List of Players With Most FIFA World Cup Goals (1930-2022)

List of Players with most FIFA World Cup Goals – Qatar FIFA World Cup is round the corner and there are many people who have started to look into the record books. It’s fun to stay updated and knowledgeable about the event before it kicks in. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar from 21st November to 18th December 2022. 

Here in this article, we will share the list of players who are top goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup since 1930. 

Players With Most FIFA World Cup Goals
Players With Most FIFA World Cup Goals

List of Players With Most FIFA World Cup Goals

The first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930 when French player Lucien Laurent scored the first goal of the world cup. Since then, more than 2000 goals have been scored in 21 editions of the world cup. More than 1250 players have scored goals at the FIFA World Cup. Out of them 97 players have managed to score five or five plus goals at the World Cup. Do you know who has scored the highest number of goals in the FIFA World Cup? Let’s find out. 

The following data has been prepared with the help of Wikipedia.

Rank Player Team Goals




1 Miroslav Klose Germany 16 24
2 Ronaldo Brazil 15 19
3 Gerd Müller West Germany 14 13
4 Just Fontaine France 13 6
5 Pelé Brazil 12 14
6 Sándor Kocsis Hungary 11 5
Jürgen Klinsmann West Germany 17
8 Helmut Rahn West Germany 10 10
Gary Lineker England 12
Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 12
Teófilo Cubillas Peru 13
Thomas Müller Germany 16
Grzegorz Lato Poland 20
14 Eusébio Portugal 9 6
Christian Vieri Italy 9
Vavá Brazil 10
David Villa Spain 12
Paolo Rossi Italy 14
Jairzinho Brazil 16
Roberto Baggio Italy 16
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge West Germany 19
Uwe Seeler West Germany 21

Which player has the most FIFA World Cup goals?

The German striker, Miroslav Klose has scored 16 goals from 24 world cup matches. With 16 goals, Klose is the top goal scorer in world cup history. 

Number of Goalscorers

As we said earlier, more than 1250 players have scored a goal in the FIFA World Cup. So let’s see how these players have scored their goals in the world cup. The below table will explain the number of players who scored a specific number of goals at the World cup.

Goals No. of players
11+ 7
10 6
9 9
8 7
7 8
6 26
5 34
4 50+
3 90+
2 200+
1 750+
Total 1250+

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