Players Who Are Leading The Goals Chart In The World Cup So Far
The hotly contested World Cup 2022 Golden Boot race is in full swing, with some of the game’s most lethal goal scorers bringing their talents to the biggest stage.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Harry Kane won the Golden Boot, but who will take home the prize this time?
Harry Kane is still a strong favourite to win the Golden Boot for the second tournament in a row — something no one has ever done — but he’ll face strong competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Mehdi Taremi, Enner Valencia, and others.CONTINUE READING
Here are the top seven World Cup goal scorers so far.
1. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) 3 goals:
Enner Valencia made his World Cup debut with a brace against hosts Qatar, helping Ecuador to a 2-0 victory. He would have had a hat trick if VAR hadn’t overruled a goal.
He continued his impressive scoring streak with a tap-in against the Netherlands immediately after the first half to equalize for Ecuador.
2. Bukayo Saka (England) 2 goals:
Bukayo Saka scored twice in his World Cup debut against Iran. The winger scored twice in each half to help England to a 6-2 victory in their first match.
3. Olivier Giroud (France) 2 goals:
France won their first match thanks to Giroud’s brace against Australia. He is also now the country’s joint-top goalscorer, along with Thierry Henry, and could soon surpass the former Arsenal player.
4. Richarlison (Brazil) 2 goals:
Richarlison started as the number 9 in Brazil’s four-man attack, but he struggled to make an impact due to the Serbian defense’s tenacity.
However, his goal off the rebound of the Serbian keeper following Vinicius Junior’s strike gave the Brazilians a 1-0 lead.
His second goal was an absurd strike in which he controlled Vinicius Junior’s ball into the box mid-air and struck a powerful overhead kick to propel Brazil to victory.
5. Ferran Torres (Spain) 2 goals:
In their first match, Spanish forward Ferran Torres scored twice in a convincing victory. Torres was outstanding in Spain’s first match, scoring a penalty and then a brilliant goal to increase his goal tally to two.
6. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) 2 goals:
Gakpo scored a crucial header as the Netherlands defeated Senegal 2-0 in their first match. He then opened the scoring against Ecuador with an absolute stunner from his weak foot.
7. Mehdi Taremi (Iran) 2 goals:
While Iran couldn’t compete with England’s dominance, their frontman Taremi scored twice against the 2018 semi-finalists. A thrilling finish off the crossbar and a penalty assisted the striker in reducing the deficit.