DELTASION.com – The 2022 World Cup, as a form of football celebration
around the world, will take place in a matter of days. This weekend, Sunday
(20/11/2022) to be precise.
Qatar appeared as the host in this edition, as well as making its debut in the
most prestigious event. However, their journey will not be smooth because they
are surrounded by Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands in Group A.
Also, if they manage to get past the group stage, The Maroon will meet another
tough team in the knockout phase. All countries will fight to lift the trophy
which can only be contested once every four years.
All participants in the 2022 World Cup also brought a dangerous fighting force
with 25 to 26 of the best players in their respective countries. This is a
great opportunity for them to record individual achievements.
Attention is focused on the goal-scoring competition from top strikers in
Europe’s top leagues. Like France, which has Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe,
to prove the world’s best player duo, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel
Germany legend Miroslav Klose is still the top scorer at the World Cup, with
16 goals. Before looking at the hunt for top scorers at the 2022 World Cup,
who was the top scorer in previous editions? The following presents IDN Times,
compiled from various sources.
1. World Cup 1930 (Guillermo Stabile)
Argentine striker Guillermo Stabile came out as the top scorer in the first
edition of the World Cup which was held in Uruguay 1930 ago. He successfully
scored eight goals this edition.
Unfortunately, he failed to bring Argentina to victory after being crushed by
Uruguay as the host, with a score of 2-4 at the top of the party. Here are the
three top scorers of the 1930 World Cup
- Guillermo Stabile (Argentina): 8 goals
- Pedro Cea (Uruguay): 5 goals
- Bert Patenaude (United States): 4 goals
2. World Cup 1934 (Oldrich Nejedly)
The next edition of the top scorer was controlled by the Czech-Slovak striker
(before the split), Oldrich Nejedly. He had the fate of Stabile, because he
failed to bring his country to a championship even though he was the top
Czech-Slovakia fell from Italy, which is also the host, with a score of 1-2.
Here are the three top scorers of the 1934 World Cup
- Oldrich Nejedly (Czecho-Slovakia): 5 goals
- Edmund Conen (Germany): 4 goals
- Angelo Schiavio (Italy) 4 goals
3. 1938 World Cup (Leonidas)
The top scorer of the 1938 World Cup was Brazilian striker, Leonidas, with a
collection of seven goals. Unfortunately, Brazil, which is inhabited by sharp
strikers, was defeated in the semifinals, after being bent by Italy 1-2.
After that, Italy beat Hungary in the top party with a score of 2-4 to become
champions in this edition. Here are the top three scorers of the 1938 World
- Leonidas (Brazil): 7 goals
- Gyorgy Sarosi (Hungary): 5 goals
- Gyula Zsengller (Hungary): 5 goals
4. World Cup 1950 (Ademir de Menezes)
The World Cup had missed two editions because of the second world war. The new
football party resumed in Brazil in 1950, which Uruguay won.
The hosts lost with a score of 1-2 at the top of the party. In fact, Brazil
contributed two players in the list of top scorers. Here are the top scores of
the 1950 World Cup:
- Ademir de Menezes (Brazil): 9 goals
- Oscar Miguez (Uruguay): 5 goals
- Chico (Brazil): 4 goals
5. World Cup 1954 (Sandor Kocsis)
Hungary is endlessly scoring sharp strikers. It didn’t take them long to
contribute players to the top scorer list, after being stopped due to the
second world war.
Sandor Kocsis appeared so gacor in the attack line, and was able to score 11
goals. Again, Hungary failed to win even though it was inhabited by sharp
strikers. They lost to Germany with a score of 2-3. The following is a list of
the top scorers of the 1954 World Cup:
- Sandor Kocsis (Hungary): 11 goals
- Erich Probst (Austria): 6 goals
- Max Morlock (Germany): 6 goals
6. 1958 World Cup (Just Fontaine)
The top scorers were French striker, Just Fotaine with 13 goals in the 1958
World Cup. What’s interesting, though, is that this edition saw the appearance
of the Brazilian football legend, Pele.
The 17 year old boy shocked the world. He scored six goals, two of which were
scored when he helped the Samba team beat Sweden with a score of 5-2 at the
top of the party. The following is a list of the top scorers in the 1954 World
- Just Fontaine (France): 13 goals
- Pele (Brazil): 6 goals
- Helmut Rahn (Germany): 6 goals
7. 1962 World Cup (Garrincha)
After being brilliant at the 1958 World Cup, Pele actually stagnated in the
next edition. He was only able to score one goal with Brazil.
Pele’s bluntness was handled well because two Brazilian stars appeared sharp
to help the Samba Team become champions again. The following is a list of the
top scorers of the 1962 World Cup:
- Garrincha (Brazil): 4 goals
- Vava (Brazil): 4 goals
- Leonel Sanchez (Chile): 4 goals
8. 1966 World Cup (Eusebio)
So, after Brazil won back-to-back in the 1958 and 1962 periods, the Samba team
failed miserably at the 1966 World Cup. They fell in the group phase after
being unable to stem the onslaught of Portugal and Hungary.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1966 World Cup:
- Eusebio (Portugal): 9 goals
- Helmut Haller (Germany): 6 goals
- Geoff Hurst (England): 4 goals
9. World Cup 1970 (Gerd Muller)
Brazil became champions again after failing miserably at the 1966 World Cup.
They succeeded in winning the next edition, after crushing Italy 1-4.
Jairzinho appeared as the star of Brazil’s victory, because he was included in
the ranks of the top scorers. The following is a list of the top scorers of
the 1970 World Cup:
- Gerd Mueller (Germany): 10 goals
- Jairzinho (Brazil): 7 goals
- Teofilo Cubillas(Austria): 5 goals
10. 1974 World Cup (Gregorz Lato)
Polish striker, Gregorz Lato came out as the top scorer at the 1974 World Cup.
He scored seven goals, although he failed to bring Biale Orly to become
champions, after losing to Germany in the semifinals.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1974 World Cup:
- Grzegorz Lato (Poland): 7 goals
- Johan Neeskens (Netherlands): 5 goals
- Andrzej Szarmach (Poland): 5 goals
11. World Cup 1978 (Mario Kempes)
Argentine striker, Mario Kempes became the top scorer of the 1978 World Cup,
as well as bringing the Albicelestes to victory. It is an honor for Indonesia
because the man born in 1954 has played a career in the country.
He had played with Pelita Jaya in the 1995/96 season. Here are the top scores
of the 1978 World Cup:
- Mario Kempes (Argentina): 6 goals
- Rob Rensenbrink (Netherlands): 5 goals
- Teofilo Cubillas (Austria): 5 goals
12. World Cup 1982 (Paolo Rossi)
The 1982 World Cup was the atonement for the Italian legend, Paolo Rossi.
After being punished for being involved in fixing the match in Serie A, Rossi
brought Gli Azzurri to the championship and became the top scorer.
This edition was also the debut for the Argentine legend, Diego Maradona, who
scored two goals. The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1982 World
- Paolo Rossi (Italy): 6 goals
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany): 5 goals
- Zico (Brazil): 4 goals
13. 1986 World Cup (Gary Lineker)
England legend, Gary Lineker succeeded in becoming the top scorer of the 1986
World Cup. However, the most phenomenal, was Maradona’s ‘hand of god’ goal in
Not playing, he scored a goal using his hands when eliminating England in the
quarter-finals, with a score of 1-2. The following is a list of the top
scorers of the 1986 World Cup:
- Gary Lineker (England): 6 goals
- Diego Maradona (Argentina): 5 goals
- Careca (Brazil): 5 goals
14. World Cup 1990 (Salvatore Schillaci)
Italy again proved its sharpness in the 1990 World Cup edition, after
Salvatore Schilaci established himself as the top scorer. Also, their
sharpness was not supported by the title because they fell in the semifinals.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1990 World Cup:
- Salvatore Schillaci (Italy): 6 goals
- Tomas Skuhravy (Czecho-Slovakia): 5 goals
- Roger Milla (Cameroon): 4 goals
15. World Cup 1994 (Hristo Stoichkov and Oleg Salenko)
Hristo Stoichkov became the first Bulgarian player to become the top scorer at
the World Cup. He recorded it in the 1994 edition, with the Russian bomber,
Oleg Salenko. The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1994 World
- Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria): 6 goals
- Oleg Salenko (Russia): 6 goals
- Romario (Brazil): 5 goals
16. World Cup 1998 (Davor Suker)
Croatian legend Davor Suker managed to score six goals at the 1998 World Cup
to become the top scorer. He beat Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil) and Gabriel
Batistuta (Argentina), to Thierry Henry (France) in a sharpness contest.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 1998 World Cup:
- Davor Suker (Croatia): 6 goals
- Gabriel Batistua (Argentina): 5 goals
- Christian Vieri (Italy): 5 goals
17. World Cup 2022 (Ronaldo Nazario)
Brazilian legend, Ronaldo Nazario successfully proved his sharpness at the
2022 World Cup. He scored eight goals, as well as leading the top scorer list
for the first time in this event.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 2002 World Cup:
- Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil): 8 goals
- Rivaldo (Brazil): 5 goals
- Miroslav Klose (Germany): 5 goals
18. World Cup 2006 (Miroslav Klose)
Klose managed to appear consistently at the World Cup in two successive
editions. He again proved his sharpness through five goals. Even though his
score was the same as the previous edition, he managed to become the top
scorer at the 2004 World Cup.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 2006 World Cup:
- Miroslav Klose (Germany): 5 goals
- Ronaldo Nazario (Brazil): 3 goals
- Thierry Henry (France): 3 goals
19. 2010 World Cup (Thomas Mueller)
The 2010 World Cup was the stage for German star Thomas Mueller. He succeeded
in becoming the top scorer, as well as recording the most assists of his three
competitors competing for the golden boot.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 2010 World Cup:
- Thomas Mueller (Germany): 5 goals
- Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands): 5 goals
- David Villa (Spain): 5 goals
20. World Cup 2014 (James Rodriguez)
Mueller actually returned to impress. However, he lost out on the hunt for the
golden boot, as he was just one goal away from Ecuador star James Rodriguez.
This edition made James hunted by a number of big clubs in Europe.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 2014 World Cup:
- James Rodriguez (Ecuador): 6 goals
- Thomas Mueller (Germany): 5 goals
- Lionel Messi (Argentina): 4 goals
21. World Cup 2018 (Harry Kane)
England striker Harry Kane became the top scorer in the previous edition,
namely the 2018 World Cup. The Tottenham Hotspurs bomber is also a figure who
is predicted to explode at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later.
The following is a list of the top scorers of the 2018 World Cup:
- Harry Kane (England): 6 goals
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): 4 goals
- Kylian Mbappe (France): 4 goals