Thursday , 18 October 2018

FIFA World Cup All Time Top Goal Scorers List

List of all-time top goal scorers in the history of FIFA World Cup available here. Being a Football fan, you may want to know that who has scored the most goals in Football World Cup. Stop asking this question as here we are providing you a complete list of Footballers who have scored highest goals in this competition. The list is filled with German and Brazillian players. This is because Germany and Brazil have played the most FIFA World Cup editions and both nations have again qualified for the Championship. Brazil is the only nation in the history of Football which has played every World Cup and they’ve won it five times in 20 attempts.

FIFA World Cup Top Scorers

FIFA World Cup All-Time Top Goal Scorers

Since the beginning of the first edition, FIFA awards the Golden Boot trophy to the topĀ goal scorer of the tournament. A player who scored most goals in the FIFA World Cup receives the Golden Boot Trophy. The first every Football World Cup was played in 1930 in Uruguay. The Argentine Football Guillermo Stabile was the top goal scorer of the competition. He played just 4 matches and scored 8 goals throughout the competition with an average of 2 goals per game. Four years later in the next World Cup, Oldrich Nejedly of Czechoslovakia netted 5 times in 4 matches and became the top goal scorer. Given below is the list of all-time top goal scorers.

No. Player name Team Goals Matches Average
1 Miroslav Klose Germany 16 24 0.67
2 Ronaldo Brazil 15 19 0.79
3 Gerd Muller West Germany 14 13 1.08
4 Just Fontaine France 13 5 2.17
5 Pele Brazil 12 14 0.86
6 Sandor Kocsis Hungary 11 5 2.20
6 Jurgen Klinsmann Germany 11 17 0.65
8 Helmut Rahn West Germany 10 10 1.00
8 Gary Lineker England 10 12 0.83
8 Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 10 12 0.83
8 Teofilo Cubillas Peru 10 13 0.77
8 Thomas Muller Germany 10 13 0.77
8 Grzegorz Lato Poland 10 20 0.50

See also: All winners of FIFA World Cup

Top goalscorers by tournament edition

World Cup Player name Team Goals Matches
1930 Guillermo Stabile Argentina 8 4
1934 Oldrich Nejedly Czechoslovakia 5 4
1938 Leonidas Brazil 7 5
1950 Ademir Brazil 8 6
1954 Sandor Kocsis Hungary 11 5
1958 Just Fontaine France 13 6
1962 Garrincha Brazil 4 6
Vava Brazil 6
Leonel Sanchez Chile 6
Florian Albert Hungary 4
Valentin Ivanov Soviet Union 4
Drazan Jerkovic Yugoslavia 6
1966 Eusebio Portugal 9 6
1970 Gerd Muller West Germany 10 6
1974 Grzegorz Lato Poland 7 7
1978 Mario Kempes Argentina 6 7
1982 Paolo Rossi Italy 6 7
1986 Gary Lineker England 6 5
1990 Salvatore Schillaci Italy 6 7
1994 Hristo Stoichkov Bulgaria 6 7
Oleg Salenko Russia 3
1998 Davor Suker Croatia 6 7
2002 Ronaldo Brazil 8 7
2006 Miroslav Klose Germany 5 7
2010 Thomas Muller Germany 5 6
David Villa Spain 7
Wesley Sneijder Netherlands 7
Diego Forlan Uruguay 7
2014 James Rodriguez Colombia 6 5
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD

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