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.

Overall: Top 30 Players

FULL LEADERBOARD
1st. Harry Kane (40 points / 6.7 points per game)
2nd. Antoine Griezmann (38 / 5.4)
3rd. Raphael Varane (34 / 4.9)
4th. Yerry Mina (32 / 10.7)
4th. Andreas Granqvist (32 / 6.4)
6th. Eden Hazard (31 / 5.2)
6th. Thibaut Courtois (31 / 4.3)
8th. Romelu Lukaku (30 / 5.0)
9th. Kylian Mbappe (29 / 4.1)
9th. Ivan Perisic (29 / 4.1)


11th. Philippe Coutinho (28 / 5.6)
11th. Luka Modric (28 / 4.0)
13th. Artem Dzyuba (27 / 5.4)
13th. Thiago Silva (27 / 5.4)
13th. Samuel Umtiti (27 / 4.5)
13th. Denis Cheryshev (27 / 5.4)
13th. Kieran Trippier (27 / 4.5)
13th. Kasper Schmeichel (27 / 6.8)
13th. Lucas Hernandez (27 / 3.9)
13th. Benjamin Pavard (27 / 4.5)


21st. Thomas Meunier (26 / 5.2)
21st. John Stones (26 / 3.7)
21st. Ludwig Augustinsson (26 / 5.2)
24th. Mario Mandzukic (25 / 4.2)
24th. Domagoj Vida (25 / 4.2)
26th. Cristiano Ronaldo (24 / 6.0)
26th. Kevin De Bruyne (24 / 4.0)
26th. Hugo Lloris (24 / 4.0)
26th. Fernando Muslera (24 / 4.8)
30th. Robin Olsen (23 / 4.6)

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.

Source of this (above) article: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/kane-crowned-king-mina-the-ppg-vip

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