World Cup Award Winners

First introduced in 1982, the Golden Ball award is presented to the FIFA World Cup tournament's best player. The top goal scorer, or goal scorers, is awarded the Golden Boot. The Golden Gloves award has been given to the top performing goalkeeper of the tournament since 1994. Players 21 years old and younger are eligible for the Best Young Player award. For a list of past World Cup winners, hosts, and statistics visit the World Cup History page.
Year Golden Ball Golden Boot Goals Scored Golden Gloves Best Young Player
2014 Lionel Messi
James Rodriguez
6 Manuel Neuer Paul Pogba
2010 Diego Forlan
Thomas Muller
5 Iker Casillas Thomas Muller
2006 Zinedine Zidane
Miroslav Klose
5 Gianluigi Buffon Lukas Podolski
2002 Oliver Kahn
Ronaldo
8 Oliver Kahn
1998 Ronaldo
Davor Suker
6 Fabien Barthez
1994 Romario
Oleg Salenko
Hristo Stoichkov
6 Michel Preud'homme
1990 Salvatore Schillaci
Salvatore Schillaci
6
1986 Diego Maradona
Gary Lineker
6
1982 Paolo Rossi
Paolo Rossi
6
1978
Mario Kempes
6
1974
Grzegorz Lato
7
1970
Gerd Muller
10
1966
Eusebio
9
1962
Florian Albert
Valentin Ivanov
Garrincha
Vava
Drazan Jerkovic
Leonel Sanchez
4
1958
Just Fontaine
13
1954
Sandor Kocsis
11
1950
Ademir
8
1938
Leonidas
8
1934
Oldrich Nejedly
5
1930
Guillermo Stabile
8