An unquestionable sign of world-class quality and international prestige, there are few better indicators of greatness than when a player manages to score more goals than anyone else at the World’s greatest sporting event.
With Eusebio, Garrincha and the original Ronaldo among its previous winners, the Golden Boot has kept company with some of the best footballers of all time, and it’s England’s Harry Kane that currently leads the way at the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Six-goal Kane has proven himself priceless, scoring in each of the games he’s played in so far, demonstrating killer instinct and nerves of steel on his country’s path to the quarter finals.
Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, currently in second place alongside Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, has done his best to keep pace with Kane by scoring four goals of his own. French sensation Kylian Mbappe also lurks behind on three, alongside Russia’s Artem Dzyuba, and Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani.
Lukaku failed to score during his team’s defeat to France in the semi-final on Tuesday, while Mbappe also didn’t make it on to the scoresheet in the same game.