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World Cup top goalscorers

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June 14-July 15, 2018 -- The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia kicks off on June 14. In 2014, Miroslav Klose set a new World Cup goals record in Germany’s memorable 7-1 victory over Brazil, taking his total to 16, scored across four tournaments between 2002 and 2014. Klose’s compatriot Thomas Muller, heading into his third tournament, leads the table of currently active players with 10 goals.

Other high-flyers over the years include Ronaldo of Brazil, with 15 goals in three World Cups (1998, 2002, 2006), Gerd Muller of Germany with 14 (1970, 1974), and Just Fontaine of France who netted a remarkable 13 times in 1958 alone.

Following these comes legendary Brazilian star Pele, who notched up 12 goals in four tournaments between 1958 and 1970.

Sandor Kocsis of Hungary (1954) and Germany’s Jurgen Klinsman (1990, 1994, 1998) each have 11 goals to their name.

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