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
2018
Luka Modric
Harry Kane
6
Thibaut Courtois
Kylian Mbappe
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