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England top World Cup scorers: List of English players with goals on FIFA stage – Sporting News

England are one of the pre-tournament favourites to go all the way to World Cup glory in Qatar.
Having reached the semifinals in 2018 as well as the Euro 2020 final, they will be eager to break their trophy drought dating all the way back to 1966.
Some of the great English players have scored in World Cups, including Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.
The Sporting News looks at which English stars have netted the most goals in World Cup history.
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Gary Lineker has scored the most goal for England at the World Cup. Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is next on the list and could look to catch Lineker’s record at Qatar 2022.
Despite only playing in one World Cup (in 2018), England captain Harry Kane has a realistic chance of overhauling Gary Lineker’s record in Qatar.
Having scored six goals at Russia 2018, including a hat-trick against Panama, the Tottenham striker needs four more to equal Lineker’s record, and a fifth would put him clear.
Given he is England’s starting striker, all eyes will be on the 29-year-old as he looks to gain team and personal glory in Qatar.
Harry Kane heads in one of his six goals to win the Golden Boot 👟

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Below is a list of all England players who have scored at a World Cup.
The youngest ever goalscorer for England at a World Cup is Michael Owen, who scored against Romania in the group stages of the 1998 tournament at the age of 18 years and 190 days.
Dele Alli is the next youngest, with his goal against Sweden in 2018 coming when he was 22 years and 87 days old.
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Tom Finney in the 1958 is the oldest player to score for England at a World Cup.
His successful penalty against the USSR also made him the oldest penalty-scorer in World Cup history.

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