These Are the Top Scoring FIFA World Cup Scorers of All-Time

Led by Germany’s Miroslav Klose.

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We are only a few weeks away from this summer’s biggest sporting event: the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Being held in the host country of Russia, die-hard fans from all over the world will be glued to their TV sets as they vie for their country to take home the biggest award in the Beautiful Game.

To prepare for the Beautiful game’s largest stage, now is the perfect time to look back at the tournaments most celebrated players. Below is a list of the all-time leading scorers in FIFA World Cup history. Leading the pack is Germany’s Miroslav Klose with 16 goals followed by Brazil’s Ronaldo with 15.

Check out the list below and tune into the tournament which runs from June 14 to July 15 in Russia. In case you’ve missed it, FIFA released its official 2018 World Cup Coca-Cola celebration anthem sung by Jason Derulo.

All-Time Top Goal Scorers in FIFA World Cup History

1. Miroslav Klose – 16 (24 Matches in 4 World Cups)
2. Ronaldo – 15 (19 Matches in 4 World Cups)
3. Gerd Müller – 14 (13 matchhes in 2 World Cups)
4. Just Fontaine – 13 (6 matches in 1958 world cup)
5. Pelé – 12 (14 Matches in 4 world cups)
6. Sándor Kocsis – 11 (5 Matches in 1954 World Cup)
7. Jürgen Klinsmann – 11 (17 Matches in 3 World Cups)
8. Helmut Rahn – 10 (10 matches in 2 world cups)
9. Gary Lineker – 10 (12 matches in 2 world cups)
10. Gabriel Batistuta – 10 (12 matches in 3 world cups)
11. Teófilo Cubillas – 10 (13 matches in 3 world cups)
12. Thomas Müller – 10 (13 matches in 2 world cups)
13. Grzegorz Lato – 10 (20 matches in 3 world cups)
14. Eusébio – 9 (6 matches in 1966 World cup)
15. Christian Vieri – 9 (9 matches in 2 world cups)
16. Vavá – 9 (10 matches in 2 world cups)
17. David Villa – 9 (12 matches in 3 world cups)
18. Paolo Rossi – 9 (14 matches in 3 world cups)
19. Jairzinho – 9 (16 Matches in 3 world cups)
20. Roberto Baggio – 9 (16 matches in 3 world cups)
21. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 9 (19 matches in 3 world cups)
22. Uwe Seeler – 9 (21 matches in 4 world cups)
23. Guillermo Stábile -8 (4 matches in 1930 world cup)
24. Leônidas – 8 (5 matches in 2 world cups)
25. Ademir – 8 (6 matches in 1950 world cup)
26. Óscar Míguez – 8 (7 matches in 2 world cups)
27. Rivaldo – 8 (14 matches in 2 world cups)
28. Rudi Völler – 8 (15 matches in 3 world cups)
29. Diego Maradona – 8 (21 matches in 4 world cups)

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