Qatar 2022: Top goal scorers at the World Cup, criteria for Golden Boot

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Qatar 2022 top goalscorers

5 goals

Kylian Mbappe (France)

4 goals

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Olivier Giroud (France)

3 goals

* Goncalo Ramos (Portugal)

* Alvaro Morata (Spain)

* Marcus Rashford (England)

* Enner Valencia (Ecuador)

* Bukayo Saka (England)

* Richarlison (Brazil)

* Cody Gakpo (Netherlands)

2 goals

* Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)

* Harry Kane (England)

* Niclas Fullkrug (Germany)

* Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)

* Mehdi Taremi (IR Iran)

* Neymar (Brazil)

* Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

* Wout Weghorst (Netherlands)

* Rafael Leao (Portugal)

* Kai Havertz (Germany)

* Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Uruguay)

* Ritsu Doan (Japan)

* Ferran Torres (Spain)

* Mohammed Kudus (Ghana)

* Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)

* Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia)

* Cho Guesung (Korea Republic)

* Julian Alvarez (Argentina) Breel Embolo (Switzerland)

* Andrej Kramaric (Croatia)

Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco)

* Denotes a player whose team have been eliminated.

Golden Boot criteria

The Golden Boot will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals at Qatar 2022. If two players are equal, the one with the most assists will win it. If two or more players are still equal, the one who has played the fewest minutes will triumph.


Golden Boot winners

1930: Guillermo Stabile (8 goals)

1934: Oldrich Nejedly (5)

1938: Leonidas da Silva (7)

1950: Ademir de Menezes (8)

1954: Sandor Kocsis (11)

1958: Just Fontaine, France (13)

1962: Florian Albert, Garrincha, Valentin Ivanov, Drazan Jerkovic, Leonel Sanchez and Vava (4)

1966: Eusebio (9)

1970: Gerd Muller (10)

1974: Grzegorz Lato (7)

1978: Mario Kempes (6)

1982: Paolo Rossi (6)

1986: Gary Lineker (6)

1990: Toto Schillaci (6)

1994: Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov (6)

1998: Davor Suker (6)

2002: Ronaldo (8)

2006: Miroslav Klose (5)

2010: Thomas Muller (5)

2014: James Rodriguez (6)

2018: Harry Kane (6)