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He fell just short of a repeat championship, but Kylian Mbappé can take consolation in winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot.

With his hat trick in Sunday's epic final loss to Argentina, France's superstar forward finished the tournament with eight goals – one better than Lionel Messi, who came in second and took home the Silver Boot.

La Albiceleste's Julian Alvarez and Les Bleus' Olivier Giroud both scored four goals each, but the Manchester City striker claimed the Bronze Boot thanks to his lone assist, versus none for his AC Milan counterpart.

Here’s a look at the top goalscorers in Qatar. The tiebreakers are:

  1. Most assists
  2. Fewest minutes played.
Player
Goals
Assists

Minutes played

Matches
1. Kylian Mbappé (France)
8
2
597
7
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
7
3
690
7
T-3. Julian Alvarez (Argentina)
4
1
463
7
T-3. Olivier Giroud (France)
4
0
420
6
T-5. Gonçalo Ramos (Portugal)
3
1
151
4
T-5. Alvaro Morata (Spain)
3
1
182
4
T-5. Bukayo Saka (England)
3
1
289
4
T-5. Richarlson (Brazil)
3
1
323
4
T-5. Marcus Rashford (England)
3
0
136
5
T-5. Enner Valencia (Ecuador)
3
0
255
3
T-5. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands)
3
0
449
5

World Cup: Past Golden Boot winners

Over the past few decades, here are Golden Boot winners at the quadrennial tournament. Mbappé equalled Ronaldo's eight-goal haul at the 2002 World Cup in Japan/South Korea. 

  • 2022: Kylian Mbappé (France - 8 goals)
  • 2018: Harry Kane (England - 6 goals)
  • 2014: James Rodríguez (Colombia - 6 goals)
  • 2010: Thomas Müller (Germany - 5 goals)
  • 2006: Miroslav Klose (Germany - 5 goals)
  • 2002: Ronaldo (Brazil - 8 goals)
  • 1998: Davor Šuker (Croatia - 6 goals)
  • 1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Oleg Salenko (Russia) - 6 goals
  • 1990: Salvatore Schillaci (Italy - 6 goals)
  • 1986: Gary Lineker (England - 6 goals)
  • 1982: Paolo Rossi (Italy - 6 goals)