Nigerian Today - Golden Boot

There will be a number of players eyeing the prize that is presented to the top scorer at the World Cup finals in Russia.

Recently won by the Colombian James Rodriguez after he scored six goals in Brazil four years ago, Followed by German Thomas Muller in South Africa in 2010 after he burst onto the international scene with five goals.

Do you think any Nigerian have a chance to get the golden boot this year at Russia 2018

Below is the full list of the golden boot winners since 1930.

Uruguay 1930 – Guillermo Stabile, Argentina – 8 goals

Italy 1934 – Oldrich Nejedly, Czech Republic – 5 goals

France 1938– Leonidas, Brazil – 7 goals

Brazil 1950 – Ademir, Brazil – 8 goals

Switzerland 1954 – Sandor Kocsis, Hungary – 11 goals

Sweden 1958 – Just Fontaine, France – 13 goals

Chile 1962 – Florian Albert, Hungary, Valentin Ivanov, Soviet Union, Garrincha, Brazil, Vava, Brazil, Drazan Jerkovic, Yugoslavia, Leonel Sanchez – 4 goals

England 1966 – Eusebio, Portugal – 9 goals

Mexico 1970 – Gerd Muller, Germany – 10 goals

West Germany 1974 – Grzegorz Lato, Poland – 7 goals 

Argentina 1978 – Mario Kempes, Argentina – 6 goals

Spain 1982 – Paolo Rossi, Italy – 6 goals

Mexico 1986 – Gary Lineker, England – 6 goals

Italy 1990 – Salvatore Schillaci, Italy – 6 goals

US 1994 – Oleg Salenko, Russia, Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria – 6 goals

France 1998 – Davor Suker, Croatia – 6 goals

South Korea / Japan 2002 – Ronaldo, Brazil – 8 goals

Germany 2006 – Miroslav Klose, Germany – 5 goals

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South Africa 2010 – Thomas Muller, Germany – 5 goals

Brazil 2014 – James Rodriguez, Colombia – 6 goals

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