The FIFA World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. With this year’s competition only a few weeks away, it’s time to brush up on some key facts about previous competitions and who has come out on top in the goal scoring department. Let’s find out who is leading this year’s table!
Who is leading this year’s World Cup 2018 goal scorers table? It might be surprising to learn that there are six players tied for first place with five goals each: Tim Cahill (Australia), Ivan Perišić (Croatia), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Harry Kane (England).
This year marks a first for Uruguay as they have had two different people scoring in every game so far! This makes them tied for third on the list of most consecutive games with multiple goal scores. Hopefully their luck continues to hold out because this could be very exciting if they continue to do well.
Who has the most goals in soccer 2018
There are six players tied for first place with five goals each: Tim Cahill (Australia), Ivan Perišić (Croatia), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Harry Kane (England).
Tim Cahill is an Australian international footballer who plays for Melbourne City in the Australian A-League. He has played for several professional clubs in England and the Netherlands, including Millwall, Everton and Sydney Olympic. He was also awarded ‘s player of the year in 2004.
Tim Cahill was Australia’s top scorer in the 2006 World Cup with three goals, and was awarded Australia’s player of year.
Ivan Perišić is currently leading the World Cup 2018 goal scoring table. His five goals have come in four matches, including against Nigeria and Iceland. He has played the full ninety minutes of every game for Croatia, their first of the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous players in the World Cup 2018 goal scorers table. The Portuguese player has played in eight international competitions, scoring 263 goals. He is also known for having won four European Champion League titles, two UEFA Champions League titles, two FIFA Club World Cups and one La Liga title. Although Ronaldo scored seven goals during the World Cup games last year, he ended up being awarded the Bronze Boot- an award which goes to the tournament’s third best scorer.
Mohamed Salah is one of the players with five goals. He plays for Egypt and his nation’s team has qualified for this year’s world cup after many years of not qualifying. He was also Liverpool’s top scorer last season.
Harry Kane is a 24-year-old Englishman who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and England. Born in Walthamstow, Kane’s breakthrough into the Spurs first team came in 2010 when he scored two goals against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup, and his Premier League debut came in 2011. However, his breakout season came during 2012/13 when he scored 31 goals in all competitions and earned himself the Young Player of the Year award (he received it again in 2016). He remained loyal to Spurs during this time and would go on to score 103 goals for them in all competitions.
Kane made his senior debut in September 2014 when he came on for fellow striker Harry Kane in a World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania, which England won 5-0. His first goal for the national side also happened to be against Lithuania when they played again just four days later at Wembley Stadium. Four more appearances followed that year but he was an unused substitute in England’s dismal Euro 2016 campaign.
He was then rewarded for his excellent form with a call up into the 2018 World Cup squad. He is currently top scorer in the tournament, having scored six goals in three appearances so far including against Tunisia and Panama.
How many teams have finished at the top of this table in World Cup history?
Only two countries have ever led after five matches at a World Cup tournament: Uruguay in 1930 and France in 1986. Both were knocked out before making it to the semi-finals. Germany has actually only lost one game when leading after the fifth match in World Cup history.
With almost a month to go until the World Cup begins, it’s time for us all to brush up on some key facts about previous competitions and who has come out on top in the goal scoring department. In this article we have shared insights into how many teams have finished at the top of this table in World Cup history as well as which countries are leading after five matches. One interesting fact is that only two countries have ever led after 5 matches- Uruguay (1930) and France (1986). Both were knocked out before making it to the semi-finals and Germany has actually only lost one game when leading after five matches!