28/05/2014 12:24 BST | Updated 28/05/2014 12:59 BST

World Cup 2014: 14 Golden Boot Contenders


Twenty-five men have received the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals at past World Cup finals.

Yesteryear, the accolade could be shared but not anymore. Thomas Müller scored as many goals as Diego Forlán and David Villa in 2010, but received the award outright by virtue of assisting more than the pair of them.

So ahead of the 2014 World Cup, here are 14 contenders...

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