World Cup is the greatest sporting event in football. It is the dream of almost every player to lift the World Cup trophy for his country. There have been many great football players who lightened the World Cup stage numerous times.
There were many great strikers who scored some great goals in the biggest football tournament. So here we take a look at the top 5 football players with the highest goals in the FIFA World Cup of all time.
Top 5 football players with the highest goals in World Cup history
World Cup winning year: 1958, 1962, 1970
Brazilian legend Pele is considered the best football player of all time by many people. He is the leading goalscorer for Brazil and lifted the World Cup for a record three times for his country.
He is the first teenager to score in a World Cup final and he also won the Golden Ball award in 1970.
4. Just Fontaine
World Cup winning year: N/A
The France player holds the record for the most World Cup goals in a single tournament. He scored 13 goals in his only World Cup in 1958. Although France failed to win the trophy, he won the Golden boot.
3. Gerd Muller
World Cup winning year: 1974
Gerd Muller is one of Germany’s finest ever players. He scored a total of 14 goals for his country in the World Cup and guided them to the pinnacle of world football in 1974.
World Cup winning year: 1994, 2002
The deadly striker won the World Cup two times with Brazil and scored a whopping 15 goals in the World Cups, even surpassing Pele. He was a force to be reckoned with in front of goals and also won the Ballon d’Or.
1. Miroslav Klose
World Cup winning year: 2014
The German goalscorer holds the record for the highest goals ever scored in World Cups. He is also the first player to appear in four consecutive semi-finals in history.
Klose won the 2006 Golden Shoe and later finished off his career with the 2014 World Cup trophy.