FIFA World Cup is the biggest football event all over the world. The 2022 World Cup is back for the crazy fans of football. All 32 nations will have their eye on the most prestigious championship.
It brings a significant level of excitement. Many mad football fans are gonna cheer for their favorite teams and especially for some players who are playing as forward and winger. We are going to witness a moment where the world’s best goalscorers are going to clash with the best goalkeepers. Let’s talk about 5 players who will win the upcoming World Cup.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
At the age of 36, Ronaldo’s skills are showing that age does not matter to anyone. Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the men’s international football circuit. He has scored 117 goals and given 42 assists in 189 appearances for the Portuguese national football team. He is the oldest player on this list.
His hat trick in the previous World Cup has silenced his critics. A Golden Boot at the World Cup would be the way Cristiano wants to end his career for his country. So our eyes will always be on Ronaldo in the 2022 World Cup.
Top 5 contenders to win Golden Gloves
- Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian giant Romelu Lukaku improve himself in the last 2 years and now he is the most dangerous striker all over the world. He has been sensational scoring four goals in the previous Russia World Cup. He scored 24 goals and provided 11 assists in his 32 appearances in Seria A.
\His no-nonsense mentality makes him unstoppable in front of the goalbox. As per his performances he has the potential to win the prestigious Golden Boot in the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup.
- Kylian Mbappe
The French goal machine won the best young player award in the 2018 Russia World Cup. The main key footballer of the French national side Going through the best performances of his life. His smart decision-making ability makes him a star player.
In 47 appearances for French side Paris Saint Germain, he scored 45 goals with 11 assists this season. The French national side is one of the favorites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup but it could be possible if their main striker Mbappe scores a lot of goals.
Top 5 contenders to win Golden Ball
France Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
- Harry Kane
Golden Boot winner Harry Kane scored 6 goals in the previous 2018 World Cup, helping England qualify for the semi-finals. The English forward had a memorable season for Tottenham Hostpur. This season Kane scored 23 goals in the English Premier League. Now he has eyes on the Qatar World Cup and Golden Boot.
As the captain of a young national squad, it would be much easier for him to grab the 2022 World Cup and also Golden Boot.
- Vinicius Jr
The young Brazilian striker debuted in his first international tournament. His goal-scoring skills have taken the football world by storm. And understanding the opponent with a cold mentality is another virtue of him. With the Spanish side Real Madrid, he has the best campaign in his career.
I must say that he is the main contender to win the Golden Boot. He is also on my favorite list.
When was the Golden Boot first introduced in World Cup?
Although there has been a top goalscorer at each World Cup, the award was first given in 1982, called the Golden Shoe. It was named the Golden Boot in 2010.
Who was the first Golden Boot winner in the World Cup?
Leonidas was the first Brazilian footballer who won the first Golden Boot in World Cup history.
How many German players won the Golden Boot?
Gerd Müller became the first German professional footballer to win the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring 10 goals in the 1970 Mexico edition. Miroslav Klose, the reigning World Cup top scorer with 15 goals, won the award in 2006 with an impressive 5 goals. In 2010, Thomas Müller became the 3rd German footballer to win this prestigious award.
Who won the World Cup Golden Boot by scoring the most goals in one season?
French legend footballer Just Fontaine won the prestigious Golden Boot award in Sweden World Cup in 1958 by scoring 13 goals in a single edition. It is a World Cup record.