Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 World Cup Top Goalscoring Football Boots: Adidas Dominates The Group Stage First Round

2014 World Cup Top Goalscoring Boots - 49 goals have been scored in the first round of group matches at the 2014 World Cup, more then in most of the previous competitions.

While three goals in the first round where own goals, in this post we're going to have a look at the 2014 World Cup Boot Statistics of the other 46 goals scored in the first 16 matches.

2014 World Cup Top Goalscoring Football Boot Brands

While Nike Boots are worn by more than 50% of the 736 players participating in the group stage, the Nike Boots only account for 15 (32.6%) of the 46 goals. Adidas is the clear winner in this category with 24 goals (52.2%) scored.

The list is completed by Puma (3), Mizuno (2) and Warrior (2), while Concord, Lotto, Umbro and Under Armour, who all have players under contract at this World Cup, have not yet seen goals.

2014 World Cup Top Goalscoring Football Boot Silos

The most successful Football Boot Silo so far has been the Adidas Adizero with 17 goals, more than twice as many as 2nd placed Nike Mercurial with 8. They are followed in the 2014 World Cup Top Goalscoring Silos Ranking by the Adidas Predator (6), Nike Hypervenom (4) and Nike Tiempo (3).

Puma's Evopower (2) and Evospeed (1) did ok, while Warrior surprised us with two goals already, having only five players in total at the competition.

New silos Adidas Nitrocharge and Nike Magista, unveiled in 2013 and 2014 respectively, are yet to score in the 2014 World Cup.

# Goals Boot Top players
1 17 Adidas Adizero Thomas Müller (3), Robin van Persie (2), Arjen Robben (2)
2 8 Nike Mercurial Claudio Marchisio (1), Alexis Sánchez (1), Dries Mertens (1)
3 6 Adidas Predator Oscar (1), Xabi Alonso (1), Mats Hummels (1)
4 4 Nike Hypervenom Neymar (2), Daniel Sturridge (1), Clint Dempsey (1)
5 3 Nike Tiempo Stefan de Vrij (1), André Ayew (1), John Anthony Brooks (1)
6 2 Puma Evopower Mario Balotelli (1), Oribe Peralta (1)
7 1 Mizuno Morelia Neo Lee Keun-Ho (1)
7 1 Puma Evospeed Vedad Ibišević (1)
7 1 Adidas Adipure Jorge Valdivia (1)
7 1 Mizuno Wave Ignitus Keisuke Honda (1)
7 1 Warrior Superheat Tim Cahill (1)
7 1 Warrior Gambler Marouane Fellaini (1)

2014 World Cup Top Goalscorers

Thomas Müller of Germany who scored three against Portugal wearing Adidas Adizero boots, has the most goals, followed by Karim Benzema, Neymar, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, who all netted twice in their opening matches.

A total of 35 players, including 4-times Balon d'Or winner Lionel Messi and Itay's Mario Balotelli, have scored once in the first match.

Goals Nat Name Club Boots Age Height Weight
3 Germany Thomas Müller Bayern München Adidas F50 Adizero 24 186 74
2 Brazil Neymar FC Barcelona Nike Hypervenom 22 174 64
2 Netherlands Robin van Persie Manchester United Adidas F50 Adizero 30 183 71
2 Netherlands Arjen Robben Bayern München Adidas F50 Adizero 30 180 80
2 France Karim Benzema Real Madrid Adidas F50 Adizero 26 187 79
1 Argentina Lionel Messi FC Barcelona Adidas F50 Adizero Messi 26 169 67
1 Belgium Marouane Fellaini Manchester United Warrior Gambler 26 194 85
1 Japan Keisuke Honda AC Milan Mizuno Wave Ignitus Gold 28 182 76
1 Australia Tim Cahill Warrior Superheat 34 178 68
1 Italy Mario Balotelli AC Milan Puma Evopower 23 189 88