Whittling such a distinguished list down to 10 is never easy, with the following strikers earning a well-deserved mention.
Argentina's Guillermo Stabile scored eight goals in four games in the inaugural 1930 World Cup.
England's Geoff Hurst remains the only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.
Peruvian Teofilo Cubillas scored 10 goals in 13 World Cup appearances spanning 14 years, commencing in 1970.
Poland's Grzegorz Lato won the Golden Boot in 1974 during Poland's best-ever World Cup performance.
Romario and Hristo Stoichkov, Barcelona team-mates, both thrived at USA 1994 with Brazil and Bulgaria, respectively.
And Roberto Baggio scored in three separate tournaments (1990-1998), which included the goal of the 1990 World Cup (as per above) and his masterful spell in the 1994 semi-final.