FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Boot LIVE Updates: Enner Valencia top with three goals, Messi joins list after goal against Mexico

The record for the most number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup belongs to France’s Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 edition in Sweden.

Lionel Messi of Argentina scores their team’s first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Mexico at Lusail Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.

Lionel Messi of Argentina scores their team’s first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Mexico at Lusail Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The record for the most number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup belongs to France’s Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 edition in Sweden.

The Golden Boot is a coveted award that is awarded to the top scorer at each edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Officially instituted in the 1982 World Cup, the award was known as the Golden Shoe until the 2006 World Cup.

The second and third highest scorers receive a silver and bronze shoe, respectively.

In the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1930, Argentina’s Guillermo Stabile became the first footballer to be conferred with the trophy for scoring eight goals.

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The record for the most number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup belongs to France’s Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in the 1958 edition in Sweden.

No player has won the Golden Boot more than once, but Brazilians hold the record for winning the award the most number of times - on six occasions.

The unique shoe-shaped trophy is made of a brass alloy that is electroplated with gold. It weighs about a kilogram.

Here is a full list of all the winners thus far -

Here are the top goalscorers at Qatar 2022 -

PositionPlayerTeamTotal number of goalsScored against
1Enner ValenciaEcuador3Qatar (2), Netherlands (1)
2Bukayo SakaEngland2Iran (2)
2Mehdi TaremiIran2England (2)
2Olivier GiroudFrance2Australia (2)
2Ferran TorresSpain2Costa Rica (2)
2RicharlisonBrazil2Serbia (2)
2Cody GakpoNetherlands 2Senegal (1), Ecuador (1)
2Lionel MessiArgentina2Saudi Arabia (1), Mexico (1)
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