World Cup: Golden Shoe and Golden Boot winners

By Natasha Sporn ASSOCIATED PRESS, DAMIR SAGOLJ/Newscom/RTR, AP Photo/Foggia
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The Golden Shoe award for the top goalscorer of the tournament

Recipients of the award for the top goal-scorer of each World Cup tournament. See Gallery

The Golden Shoe award (changed to the Golden Boot in 2010) is awarded to the top goalscorer oat each World Cup tournament.

We take a look at the recipients since the inaugural World Cup in 1930.

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1930: Guillermo Stábile

Argentina's Guillermo Stábile won the first Golden Shoe award for his eight goals during his four matches in Uruguay at the inaugural World Cup.

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1934: Oldřich Nejedlý

Czechoslovakian Oldřich Nejedlý scored five goals in the four matches he played in Italy in 1934.

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1938: Leônidas

Brazil’s Leonidas scored seven goals in just four games at the tournament in France. He was awarded the Golden Shoe. 

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1950: Ademir

Brazil’s Ademir was awarded the Golden Shoe for eight goals in six matches in a competition that ended in tears for the home side. Needing only a draw to win, a second Uruguayan goal during the final group match meant Brazil missed out on taking the trophy.

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1954: Sándor Kocsis

Hungary finished as runners-up in 1954 for the second time in their World Cup history. Forward Sándor Kocsis was awarded the Golden Shoe for his 11 goals in just five matches. Kocsis scored three goals in one of the biggest wins in World Cup history when his side beat the Korea Republic 9-0.

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1958: Just Fontaine

France's 1958 World Cup campaign in Sweden got off to a flying start with a 7-3 win over Paraguay with Just Fontaine scoring three goals. He scored a record-breaking 13 goals, which is the highest amount scored in one single tournament, all this coming in just six games.

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1962: six recipients

Hungary's Flórián Albert, Soviet Union's Valentin Ivanov, Yugoslavia's Dražan Jerković, Chile's Leonel Sánchez and Brazilian's Vava and Garrincha were all awarded the Golden Shoe award for their four goals at the 1962 tournament in Chile.

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1966: Eusébio

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira was awarded the Golden Shoe in England in 1966 for his nine goals in six games. Portugal finished third in England which is their highest finishing World Cup position to date.

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1970: Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller scored 10 goals during the 1970 World Cup and became one of the few players with a World Cup goal tally in double figures.

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1974: Grzeforz Lato

Grzeforz Lato was awarded the Golden Shoe for his seven goals in seven games. Poland achieved one of the biggest World Cup wins recorded when they beat North Korea 7-0.

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1978: Mario Kempes

It took until the second round of the World Cup in 1978 for Argentina's Mario Kempes to start scoring but the striker then went on to score six goals in seven matches. Argentina went on to win the tournament in front of a home crowd beating the Netherlands 3-1.

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1982: Paolo Rossi

Three group match draws marked the start of Italy's World Cup campaign in 1982 but they still proceeded. The Azzurri's performances strengthened in the next round with wins over Argentina and Brazil - with Paolo Rossi scoring all three of the goals in the match with Brazil. The striker's two goals against Poland made sure Italy were in the final; a game they went on to win. Rossi ended the tournament with six goals and the golden shoe award.

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1986: Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker's six goals in five matches made him the first English winner of the Golden Shoe award. In fact, Lineker's three goals in England's Group F match against Poland were the only goals England managed in the group stages. He scored twice against Paraguay and grabbed one goal back for England in their quarter final match against Argentina but couldn't find the equaliser England needed.

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1990: Salvatore Schillaci

Salvatore Schillaci's six goals in seven matches made him the top goalscorer at Italia '90. Schillaci scored Italy's second goal in the play-off with England which secured his nation a third place finish.

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1994: Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov

Russian Oleg Salenko was awarded the Golden Shoe in 1994 along with Hristo Stoichkov of Bulgaria with six goals each. Salenko played only three games as Russia crashed out with three points in the group stages whereas Stoichkov played in all seven of Bulgaria's matches as they finished fourth in the USA.

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1998: Davor Šuker

Davor Šuker played in all seven of Croatia's games in France where they finished in third position. Šuker scored six goals throughout their campaign, including the winning goal in Croatia's third place play-off with the Netherlands, which secured them their highest World Cup finish.

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2006: Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose scored five goals for Germany during the World Cup in 2006. The German striker topped the scoring chart by two goals ahead of Hernán Crespo and Ronaldo - both with three goals - who were awarded silver and bronze respectively.

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2010: Thomas Müller

Germany's Thomas Müller scored five goals during the 2010 tournament in South Africa - including two against England in the round of 16 and the opening goal in the game against Uruguay that won them a third place finish overall. Müller tied for top goalscorer with Spain's David Villa, Uruguay's Diego Forlán and the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder, but due to the German star's three assists, he was awarded the Golden Boot.