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World Cup List of Top Goal Scorers

The overall top goal scorer in the World Cup is Germany's Miroslav Klose, who has scored a total of 16 goals. This list has been updated with the 2022 results. Thomas Müller, Mbappé and Messi are the players on this list who played at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Goals scored from penalty shoot-outs are not counted. See more Goal Scoring Trivia.

Rank Player Country Goals Scored
1 Miroslav Klose Germany 16
2 Ronaldo Brazil 15
3 Gerd Müller Germany 14
=4 Lionel Messi Argentina 13
=4 Just Fontaine France 13
=6 Pele Brazil 12
=6 Kylian Mbappé France 12
=8 Sandor Kocsis Hungary 11
=8 Jurgen Klinsmann Germany 11
=10 Thomas Müller Germany 10
  Helmut Rahn Germany 10
  Teofilio Cubillas Peru 10
  Grzegorz Lato Poland 10
  Gary Lineker England 10
  Gabriel Batistuta Argentina 10

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