Football

FIFA World Cup: Players with Most Goals in a Tournament

FIFA World Cup is an international tournament organized by FIFA to crown the best nation in the world. France’s Lucien Laurent holds the record of having scored the first ever World Cup goal back in 1930. Since then more than 1,250 players have put the ball in the back of the net in a FIFA World Cup match. Here are the players with the most goals in a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Data Last Updated: August 9, 2022
S. No.PlayerCountryPositionYearGoalsAppearances
1Just FontaineFranceCentre Forward1958136
2Sandor KocsisHungaryCentre Forward1954115
3Gerd MullerGermanyCentre Forward1970106
4EusebioPortugalCentre Forward196696
5RonaldoBrazilCentre Forward200287
6AdemirBrazilCentre Forward195086
7Guillermo StabileArgentinaCentre Forward193084
8LeonidasBrazilCentre Forward193875
9Grzegorz LatoPolandWinger197477
10Oleg SalenkoRussiaCentre Forward199463

France’s Just Fontaine holds the record with his 13 goals in the 1958 edition. He is followed by other great names like Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Eusebio and more.