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List of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals

Ali Daei (pictured in 2018) is the only male player to score over 100 goals in international football with 109 goals.

By playerEdit

As of 10 September 2019

Players in bold are still active at international level.

Indicates the FIFA world top scorer.
Indicates the top scorer of the respective confederation.
Indicates the top scorer of the respective nation.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured in 2018) is currently the active player with the most goals in international football. He also has the most goals by a European player in international football.
 
Ferenc Puskás held the record of highest number of international goals of 84 for 47 years since his 84th goal in 1956 against Austria until Ali Daei broke it in 2003 after scoring his 85th goal against Lebanon.
# Name Nation Confederation International
goals
Caps Goals
per match
Career span Notes
1 Ali Daei   Iran AFC 109 149 0.73 1993–2006 [1]
2 Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal UEFA 93 160 0.58 2003–
3 Ferenc Puskás   Hungary UEFA 84 85 0.99 1945–1956
4 Kunishige Kamamoto   Japan AFC 80 84 0.95 1964–1977
5 Godfrey Chitalu   Zambia CAF 79 111 0.71 1968–1980 [2]
6 Hussein Saeed   Iraq AFC 78 137 0.57 1977–1990
7 Pelé   Brazil CONMEBOL 77 92 0.84 1957–1971 [3]
8 Sándor Kocsis   Hungary UEFA 75 68 1.1 1948–1956
Bashar Abdullah   Kuwait AFC 75 134 0.56 1996–2007
10 Sunil Chhetri   India AFC 72 112 0.64 2005–
11 Kinnah Phiri   Malawi CAF 71 115 0.62 1973–1981
Majed Abdullah   Saudi Arabia AFC 71 116 0.61 1977–1994
Kiatisuk Senamuang   Thailand AFC 71 134 0.53 1993–2007
Miroslav Klose   Germany UEFA 71 137 0.52 2001–2014
15 Piyapong Pue-on   Thailand AFC 70 100 0.7 1981–1997
Stern John   Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF 70 115 0.61 1995–2012
Hossam Hassan   Egypt CAF 70 169 0.41 1985–2006 [4][5]
18 Gerd Müller   West Germany UEFA 68 62 1.1 1966–1974
Carlos Ruiz   Guatemala CONCACAF 68 133 0.51 1998–2016
Lionel Messi   Argentina CONMEBOL 68 136 0.5 2005– [6]
Robbie Keane   Republic of Ireland UEFA 68 146 0.47 1998–2016[7] [1][8][9]
22 Didier Drogba   Ivory Coast CAF 65 105 0.62 2002–2014 [10]
23 Ronaldo   Brazil CONMEBOL 62 98 0.63 1994–2011
Zlatan Ibrahimović   Sweden UEFA 62 116 0.53 2001–2016
Ahmed Radhi   Iraq AFC 62 121 0.51 1982–1997
26 Neymar   Brazil CONMEBOL 61 99 0.62 2010–
27 Imre Schlosser   Hungary UEFA 59 68 0.87 1906–1927
David Villa   Spain UEFA 59 98 0.6 2005–
29 Edin Džeko   Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 58 105 0.55 2007–
Luis Suárez   Uruguay CONMEBOL 58 111 0.52 2007–
Cha Bum-kun   South Korea AFC 58 135 0.43 1972–1986
32 Carlos Pavón   Honduras CONCACAF 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
Robert Lewandowski   Poland UEFA 57 108 0.53 2008–
Clint Dempsey   United States CONCACAF 57 141 0.4 2004–2018
Younis Mahmoud   Iraq AFC 57 148 0.39 2002–2016
Landon Donovan   United States CONCACAF 57 157 0.36 2000–2014
37 Samuel Eto'o   Cameroon CAF 56 118 0.47 1997–2014 [11]
Bader Al-Mutawa   Kuwait AFC 56 172 0.33 2003–
39 Romário   Brazil CONMEBOL 55 70 0.79 1987–2005
Kazuyoshi Miura   Japan AFC 55 89 0.62 1990–2000
Jan Koller   Czech Republic UEFA 55 91 0.6 1999–2009
Fandi Ahmad   Singapore AFC 55 101 0.54 1979–1997
43 Gabriel Batistuta   Argentina CONMEBOL 54 77 0.7 1991–2002
44 Joachim Streich   East Germany UEFA 53 98 0.54 1969–1984 [12]
Wayne Rooney   England UEFA 53 120 0.44 2003–2018
46 Poul Nielsen   Denmark UEFA 52 38 1.37 1910–1925
Ali Ashfaq   Maldives AFC 52 79 0.66 2003–
Phil Younghusband   Philippines AFC 52 108 0.48 2006–
Javier Hernández   Mexico CONCACAF 52 109 0.48 2009–
Jon Dahl Tomasson   Denmark UEFA 52 112 0.46 1997–2010
Adnan Al Talyani   United Arab Emirates AFC 52 161 0.32 1983–1997
52 Lajos Tichy   Hungary UEFA 51 72 0.71 1955–1971
Ali Mabkhout   United Arab Emirates AFC 51 80 0.64 2009–
Lê Công Vinh   Vietnam AFC 51 83 0.61 2004–2016
Ahmed Khalil   United Arab Emirates AFC 51 103 0.5 2008–
Asamoah Gyan   Ghana CAF 51 106 0.48 2003–
Hakan Şükür   Turkey UEFA 51 112 0.46 1992–2007
Thierry Henry   France UEFA 51 123 0.41 1997–2010
59 Karim Bagheri   Iran AFC 50 87 0.57 1993–2010
Robin van Persie   Netherlands UEFA 50 102 0.49 2005–2017
Hwang Sun-hong   South Korea AFC 50 103 0.49 1988–2002
Tim Cahill   Australia OFC/AFC 50 108 0.46 2004–2018
Shinji Okazaki   Japan AFC 50 119 0.42 2008–

By nationalityEdit

Updated as of 10 September 2019.
Footballers Country Confederation
4   Brazil CONMEBOL
  Hungary UEFA
3   Iraq AFC
  Japan AFC
  United Arab Emirates AFC
2   Argentina CONMEBOL
  Denmark UEFA
  Germany
(including   West Germany)
UEFA
  Iran AFC
  Kuwait AFC
  South Korea AFC
  Thailand AFC
  United States CONCACAF
1   Australia OFC through 2005
AFC 2006–present
  Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA
  Cameroon CAF
  Czech Republic UEFA
  Egypt CAF
  England UEFA
  France UEFA
  East Germany UEFA
  Ghana CAF
  Guatemala CONCACAF
  Honduras CONCACAF
  India AFC
  Ivory Coast CAF
  Malawi CAF
  Maldives AFC
  Mexico CONCACAF
  Netherlands UEFA
  Philippines AFC
  Poland UEFA
  Portugal UEFA
  Republic of Ireland UEFA
  Saudi Arabia AFC
  Singapore AFC
  Spain UEFA
  Sweden UEFA
  Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF
  Turkey UEFA
  Uruguay CONMEBOL
  Vietnam AFC
  Zambia CAF

By confederationEdit

Updated as of 10 September 2019.
Footballers Confederation
23 AFC
20 UEFA
7 CONMEBOL
6 CAF
6 CONCACAF
0 OFC
62 Total

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General

Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel (15 March 2017). "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

Specific
  1. ^ a b FIFA Century Club. FIFA.com
  2. ^ Godfrey Chitalu – Century of International Appearances
  3. ^ PELÉ (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) – The King of football (FIFA.com)
  4. ^ More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
  5. ^ The untouchables (FIFA.com)
  6. ^ "Lionel Andrés Messi - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ Robbie Keane announces retirement from International Football at The Guardian
  8. ^ "Robbie Keane – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  9. ^ Robbie Keane at National-Football-Teams.com
  10. ^ "11 Didier DROGBA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  11. ^ "9 Samuel ETOO". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  12. ^ Goalscoring for East Germany National Team (RSSSF)