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FIFA World Cup 2022: Players to have scored 10 or more goals in a Single Edition

The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of success in world football. three players have managed to reach double digits in the history of the World Cup.

Just Fontaine at the 1958 World Cup, Credit: Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup
By annirudh bhalla | Oct 30, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of success in world football. The majestic tournament has seen several great players become legends over the years. The greatness of the honour and glory has made several great footballing nations take part in the World Cup over it’s long history which has lasted for more than nine decades. With the 2022 edition in Qatar just round the corner, the excitement is ever growing and the fans are eager as ever.

Miroslav Klose is the all time top goal scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup with 16 goals to his name. No player has yet won the Golden Boot twice in World Cup history. However, three players have managed to reach double digits in the history of the World Cup. Let’s have a look at them.

Sandor Koscis 1954

Hungarian legend, Sandor Koscis began the 1954 FIFA World Cup with a hattrick against South Korea. He bettered that achievement with four goals against Germany in their next fixture. Koscis scored another two goals against Brazil in the quarter finals. He followed that with yet another brace against Uruguay in the semis. However, Koscis couldn’t find the back of the net in the final against Germany and Hungary ultimately lost the game.

Just Fontaine 1958

Just Fontaine still holds the record for the most goals in a single edition of the World Cup finals. Famously, he scored four goals against the then defending Champions, West Germany. He holds the ridiculous record of scoring 13 goals in six matches, which is unmatched till date.

Gerd Muller 1970

The last name on the list is that of German legend, Gerd Muller who scored 10 goals in the 1970 edition, held in Mexico. Although, West Germany could only achieve a third-placed finish, that didn’t stop Muller from winning the Golden Boot. His notable goals were against England in the quarter finals and a brace against Italy in the semis.



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