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 BrandsWhile 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 SilosThe 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.
|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 GoalscorersThomas 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.
|3||Thomas Müller||Bayern München||Adidas F50 Adizero||24||186||74|
|2||Neymar||FC Barcelona||Nike Hypervenom||22||174||64|
|2||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||Adidas F50 Adizero||30||183||71|
|2||Arjen Robben||Bayern München||Adidas F50 Adizero||30||180||80|
|2||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||Adidas F50 Adizero||26||187||79|
|1||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona||Adidas F50 Adizero Messi||26||169||67|
|1||Marouane Fellaini||Manchester United||Warrior Gambler||26||194||85|
|1||Keisuke Honda||AC Milan||Mizuno Wave Ignitus Gold||28||182||76|
|1||Tim Cahill||Warrior Superheat||34||178||68|
|1||Mario Balotelli||AC Milan||Puma Evopower||23||189||88|