MOSCOW: More than 2,500 goals have been scored in the history of the finals tournaments at the World Cup, excluding penalties converted in shootouts. The first goal was scored by Lucien Laurent of France on July, 1930, in 4-1 win over Mexico in Montevideo. The most recent goal was scored by Mario Mandzukic of Croatia in the 69th minute of their 4-2 defeat by France in the 2018 final.
Just Fontaine of France holds the record for the most goals scored at a single tournament, with 13 goals in 1958.
All-time leading scorers:
16: Miroslav Klose (Germany).
15: Ronaldo (Brazil).
14: Gerd Müller (West Germany).
13: Just Fontaine (France).
12: Pele (Brazil) 12.
11: Sandor Kocsis (Hungary), Jurgen Klinsmann (West Germany).
10: Helmut Rahn (West Germany), Gary Lineker (England), Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina), Teofilo Cubillas (Peru), Thomas Muller (Germany, Grzegorz Lato (Poland).
|Brazil||15||19||0.79||, 1998, 2002, 2006||list|
|3||Gerd Müller||West Germany||14||13||1.08||1970, 1974||list|
|5||Pelé||Brazil||12||14||0.86||1958, 1962, 1966, 1970||list|
|Jürgen Klinsmann|| West Germany
|8||Helmut Rahn||West Germany||10||10||1.00||1954, 1958||list|
|Gary Lineker||England||12||0.83||1986, 1990||list|
|Gabriel Batistuta||Argentina||12||0.83||1994, 1998, 2002||list|
|Teófilo Cubillas||Peru||13||0.77||1970, 1978, (1982)||list|
|Thomas Müller||Germany||16||0.53||2010, 2014, (2018)||list|