List of men's footballers with 500 or more goals
In top-level football, 28 players have scored 500 or more goals over the course of their career, according to research by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Only those who were active in the highest level football for all or most of their careers are considered. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with national teams at all age levels and clubs in all divisions.
|‡||Indicates player whose unverified data is excluded; goal and match totals may be higher.|
Bold indicates players currently active.
|1||Josef Bican ‡||805||530||1.52||1931–1955|
|4||Ferenc Puskás ‡||746||754||0.99||1943–1966|
|8||Ferenc Deák ‡||576||—||1940–1957|
|12||Ernst Willimowski ‡||554||—||1934–1955|
|15||Franz Binder ‡||546||—||1930–1949|
|17||Hugo Sánchez ‡||541||—||1976–1997|
|18||Fritz Walter ‡||539||—||1937–1959|
|19||József Takács ‡||523||—||1917–1934|
|20||Gyula Zsengellér ‡||522||—||1935–1953|
|23||Alfredo Di Stéfano ‡||514||—||1945–1966|
|25||Gunnar Nordahl ‡||513||—||1937–1958|
|28||Ferenc Bene ‡||508||—||1961–1978|
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