List Of All Time Top Goal Scorers In World Cup History

List Of All Time Top Goal Scorers In World Cup History

Wondering who is the highest goal scorer in the world or the highest goal scorer in international football history?

In this article, we shall be looking at the all-time highest goal scorer in the world, but categorically in the World Cup.

You’ll also see who the player(s) with the most goals in a single world cup is.

The FIFA Russia World Cup 2018 has just ended and the buzz is starting to die down around the sports world and rightly so considering (though FIFA World Cup is the biggest sports event on every scale) that other tournaments such as the leagues and qualifiers for Africa Cup Of Nations and other continental games are now ongoing.

I’m sure you are aware that the FIFA World Cup is the most watched sports event in the world.  

The 2018 World Cup in Russia was the 21st edition of the tournament and Brazil has the record of winning 5 world cups more than any other nation.

Now let’s take a look at all-time leading goal scorers in FIFA World Cup history.

It might interest you to know that Mirslov Klose holds the record for the most goal in World Cup history having scored 16 in 24 world cup games.

He broke the record in world cup 2014 up to that time held by Brazil’s Ronaldo who scored 15 goals in 19 world cup games.

Below is the list of all-time world cup top scorers:

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All Time Top Goal Scorers In World Cup History

NOPLAYERGOALSMATCHESGOLDEN BOOT
1Miroslav Klose1624 Matches in 4 World Cups2006 World Cup
2Ronaldo1519 Matches in 4 World Cups2002 World Cup
3Gerd Müller 1413 matches in 2 World Cups1970 World Cup
4Just Fontaine136 matches in 1958 world cup1958 World Cup
5Pelé 1214 Matches in 4 world cupsnone
6Sándor Kocsis115 Matches in 1954 World Cup1954 World Cup
7Jürgen Klinsmann1117 Matches in 3 World Cupsnone
8Helmut Rahn 1010 matches in 2 world cupsnone
9Gary Lineker1012 matches in 2 world cups1986 World Cup
10Gabriel Batistuta1012 matches in 3 world cupsnone
11Teófilo Cubillas1013 matches in 3 world cupsnone
12Thomas Müller 1013 matches in 2 world cups2010 World Cup
13Grzegorz Lato1020 matches in 3 world cups1974 World Cup
14Eusébio96 matches in 1966 World cup1966 World Cup
15Christian Vieri99 matches in 2 world cupsnone
16Vavá 910 matches in 2 world cups1962 World Cup
17David Villa 912 matches in 3 world cupsnone
18Paolo Rossi914 matches in 3 world cups1982 World Cup
19Jairzinho 916 Matches in 3 world cupsnone
20Roberto Baggio916 matches in 3 world cupsnone
21Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
919 matches in 3 world cupsnone
22Uwe Seeler
921 matches in 4 world cupsnone
23Guillermo Stábile84 matches in 1930 world cup1930 World Cup
24Leônidas85 matches in 2 world cupsnone
25Ademir86 matches in 1950 world cup1950 World Cup
26Óscar Míguez87 matches in 2 world cups 
27Rivaldo814 matches in 2 world cupsnone
28Rudi Völler815 matches in 3 world cupsnone
29Diego Maradona821 matches in 4 world cupsnone

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