Football Top Scorers in World Cup History 1930-2018 | World Cup Top Scorer List

Top Scorers in World Cup History: Only a select few are called to be legends in the history of the World Cup, the most important tournament at the level of national teams in the world. These are the top scorers in the history of the competition. 

Meet the top scorers in the history of the World Cups, the national team competition organized by FIFA and which corresponds to the largest football event in the world. The World Cup brings together the best players in the world every four years, offering a unique and unrepeatable football show.

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Only the best teams on the planet are capable of bringing together the players who have made history in a World Cup. This is the table with the top scorers in World Cup history from its creation to the present.

World Cup Top Scorer List

#PLAYERPGP/L
1Miroslav Klose
( Germany )
24160.67
2Ronaldo
( Brazil )
19150.79
3Gerd Mueller
(Germany)
13141.08
4Just Fontaine
( France )
6132.17
5Pele
(Brazil)
14120.86
6Jurgen Klinsmann
(Germany)
17110.65
7Sandor Kocsis
(Hungary)
5112.20
8Gabriel Batistuta
( Argentina )
12100.83
9Teofilo Cubillas
( Peru )
13100.77
10Grzegorz Lato
(Poland)
20100.50
11Gary Lineker
( England )
12100.83
12Thomas Müller *
(Germany)
16100.63
13Helmut Rahn
(Germany)
10101.00
14Admir
(Brazil)
691.50
15Roberto Baggio
( Italy )
1690.56
16David Villa
( Spain )
1290.75
17Eusébio
( Portugal )
691.50
18Jairzinho
(Brazil)
1690.56
19Paolo Rossi
(Italy)
1490.64
20Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
(Germany)
1990.47
21Uwe Seeler
(Germany)
2190.43
22Vava
(Brazil)
1090.90
23Christian Vieri
(Italy)
991.00
24Leonidas
(Brazil)
581.60
25Diego Maradona
(Argentina)
2180.38
26Oscar Miguez
( Uruguay )
781.14
27Rivaldo
(Brazil)
1480.57
28Guillermo Stabile
(Argentina)
482.00
29Rudi Voller
(Germany)
1580.53
30Careca
(Brazil)
970.78
31Cristiano Ronaldo  *
(Portugal)
1770.41
32Oldřich Nejedlý
(Czechoslovakia)
671.17
33Johnny Rep
( Netherlands )
1470.50
34Hans Schafer
(Germany)
1570.47
35Luis Suarez *
(Uruguay)
1370.54
36Andrzej Szarmach
(Poland)
1370.54
37Lajos Tichy
(Hungary)
870.88
38Baby
(Brazil)
1560.40
39Dennis Bergkamp
(Netherlands)
1260.50
40Zbigniew Boniek
(Poland)
1660.38
41Diego Forlan
(Uruguay)
1060.60
42Asamoah Gian
(Ghana)
1160.55
43Helmut Haller
(Germany)
960.67
44Thierry Henri
(France)
1760.35
45Josef Hugi
(Switzerland)
362.00
46Harry Kane*
(England)
661.00
47Mario Kempes
(Argentina)
1860.33
48Lothar Matthäus
(Germany)
2560.24
49Lionel Messi  *
(Argentina)
1960.32
50Max Morlock
(Germany)
561.20

*Players still active


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World Cup Golden Boot For Each Edition

These are the top scorers in each edition of the World Cup since 1930. On several occasions, it has been seen how several players have tied as the top scorers in the most important national team tournament in the world.

 
 
 
 
 
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EDITIONPLAYERGOALS
Uruguay 1930William Stabile8
Italy 1934Oldrich Nejedly5
France 1938Leonidas da Silva7
Brazil 1950Ademir8
Switzerland 1954Sandor Kochsis11
Sweden 1958Just Fontaine13
Chile 1962Garrincha
Vavá
Flórián Albert
Valentin Ivanov
Dražan Jerković
Leonel Sánchez
4
England 1966Eusébio9
Mexico 1970Gerd Muller10
Germany 1974Grzegorz Lato7
Argentina 1978Mario Kempes6
Spain 1982Paul Rossi6
Mexico 1986Gary Linker6
Italy 1990Salvatore Schillaci6
United States 1994Oleg Salenko
Hristo Stoitchkov
6
France 1998Davor Suker6
South Korea / Japan 2002Ronaldo8
Germany 2006Miroslav Close5
South Africa 2010Thomas Müller
David Villa
Wesley Sneijder
Diego Forlan
5
Brazil 2014James Rodriguez6
Russia 2018Harry Kane6

World Cup is a unique event for any player. The most important and exciting national team competition. These are the footballers who have scored the most goals in their participation in the different editions of the World Cup.


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Two names stand out above the rest by scoring average. One is Just Fontaine who with just one participation managed to score 13 goals, finishing the tournament with an average scorer of 2.17 goals per game. The second is Sandor Kocsis who, like the Frenchman, only participated in one edition of the World Cup and scored 11 goals in just 5 games, leaving at 2.20 goals/game.

Miroslav Klose, The Top Scorer in The World Cup

 
 
 
 
 
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Miroslav Klose (Germany) is the top scorer in World Cup history thanks to his 16 goals in 24 games and four appearances (2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014). He has a scoring average of 0.67 goals per game in addition to having managed to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in what was his last participation.

He also managed to win the Golden Boot in the 2006 World Cup in which Germany was the organizer, an edition that Italy won and in which the German team came in the third position.

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