FIFA World Cup: Colombia's James Rodriguez Celebrates Golden Boot

James Rodriguez is the first Colombian to win the Golden Boot awarded by FIFA.

Updated: July 15, 2014 08:58 IST
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Colombian football player James Rodriguez (L) waves at fans next to team coach Nestor Pekerman (C) and teammate Able Aguilar (R) upon their arrival in Bogota after the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, on July 6, 2014.
Colombian football player James Rodriguez (L) waves at fans next to team coach Nestor Pekerman (C) and teammate Able Aguilar (R) upon their arrival in Bogota after the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, on July 6, 2014.

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Bogota: Colombian forward James Rodriguez on Sunday celebrated winning the Golden Boot, awarded to the top goal scorer of a World Cup.

Photographs published in dailies on Monday showed Rodriguez, who scored six goals in five games at the 2014 Brazil World Cup, celebrating along with his family following the end of the championship where Germany edged Argentina 1-0 for the trophy, Xinhua reported. (Rodriguez Wins Golden Boot)

Fellow footballers Thomas Mueller of Germany and Neymar of Brazil won the silver and bronze boots for their respective five and four goals of the tournament. (Rodriguez Pushes for Real Madrid Move)

Rodriguez is the first Colombian to ever win the prize awarded by world soccer body FIFA.

In his Twitter account, Rodriguez posted: "Thanks to God. All of you for the effort you made. And to my national team colleagues who made it all possible."

Thanks largely to Rodriguez's six goals, Colombia made it past the first two rounds of the World Cup for the first time in history before knocked out in the quarterfinals by host Brazil with a score of 2-1.

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