The Golden Boot is FIFA's official award for the top goal-scorer at each World Cup tournament. The first time an official goal-scorer award was given was at the 1982 World Cup, when it was called the Golden Shoe (it was rebranded as the Golden Boot in 2010). However, even though no official awards were given before this, the football world generally recognises the top scorers of the previous tournaments as Golden Boot winners. It's fair to say that it's probably one of the most iconic football player awards around, and its winners amongst the best remembered in the game.
USA '94 was the last time that the award was shared, with Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov both bagging six goals, although Salenko did score five of his in a single game, as Russia thrashed Cameroon 6-1. Since then, if more than one player top scores with the same number of goals, then the award goes to the player with the fewest goals scored from penalties. If that's the same then it goes to the player with more assists. And if that's still the same then it goes to the player who has played the least amount of pitch-time.
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