France Leading Goalscorers In Worldcup | Just Fontaine Leads The List With 13 Goals Ahead Of Legend Michel Platini

France played WorldCup 15 times and manage to win twice in 1998 and 2018. Both times, their squad plays the fearless game and was able to knock out the opponent. Overall, Thierry Henrey scored the most number of goals for France 2nd on the list is Oliver Giroud. However, in Worldcup, there are very few players who crossed the 5 goals marked for the team. Just Fontaine played only one edition of Worldcup and ranked number 4 on the most goal scored in the world cup list. However, there are plenty of more players who scored crucial goals for the team and push France over the Worldcup glory. So, Without wasting a moment let’s take a look at France Top Goal Scorers in Worldcup.

France Top Goal Scorers in Worldcup

Just Fontaine

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

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 profile striker, lethal in front of the net, Henry is regarded as the best striker of his generation. Henry enjoyed sustained success with France, winning the 1998 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000, and 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup

Zinedine Zidane

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. Famous for his header, for scoring a final goal in 1998, or headbutting in the 2006 final, Zidane’s legacy for France is the greatest among all. A crucial and most important player in the France team. After scoring twice in the 1998 final, fans made him a national hero in France and he received the Legion of Honour in 1998.

Michel Platini

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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