List of footballers with 500 or more goals

In top-level football, 29 players have scored 500 or more goals over the course of their career, according (in most cases) to research by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Only those who were active at the highest level football for most of their careers are considered. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with the national teams and clubs in all divisions.

Josef Bican is the most prolific goalscorer in world football.

Ranking

Complete

As of 13 January 2021
Bold indicates players currently active.
+ indicates that the actual number may be higher.
Rank Player Total goals Total matches Ratio Years Ref.
1     Josef Bican +805 +530 1.52 1931–1955 [1][2]
2   Cristiano Ronaldo 777 1075 0.72 2001–present [3]
3   Romário 772 994 0.78 1985–2009 [4]
4   Pelé 767 834 0.92 1956–1977 [4]
5     Ferenc Puskás 746 754 0.99 1943–1966 [4]
  Lionel Messi 746 950 0.78 2003–present [5]
7   Gerd Müller 735 793 0.93 1962–1981 [4]
8   Eusébio 623 639 0.97 1957–1980 [6]
9   Tulio Maravilha 588 794 0.74 1988–2019 [7]
10   Ferenc Deak +576 1940–1957 [4]
11   Uwe Seeler 575 592 0.97 1953–1978 [8]
12   Zlatan Ibrahimović 567 948 0.60 1999–present [9]
13   Fernando Peyroteo 559 354 1.58 1937–1950 [4]
14   Arthur Friedenreich 557 1909–1935 [4]
15     Ernst Willimowski +554 1934–1955 [4]
16   Jimmy McGrory 550 547 1.01 1922–1938 [4]
17   Franz Binder +546 1930–1949 [4]
18   Hugo Sánchez 541 895 0.6 1976–1998 [4]
19   Fritz Walter +539 1937–1959 [4]
20   Zico 536 788 0.68 1971–1994 [10]
21   József Takács +523 1917–1934 [4]
22   Gyula Zsengellér +522 1935–1953 [4]
23   Robert Lewandowski 523 798 0.66 2005–present [11]
24     Alfredo Di Stéfano +516 +706 0.73 1945–1966 [4]
25   Hans Krankl +514 +655 0.78 1970–1989 [4]
26   Gunnar Nordahl +513 +561 0.91 1937–1958 [4]
27   Roberto Dinamite 512 825 0.62 1971–1991 [4]
28   Jimmy Greaves 511 1957–1971 [4]
29   Ferenc Bene +508 1961–1979 [4]

Active players

Active players who have scored more than 400 goals in total. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with national teams at all age levels and clubs in all divisions.

As of 12 January 2021
Rank Player Total goals Total matches Ratio Years Active Teams Matches Goals
1   Cristiano Ronaldo 777 1075 0.72 2001–   Sporting CP B 2 0
  Sporting CP 31 5
  Manchester United 292 118
  Real Madrid 438 450
  Juventus 108 84
  Portugal 170 102
Portugal U23 3 2
Portugal U21 10 3
Portugal U20 5 1
Portugal U17 7 5
Portugal U15 9 7
2   Lionel Messi 746 950 0.78 2003–   Barcelona C 10 5
  Barcelona B 22 6
  Barcelona 753 648
  Argentina 142 71
Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina U20 18 14
3   Zlatan Ibrahimović 567 948 0.60 1999–   Malmö FF 47 18
  Ajax 110 48
  Juventus 92 26
  Internazionale 117 66
  Barcelona 46 22
  Milan 118 80
  Paris Saint-Germain 180 156
  Manchester United 53 29
  LA Galaxy 58 53
  Sweden 116 62
Sweden U23 7 6
Sweden U18 4 1
4   Robert Lewandowski 523 798 0.66 2005–   Delta Warszawa 19 4
  Legia II Warszawa 13 4
  Znicz Pruszków 65 38
  Lech Poznań 82 41
  Borussia Dortmund 187 103
  Bayern Munich 311 270
  Poland 116 63
Poland U21 3 0
Poland U19 1 0
5   Luis Suárez 495 788 0.63 2005–   Nacional 35 12
  Groningen 37 15
  Ajax 159 111
  Liverpool 133 82
  Barcelona 283 198
  Atlético Madrid 17 9
  Uruguay 116 63
Uruguay U23 4 3
Uruguay U20 4 2
6   Ali Ashfaq 464 544 0.85 2001–   Club Valencia 109 104
  New Radiant 147 129
  DPMM FC 7 2
  VB Addu FC 85 93
  PDRM FA 70 47
  Maziya S&RC 12 8
  TC Sports Club 12 16
  Club Green Streets 15 11
  Maldives 80 53
Maldives U23 7 2
7   Sebastián Abreu 432 850 0.51 1995–   Defensor Sporting 41 30
  San Lorenzo 75 42
  Deportivo La Coruña 18 4
  Grêmio 7 1
  Tecos 51 34
  Nacional 85 48
  Cruz Azul 52 46
  América 16 3
  Sinaloa 34 22
  Monterrey 18 8
  San Luis 14 5
  UANL 15 7
  River Plate 29 12
  Beitar Jerusalem 2 0
  Real Sociedad 18 11
  Aris 9 5
  Botafogo 105 62
  Figueirense 6 1
  Rosario Central 45 11
  SD Aucas 10 4
  Sol de América 10 2
  Santa Tecla 21 13
  Bangu 10 3
  Central Español 8 6
  Deportes Puerto Montt 15 11
  Audax Italiano 11 0
  Magallanes 8 3
  Rio Branco 13 6
  Boston River 33 4
  Uruguay 70 26
Uruguay U17 1 2
8   Sergio Agüero 431 777 0.55 2003–   Independiente 56 23
  Atlético Madrid 234 101
  Manchester City 373 255
  Argentina 97 41
Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina U20 7 6
Argentina U17 5 3
9   Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 425 754 0.56 2002–   PSV Eindhoven 1 0
  De Graafschap 10 0
  AGOVV 37 27
  Heerenveen 61 39
  Ajax 256 158
  Real Madrid 20 8
  Milan 30 7
  Schalke 04 240 126
  Netherlands 76 42
Netherlands U21 23 18
10   Edinson Cavani 419 733 0.57 2005–   Danubio FC 30 12
  Palermo 117 37
  Napoli 138 104
  Paris Saint-Germain 301 200
  Manchester United 10 3
  Uruguay 118 51
Uruguay U23 5 3
Uruguay U20 14 9
11   Neymar 403 635 0.63 2009–   Santos 225 136
  Barcelona 186 105
  Paris Saint-Germain 97 80
  Brazil 103 64
Brazil U23 14 8
Brazil U20 7 9
Brazil U17 3 1

Notes

^ Bican: partially missing data on the Czechoslovakian 2nd Division 1952 and Ceskoslov Pohar 1952 filled on 20 December 2020;
^ Deák: data is partially missing on the regional league 1945;
^ Binder: no data for Sturm 19 St. Polten (before 1930);
^ Walter: partial data for Gauliga Südwest 1938–39;
^ Zsengeller: partial data for 2nd and 3rd leagues of Hungary (1933–35) and Serie A (1949–50);
^ Nordahl: partial data for Swedish Division 2 (1959–61);
^ Bene: partial data for 2nd/3rd league of Hungary

See also

References

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