Top Goal Scorers of Fifa World Cup
Since 1930 total of 21 editions of the Fifa world cups were played. The number of players who scored goals in the competition so far is above 1300 and the total goal scored is 2548 up till the last world cup played in 2018 Russia. The top scorers of the tournament are listed below.
Miroslav Marian Josef Klose – Germany – 16 Goals
Miroslav Klose was born on 9 June 1978 in Poland and has the Nationality of Germany he was the center forward of the National football team of Germany. He represents Germany in 4 Fifa World Cups of 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 and played 24 games and scored 16 goals the highest of any player in the history of Fifa football world cups.
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima – Brazil – 15 Goals
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima was born on 22 September 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He played as a center forward on Brazil’s National football team. He takes part in 4 Fifa World Cups for Brazil 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006 in which he played 19 games and scored 15 goals for his country and was second on the list of top goal scorers of the world cup
Gerd Muller – Germany – 14 Goals
Gerd Muller was born on 3 November 1945 in Germany he played as a center forward in the German national team. He represents Germany in only 2 world cups 1970, and 1974. He played 13 games and scored 14 goals for his country and is third on the list of top goal scorers of the world cup. He died on 15 August 2021
Just Fontaine – France – 13 Goals
Just Fontaine was born on 18 August 1933 in Casablance, Morocco, and later on, got the nationality of France. He played as a center forward on France’s national football team. He played only 1 world cup in 1958 in which he played just 6 matches and scored 13 goals. He scored more than two goals in a match with, a wonderful conversion rate.
Pele – Brazil – 12 Goals
Edson Arantes do Nascimento Pele was born on 23 October 1940 in Tres Coracoes, Brazil. He was the center forward on Brazil’s national football team. He represents his country in 4 Fifa world cups in 1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970 in which he played 14 games and scored 12 goals and is No. 5 on the list of top goal scorers
Sandor Kocsis – Hungary and Jurgen Klinsmann – Germany – 11 Goals Each
Sandor Peter Kocsis the striker of Hungary represents his country in only 1 Fifa World Cup 1954 in which he played 5 matches and scored 11 goals. Another player who scored 11 goals in the world cup is Jurgen Klinsmann of Germany. He was also a striker and took part in 3 world cups for Germany 1990, 1994, and 1998 in which he played 17 matches and scored 11 goals
Helmut Rahn and Thomas Muller – Germany, Gabriel Batistuta – Argentina, Gary Lineker – England, Teofilo Cubillas -Peru and Grzegorz Lato – Poland – 10 Goals Each
There are six players who scored 10 goals each in the Fifa World cups, Helmut Rahn of Germany’s wing forward participated in 2 world cups 1954, and 1958 in which he played 10 games and scored 10 goals in this list Thomas Muller is another German forward, attacking midfielder who played 3 World cups 2010, 2014, and 2018 during which he appeared in 16 games and scored 10 goals. Gabriel Omar Batistuta striker of Argentina represents his country in 3 world cups in 1994, 1998, and 2002 during these world cups he played 12 games and scored 10 goals. Gary Winston Lineker was a striker of England who played in 2 world cups 1986 and 1990 in which he played 12 games and scored 10 goals Another player on this list is Teofilo Juan Cubillas Arizaga of Peru he was an attacking midfielder and represents his country in 3 world cups 1970, 1978, and 1982 during which appears in 13 games and scored 10 goals. The sixth player on this list is Grzegorz Lato the winger striker of Poland who played 3 world cups for his country in 1974, 1978, and 1982 during these world cups he played 20 matches and scored 10 goals.
|1||Miroslav Klose||Germany||16||24||2002, 2006, 2010, 2014|
|2||Ronaldo||Brazil||15||19||1994, 1998, 2002, 2006|
|3||Gerd Muller||Germany||14||13||1970, 1974|
|5||Pele||Brazil||12||14||1958, 1962, 1966, 1970|
|6||Jurgen Klinsmann||Germany||11||17||1990, 1994, 1998|
|7||Helmut Rahn||Germany||10||10||1954, 1958|
|7||Gabriel Batistuta||Argentina||10||12||1994, 1998, 2002|
|7||Gary Lineker||England||10||12||1986, 1990|
|7||Teofilo Cubillas||Peru||10||13||1970, 1978 ,1982|
|7||Thomas Muller||Germany||10||16||2010, 2014, 2018|
|7||Grzegorz Lato||Poland||10||20||1974, 1978, 1982|