The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is drawing ever nearer – with simply 29 days to go! Between now and the beginning of the World Cup, we’ll take a better have a look at a unique statistic from the historical past of the event every day.
29 gamers from 19 international locations have had the honour of being the main or joint-main goalscorer on the 20 earlier editions of the FIFA World Cup™. Argentina’s Guillermo Stabile was the primary of them, courtesy of the eight objectives he scored on the inaugural world finals at Uruguay 1930, whereas Colombia’s James Rodriguez was the newest to be a part of that checklist, thanks to his six-objective haul at Brazil 2014.
France’s Just Fontaine nonetheless holds the file for essentially the most objectives scored at a single World Cup: 13 at Sweden 1958. Gerd Muller ran him shut in grabbing ten objectives to assist West Germany end third at Mexico 1970, whereas the scoring honours have been very evenly shared at Chile 1962, with six gamers sharing high spot with 4 objectives apiece.
At each World Cup between Argentina 1978 and France 1998, the main goalscorers every struck six objectives. Mario Kempes began the pattern, with Paolo Rossi persevering with it at Spain 1982, adopted by Gary Lineker at Mexico 1986, Salvatore Schillaci at Italy 1990, Oleg Salenko and Hristo Stoichkov at USA 1994, and Davor Suker in France. Brazil striker Ronaldo then raised the bar as soon as extra with eight objectives at Korea/Japan 2002.
Ronaldo’s total tally of 15 World Cup objectives beat the file set by Muller in 1974 and stood till 2014, when Germany’s Miroslav Klose struck the 16th objective of a profession that spanned 4 consecutive world finals. Just for good measure, Klose additionally bowed out with a World Cup winners’ medal in Brazil.