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World Cup Golden Boot Winners

Sports by Published on Updated on 06 May, 2018

The Golden Boot, commercially termed Adidas Golden Boot was first awarded in 1982 under the name Adidas Golden Shoe. The term was used until 2006 and was renamed to Golden Boot in 2010.

CAPTION: Golden Boot SOURCE: FIFA

Since 1994, if more than one player scored the same number of goals, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has contributed the most assists - with the FIFA Technical Study Group deciding whether an assist is to be counted as such.

CAPTION: Guillermo-Stábile SOURCE: GoldeVestuario.com

Since 2006, the rule was changed that if there is still more than one player, the tie-breaker goes to the player who has played the least amount of time.

Top Goal Scorer (no awards)

World Cup

Top goalscorer

Goals

Runners-up

Goals

Third place

Goals

1930 Uruguay

Guillermo Stábile

8

 Pedro Cea

5

  Bert Patenaude

4

1934 Italy

 Old?ich Nejedlý

5

 Edmund Conen

4

None

 

1938 France

 Leônidas

7

 Angelo Schiavio

5

None

 

1950 Brazil

 Ademir

8

 György Sárosi

5

  Alcides Ghiggia

4

1954 Switzerland

 Sándor Kocsis

11

Gyula Zsengellér

6

  Chico

 

1958 Sweden

 Just Fontaine

13

 Silvio Piola

6

Estanislau Basora

 

1962 Chile

 Flórián Albert

4

 Óscar Míguez

 

  Telmo Zarra

 

1966 England

 Valentin Ivanov

9

 Josef Hügi

6

None

4

1970 Mexico

 Garrincha

10

 Max Morlock

7

None

5

1974 West Germany

 Vavá

7

Erich Probst

5

None

 

1978 Argentina[13]

 Draan Jerkovi?

6

 Pelé

5

  Valeriy Porkujan

5

Golden Shoe (1982-2006)

Italian professional, Paolo Rossi won the first Golden Shoe in the history of the World Cup in 1982. The same year, he also won a Golden Boot.

CAPTION: Paolo Rossi SOURCE: Outside of the Boot

World Cup

Golden Shoe

Goals

Silver Shoe

Goals

Bronze Shoe

Goals

1982 Spain

 Paolo Rossi

6

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

5

Zico

4

1986 Mexico

 Gary Lineker

6

 Emilio Butragueño

 Careca

 Diego Maradona

5

None

1990 Italy

Salvatore Schillaci

6

 Tomáš Skuhravý

5

  Roger Milla

4

1994 United States

Oleg Salenko(4)

6

 None

  Kennet Andersson

 Romário

5

1998 France[15]

 Hristo Stoichkov

6

 Gabriel Batistuta

5

None

2002 South Korea/Japan[16]

 Davor Šuker

8

 Christian Vieri

5

None

2006 Germany[17]

 Ronaldo

5

 Miroslav Klose

3

Ronaldo

3

Golden Boot (2010-present)

The term was renamed to Golden Boot in the 2010 World Cup. German Professional, Thomas Müller won the Golden Boot in 2010.

CAPTION: Thomas Muller SOURCE: Cilisos

World Cup

Golden Boot

Goals

Silver Boot

Goals

Bronze Boot

Goals

2010 South Africa

Thomas Müller

5

David Villa

5

Wesley Sneijder

5

2014 Brazil

James Rodríguez

6

Thomas Müller

5

Neymar

4

CAPTION: James Rodriguez SOURCE: FIFA

Colombian professional football player, James Rodríguez won the Golden Boot in the 2014 World Cup.