Kane crowned King, Mina the PPG VIP
Kane held off Griezmann’s late charge to become the champion player
Mina averaged almost four points per game more than anyone else
Coutinho, Quintero and Ronaldo made the points-per-game XI
The distinctions keep coming for Harry Kane. As well as winning the adidas Golden Boot, the England No9 has been crowned the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup™ champion player after withstanding a fast-finishing Frenchman. Antoine Griezmann outscored Kane 20-6 over the last three rounds, but fell two points shy of matching him.
Raphael Varane edged Yerry Mina and Andreas Granqvist to finish as the highest-scoring defender, while Thibaut Courtois was the top goalkeeper and Philippe Coutinho and Luka Modric were the joint-best midfielders.
Mina, meanwhile, averaged an extraordinary 10.7 points per game – almost four points more than his nearest rival, Kasper Schmeichel.
Fantasy Teams of the Tournament
Overall XI: Thibaut Courtois; Andreas Granqvist, Yerry Mina, Thiago Silva, Raphael Varane; Denis Cheryshev, Philippe Coutinho, Luka Modric; Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane.
Points-per-game XI: Kasper Schmeichel; Jose Gimenez, Andreas Granqvist, Yerry Mina, Thiago Silva; Denis Cheryshev, Philippe Coutinho, Juan Quintero; Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Wahbi Khazri.
|RANK||PLAYER||POINTS||PER GAME||STARTING COST|
|26th||Kevin De Bruyne||24||4.0||10.0m|
Overall: Points Per Game
Yerry Mina (10.7) Kasper Schmeichel (6.8) Harry Kane (6.7) Wahbi Khazri (6.7) Andreas Granqvist (6.4) Cristiano Ronaldo (6.0) Ali Beiranvand (5.7) Philippe Coutinho (5.6) Denis Cheryshev (5.4) Artem Dzyuba (5.4) Antoine Griezmann (5.4) Thiago Silva (5.4) Jose Gimenez (5.3) Ludwig Augustinsson (5.2) Eden Hazard (5.2) Thomas Meunier (5.2) Romelu Lukaku (5.0) Edinson Cavani (5.0) Diego Costa (5.0) Juan Quintero (5.0) Mile Jedinak (5.0) * Minimum three appearances
Top 5 in Profile
Harry Kane England 40 points 6.7 points per game Appearances: 6 Goals: 6 Assists: 0 Penalties won: 2 Highest-scoring performance: 16 points v Panama
Antoine Griezmann France 38 points 5.4 points per game Appearances: 7 Goals: 4 Assists: 2 Penalties won: 1 Highest-scoring performance: 9 points v Uruguay
Raphael Varane France 34 points 4.9 points per game Appearances: 7 Goals: 1 Assists: 0 Highest-scoring performance: 12 points v Uruguay
Yerry Mina Colombia 32 points 10.7 points per game Appearances: 3 Goals: 3 Assists: 0 Clean sheets: 2 Highest-scoring performance: 12 points v Poland & v Senegal
Andreas Granqvist Sweden 32 points 6.4 points per game Appearances: 5 Goals: 2 Assists: 0 Clean sheets: 3 Highest-scoring performance: 12 points v Korea Republic & v Mexico
As mentioned in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Regulations, there is no official FIFA award for the best team of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The only official FIFA awards are the ones listed here.