Most goals ever scored at the World Cup
One of the greatest career accomplishments for a football player is scoring a goal at the World Cup.
Each goal has a special place in World Cup history, whether it is a scuffed attempt from six yards out or a breathtaking volley from thirty.
But which player or nation has ever scored the most goals in a single World Cup or other international events?
Germany’s Miroslav Klose presently holds the record for most goals scored in the history of the tournament after participating in four separate World Cup tournaments.
In total, the deadly striker scored 16 goals, averaging 0.67 per game, across the 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 championships.
In part thanks to Klose’s scoring prowess, Germany won the trophy in 2014 with his assistance. The European nation placed third twice in 2006 and 2010, and second in 2002 in the other three tournaments in which he competed.
List of players with 10 or more World Cup goals
|Miroslav Klose||Germany||16||2002, 2006, 2010, 2014|
|Ronaldo||Brazil||15||1994, 1998, 2002, 2006|
|Gerd Muller||Germany||14||1970, 1974|
|Pele||Brazil||12||1958, 1962, 1966, 1970|
|Jurgen Klinsmann||Germany||11||1990, 1994, 1998|
|Helmut Rahn||Germany||10||1954, 1958|
|Gary Linekar||England||10||1986, 1990|
|Gabriel Batistuta||Argentina||10||1994, 1998, 2002|
|Teofilo Cubillas||Peru||10||1970, 1974, 1982|
|Thomas Muller||Germany||10||2010, 2014, 2018|
|Grzegorz Lato||Poland||10||1974, 1978, 1982|