If there is a place where you would really want to be in the top, it must be the World Cup tournament. And one of the most most prestigious prizes at the World Cup is the Golden Boot, which is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in the tournament. A slightly more unofficial title goes to the football boot that has produced the most goals at the World Cup. We have gathered a top 5 of the most goalscoring football boots at the World Cup in Brazil.
At the moment three players are neck and neck in the fight for the top scorers title at the World Cup in Brazil. Neymar is playing his first World Cup with the burden of a whole nation on his shoulders. Neymar however, doesn't look to be weighed down by the pressure, and has with four goals been Brazil's most remarkable player so far. Messi is participating at the World Cup for his third time, but for the first time it seems that he is able to live up to the enormous potential, which he has shown over several seasons in Barcelona. Thomas Müller is participating for the second time and is looking to continue the same form as he showed in 2010. Back then he scored five goals, but after four games he is now already at four goals, just as the two South Americans.
Another and, in our opinion, slightly more fun statistic is on which boots that are really doing the business at the World Cup. And here we are seeing the adidas F50 Adizero way ahead already. No less than 40 times has a player wearing the F50 Adizero found the back of the net at the World Cup (and we are counting goals scored both with the feet and head). The light weight boot is well ahead in the lead; and in the list of top goalscorers we can also find no less than 6 players in the top 10 who are wearing the F50 Adizero. The Adizero is also the boot that has produced the most goals across the countries. An impressive 17 of the 32 participating nations have scored with the F50 Adizero. All across the board impressive statistics, and something that adidas must be enjoying quite a lot.
In second position we find Nike's new big new thing, the explosive mercurial Superfly. The football boot that was presented with a Flyknit upper and the Dynamic Fit Collar; and which Cristiano Ronaldo was meant to fire goals in, now has 20 goals to its name in Brazil. But a goals show from CR7 was not something we got to see. He did get one goal, but then that was it. On the other hand, Xherdan Shaqiri did the business in the Superfly with this hat-trick against Honduras. 12 countries have managed to find the back of the net with the Superfly. Switzerland is the country that has managed to get the most goals with the Superfly (four goals).
Taking up the third place is a slightly more surprising football boot. Here the adidas Predator Instinct comes in with fourteen goals. Spain dominates right here with three goals, respectively from Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata. The new Predator Instinct has also taken our WebTV hosts, Joltter and Jakob, by storm; and it certainly also looks like adidas are on to something with their new Predator Instinct, which includes a line of technical elements for your passes, strikes and dribbling.
All the way “down” in the fourth spot we find the Hypervenom. Nike present the Hypervenom as the weapon for the deadly attacker; and while Neymar Jr. has truly lived up the presentation, the other Hypervenom players have not really shown the deadliness that they are otherwise know for. For example, Sturridge and Rooney have only manages to get one goal each. On the other hand, Klose managed to tangent Ronaldo's all time top scorer record, wearing the Hypervenom boot; hereby confirming that the Hypervenom is a boot for the deadliest strikers in the world.
Last on our little list we find yet another Nike football boot. We are talking about the new Mercurial Vapor X. This boot came out about the same time as the new Superfly and offer an alternative to the players who are not fully comfortable with the new elements on the Superfly. Here it is especially Enner Valencia who is responsible for the success of the boot, with three goals in the new Vapor X. bad news both for him, the Vapor X and Ecuador is, that he will not have the opportunity to score more goals at this World Cup. It will therefore be exciting to see who is going to produced the goals for popular Vapor X.
We have taken a look at the football boots that have produced the most goals at the World Cup in Brazil, and it may not be the biggest of surprises that the Adizero is in the lead. The boot is worn by a long list of top strikers including Messi, Benzema, Müller and Suarez. Which of the five boots is your favourite? Or maybe your favourite is not on the list?