Aside from winning the Jules Rimet trophy, there is no greater individual achievement for a player at the World Cup than the prestigious Golden Boot award.
Awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the competition, it is usually awarded to a player from a team that reaches the later rounds. Here are the current top scorers at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Players with five goals scored in the 2022 World Cup
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Players with three goals scored in the 2022 World Cup
Marcus Rashford (England)
Leo Messi (Argentina)
Cody Gakpo (Holland)
Enner Valencia (Ecuador)
Alvaro Morato (Spain)
Kylian Mbappé (France) tied with Enner Valencia (Ecuador) with 3 goals in the 2022 World Cup
Players with two goals scored in the 2022 World Cup in Russia
Bukayo Saka (England)
Mehdi Taremi (Iran)
Olivier Giroud (France)
Ferran Torres (Spain)
Andrej Kramaric (Croatia)
Mohamed Kudus (Ghana)
Cho Gue-sung (South Korea)
Bruno Fernandez (Portugal)
Ritsu Doan (Japan)
Niclas Fullkrug (Germany)
Kai Havertz (Germany)
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Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Uruguay)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia)
Breel Embolo (Switzerland)
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)
Players with a single goal scored in the 2022 World Cup
Jude Bellingham (England), Raheem Sterling (England), Jack Grealish (England), Davy Klaassen (Netherlands), Timothy Weah (USA), Gareth Bale (Wales), Saleh Al-Shehri (Saudi Arabia), Salem Al -Dawsari (Saudi Arabia), Adrien Rabiot (France), Ilkay Gundogan (Germany), Takuma Asano (Japan), Dani Olmo (Spain), Marco Asensio (Spain), Gavi (Spain), Carlos Soler (Spain), Michy Batshuayi (Belgium), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Joao Felix (Portugal), Rafael Leao (Portugal), Andre Ayew (Ghana), Osman Bukari (Ghana), Ramin Rezaeian (Iran), Rouzbeh Cheshmi (Iran), Mohammed Muntari (Qatar) ), Boulaye Dia (Senegal), Famara Diedhiou (Senegal), Bamba Diang (Senegal), Mitchell Duke (Australia), Piotr Zielinski (Poland), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Andreas Christiensen (Denmark), Enzo Fernandez (Argentina), Keysha Fuller ( Costa Rica), Abdelhamid Sabiri (Morocco), Zakaria Aboukhial (Morocco), Marco Livaja (Croatia), Alphonso Davies (Canada), Lovro Majer (Croatia), Jean-Charles Ca stelletto (Cameroon), Strahinja Pavlović (Serbia), Sergej Milinković-Savić (Serbia), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Cameroon), Mohammed Salisu (Ghana), Casemiro (Brazil), Ismaila Sarr (Senegal), Frenkie De Jong (Netherlands) ), Moises Caceido (Ecuador) ), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Christian Pulisic (USA). USA), Hakim Ziyach (Morocco), Yousef En-Nesyri (Morocco), Ao Tanaka (Japan), Serge Gnabry (Germany), Ricardo Horta (Portugal), Kim Young-gwon (South Korea), Hwang Hee-Chan (South Korea), Remo Freuler (Switzerland)
Here’s a list of the World Cup Golden Boot favorites, last updated on November 15. harry kane
The current winner of the World Cup Golden Boot award from the last World Cup in 2018 is in tremendous shape. Second in goals (12) in the Premier League this season only Erling Haaland has more (not in the World Cup).
England have been quite successful in recent world and European tournaments and are expected to reach at least the round of 16. This bodes well for the English captains’ chances of a second Golden Boot. Odds 7-1 (+700)
2018 World Cup Golden Boot Winner Harry Kane
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2. Kylian Mbappe
Also with 12 goals for Ligue 1 this season, the French superstar is clearly the second favourite. Runner-up to Harry Kane in 2018 with 4 goals, Mbappé became the second-youngest player behind Pelé to score in a final.
France are also expected to go deeper into the tournament further improving Mbappe’s chances. Betting odds 8-1 (+800)
3. Karim Benzema
Update 19 November: An injury has potentially ruled out Karim Benzema
Injuries and poor form put him out of favor with the French team in 2018. However, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner is back and the third favorite to win the top scorer award.
Still battling injuries this season, he is expected to be ready for France’s opener on November 22. Betting odds 10-1 (+1000)
4. Lionel Messi
Many people consider Messi to be the GOAT and he is certainly making his case this year in excellent form. His timing is excellent as he will enter the World Cup with an Argentine team that has already been chosen as one of the favourites.
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This could be Messi’s last chance to compete on the biggest stage in world football, so motivation will be in abundance. Betting odds 12-1 (+1200)
It was a comparatively weak performance for the Brazilian in 2018 with just two goals in the tournament. The 30-year-old has really found his way of late with 11 Ligue 1 goals for PSG.
Another supremely gifted player who may be entering his last World Cup, he’s a good bet given his current odds. Betting odds 12-1 (+1200)
6. Dark horses and honorable mentions16-1 Cristiano Ronaldo20-1 Romelu Lukaku
25-1 Richarlison25-1 Vinicius Júnior25-1 Memphis Depay
25-1 Lautaro Martínez60-1 Darwin Núñez60-1 Antoine Griezmann
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