World Cup 2022: Top Scorers As Brilliant Kylian Mbappe Leads the Way

World Cup 2022: Top Scorers As Brilliant Kylian Mbappe Leads the Way

  • PSG forward Kylian Mbappe currently tops the goalscorers charts at the World Cup in Qatar
  • The star has so far scored an impressive five times and will be looking to add to his goal tally
  • Lionel Messi, Cody Gakpo and Alvaro Morate are the other players aiming for the Golden Boot

There will be more to win during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, apart from the prestigious trophy.

Players are expected to pick up individual awards after the tournament for their impressive performances, with the Golden Boot among the top awards to be won.

The coveted prize will be awarded to the player with the most goals in the competition.

Kylian Mbappe, France, FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, Lionel Messi, Cody Gakpo, Alvaro Morata
Kylian Mbappe during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between France and Poland at the Al Thumama Stadium. Photo by Ayman Aref.
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England skipper Harry Kane picked up the award during the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia, and will be hoping to retain it with the Three Lions firmly in the competition.

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However, Kane is expected to face some stiff competition from some of the world's finest finishers, who have set their sights on winning the gong.

Mbappe leads Golden Boot hunt

Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe is currently leading the way in the Golden Boot race after a brilliant run of form with France.

Mbappe has already scored five goals so far in the tournament and will be keen to add to his tally in the subsequent rounds of fixtures.

The youngster laid a stake on the award after his brace against Poland, which sent Les Bleus to the quarter-finals.

Lionel Messi is placed second on the goalscorers charts, with the Argentina skipper having three goals to his name.

He is on level with Spain's Alvaro Morata and the Netherlands' hotshot Cody Gakpo, who have each netted three times so far.

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The World Cup's top scorers

Below are the top 10 World Cup top scorers so far (as of Tuesday, December 6, 0630 hrs GMT):

1. Kylian Mbappe (France) - 5 goals

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 3 goals

3. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands) - 3 goals

4. Alvaro Morata (Spain) - 3 goals

5. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) - 3 goals

6. Bukayo Saka (England) - 3 goals

7. Marcus Rashford (England) - 3 goals

8. Olivier Giroud (France) - 3 goals

9. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) - 2 goals

10. Richarlison (Brazil) - 2 goals

Ferdinand chooses Mbappe over Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Rio Ferdinand says Mbappe’s performance against Poland was full of confidence and comparable to Lionel Messi's role, at the centre of Argentina's 2-1 victory over Australia.

Mbappe netted twice for France, as Didier Deschamps' team progressed to the quarter-final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 3-1 victory over Poland.

According to the Daily Mail, Ferdinand believes the 23-year-old forward is devastating in all areas and has had the most explosive performance of the tournament so far.