3) to win the award, with the other three players all having one assist each.
Muller followed on from fellow countrymen Miroslav Klose, who grabbed the award at Germany four years earlier.
Neymar (Brazil) is the early 2018 Golden Boot favourite at $8.00, from Lionel Messi (Argentina) $10.00, Timo Werner (Germany) $12.00, Alvaro Morata (Spain) $12.00 and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) at $13.00.
Last tournament’s winner James Rodriguez is $34.00.
The 2018 Golden Boot award is always an exciting affair with a number of quality players capable of taking home the mantle of top goal scorer at the 2018 World Cup!
World Cup Golden Boot Winners
|Year||Host Country||Golden Boot Winner||Country||Goals|
|2010||South Africa||Thomas Muller||Germany||5|
|1994||United States||Oleg Salenko||Russia||6|
|1974||West Germany||Grzegorz Lato||Poland||9|
|1938||France||Leonidas da Silva||Brazil||7|
|1934||Italy||Oldrich Nejedly *||Czech-Republic||5|
The Golden Boot award was previously known as the Golden Shoe and changed to the Golden Boot in 2010.
* In 2006 FIFA revised Oldrich Nejedly’s 1934 tally to five goals making him the outright winner. He previously shared the award with Edmund Conen (Germany) and Angelo Schiavio (Italy) on four goals.