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FIFA World Cup : Leading goal scorers for Argentina at World Cups

On Tuesday, while playing the semifinal against Croatia in Qatar, Lionel Messi became the all time leading goal scorer for Argentina in World Cups. He broke the record with a perfectly placed penalty in the top scorer to register his 11th goal in the tournament.

With this goal he reached the highest ever tally for Argentina in World Cups. And now has a total of 11 goals to his name in this prestigious tournament.

Messi is the all time top scorers for Argentina in World Cups

Messi overtook Gabriel Batistuta to reach this milestone. Earlier in the tournament he had done the same with legendary striker Diego Maradona, to score 10 goals.

After this record being shattered the question remains, who are the leading goal scorers for Argentina in World Cups? We will answer that question for you in this article.

List of all time top scorers for Argentina in World Cups

Sr No.PlayerGoals
1Lionel Messi11
2Gabriel Batistuta10
3Diego Maradona8
4Guillerno Stabile8
5Mario Kempes6
6Gonzalo Hiuguain 5
7Hernan Crespo4
8Claudio Cannigia4
9Daniel Bertoni4
10Jorge Valdano4
11Julian Alvarez3

Who can be the all time top scorers for Argentina in World Cups in future?

In the current squad, Julian Alvarez is the most likely to break all these records, and become the all time top scorers for Argentina in World Cups. He has already been a great star for Argentina in this tournament and will only grow in stature in the coming years.

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