Croatia History At World Cups:
Croatia has qualified for 5 world cups (1998, 2002, 2006, 2014 and 2018) since gaining independence from Yugoslavia back in 1991. They have been very consistent in terms of World Cup qualification since they become a country. So far they have only missed out on qualification in 1994 world cup and 2010 world cups. Their best performance was in the most recent World Cup when they reached final but lost to France 4-2.
Croatia’s Top Goal-Scorers In FIFA World Cups:
Devor Suker is an absolute legend in his native Croatia. He took part in 3 world cups for them and scored a total of 6 goals in 8 matches he played. It put him top of the list for Croatia in terms of number of goals scored.
Considering short history of Croatia in World Cups its not a surprise that only three players have scored 5 or more goals for Croatia in world cup. Below is the list of only three players having scored 5 or more goals.
Fifa World Cup: 1990,1998, 2002
It took Davor Suker, three world cup to become the leading goal scorer of Croatian team in the world cup. He represent his side in the 1990, 1998 and 2002 world cup.
Fifa World Cup: 2014, 2018
Mandzukic only played 2 world cup for his team and scored 5 goals for the team alongside Perisic. He made 8 appearances in the world cup.
Fifa World Cups: 2014, 2018
Perisic become one the top strikers in the world cup 2018, he become challenging for the defensive line-ups of the opponents his team might finished as runner-ups in the world cup of 2018. Perisic scored 5 goals in 10 matches of the 2014 and 2018 competition.
List of Players To Have Scored More Then 1 Goal at FIFA World Cups:
Only 6 players have scored more then one goal for Croatia in world cups. Those names include the likes of Luka Modric, Robert Prosinečki and Ivica Olić.
|1||Davor Šuker||6||8 Matches (1998, 2002)|
|2||Ivan Perišić||5||10 Matches (2014, 2018)|
|3||Mario Mandžukić||5||10 Matches (2014, 2018)|
|4||Robert Prosinečki||2||5 Matches (1998)|
|5||Ivica Olić||2||5 Matches (2002, 2014)|
|6||Luka Modrić||2||10 Matches (2014, 2018)|
Note | Croatia looks great in the qualifiers, their team looking stronger for the upcoming Qatar World Cup 2022. The above list based Croatia leading goal scorers won’t remain same more players will be included to the list once the managed to list their names on the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022.