The 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally here and there are some standout players that can take home the Golden Boot award for being the top scorer of this tournament. So who will it be? Here are our top five contenders for the trophy.
It’s the question on everyone’s lips, who will win the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot?
This award goes to the player who scores the most goals during the tournament. Some of the deadliest goalscorers in history will compete for it in Qatar, but there can only be one winner. So, who will it be? Let’s take a look at some of the contenders below.
??????? Harry Kane (England)
Harry Kane is a proven goalscorer and has already shown his World Cup potential, having won the Golden Boot at the 2018 tournament in Russia. The striker scored six goals in as many games to help England reach the semi-finals. He has since consistently been among the top scorers in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and his form throughout this year shows he is a threat again in Qatar.
?? Kylian Mbappe (France)
Kylian Mbappe is one of the most exciting young players around the block. His record for France in the 2018 World Cup was fantastic, scoring four goals in just seven games to help Les Bleus win the competition. He has been a vital player for Paris Saint-Germain and the national team ever since. With his blistering pace and clinical finishing ability, the 23-year-old could be a real contender to win the World Cup Golden Boot this year.
?? Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Romelu Lukaku is one of the world’s most prolific strikers and has already shown his World Cup potential, scoring four goals in Russia 2018. While you may argue the Inter Milan striker has lost his spark lately, he has scored nine times in his last 10 appearances for Belgium. With his experience and skill, Lukaku can be a dark horse in the Golden Boot race – if he gets back to full fitness.
?? Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Despite scoring just once in four games in Russia 2018, Lionel Messi could be a major contender for the Golden Boot race. The Argentine is one of the greatest footballers in World Cup history after all. His form for club and country has been impressive of late, and given that Qatar could be his last chance for World Cup glory, we could witness something special from the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
?? Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo is a World Cup veteran and one of the greatest players to ever grace the game. He scored four goals in Russia 2018, and while things at Manchester United have gone from bad to worse lately, his international record is nothing short of spectacular. The man with the most goals in football history is a contender for the Golden Boot, and as this could be his final World Cup, we’re expecting CR7 to be all fired up in Qatar.