The World Cup, which was held in Qatar this year, sparked great debates around the world on many issues, from the climatic conditions in Qatar to human rights. The excitement of the World Cup began with the opening match on November 20, in light of all these discussions. Facing hosts Qatar, Ecuador walked off the field with a 2-0 win. The goals for Ecuador came from Enner Valencia, who plays for Fenerbahçe in our country, but there are many football players who wrote their names in the history of the World Cup with the goals they scored. Here are the top scorers in World Cup history, from Roberto Baggio to Miroslav Klose.
1. Christian Vieri – 9 goals
Christian Vieri is one of the best scorers for his country, Italy, in World Cup history. The football player, who entered the green field at the tournaments held in 1998 and 2002, showed his success, scoring a total of 9 goals in both tournaments.
2. Paolo Rossi – 9 goals
There is an Italian footballer who is in second place in our list of the best scorers in the history of the World Cup. Rossi shook the opposing nets 9 times at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cup events.
3. Roberto Baggio – 9 goals
Italian football legend Roberto Baggio impressed the public in the organizations held in the years 1990, 1994 and 1998. Baggio scored 9 goals in these tournaments.
4. Uwe Seller – 9 goals
German soccer player Uwe Seeler was able to compete in 4 different World Cup tournaments in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970. Seeler scored 9 goals for his team in these tournaments.
5. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 9 goals
Living football legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is one of the players to score 9 goals in the history of the cup. Rummenigge fought for his country Germany in the tournaments held in 1978, 1982 and 1986.
6. David Villa – 9 goals
He is considered one of the most important strikers in the recent past, as the Spanish footballer scored 9 goals in the World Cup matches in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
7. FAFA – 9 goals
Brazilian soccer player Vava succeeded in scoring 9 goals in the organizations in 1958 and 1962.
8. Jairzinho – 9 goals
Another Brazilian whose name was written in the history of the World Cup in golden letters is Jairzinho. Jairzinho contributed nine goals for Brazil at the 1966, 1970 and 1974 World Cups.
9. Ademir – 9 goals
Brazil, one of the most important soccer countries in the world, has many World Cup legends. And Demir is one of them. The footballer, who managed to score 9 goals in the tournament in 1950, was also the tournament’s top scorer.
10. Eusebio – 9 goals
The footballer, who participated in the tournament in 1966 in the Portuguese jersey, achieved great success by scoring 9 goals.
11. Grzegorz Lato – 10 goals
Polish footballer Grzegorz Lato broadcast rival networks 10 times for his country in the organizations in 1974, 1978 and 1982.
12. Teofilo Cubillas – 10 goals
Peruvian footballer scored 10 goals in tournaments in 1970, 1978 and 1982.
13. Helmut Rahn – 10 goals
Helmut Rahn, who successfully represented his country Germany in 1954 and 1958, scored a total of 10 goals in two tournaments.
14. Thomas Müller – 10 goals
Thomas Müller, who performed admirably with the German jersey in 2010, 2014 and 2018, managed to decorate these performances with a total of 10 goals.
15. Gary Lineker – 10 goals
The English football legend, who appeared in the two tournaments in 1986 and 1990, is among the players who scored 10 goals in the history of the World Cup.
16. Gabriel Batistuta – 10 goals
Gabriel Batistuta made history by scoring 10 goals for Argentina in World Cup matches in 1994, 1998 and 2002.
17. Sandor Kocsis – 11 goals
The Hungarian footballer achieved great success by scoring 11 goals in the 1954 World Cup.
18. Jürgen Klinsmann – 11 goals
German soccer player Jurgen Klinsmann scored 11 goals in 3 World Cup tournaments held between 1990 and 1998.
19. Pele – 12 goals
According to some, the greatest soccer player in history, Brazilian Pele managed to score 12 goals in the tournaments he participated in in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970.
20. Just Fontaine – 13 goals
The French footballer became one of the best scorers in the history of the World Cup, scoring 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup.
21- Gerd Mueller, 14 goals
Gerd Müller scored a total of 14 goals for his country Germany in 1970 and 1974.
22. Ronaldo – 15 goals
In 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006, millions of people had the opportunity to watch the Brazilian Ronaldo, one of the most important football players in history. Ronaldo managed to score 15 goals in these tournaments.
23. Miroslav Klose – 16 goals
German striker Miroslav Klose is the all-time top scorer in the history of the World Cup. Klose scored 16 goals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, which is a record that is difficult to break.
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