Top 5 Goal Scorers of FIFA World Cup

1. Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose has been one of the greatest footballers ever, known for his gentle behavior on the field and off the field. The German centre forward scored 16 goals in the World Cup event and retired from the International football by bagging the 2014 World Cup. Klose played 4 tournaments for the Germany team and he was a crucial member of the squad. In his debut 2002 World Cup, the right footer scored five goals. The 6 feet tall Klose used his physique to score goals. He was brilliant in scoring head goals. His 16th goal was against the Brazilian team in the 2014 World Cup semi finals made him the highest goal scorer in the World Cup tournaments.

2. Ronaldo


Undoubtedly, one of the greatest dribblers in the game of football. The Brazilian striker Ronaldo shook the net 15 times and was the record holder till it was beaten by Klose in the 2014 edition. Although debuted in the 1994 event, Ronaldo had to wait for 4 more years to make into the World Cup floor. In the 1998 edition, the striker scored 4 goals for the Brazilian team, but was failed to play the final due to a reported injury, which caused a 3-0 defeat over France. But Ronaldo showed his exact potential in the 2002 edition scoring 8 goals in the tournament. This helped the team to win their 5th title. When Ronaldo ended his career in the  2006 German World Cup, there was 15 goal in his World Cup stat.

3. Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller has been one of the greatest finishers of all time. The German forward scored 14 goals in from his 13 World Cup outings. In his debut World Cup in the 1970 edition, Muller blow the opponents with 10 goals. In the next edition, although Muller failed to showcase his best, with a match deciding goal in the finals against Netherlands Muller raised as hero of the German team. Although he had a stamina to play 2 more World Cup, Gerard Muller retired from the International career at the age of 28. But he continued his club career and later in 1982, Muller withdraw his football career. Muller had a goal average of 1.08 in the World Cup events.

4. Just Fontaine

Just Fontaine

One of the ill fated soccer players in the World. The French forward played just one World Cup and scored 13 goals from his 6 matches. There was 1 hat trick and a four goal performance from the legend in the 1958 World Cup. 13 goals in a single World Cup is a still highest and an unbeaten record in the tournament. The footballer had some emotional backgrounds in the World Cups, which he was used his team mates shoes to play the tournament. He broke his legs twice and had to retire from the International career in his 27th age. His goals average in the tournament was 2.17 and proves he is one of the greatest in the list. If he played one more tournament, he would've been in top of the list.

5. Pele


Football legend Pele scored 12 goals in the World Cup events and stands fifth in the list. Pele played 4 World Cup tournaments from 1958 to 1970. Brazil team was succeeded in 3 out of the 4 tournaments, which is a record for the legend.  Excellent ball balancing was his core skill and was one of the smartest finishers. Power and accuracy was his key strength. Pele had a goal average of 0.86 in the World Cup events.


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