The World Cup has had many elite players grace the pitch over the years and these are the players with the most goals.
Miroslav Klose - Germany (16)
Klose holds the record for World Cup goals after appearing in four separate competitions for Germany. The striker capped off his legacy with a 2014 World Cup title but his best performance came on home soil in 2006. He also led that World Cup with five goals despite Germany not taking home the trophy.
Ronaldo - Brazil (15)
Ronaldo Nazario is recognized as one of the top strikers in football history and his World Cup track record backs that up. He helped guide his nation to glory at the 2002 World Cup after scoring eight goals.
Gerd Muller - West Germany (14)
Muller completed a decorated career with West Germany scoring 14 goals in 13 World Cup matches. He won the competition in 1974 after losing just one match in the competition to then-East Germany.
Just Fontaine - France (13)
Fontaine had the single-best World Cup by an individual player when he scored 13 goals back in 1958. The Frenchman only played in one World Cup but he left a lasting legacy with his nation.
Pele - Brazil (12)
The Brazilian star is the only player to ever win the World Cup on three separate occasions. Pele was a teenager when he won his first tournament and managed to play in four World Cups overall. He's regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and is Brazil's leading goal scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.