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This is a list of all the FIFA Golden Boot-related articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Is Carli Lloyd Retired: One of US Women’s All-Time Players

People knew she would make history when Carli Lloyd grabbed a hat trick in the sixteenth minute of the 2015 World Cup final against Japan. The game is still one of the most memorable for her and soccer fans everywhere. …

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Leônidas Da Silva: The ‘Black Diamond’ Of Brazilian Soccer

Born near the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1913, Leônidas Da Silva started playing in 1930, before soccer became a professional sport. Two years later received his first national call-up. At the 1934 World Cup in Italy, he scored …

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Forwards In Soccer: The 50 Greatest In World Cup History

From Ademir to Zico, we celebrate and remember the best forwards in soccer to have played in a World Cup tournament since its inauguration in Uruguay in 1930. This Hall of Fame represents a shamelessly subjective selection that will inevitably …

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What Is A Hat Trick In Soccer: A Football Term Explained

Those of you who love soccer may be familiar with the phrase hat trick. Have you ever wondered what is a hat trick in soccer? As well as about its history and the record holders? If you are curious, we …

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Lionel Messi Complicated Relationship with Argentina

In the ever-changing landscape of football, there has been one constant. For 15 years, Lionel Messi has displayed an unrivaled dominance on the pitch; his success with Barcelona has been unparalleled. But World Cup glory continues to elude him. In …

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Enzo-Francescoli - Uruguayan And River Plate Soccer Player

Enzo Francescoli: The Uruguayan Prince

When people think of football legends, El Príncipe is frequently overlooked. Still, Enzo Francescoli was one of the best players of his era, arguably on par with peers Maradona and Zico. This Uruguayan and River Plate star deserves to be …

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Mane Garrincha Brazilian Soccer Player

The Extraordinary Garrincha

The mighty Pelé often overshadowed Brazilian players of bygone generations. Still, there were some whose star shone just as bright and sometimes brighter than that of their legendary teammate. One of these iconic athletes was Mané Garrincha, a tricky speedster …

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Hugo Sanchez Famous Mexican Soccer Player

Hugo Sánchez and the Art of Finishing

Goal scoring is a delicate art form. Football has produced plenty of great finishers, but few could master this unique skill quite like Hugo Sánchez. The Mexican striker dominated for much of the mid to late 1980s and firmly etched …

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Alan Shearer - Playing For Newcastle United

Alan Shearer: The Quintessential Hometown Hero

Alan Shearer was never a one-club man like Paolo Maldini, nor could he boast the same silverware as some of his compatriots and peers. What he did have, however, was an unshakable loyalty to his hometown club, Newcastle United. As …

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World Cup Soccer: History, Finals, Winners & Host Nations

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world – not many sporting fans would argue with this. No other sport has demonstrated the capacity to capture the world’s imagination like soccer has over the years. And the World Cup …

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