Shows the top goalscorers updated live after each match, plus comparison with legends of the past.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Top Goalscorers

By Phil Bainbridge

June 14, 2018 - 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.

Shows the top goalscorers in the 2018 competition and compares this with legends from the past.

High-flyers in past 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.

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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