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FIFA World Cups Golden Boot Award Winners All Time List

FIFA World Cups Golden Boot Award Winners

Golden Boot Award Winners: All eyes will be on Russia in June and July as the world’s most popular sport celebrates the coming together of 32 nations to win the quadrennial event that is the FIFA World Cup. The 2018 edition promises to entertain with no clear favourites for the top prize.

Even the winner of the Golden Boot is not easy to predict. 2014 saw an unlikely contender in Colombia’s James Rodriguez walk away with the prize. Who will it be this time?

One of the most prestigious football award in the world is this individual honour of finishing as the top goal scored in the FIFA World Cups, it not only cement your place in the history but also gain huge respect in the footballing world, today we bring you the list of all previous top goal scorers in FIFA World Cups starting from 1930 when Uruguay won the world cup to Spain triumph in South Africa.

Previous Winners of World Cup Golden Boot Winners

World Cup Edition Winner (Players) Goals in WC
1930 Uruguay Guillermo Stábile 8
1934 Italy Oldřich Nejedlý 5
1938 France Leônidas da Silva 7
1950 Brazil Ademir 8
1954 Switzerland Sándor Kocsis 11
1958 Sweden Just Fontaine 13
1962 Chile Flórián Albert
Valentin Ivanov
1966 England Eusébio 9
1970 Mexico Gerd Müller 10
1974 West Germany Grzegorz Lato 9
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
Hristo Stoichkov
1998 France Davor Šuker 6
2002 South Korea/Japan Ronaldo 8
2006 Germany Miroslav Klose 5
2010 South Africa Thomas Müller 5

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