World Cup Soccer

Germany's 20-year-old Muller wins Golden Boot

Johannesburg, South Africa (Sports Network) - Germany's 20-year-old midfielder Thomas Muller captured the Golden Boot on Sunday as the top scorer at the FIFA World Cup. Muller was also honored as the Best Young Player in South Africa.

Muller had five goals and added three assists, beating Spain's David Villa and the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder for the honor. Muller beat Villa and Sneijder for the award on a tiebreaker on assists. Villa and Sneijder each had just one assist, although both played one more match than Muller.

Uruguay's Diego Forlan also finished with five goals and one assist, but still claimed the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player. The second tiebreaker for the Golden Boot is minutes played.

Muller entered the tournament with just two caps for Germany. He is the second straight German to win Golden Boot (Miroslav Klose won in 2006) and the Best Young Player award (Lukas Podolski won in 2006).

07/11 18:42:02 ET

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