In 2002, Ronaldo won the Golden Boot. It is the only time in recent memory that one of the pre-tournament favourites has gone on to claim that particular title, and he was run close until the final by Miroslav Klose.
The underrated Klose was back in 2006 to take home the Golden Boot ahead of the likes of Fernando Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Hernan Crespo, and Ronaldo.
In 1998, the goals of Davor Suker, six to be precise, helped Croatia come from under the radar and into third place.
The 1994 World Cup was notable for the fact that the joint top scorer, Oleg Salenko, was eliminated in the group stage. Despite hammering in five against Cameroon (the only time this has ever been done at a World Cup) and scoring from the spot against Sweden, he only won a further six caps for this country.
Plus, the other top scorer to everyone's surprise wasn't Romario. It was Hristo Stoichkov of Bulgaria.
The 1994 World Cup was set alight by the Sicilian Toto Schillachi, whose six goals put him just one ahead of Czechoslovakia's Thomas Skuhravy.
However, if we go back further, we see more what we would expect. Top scorers included Lineker, Muller, Pele, Kempes, and Eusebio.