How Many Goals Has Pele Scored At The FIFA World Cup, Stats And Appearances

How Many Goals Has Pele Scored At The FIFA World Cup, Stats And Appearances

The FIFA World Cup is all about goals, just like football, know how many times has Pele netted

Over 1,300 different men have scored a total of 2,548 goals in the 21 men’s FIFA World Cups that have been played so far. But only 13 players in the history of the tournament have scored 10 goals or more.

How Many Goals Has Pele Scored For Brazil At The FIFA World Cup And His Stats

Miroslav Klose scored 16 goals in 24 games for Germany.

Miroslav Klose is the player who has scored the most goals in FIFA World Cup history. He has scored 16 goals in 24 games over four tournaments (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014).

Even though Klose is not the most well-known name on this list, what made him stand out was how consistent he was at every football World Cup he played and how long he stayed in the game, which let him play in four of them. His last World Cup was in Brazil in 2014, when he was 36 years old.

Miroslav Klose scored a hat-trick in his first FIFA World Cup game in 2002, when Germany beat Saudi Arabia 8-0 at the Sapporo Dome in Japan. It was Miroslav Klose’s first World Cup game. He finished his first World Cup with five goals, three behind Brazil’s Ronaldo, who was the tournament’s top scorer. His team, Germany, came in second, losing the final to Brazil.

2006 World Cup

Miroslav Klose scored five goals again at the 2006 World Cup, which was held in Germany. This time, though, it was enough to win him the Golden Boot (award for tournament top scorer). Germany, on the other hand, only came in third.

The Germans also came in third place in 2010, and Klose scored four more goals, which is one less than the four joint top scorers from that tournament. During Germany’s winning FIFA World Cup campaign in Brazil in 2014, he scored two goals, which was a great way to end his career.

The goal he scored against Brazil in the semi-finals gave him the record for most goals scored at the FIFA World Cup. The German team beat the hosts 7-1, which was a big surprise. With his goal in the game, Miroslav Klose passed Ronaldo of Brazil, who had held the record before.

Ronaldo, from Brazil, has scored 15 goals in 19 games.

Ronaldo Ronaldo, whose real name is Luis Nazario de Lima, is second on the list of most goals scored in the FIFA World Cup. He has scored 15 goals in 19 games. Ronaldo was part of the Brazil team that went to the USA and Mexico for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. But at the tournament, Brazil’s front line was led by the legendary Romario and Bebeto, so the 17-year-old didn’t get to play.


Four years later, at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Ronaldo, who is known as one of the best strikers in soccer history, showed some of his greatness. Ronaldo’s four goals in France were a big reason why Brazil made it to the final. However, the striker got sick right before the final, and Brazil lost to the host country.

At the 2002 World Cup, which was held in Japan and South Korea, Ronaldo was unstoppable. He scored eight goals to lead Brazil to victory and win the Golden Boot.

By the time the 2006 FIFA World Cup was held in Germany, Ronaldo’s career was on the way down. Injuries and problems with fitness had caught up with the star striker. Even so, he scored three goals before Brazil was eliminated by the home team in the quarterfinals. It was just enough to beat Gerd Muller, a German legend who had been at the top of the charts since 1974.

Gerd Muller scored 14 goals in 13 games for Germany.

Gerd Muller, on the other hand, scored 14 goals at the FIFA World Cup in just 13 games over two tournaments. Ten of these came at the 1970 World Cup, including hat-tricks against Hungary and Peru in the group stages. Muller won the Golden Boot, but his team didn’t make it past the semi-finals. Even though Muller scored twice in the match, Italy beat them out of the title race.

Muller won the FIFA World Cup in 1974, which was held in Germany. He didn’t win the Golden Boot this time, but he did score the most goals for his team with four, including the game-winning goal in the final, a 2-1 win over the Netherlands. All 14 of Gerd Muller’s goals at FIFA World Cups were scored from inside the penalty box, which is an interesting fact. Half of these goals came from inside the six-yard box.

Just Fontaine (France) has scored 13 goals in just six games.

Fontaine, a French striker, is on the list, even though he only played in the FIFA World Cup once, in 1958 in Sweden. Fontaine scored in every game France played, including a hat-trick in his World Cup debut against Paraguay and four goals in the third-place playoff against Germany, which was the last World Cup game he ever played.

In that tournament, France’s hopes of winning were dashed by Brazil in the semi-finals, but Fontaine still scored one of the two goals Les Bleus scored in the 5-2 loss. Just Fontaine’s career was cut short by injuries, and he had to quit at the age of 28. This meant that he would never play in another World Cup.

But his 13 goals in the 1958 FIFA World Cup are still the most any player has ever scored in a single tournament.


Pele scored 12 goals in 14 games for Brazil.

At the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored a lot of goals, but Pele, a 17-year-old Brazilian, made a name for himself. Even though he had just hurt his knee, the teenager made the Brazil team for the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He didn’t play in Brazil’s first two games, but he played in the final group game against the Soviet Union. At the time, he was the youngest player to ever play in a World Cup game.

Pele didn’t score on his first game, but he did set up a goal. The soon-to-be great Brazilian scored his first goal in the quarterfinals against Wales. This made him the youngest player in FIFA World Cup history to score in a game.

Youngest To Score Hat-Trick

Pele scored three goals in the semi-finals against France’s Fontaine, which made him the youngest player to score a hat-trick at the quadrennial meet. Pele scored two goals in the final, which Sweden won. He was the youngest player to score in a World Cup final.

Pele is no longer the youngest player to ever play in a World Cup game, but he still holds all three records for scoring in a World Cup game. After scoring six goals in his first World Cup, Pele helped Brazil win two more in 1962 and 1970. Only England stopped the Selecao from winning in 1966.

Pele scored six more goals, giving him a total of 12 goals in 14 games over four World Cups. This puts him fifth on the list of players with the most World Cup goals. Even though he never won the Golden Boot in any of the tournaments, Pele is the only player in football history to win the World Cup three times.

Best Of The Rest In The World Cup Scoring Charts For Men’s Football

Sandor Kocsis of Hungary and the great Jurgen Klinsmann of Germany are tied for sixth place with 11 goals each. Kocsis scored all of his goals in the 1954 FIFA World Cup, while it took Klinsmann three tournaments to score.

Gabriel Batistuta from Argentina, Gary Lineker from England, and Thomas Muller from Germany are just some of the players who have scored 10 goals in FIFA World Cups.

Diego Maradona, an Argentinian legend, scored eight goals in 21 FIFA World Cup games he played in three different years. Five of these goals came in 1986, when Maradona almost single-handedly won the World Cup for Argentina in Mexico.

Players Who Have Scored Goals In The FIFA World Cup So Far

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has scored seven goals in 17 games at the FIFA World Cup. Luis Suarez of Uruguay has scored seven goals in 13 games. Lionel Messi, an Olympic gold medalist from Argentina, has six goals in 19 games.

Neymar, an Olympic gold medalist from Brazil, has six goals in 10 World Cup games. In 2018, England’s Harry Kane won the Golden Boot for being the top scorer at the World Cup. He has also scored six goals in six games at the men’s finals. At Qatar 2022, they will all try to make those numbers bigger.

Most Of The Men’s FIFA World Cup Goals Have Been Scored By Just One Player

This list doesn’t include goals scored in World Cup qualifying groups or playoffs before the tournament.

FIFA World Cup top scorers – Men’s tournaments (prior to Qatar 2022)
Rank Player (Team) Goals scored Matches Editions scored in
1 Miroslav Klose (Germany) 16 24 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
2 Ronaldo (Brazil) 15 19 1998, 2002, 2006
3 Gerd Muller (Germany) 14 13 1970, 1974
4 Just Fontaine (France) 13 6 1958
5 Pele (Brazil) 12 14 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
6 Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) 11 5 1954
6 Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) 11 17 1990, 1994, 1998
8 Helmut Rahn (Germany) 10 10 1954, 1958
8 Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) 10 12 1994, 1998, 2002
8 Gary Lineker (England) 10 12 1986, 1990
8 Teofilo Cubillas (Peru) 10 13 1970, 1978
8 Thomas Muller (Germany) 10 16 2010, 2014
8 Grzegorz Lato (Poland) 10 20 1974, 1978, 1982

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