Copa America 2024 top goal scorers: Updated Golden Boot list as Lautaro tops list ahead of Messi, others

The Copa America has returned to the USA this summer, as Argentina aim to retain their continental crown.

Lionel Messi leads the defending champions at the tournament, which is back in the USA for the first time since 2016, with the Inter Miami forward aiming to win a third successive international title on the back of his FIFA World Cup success in 2022.

Argentina started the tournament as the favorites to lift the trophy, with Messi the focal point of their attack, but Brazilian duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes will likely be among those battling with him for the Golden Boot award. Messi won the prize in 2021, scoring four goals and claiming five assists on the way to the title.

The Sporting News will be tracking the top scorers as each game is played at Copa America 2024 and updating the rankings below as the goals fly in.

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Copa America 2024 top scorer table

Below is the latest updated list of top scorers at Copa America 2024. These rankings will be updated each day from June 20 through to the final on July 14.

Updated after matches on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

Rank Player Country Goals
(PKs)
Assists Matches Mins
1 Lautaro Martinez Argentina 4 (0) 0 3 121
2 Matias Vina Uruguay 2 (0) 1 2 172
= Max Araujo Uruguay 2 (0) 1 2 180
= Folarin Balogun USA 2 (0) 0 2 138
= Darwin Nunez Uruguay (0) 0 2 173
= Vinicius Jr Brazil (0) 0 2 180
3 Lucas Paqueta Brazil 1 (1) 1 2 169
= Facundo Pellistri Uruguay 1 (0) 1 2 176
= Christian Pulisic USA 1 (0) 1 2 180
= Alan Minda Ecuador 1 (0) 0 2 37
= Jhonder Cadiz Venezuela 1 (0) 0 2 53
= Cesar Blackman Panama 1 (0) 0 1 60
= Savio Brazil 1 (0) 0 2 92
= Jhon Cordoba Colombia 1 (0) 0 2 99
= Eduard Bello Venezuela 1 (0) 0 2 116
= Jose Fajardo Panama 1 (0) 0 2 129
= Jefferson Lerma Colombia (0) 0 2 140
= Julian Alvarez Argentina 1 (0) 0 2 149
= Jeremy Sarmiento Ecuador 1 (0) 0 2 152
= Julio Enciso Paraguay (0) 0 2 162
= Salomon Rondon Venezuela 1 (1) 1 2 166
= Kendry Paez Ecuador 1 (1) 0 2 167
= Luis Diaz Colombia 1 (1) 0 2 167
= Gerardo Arteaga Mexico 1 (0) 0 2 180
= Daniel Munoz Colombia 1 (0) 0 2 180
= Michael Murillo Panama 1 (0) 0 2 180
= Jonathan David Canada 1 (0) 0 2 180
= Davinson Sanchez Colombia 1 (0) 0 2 180
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Copa America 2024 Golden Boot tiebreakers

The player who tops the charts with the most number of goals at Copa America 2024 will win the coveted Golden Boot.

If there is more than one player with the same number of goals, the tiebreaker will be the player who has contributed the most assists. If there is still more than one player level, the next tiebreaker is least minutes played.

Copa America Golden Boot odds with Lionel Messi favorite in 2024

It’s no surprise that Argentina superstar Messi was the pre-tournament favorite to win the Golden Boot at this summer’s Copa America. With 13 career goals at the Copa America ahead of 2024, Messi started the tournament needing four more to equal his countryman Norberto Mendez and Brazilian legend Zizinho as the most prolific goal scorer in the competition’s history.

Brazil talisman Vinicius Jr and Uruguayan frontman Darwin Nunez, who finished with 11 goals and eight assists in his second full Premier League season with Liverpool, are tipped to challenge him.

Player Nation Pre-Tournament Odds
(via BetMGM)
Lionel Messi Argentina +350
Vinicius Jr. Brazil +400
Julian Alvarez Argentina +600
Darwin Nunez Uruguay +600
Rodrygo Brazil +800
Lautaro Martinez Argentina +800
Gabriel Martinelli Brazil +1200
Raphinha Brazil +1600
Endrick Brazil +1800
Facundo Pellistri Uruguay +2500
Luis Diaz Colombia +3300
Christian Pulisic USA +3300
Federico Valverde Uruguay +5000
Hirving Lozano Mexico +5000

Odds as of June 20, 2024 via BetMGM in USA.

Who won the Golden Boot at Copa America 2021?

The race to win the Golden Boot in the last Copa America ended with Messi tied on four goals with Luis Diaz of Colombia. Messi won the title thanks to his greater number of assists.

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No player has scored over six goals, and won the award, since Adriano netted seven for Brazil in 2004.

Golden Boot winners at the Copa America

The Golden Boot award is always a key battle in the Copa America.

Year Golden Boot Winner Goals Scored
1916 Isabelino Gradin (URU) 3
1917 Angel Romano (URU) 4
1919 Arthur Friedenreich (BRA), Neco (BRA) 4
1920 Jose Perez (URU), Angel Romano (URU) 3
1921 Julio Libonatti (ARG) 3
1922 Julio Francia (ARG) 3
1923 Vicente Aguirre (ARG), Pedro Petrone (URU) 3
1924 Pedro Petrone (URU) 4
1925 Manuel Seoane (ARG) 6
1926 David Arellano (CHI) 7
1927 Alfredo Carricaberry (ARG), Segundo Luna (ARG), Roberto Figueroa (URU), Pedro Petrone (URU), Hector Scarone (URU) 3
1929 Aurelio Gonzalez (PAR) 5
1935 Herminio Masantonio (ARG) 4
1937 Raul Toro Julio (CHI) 7
1939 Teodoro Fernandez (PER) 7
1941 Juan Marvezzi (ARG) 5
1942 Herminio Masantonio (ARG), Jose Manuel Moreno (ARG) 7
1945 Norberto Mendez (ARG), Heleno de Freitas (BRA) 6
1946 Jose Maria Medina (URU) 7
1947 Nicolas Falero (URU) 8
1949 Jair (BRA) 9
1953 Francisco Molina (CHI) 7
1955 Rodolfo Micheli (ARG) 8
1956 Enrique Hormazábal (CHI) 4
1957 Humberto Maschio (ARG), Javier Ambrois (URU) 9
1959 Pele (BRA) 8
1959 Jose Sanfilippo (ARG) 6
1963 Carlos Alberto Raffo (COL) 6
1967 Luis Artime (ARG) 5
1975 Leopoldo Luque (ARG), Ernesto Diaz (COL) 4
1979 Jorge Peredo (CHI), Eugenio Morel (PAR) 4
1983 Jorge Burruchaga (ARG), Roberto Dinamite (BRA), Carlos Aguilera (URU) 3
1987 Arnoldo Iguaran (ECU) 4
1989 Bebeto (BRA) 6
1991 Gabriel Batistuta (ARG) 6
1993 Jose Luis Dolgetta (COL) 4
1995 Gabriel Batistuta (ARG), Luis Garcia (MEX) 4
1997 Luis Hernandez (MEX) 6
1999 Rivaldo (BRA), Ronaldo (BRA) 5
2001 Víctor Aristizábal (COL) 6
2004 Adriano (BRA) 7
2007 Robinho (BRA) 6
2011 Paolo Guerrero (PAR) 5
2015 Eduardo Vargas (CHI), Paolo Guerrero (PAR) 4
2016 Eduardo Vargas (CHI) 6
2019 Everton (BRA), Paolo Guerrero (PAR) 3
2021 Lionel Messsi (ARG) 4
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All-time top scorers at the Copa America ahead of Copa 2024

Lionel Messi is set to move up the all-time list in the USA this summer.

Position Player Nation Goals
1. Zizinho Brazil 17
Norberto Mendez Argentina 17
3. Lolo Fernandez Peru 15
Seyerino Varela Uruguay 15
5. Paolo Guerrero Peru 14
Eduardo Vargas Chile 14
7. Ademir Brazil 13
Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 13
Jair Brazil 13
Lionel Messi Argentina 13
Jose Manuel Moreno Argentina 13
Hector Scarone Uruguay 13

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