Quiz! Can you name the top three scorers from the last 6 World Cups?

Many factors have to come together for a player to top score at a World Cup. You have to be fit and in form coming into a tournament that takes place just once every four years - and you need a good team around you. Group games against hapless opponents help too.

Nonetheless, there’s something thrilling about those summer memories of an exotic attacker plundering goals for a month. So let’s honour the prolific players who’ve finished first, second and third in the scoring charts at the last six World Cups.

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Alex Reid

Alex Reid is a freelance journalist and the former digital features editor at FourFourTwo. He has also written for the Guardian, talkSPORT, Boxing News and Sport magazine. Like most Londoners, he is a lifelong supporter of Aberdeen FC. He is deceptively bad in the air for a big man. He has never been a cage fighter.