Kylian Mbappe Beats Lionel Messi To Win 2022 World Cup Golden Boot
His team lost the World Cup final, but France forward Kylian Mbappe has won the FIFA Golden Boot trophy, after scoring the most goals in the tournament.
He grabbed two assists and scored a total of eight goals, including three against Argentina on Sunday in an exhilarating final at Lusail Stadium.
His PSG teammate and Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi scored the second-most goals, with seven and three assists.
Messi’s teammate Julian Alvarez finished third with five goals to his name, while France’s Olivier Giroud was unable to add to his tally of four after being substituted in the first half of the final.
Mbappe’s total of eight goals in Qatar is the joint highest at a single World Cup since Gerd Muller scored 10 times in 1970 (also Ronaldo, eight in 2002), but that will come as little consolation to the forward following France’s painful defeat.
The 23-year-old entered Sunday’s game level with Messi on five goals and twice fell behind in his battle against the Argentina captain in an exhilarating contest.