Best Scorers In Football History

The Top Ten

1 Josef Bican

All time goalscorer really amazing

He is the all time leading scorer with 805 goals in official matches(Romario 772,Pele 767etc)according to the official stats(RSSSF).Find a photo of him.

He scored a total of 1468 goals in only 918 games.People believe that Pele is the first.This is a great mistake (official infomation from RSSSF).

2 Ferenc Deak

The Hungarian striker scored 529 league goals (first and lower divisions) in only 380 cups and 29 in 20 for the National team. I believe he deserves the 2nd position as he was so prolific without playing in big clubs (as Muller or Puskas).

European recordman for a single championship(66 goals).Unbeatable.

3 Gerd Muller

He scored 1461 goals in 1216 matches, being more effective than Pele.

4 Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskas Ferenc Puskás was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Just a amazing goalscorer

Super player, super scorer.
There are no official information about the total goals netted by Ferenc. I remind that his career started in 1943.Searcing the web for long time, I concluded that possible figures are 1176 goals in 1123 matches. If this is true (or close to the truth), he"s the 5th scorer in history after Bican (official), Muller (official), Friedenreich (unofficial) and Pele (official). Concerning the official matches, he's 4th (RSSSF).

5 Fernando Peyroteo

He scored around 300 and something goals in 100 games

The. great Portuege striker (born in Amgola) scored a total of 665 goals in 417 games been one of the most prolific scorers in football history. 332 of them in 197 appearences in the National Championship. He didn't become famous as most of his career was during the 40s ( no World. Cups etc.).

6 Imre Schlosser

He was the first Hungarian icon, seven times league top scorer. He scored 417 league goals in 320 games for five clubs and 59 in 68 games for the National team.

7 Pele Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as "Pelé", is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a forward. He is one of the best players in football, hence why he's nicknamed the "king of football".
8 Franz Binder

Most recent estimations are for a total of 1151 goals.

The Austrian striker scored 1006 goals in 750 matches.

He scored more but full reposts are missing because of th WWII.

9 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

Great scorer at club level, but he doesn't manage to be as good as fans wanted with his National team (though a great soccer nation).

Holds the record for the liga bbva top scorer

10 Romário de Souza Faria Romário de Souza Faria Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian politician, who previously achieved worldwide fame as a footballer. V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Isidro Langara

The other two countries were Mexico and Argentina.

The Spanish striker was one of the most prolific scorers in football history netted 508 goals in 399 club appearences in three countries (Spain,

The Contenders

11 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

This man is a goalscoring machine.

12 Gunnar Nordahl

Best Swedish player ever. The prolific striker scored 442 league goals in 504 caps and 43 in 33 for his National team.

13 Just Fontaine

Recordholder (13 goals) for a World Cup.Unbeatable.

14 Jimmy McGrory

The Celtic legend scored 410 goals in 408 league games and 6 in 7 cups for Scotland.

15 Gyula Zsengeller

Great Hungarian striker, very prolific scorer.

He's the 3nd top tier league goalscorer of all times with 416 goals (1st Puskas, 2nd Schlosser).

16 Arthur Friedenreich

"The Tiger" scored 1329 goals in 1239 caps. If these reports are true, he is the greatest Brazilian scorer.

17 Poul Nielsen

Best Danish scorer ever and one of the most prolific in football history.

18 Eusebio Eusebio

The "black panther" scored a total of 638 goals in only 614 games.

19 Ernst Wilimowski

The German-Polish striker scored a total of 1175 goals (unverified) and is one of a few players that scored 10 goals in an official single match.

20 Bernabe Ferreyra

The Argentinian forward was one of the most prolific scorers in football history.

21 Marco van Basten Marco van Basten Marcel "Marco" van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early '90s as a forward.

I think that you've started deleting legal votes like some others...

22 Uwe Seeler

Great player, great scorer.

23 Alfredo Di Stefano

Amazing scorer at real madrid

24 Leônidas da Silva

One of the greatest players and scorers of the first half of 20th century.

25 Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero Alessandro Del Piero Ufficiale is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a deep-lying forward.
26 Roberto Dinamite Roberto Dinamite

The Brazilian striker scored a total of 864 goals in 1022 appearences.

27 Fritz Walter

Selected by FIFA as the best German player of the 20th century. Leader of W. Germany in the winning 1954 World Cup. Very prolific scorer (357 goals in 364 club caps)

28 Dixie Dean

Most prolific English scorer with a record of 60 goals in a single championship.

29 Luis Artime

Great forward with more of 1000 goals (totally) in his career (unverified).

30 Atilio Garcia

A previous mentioned thought comes in my mind...

Best scorer in history of Uruguayan football, 8 times first league top scorer.

31 Sándor Kocsis
32 Abe Lenstra

Dutch great.He scored 700 goals in 730 matches (domestic leagues-top division and lower or regional championships before the start of the National league) and 33 in 47 for the National team.For those reasons his total of about 830 goals (unverified) in official matches is not recognized by RSSSF (he could be even first of all times).

33 Diego Maradona Diego Maradona Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer. He is known for "The Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" goal.
34 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.


35 Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Batistuta Gabriel Omar Batistuta, nicknamed Batigol as well as El Ángel Gabriel, is a retired Argentine professional footballer.

Most complete centre forward of the last three decades.But not a scorer as Romario.

36 Mario de Castro

The Brazilian goal getter is the most prolific scorer in history (195 goals in 100 games for Atletico Mineiro). But his career was very short (only 5 years) as he retired to practice medicine.

37 Telmo Zarra

Great Spanish forward and scorer.He was the top scorer of Primera Division for about 60 years.

38 Jimmy Greaves Jimmy Greaves

The best English scorer.

39 Stjepan Bobek

The Croatian forward scored 445 goals in 501club appearences (mainly with Partizan of United Yugoslavia) and 38 in 63 National cups.

40 Hans Krankl
41 Ronaldinho Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.
42 Raul Gonzalez Raul Gonzalez
43 Mario Jardel
44 Jimmy Smith

Scottish centre forward, very prolific scorer (316 goals in 315 league matches).

45 Didier Drogba Didier Drogba Didier Yves Drogba Tébily is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Canadian Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.
46 Ali Daei

He is the best scores of countrys

47 Fernando Torres Fernando Torres Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Atlético Madrid, on loan from Serie A club Milan.
48 Kunishige Kamamoto

Best Japanese player and scorer with 80 international goals in 84 appearences.

49 Giuseppe Meazza

The greatest Italian football player ever was also a great scorer.

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