FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Boot

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The FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Boot is an award that is given to the highest-scoring athlete in each FIFA Women’s World Cup. The first FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Boot award was given in the inaugural 1991 China Women’s World Cup to Michelle Akers. In this tournament, Michelle Akers scored ten goals throughout the United States’s six matches, making her the highest-ranked goal scorer in the competition. The FIFA Golden Boot award has existed in men’s World Cups since 1982, just like the FIFA Men’s Golden Ball award. In 1991, with the creation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the FIFA Women’s Golden Boot award made its debut.

After scoring ten goals in the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Michelle Akers, an American forward, won the first FIFA Women’s Golden Boot award. Akers played a large role in the United States’s 1991 World Cup victory, also receiving the Women’s Silver Ball award, denoting her the second-best player of the tournament. To date, Michelle Akers is the highest goal scorer in a single FIFA Women’s World Cup ever.

Along with the FIFA Women’s Golden Boot award, there are also the Women’s Silver and Bronze Boot awards. The Silver Boot award is given to the World Cup’s second highest goal scorer, and the Bronze Boot is given to the third highest goal scorer. The first player to receive the Women’s Silver Boot award was Heidi Mohr in 1991. The First Bronze Boot was given to both Linda Medalen and Carin Jennings, as they both scored six goals in the 1991 tournament.


Who has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Boot?

  • 1991 China: Michelle Akers (10 Goals)
  • 1995 Sweden: Ann Kristin Aarønes (6 Goals)
  • 1999 United States: Sun Wen, Sissi (7 Goals)
  • 2003 United States: Birgit Prinz (7 Goals)
  • 2007 China: Marta (7 Goals)
  • 2011 Germany: Homare Sawa (5 Goals)
  • 2015 Canada: Célia Šašić (6 Goals)
  • 2019 France: Megan Rapinoe (6 Goals)

Who has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Boot?

  • 1991 China: Heidi Mohr (7 Goals)
  • 1995 Sweden: Hege Riise (5 Goals)
  • 1999 United States:  N/A
  • 2003 United States: Maren Meinert (4 Goals)
  • 2007 China: Abby Wambach (6 Goals)
  • 2011 Germany: Marta (4 Goals)
  • 2015 Canada: Carli Lloyd (6 Goals)
  • 2019 France: Alex Morgan (6 Goals)

Who has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze Boot?

  • 1991 China: Linda Medalen, Carin Jennings (6 Goals)
  • 1995 Sweden: Shi Guihong (3 Goals)
  • 1999 United States: Ann Kristin Aarønes (4 Goals)
  • 2003 United States: Kátia (4 Goals)
  • 2007 China: Ragnhild Gulbrandsen (6 Goals)
  • 2011 Germany: Abby Wambach (4 Goals)
  • 2015 Canada: Anja Mittag (5 Goals)
  • 2019 France: Ellen White (6 Goals)

FAQ

What is the Golden Boot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Golden Boot award is given to the player that scored the most goals throughout the tournament. The Women’s Golden Boot award was first granted in 1991, during the first FIFA Women’s World Cup, to Michelle Akers. Throughout the United States’ six games in the 1991 World Cup, Akers scored a total of ten goals. Michelle Akers’ performance in the 1991 World Cup also made her the single highest scorer in a Women’s World Cup in history.

What is the Silver Boot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Silver Boot award is given to the player that scored the second highest number of goals throughout the tournament. The Women’s Silver Boot winner is the runner up to the Golden Boot winner. The Women’s Silver Boot award was first granted in 1991, in the first FIFA Women’s World Cup, to Heidi Mohr. Heidi Mohr scored a total of seven goals throughout the 1991 World Cup.

What is the Bronze Boot in the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Bronze Boot award is given to the player that scored the third highest number of goals throughout the tournament, denoting them as the third highest goal scorer. The Women’s Bronze Boot award was first given in the 1991 China World Cup to both Linda Medalen and Carin Jennings. Medalen and Jennings each scored six goals throughout the tournament.