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List of men's footballers with 500 or more goals

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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.[1]

RankingEdit

Key

+ Unverified data is excluded; goal and match totals may be higher.
Players in bold are currently active; data is accurate as of 19 February 2019.

Rank Player Goals Matches Ratio Years
1    Josef Bican+ 805 530 1.52 1931–1955
2   Romário 772 994 0.78 1985–2007
3   Pelé 767 831 0.92 1957–1977
4   Ferenc Puskás+ 746 754 0.99 1943–1966
5   Gerd Müller 735 793 0.93 1962–1981
6   Cristiano Ronaldo 697 984 0.71 2001–present[2]
7   Lionel Messi 674 851 0.79 2003–present[3]
8   Ferenc Deák+ 576 1940–1957
9   Uwe Seeler 575 1953–1978
  Túlio Maravilha 575 1988–2012
11   Arthur Friedenreich 557 1909–1935
12    Ernst Willimowski+ 554 1934–1955
13   Eusébio 552 1957–1979
14   Jimmy McGrory 550 1922–1937
15   Franz Binder+ 546 1930–1949
16   Fernando Peyroteo 544 1937–1949
17   Hugo Sánchez+ 541 1976–1997
18   Fritz Walter+ 539 1937–1959
19   József Takács+ 523 1917–1934
20   Gyula Zsengellér+ 522 1935–1953
  Zico 522 1971–1994
22    Alfredo Di Stéfano+ 514 1945–1966
  Hans Krankl 514 1970–1989
24   Gunnar Nordahl+ 513 1937–1958
25   Roberto Dinamite 512 1971–1993
  Zlatan Ibrahimović 512 884 0.58 1999–present[4]
27   Jimmy Greaves 511 1957–1980
28   Ferenc Bene+ 508 1961–1978

Source: Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kolos, Vladimir (21 January 2016). "Prolific Scorers Data: Best Goalscorers All-Time (Official Matches)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ Cristiano Ronaldo at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ Lionel Messi at Soccerway. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ Zlatan Ibrahimović at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2018.