Kylian Mbappe wins the Golden Boot for scoring eight goals. After scoring a hat-trick in Sunday’s final defeat against Argentina on penalties following a 3-3 draw, France attacker Kylian Mbappe earned the World Cup Golden Boot trophy with eight goals. Kylian Mbappe surpassed Messi’s seven goals today with a hat trick. With France, Mbappe won his first World Cup at the 2018 tournament in Russia. He has equaled Pele’s goal total in the competition with 12 total goals. He also became the first player since Geoff Hurst for England in the 1966 World Cup final versus West Germany to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. The 23-year-old has scored 12 World Cup goals in 14 matches and is level with Brazil legend Pele in sixth on the all-time list. After Vava, who scored in Brazil’s victories in 1958 and 1962, Mbappe is the only player to score in back-to-back World Cup finals. The Paris Saint-Germain striker now has FOUR World Cup final goals at the age of just 23, the most in history.