Top 10 Players With the Most Goals In FIFA World Cup History

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sports tournament in the world. The 22nd edition of the World Cup is about to begin on November 20. This year the tournament will be hosted by Qatar.

Winning the FIFA World Cup is the ultimate goal of every footballer. Even many legends do not have a world cup winning by their name.

Scoring goals on football’s biggest stage is certainly the proudest moment for any player.

Let’s see who are the top 10 goalscorers in the world cup.

Si Player Country Goal
01. Miroslav Klose Germany 16
02. Ronaldo  Brazil 15
03. Gerd Muller Germany 14
04. Just Fontaine France 13
05. Pele  Brazil 12
06. Sandor Kocsis Hungary 11
07. Jurgen Klinsmann Germany 11
08. Helmut Rahn Germany 10
09. Gary Lineker England 10
10. Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 10
11. Teofilo Cubillas Peru 10
12. Thomas Muller Germany 10
13. Grzegorz Lato Poland 10

The German forward Miroslav Klose tops the chart with 16 goals. Klose played four World Cup tournaments from 2002 to 2014.

He played a total of 24 world games and scored 16 goals. Germany won all the matches in which Klose scored. Klose was a part of the World Cup-winning team for Germany.

Argentine center forward Guillermo Stábile scored 8 goals in the 1930 world cup. This made him the top scorer of the tournament.

The French player Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in a single edition of the World Cup. In 1958, he scored 13 goals and became the most goal scorer in world cup history.

Unfortunately, Fontaine could not play another world cup due to injury. He had a concise career. Still, he has made his name immortal in the history of football.

Fontaine remained the top scorer until 1974 when Germany’s Gerd Muller overcame him with 14 goals. Muller’s record remained unbroken for more than three decades.

In 2006, the Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario surpassed Muller. Ronaldo scored 15 goals in his 19 world cup matches. But the record did not last even a decade. Miroslav Klose overcame him in the 2014 world cup.

Five German football players are in the top 10 Players With the Most Goals In FIFA World Cup History. Germany has a reputation for scoring goals.

Sadly, legends like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo are not on the list. But they still have hope as they play in this world cup. Let’s see if they can enter the elite scorers’ lists.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.