Which Soccer Player Scored The Most Goals During Their Career At The World Cup?

Which Soccer Player Scored The Most Goals During Their Career At The World Cup? Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Soccer Player With the Most Goals During the World Cup

The Soccer Players that Scored The Most Goals During the World Cup

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The best soccer players step up at the biggest moments and is there any bigger moment than the World Cup? Let’s take a look at the soccer players who have scored the most goals at the world cup. Check back often for free soccer picks at Sports Chat Place.

8.Helmut Rahn. Gary Lineker, Gabriel Batistuta, Teófilo Cubillas, Thomas Müllerer. Grzegorz Lato -10 Goals

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Five different players scored 10 goals during their world cup careers. Helmut Rahn did it in the least amount of games, putting up ten goals in ten games. Grzegorz Lato did it in the most games scoring ten goals in 20 games. Rahn and Mullerer both played for Germany, but it was at different times that they had success.

6. Jürgen Klinsmann -11 Goals

Jurgen Klinsmann played in three different tournaments for two different teams, WestGermany and Germany. He played in 17 games averaging 0.65 goals per game. 

6.Sándor Kocsis -11 Goals

Sandor Kocsis played in only one world cup, appearing in five games and what he did was almost hard to believe putting up 11 goals.

5.Pele -12 Goals

Pele played in 14 games for Brazil in four different games putting up 12 goals. For as good as Pele was, it’s actually a bit surprising he didn’t have more goals. 

4.Just Fontaine -13 Goals

Just Fontaine only played in the 1958 World Cup for France, but he had quite the tournament putting up 13 goals in six matches.

3.Gerd Müller -14 Goals

Gerd Muller played in two tournaments for West Germany, competing in 13 games. He averaged 1.08 goals per game.

2. Ronaldo -15 Goals

One of the greatest soccer players of all time. Always put on a show for Brazil. He played in four different world cups putting up 15 goals. 

1.Miroslav Klose -16 Goals

Miroslav Klose played in four different World Cups for Germany and he holds the record with 16 goals. He did play 24 games so his average was 0.67 goals per game. Even though he played in a lot of games, that doesn't take away from holding the record. 

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