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FIFA World Cup: Players with Most Goals Ever

FIFA World Cup is an international competition organized by FIFA to crown the best nation in the world. It is the pinnacle of success in the game of football. The World Cup has been the crown jewel for several great forwards over the decades and has seen them etched in the history books forever. Here are the players with the most FIFA World Cup goals ever.

Data Last Updated: August 2, 2022
S. NoPlayerCountryPositionYears ActiveGoals ScoredAppearances
1Miroslav KloseGermanyCentre Forward1998-20161624
2Ronaldo NazarioBrazilCentre Forward1993-20111519
3Gerd MullerGermanyCentre Forward1963-19811413
4Just FontaineFranceCentre Forward1950-1962136
5PeleBrazilCentre Forward1956-19771214
6Sandor KocsisHungaryCentre Forward1943-1961115
7Jurgen KlinsmannGermanyCentre Forward1981-20031117
8Thomas MullerGermanySecond Striker2008-20221016
9Gabriel BatistutaArgentinaCentre Forward1988-20051012
10Gary LinekerEnglandCentre Forward1978-19941012
11Helmut RahnGermanySecond Striker1946-19651010
12Teofilo CubillasPeruAttacking Midfielder1966-19891013
13Grzegorz LatoPolandWinger1966-19841020
14EusebioPortugalCentre Forward1957-198096
15Christain VieriItalyCentre Forward1991-200999

Germany’s Miroslav Klose holds the record for the most goals in the World Cup finals narrowly edging the Brazilian great, Ronaldo. The list also includes other great names like Gerd Muller, Pele, Thomas Muller and more.