Netherlands are usually regarded as one of the best teams to not win FIFA World Cup on several occasions. During the Cruyff era and recently in 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Holland has produced so many great strikers in every generation and we take a look at who tops the chart in world cup goalscoring list for Netherlands.
Netherland Top Goal-Scorers In World Cups:
Little known outside Netherlands, Johnny Rep is the all-time top goal scorer for Netherlands with 7 goals in 13 appearances during two world cups (1974 and 1978). He was part of that famous “Total football” team which people to this day considered one of the finest to not have won a trophy at international stage. Rob Rensenbrink was another from the same era who scored 6 goals in 12 matches during 74 and 78 world cups.
Below is the list of all-time top scorers for Netherlands.
Fifa World Cup:1974, 1978
Dutch legend footballer, Johnny Rep still hold the highest goal scoring record for the national side in the world cup during tournament of 1974 and 1978 he made 13 apperances for the side and scored 7 goals.
Fifa World Cup: 1994, 1998
Bergkam one of the top football players in Premier League, when got selected for 1994 squad and 1998 team of Netherlands managed to score 6 goals in 12 appearances.
Fifa World Cup: 1974, 1978
The duo Rensenbrink and Rep both destroyed opponent defensive line-up in 1974 and 1978 tournaments. They both scored 13 goals in 12 matches for their team. In both world cup, Netherlands finished runner-up behind Argentina and Germany.
Fifa World Cup: 2006, 2010, 2014
Arjen Robben played 3 world cup for the team of Netherlands and managed to score 6 goals in 15 match appearances. He come close to break the record in 2010 and 2014 world cup but miss couple of chances for the side.
Players with 5 or more goals for Netherlands in World Cups:
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More details regarding to Netherlands leading goal scorers in FIFA World Cup reported here, they list won’t remain same. Memphis Depay, Georginio Wijnaldum the two contenders to join the list in Future world cup, if the managed to score goals in 2022 and 2026 world cup.