Questions And Answers On World Cup Top Scorers

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1930 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Guillermo Stabile

Trivia: Guillermo Stabile of Argentina scored a hat-trick on his debut against Mexico in the 1930 World Cup. His post World Cup career in Italy was plagued with injuries. After spells as a player-manager at Genoa and Red Star Paris, he went on to manage his home country, winning 6 Copa America trophies between 1941 and 1957 - a record which he still holds.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1934 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Oldrich Nejedly

Trivia: Oldrich Nejedly, one of the greats of the Czechoslovakian football scored 5 goals in the 1934 World Cup, steering his side to the final against Italy. He scored two more in the 1938 World Cup in France, where his team lost to Brazil in a chaotic and violent match at the quarter-final stage.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1938 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Leonidas

Trivia: Leonidas, the Brazilian striker scored 7 goals in the 1938 World Cup. Due to his renowned agility on the pitch, he was called 'The Rubber Man'. He is credited by many to have invented the 'Bicycle Kick'.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1950 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Ademir

Trivia: Ademir Marques scored 8 goals in the 1950 World Cup, reaching the final with Brazil. They lost the final 2-1 to Uruguay.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1954 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Sandor Kocsis

Trivia: Sandor Kocsis was part of the famed Hungary side that included Ferenc Puskas, Zoltan Czibor and Jozsef Bozsik. He scored 11 goals in the tournament and is one of the only three players to have scored two hat-tricks in a World Cup event.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1958 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Just Fontaine

Trivia: Just Fontaine scored 13 goals for France in the 1958 World Cup reaching the semi-final, only to be beaten 5-2 by Pele's Brazil. In 2004, he was named in the list of 125 greatest living footballers by Pele.

Question: Who were the top scorers in the 1962 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Garrincha, Leonel Sanchez, Valentin Ivanov, Vava, Florian Albert, Drazan Jerkovic

Trivia: 4 Goals were all it took to be the highest scorer at the 1962 World Cup and these players made the list: Garrincha (Brazil), Valentin Ivanov (Soviet Russia), Florian Albert (Hungary), Drazan Jerkovic (Yugoslavia), Leonel Sanchez (Chile), and Vava (Brazil). Brazil won their second consecutive World Cup.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1966 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Eusebio

Trivia: In the quarter-final match, Portugal were 3 - 0 down to North Korea at just 22 minutes. Fighting against an unlikely upset, Eusebio launched a comeback for Portugal scoring 4 goals. Portugal reached the semis, losing to the eventual winners England.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1970 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Gerd Muller

Trivia: Muller scored 10 goals in the tournament, including 2 in the semi-final game against Italy, in what some term the 'Match of the Century'. The game, however, went to Italy.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1974 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Grzegorz Lato

Trivia: Lato scored 7 goals for Poland in the 1974 World Cup, ensuring a third place finish behind Germany and Netherlands.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1978 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Mario Kempes

Trivia: Mario Kempes scored 6 goals in the tournament for Argentina. He scored 2 against the Netherlands in the final, helping Argentina lift the trophy.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1982 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Paolo Rossi

Trivia: Paolo Rossi scored 6 goals, including one in the final against Germany to help Italy on their way to their third World Cup.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1986 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Gary Lineker

Trivia: Gary Linekar became the first English player to win the Golden Boot in the 1986 World Cup. England reached the Quarter Finals, where they were beaten by Maradona's Hand of God goal.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1990 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Salvatore Schillaci

Trivia: Salvatore Schillaci scored 6 goals in the tournament and Italy reached the semi-finals, losing to Argentina.

Question: Who were the top scorers in the 1994 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Hristo Stoichkov and Oleg Salenko

Trivia: Both Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) and Oleg Salenko (Russia) were the joint scorers with 6 goals each. Bulgaria, who were not favoured to make it out of the group shocked Mexico and Germany in the knock-out rounds. Stoichkov scored in each of those matches and in the semi-final against Italy.
Salenko scored five goals against Cameroon and became the first player to accomplish the feat in the World Cup Finals. Russia, however, did not qualify to the knockout stage.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 1998 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Davor Suker

Trivia: Suker was one of the stars of the show scoring 6 goals in Croatia's debut at the World Cup Finals. He scored in the semi-finals against the eventual winners France.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 2002 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Ronaldo

Trivia: Ronaldo dominated the headlines from start to finish with his performance. He scored 2 goals to lift the trophy against Germany in the final and finished the tournament with 8 goals. He also overtook Gerd Muller as the highest goal-scorer in the tournament.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 2006 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Miroslav Klose

Trivia: Klose, who scored 5 in the previous World Cup, added 5 more to his overall tally in the 2006 World Cup. He would go on to score 4 goals in the 2010 World Cup and 2 goals in the 2014 World Cup Finals, overtaking Ronaldo as the greatest goal-scorer in the tournament.

Question: Who were the top scorers in the 2010 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: Thomas Muller, David Villa, Wesley Sneijder, Diego Forlan

Trivia: Thomas Muller (Germany) , David Villa (Spain), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Diego Forlan (Uruguay) shared the honours with 5 goals each in the 2010 World Cup. David Villa won the tournament with Spain against Netherlands. Germany finished third, beating Uruguay in the third-place match.

Question: Who was the top scorer in the 2014 FIFA World Cup?


Answer: James Rodriguez

Trivia: James Rodriquez scored for Colombia in all his 2014 World Cup matches. Colombia's impressive progress came to an end after the loss to the host-nation Brazil in the quarter-final.