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World Cup Golden Boot Winners

Check out the top-scorers for each World Cup.

World Cup Golden Boot Winners

Welcome to our World Cup Golden Boot web page the place we check out who was the highest scorer at every of the 20 World Cups there have been up up to now.

From Gerd Muller, to Eusebio, to Ronaldo, the World Cup Golden Boot award has been gained by among the most interesting gamers to ever play the sport. Check out all of them beneath.

Additionally be happy to click on on the nation and participant headings to take you to World Cup workforce guides, participant profiles, and our World Soccer 500 lists.

With out additional ado, lets begin with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

2014 – James Rodriguez (Colombia) – 6 Targets

Rodriguez scored thrice in the course of the group phases towards Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan, earlier than then scoring twice towards Uruguay. His first was a wonderful volley from 25 yards after chesting the ball to regulate it. Nevertheless, in the course of the quarter-finals towards Brazil, he would rating a penalty however his facet would lose 2-1 after objectives by Thiago Silva, and David Luiz.

James Rodriguez scored 6 in 2014, together with a peach towards Uruguay (Getty Photos)

2010 – Diego Forlan (Uruguay), Thomas Muller (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), David Villa (Spain) – 5 Targets

All 4 of those males with their respective international locations made it to the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup with David Villa and Spain finally successful the match in additional time towards the Netherlands.

2006 – Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 5 Targets

Probably the most prolific World Cup goal-scorer ever topped the chart in 2006 with 5 objectives. He scored twice towards Costa Rica and Ecuador in the course of the group phases after which as soon as towards Argentina in the course of the quarter-finals. Germany would come third general.

2002 – Ronaldo (Brazil) – Eight Targets

One of many most interesting strikers ever confirmed his class, and put the 1998 demons to mattress, in Japan and South Korea on the 2002 World Cup. He scored 4 instances in the course of the group phases, after which 4 extra in the course of the knockout rounds. This included two within the closing towards Germany, and this efficiency additional cemented Ronaldo’s place as one of many all-time greats.

2002: Ronaldo scored eight for Brazil on the 2002 match (Getty Photos)

1998 – Davor Suker (Croatia) – 6 Targets

The Croatian striker scored twice in the course of the group phases in 1998, as soon as towards Jamaica, and the opposite towards Japan. Then he scored as soon as towards Romania, Germany, France, and at last the Netherlands within the third-place playoff recreation.

1994 – Oleg Salenko (Russia), Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) – 6 Targets

Salenko scored 5 objectives in a single recreation, a 6-1 victory over Cameroon in the course of the group phases. His facet did not get out of the group. Bulgaria did although, with Stoichkov scoring three in the course of the group stage, after which one every towards Mexico, Germany and Italy later within the match.

1990 – Salvator Schillachi (Italy) – 6 objectives

Schillachi was unknown earlier than the match, having solely began one recreation for Italy. This was quickly to vary as he got here on as an alternative towards Austria and scored the winner. He then scored towards Czechoslovakia after which three extra instances in the course of the knockout rounds to information Italy to 3rd place.

1986 – Gary Lineker (England) – 6 Targets

After a poor begin to the match, which noticed England lose to Portugal and draw with Morocco, the Lions lastly got here to life towards Poland with Lineker scoring a hat-trick. Throughout the spherical of 16, he would rating two extra towards Paraguay, and the as soon as towards Argentina. This recreation is greatest remembered for the ‘Hand of God’ aim and Diego Maradona’s chic second to knock the English out.

Lineker fights for a header towards Paraguay (Getty Photos)

1982 – Paolo Rossi (Italy) – 6 Targets

Italy struggled in the course of the first group stage of the 1982 match with three attracts towards Poland, Peru and Cameroon. They got here alive within the second spherical although, as did Rossi, scoring a hat-trick towards Brazil. He would then rating twice towards Poland within the semi-final, after which as soon as within the closing towards Germany.

1978 – Mario Kempes (Argentina) – 6 Targets

Surprisingly, Kempes didn’t rating in the course of the first spherical group stage in 1978. However from then on, he would rating two objectives towards Poland, Peru, after which two extra within the closing towards the Netherlands.

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1974 – Grzegorz Lato (Poland) – 7 Targets

Poland got here third in 1974, and that’s largely due to Lato, who turned a goal-scoring machine in the course of the match. He scored twice towards Argentina, after which Haiti, earlier than scoring objectives towards Sweden, Yugoslavia and at last Brazil.

1970 – Gerd Muller (Germany) – 10 Targets

Arguably Germany‘s most interesting participant ever, Muller was at his greatest in 1970. He began off by scoring a aim towards Morocco to make sure a German victory, after which proceeded to hit two hat-tricks in a row towards Bulgaria and Peru. He would rating one other decisive aim towards England, after which two extra in a Four-Three loss to Italy.

Gerd Muller scoring the equaliser towards Italy. They might lose Four-Three (Getty Photos)

1966 – Eusebio (Portugal) – 9 Targets

Throughout the group stage, the Portuguese winger scored three, together with two towards Brazil to knock them out of the match. 4 extra adopted towards North Korea, and the one every towards England and the Soviet Union. Portugal would come third.

1962 – Florian Albert (Hungary), Garrincha (Brazil), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Union), Drazan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia), Leonel Sanchez (Chile), Vava (Brazil) – Four Targets

When it comes to goalscoring numbers, nobody participant actually differentiated themselves in 1962, with six gamers scoring 4 objectives every. Apparently, Garrincha and Vava didn’t rating any in the course of the group phases, as an alternative all of theirs got here in the course of the quarters, semis, and closing.

1958 – Simply Fontaine (France) – 13 Targets

In sole possession of the file for many objectives scored at a single World Cup, Fontaine was a genius on the 1958 match. A hat-trick of their opening recreation, adopted by two towards Yugoslavia, and one towards Scotland, helped France high their group. Two extra adopted towards Northern Eire, one towards a ridiculous Brazil facet, after which 4 within the third place playoff recreation towards Germany.

Simply Fontaine scoring towards Brazil. They might lose 5-2 after a Pele hat-trick (Getty Photos)

1954 – Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) – 11 Targets

Chocks helped information Hungary to a runners-up end in 1954. He scored a hat-trick towards South Korea, after which 4 in an Eight-Three victory towards West Germany. He then scored twice towards Brazil, and twice once more towards Uruguay. He failed to attain within the closing.

1950 – Ademir (Brazil) – Eight Targets

Throughout the group stage, Ademir scored 4 instances to assist them high their group. 4 extra adopted towards Sweden, after which as soon as extra towards Spain in a 6-1 win. Shockingly, Brazil didn’t win the match after dropping 2-1 to Uruguay in entrance of almost 200,00zero individuals.

1938 – Leonidas (Brazil) – 7 Targets

Leonidas began the match scoring three objectives in a 6-5 victory towards Poland. He scored within the first recreation towards Czechoslovakia, after which once more in the course of the replay. He lastly scored two towards Sweden to safe a 3rd place for Brazil.

1934 – Oldrich Nejedly (Czechoslovakia) – 5 Targets 

Nejedly scored as soon as towards Romania and Switzerland to get into the semi-finals. A hat-trick adopted towards Germany, however he couldn’t rating within the closing which meant Czechoslovakia needed to be content material with a runners-up end.

1930 – Guillermo Stabile (Argentina) – Eight Targets

Within the first World Cup, Guillermo Stabile was the highest scorer, beginning off with a hat-trick towards Mexico, after which two towards Chile three days later. Within the semi-final towards the USA he scored two extra, after which scored one within the closing towards Uruguay. It wasn’t sufficient nevertheless, with Argentina dropping Four-2.

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