Monday, 10 October 2011

Football: All-Time World Cup Top Scorers


The all-time top scoring players in the history of the FIFA World Cup are presented below. The results include all World Cup Final tournaments from 1930 to 2014. Scoring at the World Cup is one of the ultimate ambitions for any football player; scoring multiple goals elevates players to the status of eternal national heroes. These are the goalscoring legends who delivered for their country when it mattered most. Underlined years denote that the player won the World Cup. Underlined goals denote that the player finished top-scorer or joint top-scorer.

7 Goals
Careca (Brazil)
5 goals in 1986 (Mexico). 2 goals in 1990 (Italy).





















7 Goals
Oldrich Nejedly (Czechoslovakia)
5 goals in 1934 (Italy). 2 goals in 1938 (France).





















7 Goals
Hans Schafer (Germany)
4 goals in 1954 (Switzerland). 3 goals in 1958 (Sweden).

















7 Goals
Lajos Tichy (Hungary)
4 goals in 1958 (Sweden). 3 goals in 1962 (Chile).





















7 Goals
Johnny Rep (Holland)
4 goals in 1974 (West Germany). 3 goals in 1978 (Argentina).





















7 Goals
Andrzej Szarmach (Poland)
5 goals in 1974 (West Germany). 1 goal in 1978 (Argentina). 1 goal in 1982 (Spain).





















8 Goals
Diego Maradona (Argentina)
2 goals in 1982 (Spain). 5 goals in 1986 (Mexico). 1 goal in 1994 (USA).





















8 Goals
Guillermo Stabile (Argentina)
8 goals in 1930 (Uruguay).





















8 Goals
Leonidas (Brazil)
1 goal in 1934 (Italy). 7 goals in 1938 (France).





















8 Goals
Rivaldo (Brazil)
3 goals in 1998 (France). 5 goals in 2002 (South Korea / Japan).





















8 Goals
Rudi Voller (Germany)
3 goals in 1986 (Mexico). 3 goals in 1990 (Italy). 2 goals in 1994 (USA).






















8 Goals
Oscar Miguez (Uruguay)
5 goals in 1950 (Brazil). 3 goals in 1954 (Switzerland).

















8 Goals
Ademir (Brazil)
8 goals in 1950.













9 Goals
David Villa (Spain)
3 goals in 2006 (Germany). 5 goals in 2010 (South Africa), 1 goal in 2014 (Brazil)





9 Goals
Jairzinho (Brazil)
7 goals in 1970 (Mexico). 2 goals in 1974 (West Germany).





















9 Goals
Vava (Brazil)
5 goals in 1958 (Sweden). 4 goals in 1962 (Chile).















9 Goals
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany)
3 goals in 1978 (Argentina). 5 goals in 1982 (Spain). 1 goal in 1986 (Mexico).





















9 Goals
Uwe Seeler (Germany)
2 goals in 1958 (Sweden). 2 goals in 1962 (Chile). 2 goals in 1966 (England). 3 goals in 1970 (Mexico).

















9 Goals
Roberto Baggio (Italy)
2 goals in 1990 (Italy). 5 goals in 1994 (USA). 2 goals in 1998 (France).





















9 Goals
Paolo Rossi (Italy)
3 goals in 1978 (Argentina). 6 goals in 1982 (Spain).





















9 Goals
Christian Vieri (Italy)
5 goals in 1998 (France). 4 goals in 2002 (South Korea / Japan).














9 Goals
Eusebio (Portugal)
9 goals in 1966 (England).
















10 Goals
Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)
4 goals in 1994 (USA). 5 goals in 1998 (France). 1 goal in 2002 (South Korea / Japan).















10 Goals
Gary Lineker (England)
6 goals in 1986 (Mexico). 4 goals in 1990 (Italy).















10 Goals
Helmut Rahn (Germany)
4 goals in 1954 (Switzerland). 6 goals in 1958 (Sweden).





















10 Goals
Teofilo Cubillas (Peru)
5 goals in 1970 (Mexico). 5 goals in 1978 (Argentina).
















10 Goals
Grzegorz Lato (Poland)
7 goals in 1974 (West Germany). 2 goals in 1978 (Argentina). 1 goal in 1982 (Spain).





















10 Goals
Thomas Müller (Germany)
5 goals in 2010 (South Africa). 5 goals in 2014 (Brazil). 















11 Goals
Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany)
3 goals in 1990 (Italy). 5 goals in 1994 (USA). 3 goals in 1998 (France).

















11 Goals
Sandor Kocsis (Hungary)
11 goals in 1954 (Switzerland).




















12 Goals
Pele (Brazil)
6 goals in 1958 (Sweden). 1 goal in 1962 (Chile). 1 goal in 1966 (England). 4 goals in 1970 (Mexico).





















13 Goals
Just Fontaine (France)
13 goals in 1958 (Sweden).






















14 Goals
Gerd Muller (Germany)
10 goals in 1970 (Mexico). 4 goals in 1974 (West Germany).





















15 Goals
Ronaldo (Brazil)
4 goal in 1998 (France). 8 goals in 2002 (South Korea / Japan). 3 goals in 2006 (Germany).






















16 Goals
Miroslav Klose (Germany)
5 goals in 2002 (South Korea / Japan). 5 goals in 2006 (Germany). 4 goals in 2010 (South Africa). 2 goals in 2014 (Brazil).



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