Ronaldo and the Top 20 Footballers with the Most Goals in FIFA World Cup History
Ronaldo scored 15 times over three Cups – 1998, 2002 and 2006, leading Brazil to the Finals in 1998 and 2002, and the title in 2002.
Germany‘s Gerd Mueller from the 1970’s and still-active (and playing on the 2014 German World Cup team) Miroslav Klose are tied for second with 14 career goals. Can Klose (at 36 years old) overtake Ronaldo this year to become the all-time leader? Something to keep an eye on.
Fourth all-time is France‘s Just Fontaine, who also holds the record for most goals in a single World Cup. In the 1958 competition, he scored 13 goals. France lost to eventual-champion Brazil in the semifinals, however.
Rounding out the top five is perhaps the most well-known footballer of all time, Pelé. He scored 12 over four World Cups.Follow @VinGetz
|FOOTBALLER||COUNTRY||FIFA WORLD CUP CAREER GOALS||YEARS|
|1.||Ronaldo||Brazil||15||1998, 2002, 2006|
|2.||Gerd Mueller||Germany||14||1970, 1974|
|2.||Miroslav Klose||Germany||14||2002, 2006, 2010|
|5.||Pelé||Brazil||12||1958, 1962, 1966, 1970|
|6.||Juergen Klinsmann||Germany||11||1990, 1994, 1998|
|8.||Helmut Rahn||Germany||10||1954, 1958|
|8.||Gabriel Batistuta||Argentina||10||1994, 1998, 2002|
|8.||Gary Lineker||England||10||1986, 1990|
|8.||Teofilo Cubillas||Peru||10||1970, 1978, 1982|
|8.||Grzegorz Lato||Poland||10||1974, 1978, 1982|
|13.||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Germany||9||1978, 1982, 1986|
|13.||Uwe Seeler||Germany||9||1958, 1962, 1966, 1970|
|13.||Roberto Baggio||Italy||9||1990, 1994, 1998|
|13.||Paolo Rossi||Italy||9||1978, 1982|
|13.||Christian Vieri||Italy||9||1998, 2002|
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