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GOLDEN  SHOE AWARD

 
 

 


The leading goalscorer at every FIFA World Cup™ finals is awarded the adidas Golden Shoe - past winners of the accolade include Gerd Muller, Ronaldo and Just Fontaine.

The world adores goalscorers, the men who thrill the crowds in the stadium and the countless millions watching at home on TV with their prolific exploits at FIFA World Cup™ finals. The leading striker at every tournament is awarded the adidas Golden Shoe, an accolade won by some of the all-time greats over the long history of the event.

France star Just Fontaine and German ace Gerd Muller rate as the record-holders at FIFA World Cup final tournaments. Fontaine struck an incredible 13 goals at the 1958 FIFA World Cup Sweden™, a record which stands to this day.

German legend ‘Der Bomber’ Muller stands out on his own with a total of 14 goals at two finals, ten at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ and a further four at the tournament in Germany four years later.
Of the current generation, Brazil striker Ronaldo has Muller and Fontaine's records firmly in his sights. The Real Madrid front man topped the scoring charts at the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ with eight goals. ‘O Fenômeno’ thus ended a 28-year stretch during which the leading scorer at the finals had netted no more than six goals. Ronaldo now has 12 finals goals to his name, catching up with the legendary Pele and closing in fast on Muller's record.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ is certain to produce another deadly superstar destined for global fame. Ronaldo netted ten times in qualifying, bettered only by Portugal's Pedro Pauleta (11 goals) and the top scorer in worldwide qualification, Jared Borgetti of Mexico with an impressive 14 strikes.
Natural-born strikers like these are a guarantee of goals galore next summer


 

TOP SCORERS


Who will be the top scorer at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ finals? Could it be one of the best scorers from the qualifiers?

   
African Zone:   Asian Zone:   European Zone:
Adebayor (TOG)    Daei
(IRN)
   Pauleta
(POR)
   
N & C American & Caribbean Zone:   Oceanian Zone:   South American Zone:
 Borgetti
(MEX)
   CAHILL Tim (AUS)    Ronaldo
(BRA)


 

 

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