During Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil at the World Cup 2014 semifinal, German striker Miroslav Klose also found time to
set a new all-time World Cup scoring record with his 16th goal. Here's a look at the 15 players who have racked up the most goals throughout World Cup history.
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Germany's Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP Ronaldo of Brazil celebrates his second goal in a second round World Cup match against Chile June 27, 1998. (Reuters) Gerd Mueller, who scored the winning goal for the West German national soccer team against final game partner The Netherlands, sits waving to photographers, on the shoulders of his teammate on July 7, 1974 in Munich, Germany after the World Cup final game finished. (AP Photo) This is a June 24, 1958 file photo of France's Just Fontaine, left, as he tries to go past Brazil's goalkeeper Gilmar tackles in their semifinal match in Stockholm. Fontaine holds a record that is unlikely to be broken anytime soon: scoring 13 goals in a single World Cup tournament. Fontaine took six games to achieve his feat at the 1958 World Cup, when he was a last-minute inclusion on the French squad. The closest anyone has come was Gerd Mueller's 10 goals for West Germany in 1970. Entering the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the Moroccan-born Fontaine was a little-known forward outside of the French league. Yet he tormented opponents with his speed and finishing touch _ and even with someone else's boots. He had to borrow a pair after damaging his own boots in practice. (AP Photo/Reportagebild, Pool, File) Brazil's Pele is hoisted on shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the ninth World Cup final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca, Mexico, on June 21, 1970. Pele, who scored the opening goal of the game and assisted two, wins his third winner's medal. The World Cup victory is Brazil's third win for the Jules Rimet Cup. (AP Photo) Sandor Kocsis marcou 11 gols pela seleção da Hungria em 1954 Germany's Jurgen Klinsmann runs from the goal looking for his teammates to celebrate after his goal at the World Cup on June 27, 1994. (STR New / Reuters) The file photo from June 19, 1958, shows the soccer players Helmut Rahn of the German national soccer team (left) and Tomislav Crnkovic of the Yugoslav team during the World Cup match Gemany vs. Yugoslavia in Malmo, Sweden. (AP Photo/STF) 14 Jun 1998: Gabriel Batistuta of Argentina celebrates after scoring in the World Cup group H game against Japan at the Stade Municipal in Toulouse, France. Argentina won 1-0. (Stu Forster/Allsport/Getty Images) 4 jul 1990: Gary Lineker of England celebrates after scoring the equaliser against West Germany in their World Cup semifinal match played in the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin. The match was a 1-1 draw after extra time but West Germany won the penalty shoot out 4-3. (Simon Bruty/Getty Images) Germany's Thomas Mueller celebrates scoring his team's third goal, his second goal for the match, against Portugal during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) Teofilo Cubillas scores first goal for Peru on June 6, 1970 in Leon, Mexico. Moroccons left to right are: Abdallah Lamrant, Moulay Driss Khanoussi, goalie Allal Kassou cannot stop him. At right Hugo Sotil, who initiated attack. (AP Photo/KR) Poland's Grzegorz Lato hits the ball oast Haitian defender Wilner Nazaire, to score his team's first goal in the World Cup Finals match in Munich, West Germany, June 19, 1974. Poland defeated Haiti by seven goals to nil. (AP Photo/Staff) Italy's Christian Vieri celebrates scoring against [Croatia] during their group G World Cup Finals match in Ibaraki Stadium June 8, 2002. (Dylan Martinez / Reuters)