Here Are The Top Goal Scorers In The History Of The FIFA World Cup:
Miroslav Klose holds the record as the all-time top goal scorer in World Cup history, with an impressive 16 goals in 24 matches.
The German forward made his World Cup debut in 2002 and continued representing his country until the 2014 Brazil World Cup, earning the Golden Boot in 2006.
Before Klose, the legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo held the top spot with 15 goals in 19 matches, achieved across four different World Cups.
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The iconic attacker achieved the Golden Boot in 2002, netting eight goals as Brazil claimed victory.
Klose surpassed Ronaldo during the 2014 World Cup semi-final, when Germany triumphed 7-1 over the host nation.
Ronaldo is followed by another German legend, Gerd Muller, who notched 14 goals in just two editions of the tournament (1970 and 1974).
He, along with Just Fontaine and Sandor Kocsis, stands as one of the few players to have scored 10 or more World Cup goals in a single edition of the competition.
Brazilian great Pele ranks as the fifth-highest goalscorer in World Cup history, with 12 goals across four editions, though he surprisingly never clinched the Golden Boot.
Thomas Muller, the standout player from both Germany and Bayern Munich, holds the unique distinction of being the only currently active player who has scored 10 or more goals in the World Cup.
Muller has participated in three World Cup editions to date, finding the net in two of them.