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The top 5 scorers in FIFA World Cup history

Throughout the competition's past, some of the sport's most talented footballers have dazzled on the biggest stage.

The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious football competition in the world. Every player aspires to represent their country on this stage. Some people achieve their dreams, while a select few go on to win the award.

The best players from around the world have competed in the competition's history. Many have scored several goals when assisting their national teams in winning the FIFA World Cup and becoming the tournament's top scorers.

The top five scorers in FIFA World Cup history are listed below.

5. Pele (Brazil) – 12 goals 

Pele has scored 12 goals in the FIFA World Cup 

Pele is hailed as perhaps the best player to at any point effortlessness the game. The incredible forward was an extraordinary goalscorer all through his vocation.

Probably the most noteworthy scorer in the FIFA World Cup, He got it multiple times, assisting Brazil with securing the prize in 1958, 1962, and 1970. 

4. Just Fontaine (France) – 13 goals 

France has had a few unbelievable strikers play for them on the global stage.

One of them was Just Fontaine and maybe quite possibly the most clinical strikers of his age. Fontaine scored 13 goals in just six games in the 1958 World Cup. 

3. Gerd Muller (West Germany) – 14 goals 

Muller helped West Germany to the 1974 FIFA World Cup win.


Gerd Muller is viewed as probably the best forward ever. He played for West Germany at the 1970 and 1974 FIFA World Cup releases, scoring 14 goals in 13 appearances.

Gerd Muller is the most noteworthy goalscorer ever in the Bundesliga also. He likewise guided West Germany to the 1974 FIFA World Cup win. 

2. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazil) – 15 goals 

Ronaldo is the second-most noteworthy scorer in the FIFA World Cup 

Ronaldo is as yet considered by numerous individuals as the best and most complete striker ever. The Brazillian scored 15 goals to be the second-most elevated scorer throughout the entire existence of the FIFA World Cup.

He played in four releases of the competition (1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006). Brazil lifted the 2002 FIFA World Cup prize, politeness of his two goals in the last against Germany. 

1. Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 16 goals 

Klose helped Germany to the 2014 FIFA World Cup triumph 

Miroslav Klose holds the best position among the most elevated scorers in the FIFA World Cup. The German played in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 releases, winning it once.

He scored a general 16 goals in 24 matches. He has made the second-generally number of world cup appearances too, one behind individual comrade, Lothar Matthaus.

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