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All-Time World Cup Leaders

Career Goals

World Cup scoring leaders through 2002. Years listed are years played in World Cup.

 No
Gerd Müller, West Germany (1970, 74) 14
Just Fontaine, France (1958) 13
Pelé, Brazil (1958, 62, 66, 70) 12
Ronaldo, Brazil (1994, 98, 2002)12
Sandor Kocsis, Hungary (1954) 11
Juergen Klinsmann, Germany (1990, 94, 98)11
Helmut Rahn, West Germany (1954, 58) 10
Teofilo Cubillas, Peru (1970, 78) 10
Gregorz Lato, Poland (1974, 78, 82) 10
Gary Lineker, England (1986, 90) 10

Most Valuable Player

Officially, the Golden Ball Award, the Most Valuable Player of the World Cup tournament has been selected since 1982 by a panel of international soccer journalists.

Year  
1982 Paolo Rossi, Italy
1986 Diego Maradona, Arg.
1990 Toto Schillaci, Italy
1994 Romario, Brazil
1998Ronaldo, Brazil
2002Oliver Kahn, Germany

Single Tournament Goals

World Cup tournament scoring leaders through 2002.

Year  GmNo
1930 Guillermo Stabile, Argentina 48
1934 Angelo Schiavio, Italy 34
 Oldrich Nejedly, Czechoslovakia 44
 Edmund Conen, Germany 44
1938 Leônidas, Brazil 38
1950 Ademir, Brazil 67
1954 Sandor Kocsis, Hungary 511
1958 Just Fontaine, France 613
1962 Drazen Jerkovic, Yugoslavia 65
1966 Eusébio, Portugal 69
1970 Gerd Müller, West Germany 610
1974 Grzegorz Lato, Poland 77
1978 Mario Kempes, Argentina 76
1982 Paolo Rossi, Italy 76
1986 Gary Lineker, England 56
1990 Toto Schillaci, Italy 76
1994 Oleg Salenko, Russia 36
 Hristo Stoitchkov, Bulgaria 76
1998Davor Suker, Croatia76
2002Ronaldo, Brazil78

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