FIFA+ looks at the battle to finish as top goalscorer at Qatar 2022.
- Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe lead the race for the adidas Golden Boot
- Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud are only one goal behind
- Watch videos on former Golden Boot winners
Qatar 2022 top goalscorers
5 goals in FIFA Worldcup 2022
Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 3 assists, 570 minutes played Kylian Mbappe (France) – 2 assists, 477 minutes played
4 goals in FIFA Worldcup 2022
Julian Alvarez (Argentina) – 0 assists, 364 minutes played Olivier Giroud (France) – 0 assists, 383 minutes played
3 goals in FIFA Worldcup 2022
Goncalo Ramos (Portugal) * Alvaro Morata (Spain) * Marcus Rashford (England) * Enner Valencia (Ecuador) * Bukayo Saka (England) * Richarlison (Brazil) * Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) *
2 goals in FIFA Worldcup 2022
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) * Harry Kane (England) * Niclas Fullkrug (Germany) * Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) * Mehdi Taremi (IR Iran) * Neymar (Brazil) * Robert Lewandowski (Poland) * Wout Weghorst (Netherlands) * Rafael Leao (Portugal) * Kai Havertz (Germany) * Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Uruguay) * Ritsu Doan (Japan) * Ferran Torres (Spain) * Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) * Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) * Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) * Cho Guesung (Korea Republic) * Breel Embolo (Switzerland) * Andrej Kramaric (Croatia) Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco)
* Denotes a player whose team have been eliminated.
Golden Boot criteria
The Golden Boot will be awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the final competition. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the number of assists (as determined by the members of the FIFA Technical Study Group) shall be decisive.
If two or more players are still equal after taking into account the number of assists, the total minutes played in the tournament will be taken into account, with the player playing fewer minutes ranked first. A Silver Boot and a Bronze Boot will also be awarded for the second and third-highest goalscorers, respectively.
Golden Boot winners of 2022
1930: Guillermo Stabile (8 goals) 1934: Oldrich Nejedly (5) 1938: Leonidas da Silva (7) 1950: Ademir de Menezes (9) 1954: Sandor Kocsis (11) 1958: Just Fontaine, France (13) 1962: Florian Albert, Garrincha, Valentin Ivanov, Drazan Jerkovic, Leonel Sanchez and Vava (4) 1966: Eusebio (9) 1970: Gerd Muller (10) 1974: Grzegorz Lato (7) 1978: Mario Kempes (6) 1982: Paolo Rossi (6) 1986: Gary Lineker (6) 1990: Toto Schillaci (6) 1994: Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov (6) 1998: Davor Suker (6) 2002: Ronaldo (8) 2006: Miroslav Klose (5) 2010: Thomas Muller (5) 2014: James Rodriguez (6) 2018: Harry Kane (6)