French Top Goal Scorers In FIFA World Cups

France Top Goalscorers In FIFA World Cups:

France has always been of the favourites in major international tournaments. However they under achieved most of the 19th century when it comes to World cup. Since 1998 however, they have won the tournament twice and reached final once. French international dominance coincided with Zidane’s rise to the very top of world football. He was not known for his prolific goal scoring abilities but for amazing goals in big moments.

He scored twice in World Cup 1998 final to help guide France to glory while his crucial penalty against Italy in the 2006 final failed to win the world cup for France. Alongside him, Thierry Henry scored 6 goals. But it was Just Fontaine back in 1958 world cup who scored 13 goals in a single world cup tournament a record which still in place today. He is the all-top top goal scorer for France in FIFA World Cups.

Just Fontaine

#1. Just Fontaine

Goals | 13
Matches | 6
Fifa World Cup | 1958

Just Fontaine is the top goal scorer for France in Fifa Worldcup. He scored 13 goals in mere 6 games and played just a single world cup. Apart from that, he holds the record for most goals scored by a player in a single edition of the FIFA world cup. Football Legend Pele named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony

Thierry Henry

#2. Thierry Henry

Goals | 6
Matches | 17
Fifa World Cup | 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Thierry Henry is the overall top goal scorer for France. He scored 51 goals. Out of 51, 6 goals came in WorldCup matches. A prolific striker, lethal in front of the net, Henry is regarded as the one of the best striker of his generation.

Zinedine Zidane

#3. Zinedine Zidane

Goals | 5
Matches | 12
Fifa World Cup | 1998, 2002, 2006

Always in the debate of greatest player of all time, The Messiah of France football, Zinedine Zidane scored 5 goals in the world cup. Out of his 5 goals, three goals he scored in final matches of 1998 and 2006 world cup.

Michel Platini

#4. Michel Platini

Goals | 5
Matches | 14
Fifa World Cup | 1978, 1982, 1986

Despite being the greatest European player and winning three Ballon d’Ors, the french legend was among some greatest players who never won WorldCup. However, his goal-scoring abilities leave no second thoughts. Platini was a key player of the France national team that won the 1984 European Championship. He was the top scorer and best player. With France, he reached the semi-finals of the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.

Fifa Worldcup 2022 is around the corner. The hype for this year’s WorldCup is real as this will be the first world cup ever to be held in winter. 15 teams alongside 2018 world champions France have already qualified for the mega event. They will try to win retain the world cup.

Who has scored most goals for France in World Cup history ?

Just Fontaine with 13 goals in a single tournament is the leading French scorer.

How many goals did Zinedine Zidane scored for France in World Cups ?

5 goals in 12 matches. He played in 4 FIFA World Cups.

is Kylian Mbappe is the youngest goal scorer in World Cup final ?

yes, Mbappe scored in the final against Croatia to become the youngest player to score in world cup final.

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