*Current Favourites: Messi 8/1, Naymar 12/1, Ronaldo 14/1

 

Every soccer player dreams of winning the Golden Boot award at the World Cup, to have a chance you have to be able to score lots of goals, so who are these wonder players who seem to be able to score for fun at the very top level of the game?.

The top scorer of all time is Brazil’s Ronaldo, the forward holds the record for scoring 15 goals in 3 World Cups. His World Cup career started in France in 1998 when he scored 4 goals. In the 2002 tournament Ronaldo won both the Golden Shoe (now re named the Golden Boot) and Golden Ball awards, scoring eight goals and bringing his tally to 12. The 2006 World Cup saw an overweight Ronaldo, he still managed to hit the back of the net three times.

Running Ronaldo a close second, is Gerd Muller of West Germany. Muller was a prolific goal scoring machine who managed to score 14 goals in 2 World Cups, he scored 10 goals in just 6 games during the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Also with 14 goals, is fellow German Miroslav Klose, his first World Cup was in 2002 when he scored 5 goals. At the 2006 World Cup in Germany he once again scored 5 goals, finally the 2010 World Cup saw him score 4 more, he is the only footballer to score 5 goals in two consecutive World Cups. Should Klose play in the 2014 World Cup he could take the record from Ronaldo (40/1 with Paddy Power).

You can bet on who will be the top goal scorer in the 2014 World Cup at Paddy Power, they currently have Lionel Messi as the favourite on 8/1.