2022 World Cup stats: Kylian Mbappé leads Lionel Messi in Golden Boot race after France beat Poland

The group stage has come to an end in what has been a ferocious World Cup that has left us with goals left, right and centre. 15 braces have been scored, but the latest saw Kylian Mbappé propel France to the last eight of the tournament with a 3-1 win over Poland. That brace put Mbappé in the driver’s seat for the Golden Boot of the World Cup

The clean sheet leaderboard is hard to separate, while Harry Kane has regained his spot at the top of the assist leaderboard with three. Nayef Aguerd also has the dubious record of scoring the first own goal of this World Cup, but was soon joined by Manuel Neuer as Germany fell in the group stage despite a 4-2 defeat to Costa Rica.

Throughout the tournament, we’ll be tracking some of Qatar’s most notable stats, including the race for the Golden Boot and leaders for assists and clean sheets. While you’re at it, sign up here for our new newsletter about the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates on the World Cup.

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World Cup statistics

  • Games played: 51/64
  • Total number of goals scored: 131
  • Goals per game: 2.57
  • Minutes per goal: 35.03
  • Braces scored: 15
  • Hat tricks scored: 0
  • Own goals: 3
  • Penalty success rate: 66.7% (10/15)

Player stats (ranking)


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Kylian Mbappe

FRA • F • #10


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Harry Kane

ENG • F • #9

Clean sheets

Morocco has kept a clean sheet twice, but used a different keeper for each. Yassine Bounou against Croatia and Munir Mohand Mohamedi against Belgium.

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Thibaut Courtois

BEL • GK • #1

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Dominik Livakovic

CRO • GK • #1

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Sergio Rochet

URU • GK • #23

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Emily Martinez

ARG • GK • #23

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Aymen Dahmen

TUN • GK • #16

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Wojciech Szczesny

POL • GK • #1

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Bra • GK • #1

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Jordan Pickford

ENG • GK • #1

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Andrew Noppert

ENG • GK • #23

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