2018 FIFA World Cup, the biggest football event in the world is just around the corner. Russia is getting set for the Football extravaganza and we bring you historical stats of the tournament. FIFA World Cup has seen some of the best players in the world and it will not be any different at 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia.
SportNtalks bring you the Top 10 All-time top goal scorer of the FIFA World Cup. There are players who played multiple tournaments and have scored goals for fun. Here is the list of the top 10 goal scorer in the tournament.
Miroslav Klose (16 goals – 24 Appearances)
German football team has dominated the International football over past few years. The Germans are the defending World Cup Champions and known to produce exemplary football in the tournament.
Miroslav Klose is one name which synonymous with the German national team success. Polish-born German forward has played in 4 world cup finals (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) where he scored whopping 16 goals in 24 appearances. The legendary German forward helped his team win the last FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Ronaldo (15 goals – 19 Appearances)
Ronaldo was one of the most feared number 9, Brazilian team was one of the most attractive sides but having Ronaldo in the side made a huge difference. His eye for goals and quick feet moment made him one of the top striker.
Ronaldo appeared in 4 World Cups (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) where he clobbered 15 goals in 19 appearances. He won FIFA Golden boot award in 1998 Finals. Brazilian team enjoyed success in 1994 and 2002 with Ronaldo pumping goals.
Gerd Muller (14 goals – 13 Appearances)
German Legendary striker Gerd Muller had a better goal ration throughout his career. Bayern Munich legendary forward made his world cup debut in 1970 scoring 10 goals in the tournament.
He was the highest goal scorer but Germany failed to win the World Cup. Muller and German returned in 1974 and this time he scored winning goal for his country to lift the World Cup.
Just Fontaine (13 goals – 6 appearances)
Juste Fontaine has not played a lot of matches for the French national team neither did he won a lot of trophies with the team. The French forward played just one World Cup but what impressive is that his scoring rate.
In just 6 appearances he scored 13 goals in the 1958 FIFA World Cup. His performance earned him FIFA World Cup golden boot award and place in the all-star team.
Pele (12 goals – 14 appearances)
Brazilian legendary forward Pele has won 3 world cups and he had a key role to play in all of them. He does not have an impressive goalscoring ratio as compare to other stars in the list. Pele in the era where Brazilian football rose the prominence played in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 world cup out of which they won 3 World Cups.
Pele won the best player award in his last world cup in 1970 when he scored a goal in the final of the tournament against the Italian team.