Ranking the Top 50 World Cup Goalscorers of All-Time

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Ranking the Top 50 World Cup Goalscorers of All-Time
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Some of football’s most famous faces have graced the World Cup finals over the years and left their marks in style on the game’s most prestigious competition.

Since the tournament began in 1930, players from across the globe have become household names thanks to their goalscoring exploits on the biggest stage of all.

Whether they went on the become their country’s greatest player of all time, or simply rose to the occasion, the contest’s history is littered with superstars adept at finding the back of the net.

So as qualifying for next summer’s finals in Brazil nears its conclusion across the continents, we look back at 50 of the greatest World Cup goalscorers from the past 80 years.

*This list is based purely on goals scored at the World Cup finals and does not reflect any individual’s ability or achievements beyond scoring in the competition.

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