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Now that all 32 nations have played one game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Golden Boot race is heating up.

Here’s a look at the top goalscorers in Qatar. The tiebreakers are:

  1. Most assists
  2. Fewest minutes played.

Note: A Silver Boot and a Bronze Boot are also awarded for the second and third-highest goalscorers, respectively.

This table will be updated after every matchday.

Player
Goals
Assists
Minutes Played
Matches
1. Kylian Mbappé (France)
3
1
180
2
2. Enner Valencia (Ecuador)
3
0
166
2
3. Álvaro Morata (Spain)
2
1
69
2
T-4. Mehdi Taremi (Iran)
2
1
180
2
T-4. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
2
1
180
2
6. Richarlison (Brazil)
2
0
79
1
7. Ferran Torres (Spain)
2
0
111
2
8. Andrej Kramarić (Croatia)
2
0
144
2
9. Bukayo Saka (England)
2
0
149
2
10. Olivier Giroud (France)
2
0
151
2
11. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands)
2
0
169
2

World Cup: Past Golden Boot winners

Over the past few decades, here are Golden Boot winners at the quadrennial tournament. Historically, five or six goals are enough to win.

  • 2018: Harry Kane (England - 6 goals)
  • 2014: James Rodríguez (Colombia - 6 goals)
  • 2010: Thomas Müller (Germany - 5 goals)
  • 2006: Miroslav Klose (Germany - 5 goals)
  • 2002: Ronaldo (Brazil - 8 goals)
  • 1998: Davor Šuker (Croatia - 6 goals)
  • 1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Oleg Salenko (Russia) - 6 goals
  • 1990: Salvatore Schillaci (Italy - 6 goals)
  • 1986: Gary Lineker (England - 6 goals)
  • 1982: Paolo Rossi (Italy - 6 goals)