Messi, Maradona or Batistuta: Who is Argentina’s top scorer at World Cups?


Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, and Gabriel Batistuta are among Argentina’s all-time top scorers at FIFA World Cups. Check out here which of these legends leads the list.

Lionel Messi lives up to expectations at Qatar 2022 After scoring on Argentina’s debut against Saudi Arabia, the PSG star continued to deliver when his team needed him most at this FIFA World Cup.

La Albiceleste were racing against Mexico until Leo scored a wonder performance to help them secure a crucial victory. Argentina again struggled to find the net against Australia in the round of 16, but Messi broke the deadlock and scored for the first time in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

With Messi’s goal production increasing in Qatar, many are wondering where he ranks on Argentina’s World Cup goalscoring list. While he has surpassed Diego Maradona, Leo is still behind Gabriel Batistuta.

Messi overtakes Maradona, still behind Batistuta in World Cup goals for Argentina

Lionel Messi (left), Diego Maradona (c), and Gabriel Batistuta.
© Getty Images.Lionel Messi (left), Diego Maradona (c), and Gabriel Batistuta.

With his beautiful finish against Australia, Messi reached nine World Cup goals with Argentina. However, La Albiceleste’s all-time top scorer at World Cups continues to be Gabriel Batistuta, who scored on 10 occasions.

  • Gabriel Batistuta: 10 goals
  • Lionel Messi: 9 goals
  • Diego Maradona: 8 goals

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