Every football player’s dream is to score a goal and win the match. The highest goal scorer gets a special award in World Cup called the Golden Boot. Over the years, many legendary players have won this award. Here are the top contenders this year.

Lionel Messi

It may be Messi’s last chance to win the Golden Boot. He scored 47 goals in this season. He won the European Golden Shoe for the fifth time. He is definitely one of the strongest contenders of the Golden Boot this year.

Thomas Muller

He won the Golden Boot in 2010 only at the age of 20. He lifted the World Cup trophy in Brazil in 2014. He scored 16 goals this season. This year, the fans are expecting some great performances from this talented footballer.


Neymar must have dreamt of holding the World Cup trophy last time, but got injured and had to leave the game. This year, his unfulfilled dream may be achieved. At such young age, he has already scored 53 goals. Let’s just hope that he is in good health for this year’s World Cup.

Harry Kane

He is a consistent player. This season he scored 43 goals in just 50 matches. This will be Kane’s first World Cup and he is already a strong contender for the Golden Boot this year.

These players are all set to make history. They have great potentials and they might make their teams proud by scoring a huge number of goals in this World Cup.