World Cup Top Goal Scorers - Thomas Mueller Wins The Golden Shoe

Who is leading the scoring charts for the World Cup Golden Shoe?
Thomas Mueller of Bayern Munich and Germany has won the World Cup Golden Shoe after finishing joint-top of the scoring charts and with the most assists.

Mueller shared a tally of five with David Villa of Spain, Uruguay's Diego Forlan, and Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, but managed three assists while the others could hit just one.

Thus the young German in his first ever World Cup wins the award, as FIFA decided that assists will be used to decide in the case of a tie.

Below we give a chart containing all the 2010 World Cup goal scorers. Players are sorted first by goals scored, then (to separate the top four only) assists, then minutes per goal (MPG), then finally surname.

Last update: Sunday 10 July 2010, 23:24 SAST

Rank Name Country Club Goals (Pens) Assists Minutes MPG
1 Thomas Mueller
GER
Bayern Munich
5 (0) 3 473' 95
2 David Villa
ESP
Barcelona
5 (0) 1 635' 127
3 Wesley Sneijder*
NED Inter 5 (0) 1 652' 130
4 Diego Forlan
URU
Atletico Madrid
5 (0) 1 654' 131
5 Gonzalo Higuain
ARG Real Madrid
4 (0)   341' 85
6 Robert Vittek
SVK
Ankaragucu
4 (0)   343' 86
7 Miroslav Klose
GER
Bayern Munich
4 (0)   357' 89
8 Landon Donovan
USA
Los Angeles Galaxy
3 (0)   390' 130
9 Luis Fabiano
BRA
Sevilla
3 (0)   418' 139
10 Asamoah Gyan
GHA
Rennes
3 (0)   501' 167
11 Luis Suarez
URU Ajax
3 (0)   543' 181
12 Brett Holman
AUS
AZ
2 (0)   136' 68
13 Elano
BRA
Galatasaray
2 (0)   140' 70
14 Javier Hernandez
MEX
Chivas Guadalajara
2 (0)   169' 85
15 Kalu Uche
NGA
Almeria 2 (0)   195' 98'
16 Samuel Eto'o
CMR
Internazionale
2 (0)   270' 135
17 Tiago
POR
Atletico Madrid
2 (0)   298' 149
18 Carlos Tevez
ARG Manchester City
2 (0)   324' 162
19 Robinho
BRA
Manchester City
2 (0)   354' 177
20 Chung-Yong Lee
ROK Bolton 2 (0)   359' 180
21 Jung-Soo Lee
ROK
Kashima Antlers
2 (0)   360' 180
22 Arjen Robben
NED Bayern Munich 2 (0)   387' 194
23 Keisuke Honda
JPN
CSKA Moscow
2 (0)   390' 195
24
Lukas Podolski
GER
Koeln
2 (0)   531' 266
25 Andres Iniesta
ESP
Barcelona
2 (0)   557' 279
26 Martin Palermo
ARG Boca Juniors
1 (0)   10' 10
27 Kamil Kopunek
SVK
Spartak Trnava
1 (0)   22' 22
28 Fabio Quagliarella
ITA
Napoli
1 (0)   44' 44
29 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
NED
AC Milan
1 (0)   48' 48
30 Romaric
CIV
Sevilla
1 (0)   98' 98
31 Shinji Okazaki
JPN
Shimizu S-Pulse
1 (0)   105' 105
32 Cuauhtemoc Blanco
MEX
Veracruz
1 (0)   112' 112
33 Marko Pantelic SRB Ajax 1 (0)   113' 113
34 Liedson
POR
Sporting CP
1 (0)   121' 121
35 Dimitris Salpigidis GRC PAOK 1 (0)   121' 121
36 Sulley Muntari
GHA
Inter
1 (0)   134' 134
37 Hugo Almeida
POR
Werder Bremen
1 (0)   135' 135
38 Mark Gonzalez
CHI
CSKA Moscow
1 (0)   137' 137
39 Rodrigo Millar
CHI
Colo Colo
1 (0)   142' 142
40 Tim Cahill
AUS
Everton
1 (0)   146' 146
41 Florent Malouda FRA Chelsea 1 (0)   149' 149
42 Antonio Di Natale
ITA
Udinese
1 (0)   152' 152
43 Marcell Jansen
GER
Bayern Munich
1 (0)   154' 154
44 Salomon Kalou
CIV
Chelsea
1 (0)   160' 160
45= Jermain Defoe
ENG
Tottenham
1 (0)   173' 173
45= Zlatan Ljubijankic SVN
Gent
1 (0)   173' 173
46 Jon Dahl Tomasson
DEN Feyenoord 1 (0)   176' 176
47 Matthew Upson
ENG
West Ham
1 (0)   180' 180
48 Didier Drogba
CIV
Chelsea
1 (0)   204' 204
49 Cacau GER
Stuttgart
1 (0)   205' 205
50 Gelson Fernandes
SUI
St. Etienne
1 (0)   212' 212
51 Simao
POR
Atletico Madrid
1 (0)   217' 217
52 Vasilis Torosidis
GRC
Olympiakos
1 (0)   235' 235
53 Nicklas Bendtner
DEN Arsenal 1 (0)   242' 242
54 Milan Jovanovic SRB Liverpool 1 (0)   245' 245
55 Yakubu Aiyegbeni NGA
Everton 1 (0)   250' 250
56 Valter Birsa SVN
Auxerre
1 (0)   261' 261
57= Daniele De Rossi
ITA
Roma
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Vincenzo Iaquinta
ITA
Juventus
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Steven Gerrard
ENG
Liverpool
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Yun-Nam Ji
PRK
April 25
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Bongani Khumalo
RSA
Supersport United
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Robert Koren
SVN
None
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Katlego Mphela
RSA
Mamelodi Sundowns
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Winston Reid
NZL
Midtjylland 1 (0)   270' 270
57= Dennis Rommedahl
DEN Ajax 1 (0)   270' 270
57= Shane Smeltz
NZL
Gold Coast United
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Yaya Toure
CIV
Barcelona
1 (0)   270' 270
57= Siphiwe Tshabalala
RSA
Kaizer Chiefs
1 (0)   270' 270
58 Raul Meireles
POR
Porto
1 (0)   329' 329
59 Chu-Young Park
ROK
Monaco
1 (0)   347' 347'
60= Jean Beausejour
CHI
Club America
1 (0)   360' 360
60= Gabriel Heinze
ARG
Marseille
1 (0)   360' 360
60= Rafael Marquez
MEX
Barcelona
1 (0)   360' 360
60= Ji-Sung Park
ROK
Manchester United
1 (0)   360' 360
60= Cristiano Ronaldo
POR
Real Madrid
1 (0)   360' 360
61 Yasuhito Endo
JPN
Gamba Osaka
1 (0)   389' 389
62= Antolin Alcaraz
PAR
Wigan
1 (0)   390' 390
62= Michael Bradley
USA
Moenchengladbach
1 (0)   390' 390
62= Clint Dempsey
USA
Fulham
1 (0)   390' 390
63 Alvaro Pereira
URU Porto
1 (0)   409' 409
64 Enrique Vera
PAR
Atlas
1 (0)   414' 414
65= Martin Demichelis
ARG Bayern Munich
1 (0)   450' 450
65= Juan
BRA
Roma
1 (0)   450' 450
65= Maicon
BRA
Inter
1 (0)   450' 450
66 Kevin Prince Boateng
GHA
Portsmouth
1 (0)   464' 464
67 Cristian Riveros
PAR
Sunderland
1 (0)   480' 480
68 Edinson Cavani
URU Palermo
1 (0)   523' 523
69 Mesut Oezil GER
Werder Bremen
1 (0)   586' 586
70 Dirk Kuyt
NED
Liverpool
1 (0)   587' 587
71 Robin Van Persie
NED Arsenal 1 (0)   599' 599
72 Sami Khedira
GER
Stuttgart
1 (0)   608' 608
73 Arne Friedrich
GER
Wolfsburg
1 (0)   630' 630
74 Carles Puyol
ESP
Barcelona
1 (0)   654' 654
75 Giovanni van Bronckhorst
NED Feyenoord 1 (0)   655' 655
76 Maxi Pereira
URU Benfica
1 (0)   660' 660

Own Goals:
Daniel Agger of DEN
Chu-Young Park of ROK

*The first goal in NED 2-1 BRA was originally credited to Brazil's Felipe Melo as an own goal. On Saturday 3 July the FIFA Technical Study group instead awarded it to Dutch player Wesley Sneijder.

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