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World Cup Top Scorers

By: Marcus Vinicius

If you follow football, you know that being a great player is not enough to become a top scorer. In addition to talent, you need a good team and luck to score many goals in a single Cup. 
Want to know more about who were the top scorers in the world cup? So come with us!

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There is no doubt that the World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Since its first edition, in 1930, it has had several champions and great stories. In addition to the athletes, other characters also marked their names in the competition: the top scorers.

The list of top scorers at the World Cup features some of the most talented and celebrated players in the history of football. Are they:

1) Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 16 goals
2)Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil) – 15 goals
3) Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 14 goals
4) Pelé (Brazil) – 12 goals
5) Uwe Seeler (West Germany) – 10 goals
6) Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) – 11 goals
7) Jürgen Klinsmann (West Germany) - 10 goals
8) Eusébio (Portugal)- 9 goals
9) Adriano Leite Ribeiro (Brazil)- 9 goals
10) Vavá (Brazil) - 9 goals

Facts about the World Cup

The world cup is a sporting event that takes place every four years and brings together the best football teams in the world. The first edition of the World Cup was held in 1930, in Uruguay, and Brazil was the winner.

Since then, the World Cup has become one of the most important and prestigious sporting events in the world, with millions of people watching matches in stadiums or on television. In addition, the cup is also known for its curiosities, such as:

– The Brazilian Pelé is considered the king of football in the World Cup, with 12 goals scored in three championships (1958, 1962 and 1970).

– Germany is one of the countries that has won the World Cup the most times, with four titles (1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014)

– The Brazilian team is the only team to have participated in all championships, and is also the biggest winner, with 5 titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002)

– The 2014 World Cup final between France and Germany was watched by more than 1 million people in stadiums and more than 700 million on television.

World Cup Top Scorers

Football is a sport that moves crowds around the world and the World Cup is the biggest football championship on the planet. In that tournament, the top scorer is the player who scores the most goals.

In first place comes the French Michel Platini, with 9 goals, followed by the Brazilian Ronaldo with 15 goals and the Italian Paolo Rossi, with 8 goals. Other Brazilians who are also among the top scorers in the World Cup are Pelé (7 goals), Romário (5 goals) and Zico (4 goals).

Miroslav Klose

Miroslav Klose is a former German footballer who retired in 2016. In 2014, he became the top scorer in World Cup history, scoring 16 goals in four editions of the tournament.

Klose was born in Opole, Poland, in 1978, and immigrated with his family to Germany when he was eight years old. He started his professional career at FC 08 Homburg before moving to Kaiserslautern in 1999. After a successful season at the club, Klose came to the attention of Bayern Munich, where he stayed for three years. In 2007, he moved to Rome, where he stayed for five seasons. The striker ended his career at Lazio before announcing his retirement on 24 October 2016.

German Miroslav Klose is the most experienced world champion in football history and the second player (after Frenchman Lilian Thuram) to have participated in four editions of the World Cups. Additionally, Klose is the only player to have scored in three consecutive World Cup finals (2006, 2010 and 2014).

Klose has scored 71 goals in 137 games for the German national team, which puts him second on the list of all-time top scorers in German history, behind only the legendary Gerd Müller. Klose is also the country's second most capped player, behind former captain Lothar Matthäus.


In World Cups, Ronaldo is the top scorer in history with 16 goals. He scored 8 goals in 1998, 3 in 2002 and 5 in 2006. In addition, he was the best player in the world in 1998 and 2002.
Ronaldo was born on September 22, 1976, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started his professional career at Cruzeiro, where he caught the attention of PSV Eindhoven from the Netherlands. In 1996 Ronaldo moved to Italy to play for Internazionale. After two years at the Italian club, he moved to FC Barcelona in Spain. Ronaldo stayed at Barcelona for just one year before moving to Real Madrid, where he stayed for five seasons. In 2007, the striker moved to Milan, Italy, and in 2009 he returned to Real Madrid. Ronaldo retired from football on 15 July 2011.

With more than 600 goals scored throughout his career, Ronaldo is considered one of the best football players of all time. In addition, he is the Brazilian player with the most goals scored in football history, with 62 goals in 98 games. Ronaldo is also the second highest-scoring player in World Cup history, behind only Miroslav Klose.

Gerd Muller

In the World Cup, Gerd Müller is the third highest scorer of all time, with 14 goals. Müller was world champion twice, in 1974 and 1990, and also won the Euro 1972. In the 1970s, Müller led the German attack with his decisive goals and helped Bayern Munich win three consecutive Bundesliga titles.

With his unique style of play, Mueller was one of the hardest players to mark. He had a good sense of space on the pitch and was extremely quick on his feet. In addition, Mueller was a great finisher, capable of scoring goals in any situation.

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