The Golden Boot is an award given to the top scorer at the end of the FIFA World Cup. This award was given first in 1982 at Spain under the name 'Golden Shoe’ but it was renamed in 2010. Currently, Adidas is the commercial sponsor and the award is known as 'Adidas Golden Boot’.
If there are more than one play with same number maximum goals, then a tie-breaker goes in the favor of the player with more assists. If even then, two players lie at a same position, then the player who has has taken less time to achieve that is given the award.
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||Italy||6|
|1986 Mexico||Gary Lineker||England||6|
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||Italy||6|
|1994 USA||Oleg SalenkoHristo Stoichkov||RussiaBulgaria||6|
|1998 France||Davor Suker||Croatia||6|
|2002 South Korea/ Japan||Ronaldo||Brazil||8|
|2006 Germany||Miroslav Klose||Germany||5|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Muller||Germany||5|
|2014 Brazil||James Rodriguez||Colombia||6|
Frequently asked questions:
1) Who has scored the most goals in a single World Cup?
Just Fontaine holds the record for scoring 13 goals at a single World Cup in 1958, which he achieved in six games.