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My bookmaker has prices for the golden boot winner and the top tournament goal scorer in the World Cup. What is the difference between the two awards?

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There could be multiple top goal scorers, but there can only be one Golden Boot winner. Multiple players could score the most amount of goals, but only one will be awarded the Golden Boot. If there is a tie, the player who has the most number of assists will be awarded the Golden Boot. If there is still a tie, then the player who has played the least amount of time will be awarded the trophy.

Source: Wikipedia - World Cup Golden Boot

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but 1994 there was 2 golden boot winners – Dirty-flow Jul 7 '14 at 15:14
Seems like FIFA didn't have tie breaker rule before then, and awarded the trophy to multiple players. 1994 was the first multiple players score the most goals. In 2010 4 players tied for the most goals (each scoring 5 each), the trophy went to Thomas Muller of Germany since he has 3 assists, while the remaining three has one assist each. – alamoot Jul 7 '14 at 15:48
As far as I know, the tie breaker rule was introduced for the 2010 World Cup. – Roberto Bonvallet Jul 15 '14 at 19:25

It is awarded to the player with has the most points not most goals. The rule is that players in the top five football leagues are awarded two points per goal while players in the leagues rated 6-21 are awarded 1.5 point per goal, so the player with the maximum points from the divisions wins. And it can be awarded to more than a player in a single season, for example during the 2013-2014 season Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez were awarded two golden boots a piece for each player.

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This doesn't seem relevant as the question is along about the World Cup. – Philip Kendall Oct 25 at 6:14

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