Power Ranking James Rodriguez and Past World Cup Golden Boot Winners

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Power Ranking James Rodriguez and Past World Cup Golden Boot Winners
Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

James Rodriguez sealed the Golden Boot—or the adidas Golden Shoe, if you prefer—at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a haul of six goals for Colombia, as his team exited at the quarter-final stage.

The attacking midfielder becomes the seventh man in the last 10 World Cups to win the Golden Boot with that particular tally and is the first-ever Colombian to win the award.

Here's how James' six stack up against previous winners of the Golden Boot. Winners are ranked according to their games:goals ratio, the quality of team they played in (relative to the era and their opponents) and, of course, the actual figure of goals scored by each player in question.

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