The top 10 players most likely to win the Golden Boot at FIFA World Cup 2022

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The top 10 players Golden Boot

Less than a month remains until the FIFA 2022 World Cup, and all teams are getting ready for the largest tournament. Players are eager to secure their place in the FIFA World Cup history book because the event only comes once every four years.

In addition to the trophy, numerous individual accolades will be presented to participants following the game as they compete for the opportunity to gloat about their goal-scoring skills. The top 10 candidates in the following article are predicted to take the Golden Boot at FIFA World Cup 2022.

Lautaro Martinez 

Lautaro Martinez

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez scored for Argentina against Chile, putting him on par with Lionel Messi in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Argentina performed well even without Messi and gained a spot in the 2022 World Cup. 

Martinez now has the same number of goals as Messi in the 2022 World Cup qualification. He kept up his outstanding form when playing with 18 goals in 36 games for the national team, primarily under coach Lionel Scaloni (17 goals). 

Martinez is doing a good job scoring for Argentina, despite the not-so-favorable statistics on finishing. He is also the leading scorer of Argentina, with 0.49 goals per game on average. 

Vinicius Junior

Vinicius is a player with a quick start and can turn and technique in a small range. He can drastically change the speed of the game and knows when to do so. It’s all about slowing down at the appropriate time and holding the ball to make a pass, cross, or shoot.

He, on the other hand, gets relatively few chances to play for the Brazilian national team. His recent match with Argentina was only his second appearance in the Brazilian starting lineup, and it was the first time he played more than 45 minutes. Manager Tite will likely consider experimenting with many positions, including maximizing the use of Vinicius.

Neymar’s absence from Brazil due to injury could provide Tite with an opportunity to test Vinicius in a new role: central midfielder. If he performs well, he can help Neymar lessen pressure and focus more on the attacking front.

Romelu Lukaku 

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku plays with his left foot. His dribbling ability helped him advance throughout his career. He is known all over the world as the famed goal-scoring eye thanks to his physical strength.

He is a complete player in terms of both high-level thinking and the ability to score goals at his own pace. Despite playing as a central striker, he has a strong connection with his teammates. Smart passes, especially those that provide space for teammates to score. Although other experts criticized him for his lack of defensive play, his scoring abilities made up for it.

In 2018, Lukaku scored 14 goals in 14 appearances for his country, his highest total in a calendar year since his Belgium debut. Lukaku has a spectacular international record, and he is the best scorer in Belgium with 68 goals in 102 games.

Memphis Depay

Examine the standings of the players with the most goals and assists in Europe’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Memphis Depay leads the league with 18 assists. This figure exceeds those of other well-known strikers such as Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Furthermore, Memphis Depay had a good year in the national team jersey in 2021, scoring 17 goals, a feat no other player has accomplished.

Memphis Depay has consistently been the Dutch national team’s first pick in attack in major tournaments throughout the years. The striker wearing the number 10 shirt is proving his value at the age of 27 – the greatest era in a football player’s career. 

Leaving behind the disappointments of not being able to take part in the 2018 World Cup and being eliminated early from Euro 2020, Memphis Depay is now in great shape to represent the Netherlands in Qatar this year.

Cristiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal won the play-off ticket for the European region to the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals after defeating North Macedonia 2-0. Portugal will be playing in its eighth World Cup overall and sixth in a row.

This will most likely be his final World Cup final. As a result, the Man United superstar will have the possibility to break numerous records. Ronaldo has appeared in four World Cup finals so far (2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018).

He is currently one of just four players to have scored in four different World Cups (along with Pele, Uwe Seeler, and Miroslav Klose). Overtaking Klose is not necessarily his priority, CR7 is keen to win the World Cup, the only major title he has yet to win.

Lionel Messi 

Messi, 35, has had a great season, scoring four goals in two games as Argentina defeated Honduras and Jamaica. More notably, Messi only played 34 minutes in the match against Jamaica but scored two goals.

That means the 35-year-old Argentine superstar is in peak form on the international stage ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. He has led Argentina to the Copa America triumph in 2021, but he has yet to win a World Cup.

Messi has now scored 90 goals for Argentina since his debut in 2005. It would not be unexpected if he scored 10 more goals in the eight possible matches between November and December. Only two players in football history have scored more goals in his international tournament than Messi, both with over 100 goals.


Among a slew of talented attackers such as Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Raphinha, and Antony, there is little doubt that Neymar is the most crucial player in Brazil at the 2022 World Cup. We can picture Neymar as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo when he is unbeatable in his home nation. This will most likely be his final World Cup and will be the ideal opportunity for the former Barcelona star to establish his value.

Under the new PSG head coach, Christophe Galtier, Neymar is off to one of his greatest starts to the season, dominating the scoring charts in Ligue 1 with seven goals. Not only that, but Neymar is the highest direct goal contributor in the top six divisions in Europe. More significantly, Neymar is playing like the Neymar we remember from our days at Santos: free, fearless, and uncompromising. Only three goals behind football superstar Pele in all-time national team scoring, Neymar may have many reasons to attempt in the 2022 World Cup.

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Benzema is competing in his second World Cup. His last outing was in Brazil in 2014 when France was ousted in the quarterfinals by Germany. The German team was then crowned champion.

Euro 2020 is a crucial turning point in his career, as he returns to the French team after serving a penalty from the French Football Federation for 5 years (FFF). Despite his outstanding performance, his national team was unable to advance to the round of 16 due to a penalty shootout loss to Switzerland.

“Benzema is a player who can alter the course of the game. It is the type of player who improves with age and reveals his experience and talent more and more.” In February, France coach Didier Deschamps stated. Above all, coach Deschamps requires his level for brainstorming World Cup matches.

Kylian Mbappe

France won the 2018 World Cup with ease. Kylian Mbappe, in particular, was the most spectacular player on the Les Bleus team in Russia four years ago.

Mbappe was then named Best Young Player of the World Cup 2018. And now, four years later, this striker has risen to the ranks of the best strikers in the world, becoming a team-carrying member of the national team roster.

Mbappe has started the season brilliantly, scoring 10 goals in nine games, and despite this, Deschamps only wants the France striker to make a few appearances in time to make it to Qatar in the best possible conditions.

Harry Kane 

Harry Kane

Harry Kane has regained his form and is ready to take England to the next level after finishing second in Euros. With six goals in the 2018 World Cup, the Tottenham striker was named the top scorer.

The fate of the World Cup depends entirely on Harry Kane. We don’t believe anyone can take his position. That’s why he has been tipped to win the golden boot in this World Cup.

Kane is an elite player. He wasn’t at his best in the last tournament, but he still managed four goals. England has a good chance of going far in the World Cup if Harry Kane performs well. Harry Kane also believes that losing against Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley will increase his ambition to win the World Cup.

England has only won the World Cup once in its history, in 1966, yet they are usually lauded before each tournament. However, according to Harry Kane, England has made progress in recent years, reaching the semi-finals (World Cup) and the final (EURO 2020), indicating that success in the 2022 World Cup is entirely achievable.