The Golden Boot (Golden Shoe) award given to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup.
The first time an award was given was in 1982, under the name Golden Shoe. The name was changed to Golden Boot in 2010. FIFA sometimes lists the top goalscorers of previous Cups among the Golden Boot winners.
FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Winners Full List 1930-2014:
|1930 Uruguay||Guillermo Stabile||8|
|1934 Italy||Oldrich Nejedly||5|
|1954 Switzerland||Sandor Kocsis||11|
|1958 Sweden||Just Fontaine||13|
|1962 Chile||Florian Albert,|
|1970 Mexico||Gerd Muller||10|
|1974 West Germany||Grzegorz Lato||7|
|1978 Argentina||Mario Kempes||6|
|1982 Spain||Paolo Rossi||6|
|1986 Mexico||Gary Lineker||6|
|1990 Italy||Salvatore Schillaci||6|
|1994 United States||Oleg Salenko.|
|1998 France||Davor Suker||6|
|2002 South Korea||Ronaldo||8|
|2006 Germany||Miroslav Klose||5|
|2010 South Africa||Thomas Muller||5|
|2014 Brazil||James Rodríguez||6|
2014(Brazil)- Colombia’s James Rodriguez:
Colombia’s James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for scoring 6 goals in the tournament. Rodriguez scored three during the group stages against Greece, Ivory Coast, and Japan, before then scoring twice against Uruguay. Colombia was beaten by Brazil in the quarterfinals (2-1).
2010 (South Africa)- Germany’s Thomas Muller:
Thomas Muller won the award but despite his five goals, Germany finished third. Thomas Muller (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Diego Forlan (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain) tied with five goals. Thomas Muller won by virtue of having more assists than the rest (each had one).
2006 (Germany)- Germany’s Miroslav Klose :
Germany’s Miroslav Klose scored 5 goals in the tournament and won the Golden Shoe award.
2002 (South Korea/Japan)- Brazil’s Ronaldo :
Ronaldo won the Golden Shoe for scoring 8 goals in the tournament. He scored four goals during the group stages, and then four more during the knockout rounds. Also included two in the final against Germany.
1998 (France)- Croatia’s Davor Suker :
1994 (United States)- Russia’s Oleg Salenko and Bulgaria’s Hristo Stoichkov:
Golden Shoe was shared by two: Both scored 6 goals each in the tournament. Hristo Stoichkov’s heroics helped Bulgaria finish fourth in the World Cup. Salenko scored five goals in one game, a 6-1 victory over Cameroon during the group stages.
1990 (Italy)- Italian Salvatore Schillaci:
The Golden Shoe was won by the Salvatore Schillaci for scoring 6 goals in the tournament.
1986 (Mexico)- England’s Gary Lineker :
Gary Lineker won the award for his consistent performance scoring 6 goals in the tournament.
1982 (Spain)- Italy’s Paolo Rossi :
Paolo Rossi was awarded the Golden Shoe award for scoring 6 goals in the World Cup. Paolo Rossi scored a hat-trick against Brazil. He then scored two against Poland in the semi-final, and then one in the final against Germany.