The Golden Boot award is given to the player who scores the most goals at the FIFA World Cup. Harry Kane won the award in 2018 after scoring 6 goals and is the favorite to do it once again in Qatar.
2022 Golden Boot Betting Odds
|Player||World Cup Golden Boot Odds|
|Harry Kane (England)||+670|
|Kylian Mbappe (France)||+750|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||+1175|
|Karim Benzema (France)||+1250|
|Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)||+1300|
|Lionel Messi (Argentina)||+1350|
|Neymar Jr (Brazil)||+1550|
|Memphis Depay (Netherlands)||+2200|
|Raheem Sterling (England)||+2200|
|Diego Jota (Portugal)||+2300|
|Vinícius Jr (Brazil)||+2500|
|Lautaro Martínez (Argentina)||+2700|
|Dušan Vlahović (Serbia)||+2700|
|Antoine Griezmann (France)||+2900|
|Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)||+3000|
|Kai Havertz (Germany)||+3000|
|Alvaro Morata (Spain)||+3300|
|Phil Foden (England)||+3500|
|Paulo Dybala (Argentina)||+3700|
|Timo Werner (Germany)||+3700|
|Ferran Torres (Spain)||+3700|
|Karim Adeyemi (Germany)||+3800|
|Serge Gnabry (Germany)||+3900|
|Luis Suárez (Uruguay)||+4000|
|Thomas Muller (Germany)||+4000|
|Roberto Firmino (Brazil)||+4000|
|Donyell Malen (Netherlands)||+4500|
|Marcus Rashford (England)||+4600|
|Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)||+4800|
|Eden Hazard (Belgium)||+5000|
|Aleksandar Mitrović (Serbia)||+5000|
|Darwin Núñez (Uruguay)||+5000|
2022 Golden Boot Betting Favorites
Harry Kane (+670)
The reigning World Cup Golden Boot winner is tipped to defend his scoring title in Qatar. Despite only notching 12 goals so far in the Premier League, his scoring record for England has been immense with 49 goals in 69 appearances. The Three Lions captain tallied 12 goals during their World Cup Qualifiers ensuring he heads to Qatar in fine international form.
Kylian Mbappe (+750)
Mbappe is currently the youngest French player to score at the World Cup. A fine display in Qatar could help him to become France’s first Golden Boot winner since Just Fontaine in 1958. Paris Saint-Germain may have had an underwhelming campaign but Mbappe kept his shooting boots on all season long, scoring 6 goals in 8 Champions League appearances.
Cristiano Ronaldo (+1175)
He’s won countless awards but the World Cup Golden Boot still eludes Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal star made history during the recent World Cup Qualifiers, becoming the all-time leading scorer in international football. He’s currently scored 115 international goals and will certainly look to increase his tally in Qatar.
Karim Benzema (+1250)
Karim Benzema has had an incredible season for Real Madrid, lighting up LaLiga opponents for 24 goals in 27 games. His form in the Champions League has been even more impressive, scoring back-to-back hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. Benzema stands a good chance of beating fellow countryman Kylian Mbappe for the award so long as his teammates provide a level of service similar to what he’s accustomed to at Madrid.
Romelu Lukaku (+1300)
It’s been a disappointing season for Lukaku who has managed only 5 goals in 20 Premier League appearances for Chelsea. His recent record for Belgium is far more respectable – 5 goals in 4 World Cup Qualifying matches and 68 goals overall. Lukaku always seems to shine when playing for Belgium so an uptick in performance should be expected at the World Cup.
Lionel Messi (+1350)
Messi has had a poor season domestically for his standards. It was a different story for Argentina though with Messi notching 7 goals in 16 World Cup Qualifiers. His highest scoring performance at the World Cup was in 2014 when he scored 4 times and guided Argentina to the finals.
2022 Golden Boot Dark Horses
Diego Jota (+2300)
Premier League punters and Liverpool fans might fancy their chances by backing Jota. He’s tallied 15 goals so far in the Premier League and scored 5 goals in 7 World Cup Qualifiers for Portugal.
Ferran Torres (+3700)
Torres has an incredible scoring record for both club and country. He’s found the back of the net 4 times in 6 World Cup Qualifiers and has scored a total of 13 goals in only 24 appearances for Spain. Domestically he’s struck 4 goals in 10 LaLiga appearances for Barcelona so clearly Torres knows a thing or two about scoring.
Previous World Cup Golden Boot Winners
Rodriguez was an incredible +30,000 take home the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup and managed to get it done despite Colombia exiting the tournament in the quarterfinals.
|Year||Golden Boot Winner||Goals Scored|
|2018||Harry Kane (England)||6|
|2014||James Rodriguez (Colombia)||6|
|2010||Thomas Muller (Germany)||5|
|2006||Miroslav Klose (Germany)||5|
|1998||Davor Suker (Croatia)||6|
2022 World Cup Golden Boot FAQs
Who is the favorite to win the Golden Boot in 2022?
England captain Harry Kane is the favorite at +670 followed by Kylian Mbappe of France at +750.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo win the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot?
Cristiano Ronaldo is third favorite at +1175 behind Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Boot award.
Who won the Golden Boot in the 2018 World Cup?
Harry Kane won the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup after scoring 6 goals.
Will Lionel Messi win the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot?
Messi is 6th favorite to win the World Cup Golden Boot with odds of +1350.