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 Opponent||Goals scored||Tournament|
|Paraguay||3||FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden|
|Yugoslavia||2||FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden|
|Scotland||1||FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden|
|Northern Ireland||2||FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden|
|Brazil||1||FIFA World Cup 1958, Sweden|
|West Germany||4||FIFA 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.
|4||Eusebio da Silva Ferreira||Portugal||1966||9|
|5||Ademir Marques de Menezes||Brazil||1950||9|
|7||Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima||Brazil||2002||8|
|9||Leonidas da Silva||Brazil||1938||7|
|10||Jair Ventura Filho (Better known as “Jairzinho”)||Brazil||1970||7|