Harry Kane joins illustrious list of World Cup Golden Boot winners
The England striker netted six times as England reached the semi-finals in Russia.
Harry Kane has become just the second English player to win the World Cup Golden Boot.
Kane matched the six goals scored by Gary Lineker in Mexico in 1986 to claim the accolade.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at the previous top scorers since England were crowned world champions in 1966.
1966 England – Eusebio
Winner of the Ballon d’Or the previous year, the Benfica forward scored nine in Portugal’s run to third place, including four goals in one match against North Korea.
1970 Mexico – Gerd Muller
Muller was named European Footballer of the Year in 1970 and the Bayern Munich striker’s 10-goal haul for West Germany remains the third highest ever at a single World Cup.
1974 West Germany – Grzegorz Lato
4⃣4⃣ DAYS TO GO! 🏆🇷🇺— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) May 1, 2018
🇵🇱 @LaczyNasPilka have scored 44 #WorldCup goals (1.4 per game). Grzegorz Lato won the @adidasfootball Golden Boot after scoring 7 goals at the 1974 World Cup
👉 https://t.co/OJ46DHhqjD pic.twitter.com/IvR0GKVPVk
The only Polish player ever to win the Golden Boot, the winger scored seven times as his country finished third.
1978 Argentina – Mario Kempes
Kempes failed to score in the first round of games but netted twice against both Poland and Peru in the second round of fixtures before his famous double against Holland in the final to take his tournament tally to six goals.
1982 Spain – Paolo Rossi
The Juventus forward led Italy to the World Cup with his six goals. Like Kempes before him, Rossi was also named player of the tournament.
1986 Mexico – Gary Lineker
Congratulations to @HKane on winning the golden boot. Welcome to the club, young man.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 15, 2018
Half of Lineker’s six goals came in a 3-0 win against Poland, with his 25-minute hat-trick the second quickest in World Cup history. Two more goals against Paraguay followed in the knockout stages before England were controversially eliminated by Argentina in the quarter-finals, with Lineker on the scoresheet in a 2-1 loss.
1990 Italy – Salvatore Schillaci
Starting the tournament as a sub in Italy's first match against Austria - Totò Schillaci went above and beyond to prove himself at the 1990 #WorldCup, earning both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot (as well as third place🥉).— FIFA Museum (@FIFAMuseum) July 10, 2018
Both awards are now part of the FIFA Museum Collection. pic.twitter.com/VwiqcdiBKF
A relative unknown before the tournament started, having only started one game for the Azzurri prior to the World Cup. Schillaci was the surprise star as hosts Italy finished third thanks to his six goals.
1994 United States – Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov
💯 days, 💯 players | Hristo Stoichkov— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) March 15, 2018
The striker led 🇧🇬️ Bulgaria to a fantastic fourth-place finish at the 1994 #WorldCup. He was jointly awarded the @adidas Golden Boot, scoring six goals at the competition. pic.twitter.com/badtbmoO6v
Russia’s Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that went out in the group stages. He shared the award with Stoichkov, who also scored six times to help Bulgaria finish fourth. Both players were making their debuts in the World Cup.
1998 France – Davor Suker
Six was the magic number for the sixth tournament in a row as Suker’s goals helped Croatia finish third in their first ever World Cup.
2002 South Korea/Japan – Ronaldo
One of the competition’s most consistent performers, the Brazilian’s eight goals in 2002 are sandwiched by four in 1998 and three in 2006 to make him the second highest scorer in World Cup history.
2006 Germany – Miroslav Klose
The man who eclipses Ronaldo is Germany’s Klose, who across four tournaments between 2002 and 2014 scored 16 goals, including his Golden Boot success with just five when his country were hosts.
2010 South Africa – Thomas Muller
Five was enough again four years later when fellow German Muller collected the accolade on his tournament bow. Muller, David Villa, Wesley Sneijder and Diego Forlan actually all tied on five goals but Muller won by virtue of having more assists.
2014 Brazil – James Rodriguez
The Colombian scored six times on his World Cup debut before his streak was ended by hosts Brazil in the quarter-finals. It was the first time since 1994 that the Golden Boot winner had not gone beyond the last eight stage of the competition.