1 FIFA initially credited Nejedlý with only four goals, which would make him joint top scorer with أنجيلو سكيافيو of Italy and إدموند كونين of Germany. However, FIFA changed it to five goals in November 2006, making Nejedlý the outright top scorer.
2 FIFA initially credited Leônidas with eight goals. However, in November 2006, FIFA confirmed that in the quarter-final tie against Czechoslovakia, he had scored once, not twice as FIFA had originally recorded, meaning he had scored only seven goals in total. Moreover, in some sources,[بحاجة لمصدر] Leônidas was miscredited with one Brazilian goal in the first-round match against Poland, scoring four goals instead of three in the match.
3 There was controversy regarding the number of goals Brazilian Ademir Menezes had scored in 1950, as a result of incomplete data concerning the Final Round game Brazil vs. Spain (6:1). The first goal had been credited as an own goal by Spanish defender Parra, and the 5:0 goal had been credited to Jair. However, recently FIFA credited Ademir with both these goals. The next highest scorers in the World Cup scored five goals each.
4 Since FIFA and adidas became partners over 30 years ago, the award's official name has been "adidas Golden Shoe".
5 Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that were eliminated in the group stages. His six goals are the only international goals he ever scored.
6 During the tournament, after the group stage match against Costa Rica, رونالدو logged a protest against the crediting of a goal as an own goal, and FIFA granted him the change.
7 Müller, Villa, Sneijder and دييغو فورلان tied with 5 goals. Müller won by virtue of having more assists (3) than the rest (each had 1). Villa won the Silver Boot due to playing fewer minutes than Sneijder, and Sneijder won the Bronze Boot due to having played fewer minutes than Forlán.