2022 World Cup Golden Boot Race: Updated Top Scorers & Contenders

Who is the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot winner going to be in Qatar? Updated goalscorer leaderboard and the top contenders to win the prize.

Some big World Cup Golden Boot contenders are out of the tournament.

Spain were knocked out in the Round of 16 to Morocco, which meant the end of the Golden Boot journey for Morata. Similarly, the likes of Ecuador’s Enner Valencia and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski have also headed home from Qatar.

But who is still in contention to win the World Cup Golden Boot for 2022? Aside from winning the tournament, this prize is one of the most sought-after in soccer.

Current World Cup Top Scorer Leaderboard

PlayerGoalsAssistsMinutes per goalStill in World Cup?
Kylian MbappéFrance5259Yes
Gonçalo RamosPortugal3128Yes
Álvaro MorataSpain3161No
Lionel MessiArgentina31120Yes
Marcus RashfordEngland3044Yes
Bukayo SakaEngland3071Yes
Olivier GiroudFrance3076Yes
RicharlisonBrazil3081Yes
Enner ValenciaEcuador3085No
Cody GakpoNetherlands30113Yes
Bruno FernandesPortugal23134Yes
Niclas FüllkrugGermany2133No
Vincent AboubakarCameroon2170No
Mehdi TaremiIran21135No
Robert LewandowskiPoland21180No
Rafael LeãoPortugal2031Yes
Kai HavertzGermany2052No
Giorgian de ArrascaetaUruguay2054No
Julián ÁlvarezArgentina20104Yes
Ritsu DoanJapan20109No
Ferran TorresSpain20110No
Mohammed KudusGhana20125No
Aleksandar MitrovicSerbia20132No
Salem Al DawsariSaudi Arabia20135No
Cho Gue-sungSouth Korea20138No

Yes, that’s right football fans. The two disputed G.O.A.T.s – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – are still in the running. Although, given Ronaldo’s off-the-field issues, Messi might be more likely to obtain that Golden Boot. He also takes Argentina’s penalties.

Currently, Kylian Mbappé of France leads the 2022 race. Gonçalo Ramos of Portugal has scored 3 goals in just 84 minutes.

Gonçalo Ramos Golden Boot

Who Won the Last World Cup Golden Boot?

Harry Kane won the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot in Russia. In that tournament, he scored 6 goals. England reached the Semi-Finals thanks to Kane’s goals.

World Cup Golden Boot Odds

At FanDuel Sportsbook, Kylian Mbappe is currently -190 to win the World Cup Golden Boot race. He has already scored 5 goals, and France are one of the tournament favorites.

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