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World Cup Finals Top Scorers 1930-2006
Year Top Scorer(s) Country Matches Played Goals Scored
1930 Guillermo Stabile Argentina 4 8
1934 Angelo Schiavio Italy 4 4
  Oldrich Nejedly Czechoslovakia 4 4
  Edmund Conen Germany 4 4
1938 Leonidas da Silva Brazil 4 8
1950 Marques Ademir Brazil 6 7
1954 Sandor Kocsis Hungary 5 11
1958 Just Fontaine France 6 13
1962 Drazen Jerkovic Yugoslavia 6 5
1966 Ferreira Eusebio Portugal 6 9
1970 Gerd Muller West Germany 6 10
1974 Grzegorz Lato Poland 7 9
1978 Mario Kempes Argentina 7 6
1982 Paolo Rossi Italy 7 6
1986 Gary Lineker England 5 6
1990 Salvatore Schillaci Italy 7 6
1994 Oleg Salenko Russia 3 6
  Hristo Stoitchkov Bulgaria 7 6
1998 Davor Suker Croatia 7 6
2002 Ronaldo Brazil 7 8
2006 Miroslav Klose Germany 7 5
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Top Scorers in each World Cup Tournament
Date Player and Nation Goals scored
1930 Guillermo Stábile (ARGENTINA) 8
1934 Oldrich Nejedly (CZE) 5
1938 Leonidas (BRAZIL) 7
1950 Ademir (BRAZIL) 9
1954 Sandor Kocsis (HUNGARY) 11
1958 Juste Fontaine (FRANCE) 13
1962 Garrincha (BRAZIL)
Valentin Ivanov (SOV)
Leonel Sanchez (CHINA)
Florian Albert (HUNGARY)
Vava (BRAZIL)
Drazan Jerkovic (YUG)
4
4
4
4
4
4
1966 Eusebio (PORTUGAL) 9
1970 Gerd Müller (GERMANY) 10
1974 Grzegorz Lato (POLAND) 7
1978 Mario Kempes (ARGENTINA) 6
1982 Paolo Rossi (ITALY) 6
1986 Gary Lineker (ENG) 6
1990 Salvatore Schillaci (ITALY) 6
1994 Hristo Stoitchkov (BULGARIA)
Oleg Salenko (RUSSIA)
6
1998 Davor Suker (CROATIA) 6
2002 Ronaldo (BRAZIL) 8
2006 Miroslav Klose (GERMANY) 5


World Cup Goal Scoring Records

Fastest World Cup Goal
The fastest goal in a World Cup match was scored in 2002 by Turkey's Hakan Sukür after only a lightening 11 seconds. South Korea was the unlucky rivals to experience this super quick record.

Latest World Cup Goal
The latest goal scored in the World cup was in 2006 when Alessandro Del Piero of Italy found the back of the net after 121 minutes in the semi final against Germany.

Fastest Hat-trick in the World Cup
The fastest hat-trick in the world cup was performed in 1982 by Hungary's Laszlo Kiss. He scored in the 70th, 74th, and 77th minute against El Salvador.

Oldest player to score in the World Cup
The oldest player to have scored a goal in the world cup was Roger Milla of Cameroon back in 1994. The 42 years and 39 day old football player scored against Russia in a memorable World Cup moment.

Youngest player to score in the World Cup
The youngest player to have scored a goal in the Wolrd Cup is Pelé of Brazil. Pele was only 17 years and 239 days old when he scored against Wales in 1958.

Most consistent goal scorers in the World Cup
Only two players have scored in every match they played in a single World Cup tournament. In 1950, Alcide Ghiggia of Uruguay scored in all 4 games, a record matched by Jairzinho of Brazil in 1970 who played six games and even scored in the final.

First World Cup hat-trick
The first player to score a impressive hat-trick in the World Cup was Bert Patenaude of USA. The match was in the first round against Paraguay in 1930.



World cup hat-tricks

Most Hat-Tricks in the World Cup
Player Match Year Goals
Sandor Kocsis (HUMGARY) Hungary vs South Korea 1954 4
Sandor Kocsis (HUMGARY) Hungary vs West Germany 1954 4
Juste Fontaine (FRANCE) France vs Paraguay 1958 4
Juste Fontaine (FRANCE) France vs West Germany 1958 4
Gerd Müller (GERMANY) Germany vs Bulgaria 1970 3
Gerd Müller (GERMANY) Germany vs Peru 1970 3
Gabriel Batistuta (ARGENTINA) Argentina vs Greece 1994 3
Gabriel Batistuta (ARGENTINA) Argentina vs Jamaica 1998 3

*note: a total of 39 other players not listed here have scored one hat-trick each.



Highest world cup goal scorers

Most goals scored in history of the World Cup
Player Nation Years
Pelé Brasil 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Uwe Seeler Germany 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970

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World Cup all time top scorers 1930-06 summary
Player Total Goals Record
Ronaldo (BRAZIL) 15
Gerd Müller (GERMANY) 14
Juste Fontaine (FRANCE) 13
Pelé (BRASIL) 12
Sandor Kocsis (HUNGARY) 11
Jürgen Klinsmann (GERMANY) 11
Helmut Rahn (GERMANY) 10
Teofilio Cubillas (PER) 10
Gary Lineker (ENGLAND) 10
Grzegorz Lato (POLAND) 10
Gabriel Batistuta (ARGENTINA) 10
Miroslav Klose (GERMANY) 10










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