Current highest goal scorers at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Top players are already vying for the Golden boot before the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals get underway. Harry Kane; the standout player and captain of England, won the prestigious accolade for the most goals scored at the 2018 World Cup, after tallying six goals and leading his team to the semifinals. At this World Cup, the golden boot race has taken a whole new level. 

The quality of goals scored at the FIFA World Cup makes it a must-watch event, and being the biggest sports tournament in the World, a lot of people are tuned in to watch their favorites shine on the grand platform. This has also increased the number of people who are betting on the World Cup, as there are a lot of matches to place wagers on.

The proliferation of dependable online bookies have also made the endeavor easier. People are allowed to use these sites in betting on the football matches played at the World Cup, where there is also unlimited gambling. The highest goal scorers at the World Cup in Qatar as of the end of the round of 16 stage are listed below.


Following his move from Everton FC to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, the Brazilian winger took a more central role, and he has succeeded ever since. However, he has not quite taken off for Tottenham. After making 3 appearances for Brazil in the World Cup, Richarlison has scored 3 goals, including an amazing scissors kick goal which is surely a goal of the tournament contender. 

Olivier Giroud

Coming off a title-winning season with AC Milan in the Serie A, the forward has been indispensable for the French team. After he moved to Chelsea from in 2018, the forward has achieved massive success, winning the Europa League, World Cup, the Champions League, and the Italian Serie A in four years. In 3 games at the World Cup, he has scored 3 goals. 

Bukayo Saka

Saka deservedly won the England player of the year award in 2022, after he impressed in the Euro 2020, and in the International scene overall. The 20 year old forward has done nothing than improve in the last three years, solidifying his place in an Arsenal team that is looking to win their first trophy in two years. After 3 games at the World Cup, the forward has netted 3 goals. 

Lionel Messi

Messi has had nothing short of a phenomenal career. Since he stepped onto the pitch 18 years ago, he has been at the top as one of the greatest players to ever kick a ball. Being one of the most decorated, the 35-year-old forward has won 38 major trophies, including winning the most Ballon D’or awards (7) ever in football history. After 4 games at the World Cup, he has netted 3 times, showing why he has been a popular bet for fans wagering on sites that offer limitless betting despite being self-excluded. 

Kylian Mbappe

Arguably the best player in this year’s World Cup, Mbappe has no plans of ever slowing down. Since he gained massive attention in 2017, the forward has been on the top of his game, and has been a massive problem for all the defenders he has faced.

After winning the Young best player award at the 2018 World Cup, after his heroics contributed massively to the French national team winning the trophy, he is on course to win the best player award in this edition of the 2022 World Cup. Mbappe has played 4 games in the tournament, and he has scored 5 times.