Which footballer scored most goals in a single World Cup?

Who has scored the most goals in a single World Cup?

Just Fontaine of France scored most goals in a single FIFA World Cup. 

How many goals did Fontaine score in a single World cup?

Just Fontaine scored 13 goals in six matches during a single FIFA World Cup. 

Four of these goals were scored against the World Cup defending champions, West Germany.

Just Fontaine created this record during which World cup?

Fontaine created this record in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, which was played in Sweden.

Just Fontaine was mentioned as one of the 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004 by most famous football legend Pele. He was awarded as the best French player of the last 50 years by the French Football Federation in the UEFA Jubilee Awards in November 2003.

He was born in the year 1933 and died in the year 2023.

List of 13 goals scored by Fontaine in the FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden

Name of the OpponentGoals scoredTournament
Paraguay3FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden
Yugoslavia2FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden
Scotland1FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden
Northern Ireland 2FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden
Brazil1FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden
West Germany4FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden

There are some other players who performed really well in terms of goal scoring ability in a single World cup but nobody could break the record of 13 goals scored by Just Fontaine in a single world cup. There is no doubt that this record is really difficult to break. This proves the greatness of Just Fontaine.

PlayerCountryWorld CupGoals
1 Just FontaineFrance195813
2Sandor Kocsis Hungary195411
3Gerd MüllerGermany197010
4Eusebio da Silva FerreiraPortugal19669
5Ademir Marques de MenezesBrazil1950 9
6Guillermo StabileArgentina19308
7Ronaldo Luis Nazario de LimaBrazil20028
8Kylian MbappeFrance20228
9Leonidas da SilvaBrazil19387
10Jair Ventura Filho (Better known as “Jairzinho”)Brazil19707
11Grzegorz LatoPoland19747
12Lionel MessiArgentina20227
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