Most FIFA World Cup Goals: The Top Scorers

Most FIFA World Cup Goals: The Top Scorers
Most FIFA World Cup Goals: The Top Scorers

Whether you’re a fan of the FIFA World Cup or not, you’re probably curious about who has scored the most goals in the tournament. While there are some obvious names at the top, you might not be aware of some of the players who’ve scored in the past.

Miroslav Klose

During his international career, Miroslav Klose scored the most goals at the FIFA World Cup. The Polish-born striker made his World Cup debut in 2002 and has since played in four editions. He has also played in four World Cup finals and has scored 16 goals. He is one of only three players to score at four World Cups.

In his career, Klose has played in 137 matches for the German national football team, scoring 71 goals. His international goals include hat tricks against Israel, Austria, and Israel. He also scored a brace in the final group-stage match against Ecuador. He also assisted six times.

The acrobatic celebrations of his goals have earned him the nickname ‘Salto-Klose’. He also holds the record for most goals scored in a World Cup semi-final. His hat trick against Brazil helped Germany reach the final in 2014.

In 2010, Klose scored four goals in the World Cup. He also won the Golden Boot award for the best scorer in the tournament. He also won the Silver Boot award. In addition, he also won the Young Player award.

He retired from international football after the 2014 World Cup. He is now an assistant coach at Bayern Munich. In addition, he was named a member of the German squad for the 2022 World Cup. He is one of 80 Germany-based players who will represent 25 nations at the tournament.

Lionel Messi

  • During his career, Lionel Messi has scored more goals than most people can count. He has played in a number of different international tournaments, including four World Cups. Here are a few fun facts about Messi’s achievements in international football.
  • During his time with Argentina, Messi scored 86 goals in 162 matches. This is the most goal by an Argentine player in international football history. He is only behind Diego Maradona’s eight goals in 21 matches.
  • Messi has also been credited with four assists in his international career. He also holds the record for most goal contributions in a major tournament. In his second World Cup appearance, Messi scored his first World Cup goal against Serbia and Montenegro.
  • In the group stage of the 2014 World Cup, Messi scored a goal and an assist. He also scored two goals in a 3-2 win over Nigeria. He also came on in the 84th minute against Mexico and assisted on two goals in a 4-3 loss to France.
  • Messi was also awarded the Golden Ball award at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is now on track to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring record. He has played in more World Cup matches than any other active player. He has also won the Ballon d’Or four times.
  • Lionel Messi has played in four World Cups, but his performance has not been as spectacular as many expected. He has scored six goals in 19 World Cup matches. However, Messi has failed to score in three of the four knockout round matches he has played. He also did not score in a World Cup match against Germany in 2010.
  • If Messi is able to continue his form in the future, he could become the all-time leading goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Having scored seven goals in 17 matches at the FIFA World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-highest-scoring player in this tournament. He is also the only player in history to score more goals for his club and country.

Ronaldo has been part of four World Cups in his career. He has played in the FIFA Club World Cup, two FIFA World Cups, and the UEFA European Championship. He has won five Ballon d’Or awards and is the only player to win the award five times. In 2006, Ronaldo was a member of the Portugal team that qualified for the World Cup. Despite missing the final, he captained the Portuguese side. He also won the Golden Boot award.

Ronaldo is the highest-scoring international player in history, with 117 goals in 177 matches for Portugal and Real Madrid. He also has seven league titles and five Champions League titles to his name. He is also the top-scoring player in the world with a goal-per-game ratio of 1.27.

Ronaldo also holds the record for the most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League campaign. He has scored five goals in the Champions League. He has also won the Golden Boot award in the Champions League. He was named to the 2022 World Cup squad. He will be looking to add to his record in Qatar.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA European Championship. He is also the only player to score in six Premier League games this season.

Thomas Muller

Having scored a number of goals during his international career, Thomas Muller has established himself as one of the top goal-scorers in the game. He has scored a total of 10 goals during his World Cup and Euro cup appearances.

Muller has been a regular for Germany since the 2009/10 season. He made his debut at the 2010 World Cup and has since featured in 16 tournament matches. He has scored five goals in the tournament and is one of only a handful of players who have scored five goals in two World Cups.

Muller is a two-time UEFA Champions League winner with Bayern Munich and has helped the team win 10 league titles. He is also one of the best off-ball players in the game.

During his career, Muller has scored a total of over 100 goals. He is also one of the top scorers in the Bundesliga. He is a key player for the German team in their quest for the record 5th World Cup in Russia. His most recent performance was in the UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea. He helped Bayern win their first European trophy since 2012.

Thomas Muller has a chance to break the record of German player Miroslav Klose. He is only seven goals short of breaking the record.

Muller has a plethora of awards and honors to his name. He is the only German player to be named UEFA Team of the Year, and he is also a Bundesliga Top Scorer. He was also named a Best Young Player of the tournament at the 2010 World Cup. He scored five goals during the tournament and was named joint-top scorer of the tournament.

Just Fontaine

During the 1958 FIFA World Cup, French striker Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in six games, a record that still stands today. It was one of the most memorable performances in the tournament’s history.

He did not receive the Golden Boot award at the end of the tournament, but he and partner Raymond Kopa formed one of the most lethal strike duos in postwar club football. In fact, Kopa’s connection with Fontaine was so strong that he was on the verge of receiving the highest honor in football.

Just Fontaine’s goalscoring record is unlikely to be broken. He is one of just a few players in history to have scored in at least two World Cup tournaments.

Just Fontaine started his career with USM Casablanca, but he moved to Nice, France when he was just 18. He was then replaced by Raymond Kopa at Reims, and he teamed up with the Kopa/Kopa duo that would eventually lead France to the 1954 Cup. In fact, Kopa and Fontaine were paired together in four of France’s six World Cup matches, scoring a combined 10 goals in the process.

Just Fontaine scored two goals in a 3-2 defeat to Yugoslavia and added two more goals in France’s 5-2 loss to Brazil in the semi-finals. He also scored a hat-trick in a 7-3 group stage win over Paraguay.

He finished his career with a score of 30 goals in 21 matches. His career was cut short by injury. His last match was in July 1962.

Lionel Suarez

Having scored an incredible 29 goals in qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Luis Suarez has overtaken Lionel Messi as the leading scorer in the South American World Cup qualifiers. The Uruguayan forward has scored in his last 29 qualifiers and has also topped the goalscoring record for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

He has now surpassed Messi as the top goalscorer in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, and his goals have helped Uruguay win the final round of fixtures to secure their place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Uruguay finished third in the South American table and will be competing with Brazil and Argentina in the tournament.

Suarez has been the leading scorer in all competitions for Uruguay and has scored five times in the FIFA Club World Cup. He also has one goal in the UEFA Super Cup. He was a key player in Nacional winning the 49th Uruguayan Primera Division title last season.

Suarez is a former team-mate of Messi at Barcelona, and the two remain to close off the pitch. However, Messi has been in a rut of form for a while, failing to score for Argentina in their last four matches. He is also on the mend from a groin strain that he suffered during the winter break.

Uruguay is in its fourth consecutive men’s World Cup tournament and has high expectations for its team. They have experienced players like Luis Suarez and Federico Valverde, and have a talented youth squad.


It’s no secret that the World Cup is one of the most anticipated events in sports, and with good reason. Every year, teams from all over the world come together to compete for a trophy that has been contested since 1930. And as we draw nearer to this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, it seems like there are more and more goals being scored than ever before.

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