The Rugby League World Golden Boot is awarded to the international player of the year by Rugby League World Magazine.
The Golden Boot was first awarded for performances in 1984 by Open Rugby Magazine, the predecessor to Rugby League World. It was won by Wally Lewis of Australia.
No awards were made between 1990 and 1998 (*), but the Golden Boot was restored to prominence in 1999 when it was presented to Andrew Johns, who went on to become the first player to win it twice, repeating his success in 2001.
The most recent winner is Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos and England.
Golden Boot Award Winners
(*) In 2011 Rugby League World began a process to determine which players would have won the Golden Boot in those ‘missing years’ between 1990 to 1998. The first retrospective winner was Garry Schofield of Great Britain for the year 1990.