Ranking of the top scorers in World Cup history – where is Pele?

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching, but who are the top scorers in the tournament’s history? Pele? One of the Ronaldos? What about a miller?

Who knows, maybe Miroslav Klose, Ronaldo and Co. will tumble down the pecking order in December. Thomas Muller is just one fantastic tournament away from securing his place in the record books…

Who are the top World Cup goalscorers in history?

Miroslav Klose, Germany – 16 goals

Good for club, great for country. Klose, who used to play for Bayern Munich, Lazio Roma and Werder Bremen, is certainly best remembered for his penalty-poaching in Germany’s iconic white-and-black jersey.

Vice World Champion in 2002 and winner of the Golden Shoe in 2006, Klose finally got his hands on the biggest prize of all in 2014. He lifted football’s most famous and least aesthetically pleasing trophy into the Brazilian night sky after succeeding Ronaldo as the biggest prolific goalscorer in the history of the tournament.

Ronaldo, Brazil – 15 goals

fenomeno by name, natural phenomenon. The original Ronaldo took the world by storm in 1998, however after a mysterious incident ruined his preparations for Brazil’s final defeat by France in PariShe more than made up for lost time in South Korea and Japan four years later.

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Gerd Müller, West Germany – 14 goals

With a remarkable 68 goals in 61 caps, Muller can certainly claim to be the most feared international center forward to have ever graced European football.

The Bayern Munich legend led West Germany to glory in 1974 but sadly passed away in August 2021 at the age of 75.

Just Fontaine, France – 13 goals

Fontaine may not be the most successful player in World Cup history, but he is does holds the record for most goals scored in a single World Cup – 13, yes, thirteen1958

Remarkably, that was only enough for France to finish third.

Pele, Brazil – 12 goals

You knew his name would be on that list somewhere, right? Still the all-time top goalscorer in the history of Brazil national team – although Neymar is closing in – Pelé scored twice as Brazil beat Sweden in the final in 1958 when he was just 17 years old.

More recently, the legend has been seen as a part-time sandwich maker, among other things.

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Sandor Kocsis, Hungary – 11 goals

Hungary was once the most revolutionary side in European football. And Kocsis spearheaded a truly legendary league of players.

He shot Hungary to the 1954 World Cup final. Since then they have not progressed beyond the quarterfinals.

Jürgen Klinsmann, FRG/Germany – 11 goals

A star for Germany both before and after the Berlin Wall, the Tottenham Hotspur legend became world champion in 1990 and conquered the continent as a footballer six years later The national team broke English hearts at Wembley.

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Helmut Rahn – West Germany

Gary Lineker – England

Gabriel Batistuta – Argentina

Teofilo Cubillas—Peru

Thomas Muller – Germany

Grzegorz Lato – Poland

Germany’s Thomas Muller (Reuters)

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