Leading Goal Scorers in FIFA World Cup History (All Times)

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FIFA World Cup always dropped many records and unforgettable memories behind, but the stats and numbers related to goals are much more interested and game changer too. Now the World Cup 2018 is approaching rapidly and the fans are quite excited about the mega event. As all of us know that the FIFA World Cup is most watched sports event in the world. This time Russia is hosting the mega event to be started on 14th June, 2018 and Germany will defend it’s title of championship.

After a lots of research, we have found the data and stats related to most goals scored by a player in World Cup history. The table is mentioned below related to leading goal scorer in the FIFA World Cup history.

Miroslav Klose is all time leading goal scorer in football world cup as he scored 16 goals in World Cup 2006 during 24 matches he played. While on the 2nd position, is Ronaldo from Brazil who scored 15 goals during 19 matches he played back in 2002. Rest of list is mentioned below in the table.

All-Time Top Goal Scorers in FIFA World Cup History
NO# PLAYER GOALS MATCHES GOLDEN BOOT
1 Miroslav Klose 16 24 Matches in 4 World Cups 2006 World Cup
2 Ronaldo 15 19 Matches in 4 World Cups 2002 World Cup
3 Gerd Müller 14 13 matchhes in 2 World Cups 1970 World Cup
4 Just Fontaine 13 6 matches in 1958 world cup 1958 World Cup
5 Pelé 12 14 Matches in 4 world cups none
6 Sándor Kocsis 11 5 Matches in 1954 World Cup 1954 World Cup
7 Jürgen Klinsmann 11 17 Matches in 3 World Cups none
8 Helmut Rahn 10 10 matches in 2 world cups none
9 Gary Lineker 10 12 matches in 2 world cups 1986 World Cup
10 Gabriel Batistuta 10 12 matches in 3 world cups none
11 Teófilo Cubillas 10 13 matches in 3 world cups none
12 Thomas Müller 10 13 matches in 2 world cups 2010 World Cup
13 Grzegorz Lato 10 20 matches in 3 world cups 1974 World Cup
14 Eusébio 9 6 matches in 1966 World cup 1966 World Cup
15 Christian Vieri 9 9 matches in 2 world cups none
16 Vavá 9 10 matches in 2 world cups 1962 World Cup
17 David Villa 9 12 matches in 3 world cups none
18 Paolo Rossi 9 14 matches in 3 world cups 1982 World Cup
19 Jairzinho 9 16 Matches in 3 world cups none
20 Roberto Baggio 9 16 matches in 3 world cups none
21 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
9 19 matches in 3 world cups none
22 Uwe Seeler
9 21 matches in 4 world cups none
23 Guillermo Stábile 8 4 matches in 1930 world cup 1930 World Cup
24 Leônidas 8 5 matches in 2 world cups none
25 Ademir 8 6 matches in 1950 world cup 1950 World Cup
26 Óscar Míguez 8 7 matches in 2 world cups
27 Rivaldo 8 14 matches in 2 world cups none
28 Rudi Völler 8 15 matches in 3 world cups none
29 Diego Maradona 8 21 matches in 4 world cups none