Top Goal Scorers 2022 World Cup Winners Kylian Mbappe (8) With his penalty in the championship game, Lionel Messi seized the lead in the Golden Boot race until KylianMbappe scored twice to take the lead with seven goals. Qatar 2022 will go into extra time. The third spot on the list is shared by Julian Alvarez and Olivier Giroud. There at FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the battle for the Golden Boot trophy—awarded to the tournament’s highest goal scorer—has reached the extra period.
Heading into the final between Argentina and France, Lionel Messi &KylianMbappe were tied for the lead with five goals each. From the start of the 16 at Mexico 1986, Messi became the first player to score in all of the knockout stages by giving Argentina the lead from the penalty spot.
Angel Di Maria increased the score to 2-0, but Mbappe scored twice in a two-minute span late in the second half, the first from the penalty spot, to tie the game and take the lead with seven goals.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Goal Scorer – Kylian Mbappe (8)
|1. Kylian Mbappe (8)||France|
|2. Lionel Messi (6)||Argentina|
|3. Julian Alvarez(4)||Argentina|
|4. Olivier Giround (4)||France|
Thomas Mueller of Germany has scored 10 goals in four World Cups, which is the highest among all participants in Qatar (2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022). Miroslav Klose, a fellow German who scored 16 goals in four seasons, owns the record for the number of goals and assists in FIFA World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014).
Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo, that has 15 goals to his credit, is Klose’s closest rival. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who opened his account in 2006, is the first player to score in 5 straight World Cups at the FIFA World Cup 2022. In the opening match against Ghana, the striker converted a penalty kick for his first goal in Qatar. Ronaldo now has eight goals.
The record for the most goals scored by a male player in international football belongs to Cristiano Ronaldo. Enter Valencia of Ecuador opened the Qatar 2022 Golden Boot competition by scoring twice against the hosts of the tournament. Each game saw an average of more than two goals scored in each of the 21 preceding FIFA World Cups.