All About the Golden Boot Race, Rank
Kylian Mbappe of France and Enner Valencia of Ecuador are some players running for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot Race. Cody Gakpo, a Dutch rising star, and Marcus Rashford, an English forward, have caught them at the top of the list of top scorers.
Valencia and Ecuador will not move on to the next round, so only Mbappe, Gakpo, and Rashford will play in knockout games.
After that group of players is a long list of two tournament goals. Bruno Fernandes of Portugal, Mohammed Kudus of Ghana, and Cho Gue-song of South Korea joined on Monday.
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Tuesday was the start of the third round of games, and since the competition for the 13 remaining spots in the knockout round will be fierce, goals should keep coming.
As we added more names to the list below, you can go to page 57 of the official FIFA World Cup rules to find out what happens if players score the same number of goals. There are two ways to break a tie: who had the most assists and who played the fewest minutes.
Top Scorers at the FIFA World Cup in 2022
They showed the odds of winning in Group D in the table below. It was last updated on Wednesday, November 30. 2022 Golden Boot.
Odds to win the 2022 Golden Boot
Harry Kane was the favorite to win the tournament before it started. He won it four years ago with six goals that helped England get to the semifinals. But no one has ever won the Golden Boot twice, so history is against him.
At one point, Karim Benzema was the third favorite (+1000) to win the 2022 award. However, an injury forced him to pull out of the tournament. Romelu Lukaku is also battling an injury with Belgium.
The odds listed below are from Caesars in the US, Sports Interaction in Canada, SkyBet in the UK, and Ladbrokes in the UK (Australia).
Who got the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot?
England made it to the semifinals, and Harry Kane played in all seven of those games. He also played in the third-place game.
Kane scored six goals, two more than the rest of the field, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Antoine Griezmann of France, who helped their team win the World Cup.
Twenty-one men’s World Cups and 21 people have won the Golden Boot.
And a look at the list of all-time winners below shows that it’s only sometimes the best players who win the award.
How many World Cup champions also won the Golden Boot?
There have been 21 men’s FIFA World Cups before this one, but only three times has the winner also had a player at the top of the Golden Boot rankings, Table Source
The first was in 1978 when Mario Kempes scored two goals in the final against the Netherlands to help Argentina win at home.
The following year, another goal thief, Italian forward Paolo Rossi, scored in the final to help the Azzurri win the title and end their magical run.
The next player to do it was one of the best of all time, and it took another 20 years. Ronaldo, a forward for Brazil, was the star of the 2002 World Cup. He scored both goals in the final game against Germany, which Brazil won.
Ronaldo scored eight goals in that tournament in 2002. This is the most goals scored in a single game since Germany’s Gerd Muller scored ten in 1970.
Who scored the most goals at the World Cup?
There have only been 13 people in FIFA World Cup history who have scored more than ten goals. Only one of those elite players is still playing, and he is also going to Qatar in 2022.
Thomas Muller of Germany is getting ready to play in his fourth straight World Cup. He knows that if he scores two goals in the FIFA 2022 tournament, he will be tied with the great Pele of Brazil.