Golden Boot Award Odds: Kane Favored to Repeat

Harry Kane took home his first-ever Golden Boot award after his performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Can the England striker do it again? Find out more in our breakdown of the 2022 Golden Boot odds.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2022 2:55 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin this fall and with the results of the draw finalized, more odds have been listed as matchups have been set.

One of them is the prestigious Golden Boot Award, awarded to the top goalscorer in the tournament. 

Harry Kane took home the award in 2018, scoring six goals for England in Russia, leading his team to a fourth-place finish. Can the Tottenham star do it again — or will there be a new winner?

Find out in our full 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot odds breakdown below.

2022 Golden Boot odds

Player Odds to win Golden Boot
Harry Kane (England) +700
Kylian Mbappe (France) +800
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +1,200
Lionel Messi (Argentina) +1,400
Karim Benzema (France) +1,400
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) +1,600
Neymar (Brazil) +2,000
Raheem Sterling (England) +2,000
Vinicius Jr. (Brazil) +2,500
Memphis (Netherlands) +2,500
Diogo Jota (Portugal) +2,500

Odds courtesy of bet365 as of April 29, 2022.

2022 Golden Boot favorites

Harry Kane (+700)

In 69 games with the Three Lions, Harry Kane has been able to score 49 goals. The 28-year-old striker is only four goals back of Wayne Rooney to tie him for the most goals in Enaldn World Cup history at 53. 

Kane is currently on 12 goals in the Premier League this year, after a slow start. With the way Kane is performing, there's no reason the London native can't break Rooney's record or match his own six goals in the 2018 World Cup that awarded him his first-ever Golden Boot.

Kylian Mbappe (+800)

Mbappe is only 23 years old but it feels like he's been around forever now. The PSG star has 22 goals in 31 games this season in Ligue 1, and will be the go-to player on a France team in November that is looking to repeat as champions.

In the 2018 World Cup, Mbappe became the youngest French player to score in the history of the tournament and ended up winning the Best Young Player Award for his total of four goals as France ended up winning it all. 

As good as Mbappe performed in 2018, he could be even better this time around. 

Cristiano Ronaldo (+1,400)

The winner of five Ballon d'Ors and four European Golden Shoes, one accolade still eluding the Portugal legend is the World Cup Golden Boot. 

Even at age 37, Ronaldo still finds himself near the top of the odds board for this award. He has scored 115 goals in 186 total national team appearances with his home country and is still producing in his return to Man United.

Ronaldo's chances for the Golden Boot this fall will basically depend on how far Portugal makes it. Currently, Ronaldo & Co. are listed at +1,200 to win the tournament, while Kane and Mgappe's respective countries are both listed at +550.

Recent winners of the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot

Year Golden Boot Winner Goals Scored
2018 Harry Kane (England) 6
2014 James Rodriguez (Colombia) 6
2010 Thomas Muller (Germany) 5
2006 Miroslav Klose (Germany) 5
2002 Ronaldo (Brazil) 8
1998 Davor Suker (Croatia) 6
1994 Oleg Salenko (Russia) / Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) 6
1990 Salvatore Schillaci (Italy) 6

2022 World Cup Golden Boot FAQs

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