didas and FIFA officially handed over the adidas Golden Boot Trophy to Colombia’s James Rodríguez
The adidas Golden Boot Trophy recognizes the top goal scorer of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 23-year-old Rodríguez finished the tournament with six goals, scoring in all of his five games, including a penalty kick in Colombia’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat by Brazil and a stunning volley against Uruguay in the round of 16.
With his six goals, James finished the tournament as the clear top goal scorer, with Germany’s Thomas Müller (five), and Brazil’s Neymar (four) finishing in second and third place respectively.
“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of my family and my international team mates who have been there for me every step of the way,” said Rodriguez. “The tournament in Brazil was an unbelievable experience for me personally, but also for Colombia as a nation as the team reached heights we have never reached before. To finish the tournament as top goal scorer is a great achievement and I look forward to many more successes with Colombia and with my new club, Real Madrid.”
Rodríguez’s Golden Boot Trophy completes a clean sweep of adidas trophies at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with winners Germany emerging victorious against fellow adidas federation Argentina, and Leo Messi and Manuel Neuer winning the adidas Golden Ball and adidas Golden Glove for best overall performance and best goalkeeping performance respectively.