The Golden Boot award for the top scorer is always a big deal at any international tournament, but never more so than the World Cup – the pinnacle of any player’s career.
The original version of the award at the Women’s World Cup was the Golden Shoe, rather than boot, and was presented from the inaugural tournament in 1991 until 2007. From 2011 onwards, it has been the Golden Boot, with 2023 the fourth World Cup under that name.
The second top scorer is presented with the Silver Boot, while third place get the Bronze Boot.
In the event of multiple players finishing on the same number of…