World Cup 2014: Colombia's James Rodriguez Wins Golden Boot Award

Colombia's striker James Rodriguez top scored with six goals and his haul was never matched.

Updated: July 14, 2014 07:51 IST
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James Rodriguez scored six goals in the tournament.


Rio de Janeiro: Colombia's young striker James Rodriguez James Rodriguez got the golden boot award as top scorer with six goals. Germany's Thomas Mueller was second, with five goals. (Germany Crowned Champions)

Despite his country going out at the quarter-final stage the 23-year-old's haul was never matched. (Manuel Neuer Wins Golden Glove)

Among his half dozen goals was the magical chest and volley against Uruguay.

The Monaco forward, who stepped in manfully to fill the void left by Colombia's injured Radamel Falcao, also scored in the 2-1 quarter-final loss to Brazil.

He got a second against Uruguay in the last 16 game, and one in each of Colombia's first round matches against Ivory Coast, Greece and Japan.

Germany's world champion Thomas Mueller ended up in second place with five goals. (Lionel Messi: Golden Ball, a Tribute to the Perfect Playmaker)

Losing Argentina finalist Lionel Messi, injured Brazil star Neymar and Dutch striker Robin van Persie, shared third spot on four. (Who is Mario Goetze?)

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