List of top association football goal scorers by country

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This is a list of the top goalscorers of all-time in each country's top association football division. Where possible, the top ten scorers in the country are given.

Albania[edit]

Name Years Goals Clubs Matches (%)
Vioresin Sinani 1996–Present 202 Vllaznia (174), SK Tirana (23), Besa (5)
Refik Resmja 1948–1964 184+ Partizani (180+), SK Tirana (4+) 120 153%
Indrit Fortuzi 1990–2008 167 SK Tirana (152), Dinamo (15)
Daniel Xhafa 1996–Present 165 Teuta (62), Flamurtari (32), Dinamo (23), SK Tirana (18), Besa (18), Bylis (12)
Panajot Pano 1958–1974 144 Partizani (136), SK Tirana (8)
Agustin Kola 1977–1997 140 SK Tirana (133), Shkëndija (7)
Ilir Përnaska 1968–1981 136+ Dinamo
Skënder Jareci 1949–1965 122+ Dinamo (119+), Teuta (3+)
Arben Minga 1976–1996 105 SK Tirana
Loro Boriçi 1935–1957 101+ Partizani (77+), Vllaznia (23+), Spartak Tirana (1)
Medin Zhega 1964–1978 101+ Vllaznia (66+), Dinamo (35+)

Argentina[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals (%) Clubs
Arsenio Erico 1934–1947 432 363 0,84% Independiente
Angel Labruna 1939–1959 515 353 0,69% River Plate
Herminio Masantonio 1931–1945 458 306 0,67% Huracán
Manuel Pellegrina 1938–1956 490 281 0,69% Estudiantes
Martín Palermo 1991-2011 570 277 0,49% Boca Juniors
José Francisco Sanfilippo 1953–1972 490 226 0,46% Boca Juniors
Ricardo Infante 1942–1961 439 217 0,49% Estudiantes
Oscar Más 1964–1985 529 215 0,41% River Plate
Bernabé Ferreyra 1931–1949 397 206 0,67% River Plate
Carlos Bianchi 1967–1984 524 206 0,39% Vélez Sársfield

Australia[edit]

Totals top level

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Damian Mori 1989–2009 589 279 0,47%
2 John Kosmina 1977-1989 319 271 0,85%
3 Rod Brown 1983-1998 485 249 0,51%
4 Francis Awaritefe 1989-2005 483 243 0,51%
5 Marshall Soper 1981-1997 418 221 0,53%
6 Paul Trimboli 1987-2004 458 219 0,48%
7 Pablo Cardozo 1990-2013 601 191 0,32%
8 Ivan Kelic 1989-2000 301 186 0,62%
9 John Markovski 1986-2004 490 185 0,38%
10 Gary Cole 1977-1986 251 180 0,72%

Austria[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Robert Dienst 1943–62 351 323 92%
2 Johann Krankl 1971–88 427 320 75%
3 Franz Binder 1930–49 261 298 114%
4 Karl Decker 1938–54 276 282 102%
5 Friedrich Cejka 1947–66 438 245 56%
6 Anton Schall 1925–41 285 231 81%
7 Wilhelm Hahnemann 1931–52, 59 308? 230 75%
8 Johann Buzek 1955–73 384 226 59%
9 Erich Hof 1954–69 314 224 71%
10 Ernst Stojaspal 1942–54 197 224 114%

Azerbaijan[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Nazim Aliyev 1992-2006 436 283 0,65%
2 Mushfig Huseynov 1992-2007 505 275 0,54%
3 Rovsan Ahmadov 1992-2013 590 216 0,37%
4 Samir Alakbarov 1992-2001 270 215 0,80%
5 Gurban Gurbanov 1992-2006 461 205 0,44%
6 Alay Bahramov 1992-2012 543 192 0,44%
7 Vadim Vasilyev 1994-2009 471 182 0,35%
8 Khagani Mammadov 1993–2013 572 176 0,31%
9 Kenan Kerimov 1993–2013 526 174 0,33%
10 Nadir Nabiev 1998– 496 175 0,35%

Belarus[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Roman Vasilyuk 1996–present 279 172 62%
2 Valeriy Stripeikis 1996–present 342 171 50%
3 Sergey Yaromko 1993–2000 185 98 53%
4 Gennadiy Bliznyuk 1999–2008 208 95 46%
5 Igor Chumachenko 1994–present 336 88 26%
6 Sergey Nikiforenko 1997–present 303 88 29%
7 Petr Kachuro 1992–2005 135 81 60%
8 Pavel Shavrov 1992–1999 ? 75 ?
9 Artem Goncharik 1998–present ? 74 ?
10 Andrey Khlebosolov 1993–2000 123 73 59%

Belgium[edit]

[1]

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Jef Mermans 1941–57 384 343 89%
Bernard Voorhoof 1927–48 474 296 82%
Arthur Ceuleers 1933–51 398 288 72%
Rik Coppens 1946–62 389 261 67%
Erwin Vandenbergh 1976–95 430 255 59%
Paul Dechamps 1945–56 299 241 81%
Jean Capelle 1929–44 251 240 96%
1959–76 8568 235 49%
Jan Ceulemans 1974–91 518 229 44%

Bolivia[edit]

Name Years Goals
Víctor Hugo Antelo 1983–2000 341
Juan Sanchez 1979–92 263
Luis Fernando Salinas 1980–93 201
Jesús Reynaldo 1977–93 196
Raúl Horacio Baldessari 1977–89 161
Limberg Gutiérrez 1997–present 149
Joaquín Botero 1997–present 144
Cristino Jara 1998–present 141
Silvio Edmundo Rojas 1977–92 140
Luis Ramallo 1982–99 138

Brazil[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%) Clubs
1 Pele 1956-1974 450 370 82% Santos FC
2 Basitinho 1950-1968 452 354 78% Flamengo CR
3 Sócrates 1971-1988 516 353 68% SC Corinthians Paulista
4 Zico 1970-1988 503 335 67% Flamengo CR
5 Zizinho 1938-1960 440 299 53% Botafogo CR
6 Falcão 1972-1990 484 287 59% SC Corinthians Paulista
7 Ademir Menezes 1940-1958 431 235 55% São Paulo FC
8 Jairzinho 1961-1982 540 221 41% Flamengo CR
9 Tostão 1964-1979 395 219 55% Cruzeiro EC
10 Rivelino 1964-1984 568 218 38% Santos FC

Bulgaria[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Petar Zhekov 1963–1976 333 253 76%
2 Nasko Sirakov 1980–1998 294 196 67%
3 Dinko Dermendzhiev 1961–1974 447 194 43%
4 Hristo Bonev 1966–1984 410 185 45%
5 Plamen Getov 1977–1995 286 165 58%
6 Nikola Kotkov 1956–1971 322 163 51%
7 Stefan Bogomilov 1963–1979 353 162 46%
8 Petar Mihtarski 1984–2000 301 157 52%
9 Petko Petkov 1968–1980 229 152 66%
10 Dimitar Yakimov 1956–1974 308 151 49%

Chile[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Francisco Valdés 1961–1982 478 215 45%
2 Pedro González 1988–2006 545 212 39%
3 Honorino Landa 1959–1973 ? 193 ?
4 Óscar Fabbiani 1974–1986 ? 188 ?
5 Carlos Campos 1956–1969 259 183 71%
6 Leonel Sánchez 1953–1970 417 161 39%
7 Carlos Caszely 1967–1985 288 151 52%
8 Rubén Martínez 1984–1999 314 147 47%
9 Osvaldo Castro 1965–1971 204 136 67%
10 Manuel Muñoz 1949–1958 ? 120 ?

China[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Li Jinyu 1999–present 236 115 49%
Hao Haidong 1994–2004 185 96 52%
Wang Tao 1994–2002 180 83 46%
Yu Genwei 1994–2005 197 78 40%
Li Bing 1994–2002 204 76 37%
Wang Peng 1996–present 301 73 24%
Su Maozhen 1994–2002 165 64 39%
Tiago Jorge Honorio 2000–2008 143 64 45%
Li Yi 1999–present 228 60 26%
Zhang Yuning 1999–2007 124 56 45%
Han Peng 2002–present 147 56 38%

Colombia[edit]

Name Goals
Sergio Galván Rey[2] 221
Iván René Valenciano 217
Hugo Horacio Lóndero 211
Jorge Ramírez Gallego 201
Omar Lorenzo Devanni 195
Arnoldo Iguarán 185
Willington Ortiz 183
José Omar Verdún 182
Jorge Ramón Cáceres 182
Rubén Darío Hernández 180

Costa Rica[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Victor Núñez 1999–2014 421 208 49 %
2 Errol Daniels 1964–1972 168 197 117%
3 Roy Saenz ? ? 168 -
4 Leonel Harnandez 1957–1977 ? 164 -
5 Guillermo Guardia 1980s ? 149 -
6 Evaristo Coronado 1981–1995 ? 148 -
7 Juan Ulloa 1954–1970 ? 140 -
8 Vicente Wanchope ? ? 133 -
9 Jorge Ulate ? ? 130 -
10 Claudio Jara 1983–1994 ? 129 -

Croatia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Igor Cvitanovic 1992–2004 215 126 59%
2 Joško Popović 1992–2004 272 111 41%
3 Davor Vugrinec 1992–present 198 110 56%
4 Miljenko Mumlek 1992–present 377 100 27%
5 Tomislav Erceg 1992–2006 192 97 51%
6 Renato Jurcec 1992–2002 ? 87 ?
7 Robert Špehar 1992–2004 140 86 61%
8 Marijo Dodik 1998–2009 273 84 31%
9 Veldin Karic 1994–2006 195 75 38%
10 Eduardo 2001–2007 108 73 68%

Cyprus[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Sotiris Kaiafas 1967–1984 388 261 67%
2 Rainer Rauffmann 1997–2004 152 191 126%
3 Yiannos Ioannou 1981–2000 372 191 51%

Czechoslovakia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Josef Bican 1929-1948 451 393 0,87%
2 Miroslav Wiecek 1948-1964 425 343 0,81%
3 Josef Adamec 1958-1977 583 243 0,42%
4 František Kloz 1928-1939 323 242 0,75%
5 Ladislav Pavlovic 1949-1966 447 241 0.54%
6 Oldřich Nejedlý 1931-1949 487 239 0,49%
7 Vlastimil Kopecký 1931-1950 432 233 0,54%
8 Jirí Pešek 1946-1965 498 231 0,46%
9 Zdenek Nehoda 1967-1982 446 229 0,51%
10 Adolf Scherer 1957-1969 370 228 0,62%

Czech Republic[edit]

Czech Gambrinus Liga (since 1993)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Horst Siegl 1993–2006 285 124 44%
2 Ludek Zelenka 1995–2009 341 92 27%
3 Stanislav Vlcek 1993–present 386 90 23%
4 Vratislav Lokvenc 1993–2000 200 78 39%
5 Radim Holub 1993–2009 300 77 26%
6 Pavel Verbír 1996–present 343 74 22%
7 Libor Došek 1998–present 253 72 28%
8 Tomáš Došek 1997–present 230 67 29%
9 Vítezslav Tuma 1993–2004 192 66 34%
10 Marek Kincl 1994–2010 214 63 29%

Denmark[edit]

Totals top level

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Henning Enoksen ? ? 151 ?

Superliga only

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Søren Frederiksen 1994–2005 335 139 41%
Peter Møller 1991–2006 310 135 44%
Heine Fernandez 1991–2004 326 126 39%
Steffen Højer 1993–2008 329 124 38%
Søren Andersen 1991–2003 231 101 44%
Frank Kristensen 1997–present 231 90 39%
Peter Graulund 1995–2012 243 90 37%
Thomas Thorninger 1991–2005 264 81 31%
David Nielsen 1994–present 214 76 36%
Chris Hermansen 1996–2004 174 73 42%

Ecuador[edit]

Name Years Goals
Hermen Benítez 1980–95 191
Jorge Vinicio Ron 1972–87 181
Ebelio Ordóñez 1996–present 159
Ángel Luis Liciardi 1970–78 154
José Fabián Paz y Miño 1972–88 153
Geovanny Alfonso Mera 1980–95 150
Hamilton Emilio Cuvi 1978–96 147
Carlos Alberto Juárez 1996–2008 141
Ariel Graziani 1995–2006 134
José V. Villafuerte 1975–89 125

Egypt[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Hassan El-Shazly 1959–1977 176
2 Hossam Hassan 1984–2008 168
3 Moustafa Reyadh 1959–1977 123
4 El-Sayed El-Dhizui 1943–1964 112
5 Mahmoud El-Khateeb 1972–1988 108
6 Ahmed El-Kass 1983–2000 107
7 Mohamed Aboutrika 1997–2013 106
8 Gamal Abdelhamid 1977–1994 99

Estonia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Maksim Gruznov 1992–present 433 286
2 Andrei Krõlov 1992–2005 287 162
3 Dmitry Lipartov 1997–2010 332 152
4 Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko 1999–2009 209 151
5 Indrek Zelinski 1993–2009 276 146
6 Konstantin Nahk 1992–present 395 139
7 Vitali Leitan 1997–present 378 138
8 Dmitri Ustritski 1992–2005 271 124
9 Sergei Bragin 1992–2006 205 119
10 Ingemar Teever 2002–2010 164 100

Finland[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Heikki Suhonen 1969–1986 206
2 Kai Pahlman 1956–1972 191
3 Ismo Lius 1983–1999 189
4 Olavi Rissanen 1969–1987 185
5 Valeri Popovitch 1993–2009 166
6 Ari Hjelm 1981–1996 152
7 Arto Tolsa 1963–1982 126
8 Stig-Göran Myntti 1944–1962 121
9 Martti Hyvärinen 1958–1972 119
10 Michael Belfield 1981–1998 119

Georgia[edit]

Rank Name Years Games Goals (%)
1 Zurab Ionanidze 1990–2010 421 216 51%
2 Levan Khomeriki 1991–2005 228 140 61%
3 Davit Janashia 1990–2007 ? 124 ?
4 Mikheil Ashvetia 1994–2002 141 121 86%
5 Giorgi Megreladze 1993–2009 229 110 48%
6 Otar Korgalidze 1990–1997 137 105 77%
7 Giorgi Daraselia 1990–1999 226 105 46%
8 Merab Megreladze 1990–1997 178 104 58%
9 Ivane Jugeli 1990–2002 ? 102 ?

Guatemala[edit]

Rank Name Years Games Goals (%)
1 Juan Carlos Plata 1990–2010 553 299 54%
2 Oscar Enrique Sánchez 1975–1993 609 244 40%

France[edit]

Rank Name Years Games Goals (%)
1 Delio Onnis 1971–1986 449 299 67%
2 Bernard Lacombe 1969–1987 497 255 51%
3 Hervé Revelli 1965–1978 389 216 56%
4 Thadée Cisowski 1947–1961 286 206 72%
5 Roger Piantoni 1950–1966 394 203 52%
6 Roger Courtois 1932–1956 ? 193 ?
7 Joseph Ujlaki 1947–1964 438 189 43%
8 Fleury Di Nallo 1960–1975 425 187 44%
9 Gunnar Andersson 1950–1960 234 179 76%
10 Carlos Bianchi 1973–1980 220 179 81%

Germany[edit]

Germany[edit]

Bundesliga

Rank Name Years Games Goals Goals/Games
1 Gerd Müller 1964-1982 476 395 0,83
2 Uwe Seeler 1953-1972 497 365 0,73
3 Ottmar Walter 1944-1964 492 349 0,71
4 Max Morlock 1944-1964 492 331 0,67
5 Fritz Walter 1940–1962 520 319 0,61
6 Dieter Müller 1971-1990 489 318 0,65
7 Helmut Rahn 1945-1966 495 289 0,58
8 Jupp Heynckes 1960-1978 479 279 0,58
9 Hans Schäfer 1938-1964 583 274 0,47
10 Klaus Allofs 1974-1990 450 251 0,56

East Germany[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals Goals/Matches
1 Joachim Streich 1969–1985 378 229 0.61
2 Eberhard Vogel 1962–1982 440 188 0.43
3 Günter Schröter 1950–1963 335 154 0.46
4 Peter Ducke 1960–1977 352 153 0.43
5 Henning Frenzel 1960–1978 420 152 0.36
6 Hans-Jürgen Kreische 1964–1977 234 127 0.54
7 Rüdiger Schnuphase 1972–1986 320 123 0.38
8 Dieter Kühn 1974–1991 294 122 0.41
9 Bernd Bauchspieß 1959–1973 264 120 0.45
10 Johannes Schöne 1950–1959 228 117 0.51

Greece[edit]

Name Goals Matches per Goal (avg) Years
Thomas Mavros 337 1.62 1970–1991
Krzysztof Warzycha 273 1.42 1989–2004
Kostas Nestoridis 272 1.1 1947–1965
Giorgos Sideris 239 1.65 1958–1972
Dimitrios Papaioannou 234 2.06 1963–1980
Alexandros Alexandris 214 2.07 1986–2004
Antonios Antoniadis 187 1.5 1967–1972
Dimitrios Saravakos 181 2.39 1979–1998
Giorgos Dedes 181 2.37 1963–1975
Nikos Anastopoulos 171 2.26 1978–1994

Honduras[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Wilmer Velasquez 1991–2010 379 196
2 Denilson Costa 1991–2007 465 156
3 Juan Manuel Cárcamo 1996–2013 ??? 100
4 Francisco Ramírez 1998–2008 229 95
5 Marcelo Ferreira 1999–2009 ??? 92
6 Prudencio Norales 1977–1988 ??? 89
7 Luciano Emilio 2002–2006 132 88
8 Óscar "Martillo" Hernández ???–??? ??? 86
9 Danilo Tosello 1999–2007 223 83
9 Reynaldo Mejiá ???–present ??? 83
9 Angel Obando 1973–1986 ??? 83

Hungary[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1. Imre Schlosser 1906-1927 401 351 0,88%
2. Ferenc Szusza 1940-1961 462 343 0,74%
3. Gyula Zsengellér 1935-1947 425 327 0,77%
4. József Takács 1920-1940 455 320 0,70%
5. Ferenc Puskás 1943-1956 394 307 0,78%
6. György Sárosi 1931-1948 443 251 0,57%
7. Gyula Szilágyi 1943-1960 440 231 0,53%
8. Ferenc Deák 1944-1954 338 230 0,68%
9. Ferenc Bene 1960-1978 418 229 0,55%
10. Géza Toldi 1928-1946 424 225 0,53%

Iceland[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Ingi Bjorn Albertsson 1970–1986 210 126
2 Tryggvi Gudmundsson 1992–present 180 107
3 Gudmundur Steinsson 1980s ? 101
4 Hermann Gunnarsson 1960/70s ? 95
5 Matthias Hallgrimsson 1970s ? 94

Iran[edit]

No. Player Goals Years
1 Reza Enayati 135 2001–present
2 Arash Borhani 111 2002–present
3 Mehdi Rajabzadeh 94 1998–present
4 Fereydoon Fazli 85 2001–2010
5 Edmond Bezik 84 1994–2006
6 Ali Asghar Modirroosta 80 1991–2003
7 Ali Daei 72 1994–2007
8 Emad Mohammed 70 2005–2012
9 Rasoul Khatibi 68 1997–2010
10 Reza Sahebi 67 1989–2003

Iraq[edit]

Rank Player Goals
1 Hussein Saeed 365
2 Karim Saddam 165
3 Ali Hashim 162
4 Younis Abid Ali 153
5 Ahmed Radhi 136
6 Alaa Kadhim 134
7 Ahmed Khodair 115
8 Waleed Dhahad 112
9 Amjad Radhi 110
10 Muayed Joodi 109
10 Natik Hashim 109

Ireland[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Brendan Bradley 1966–1986 ? 235
2 Jason Byrne 1998–present 396 193
3 Pat Morley 1984–2006 ? 182
4 Turlough O'Connor 1963–1985 ? 178
5 Donal Leahy 1950s ? 162
6 Glen Crowe 1999–2010 362 159
7 Stephen Geoghegan 1988–2004 ? 158
8 Johnny Matthews 1966–1987 ? 156
9 Kevin McHugh 1998–present 353 154
10 Alfie Hale 1956–1983 ? 153

Israel[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches (%)
1 Alon Mizrahi 1989–2005 385 207 0.54
2 Oded Machnes 1974–1990 413 197 0.48
3 Avi Nimni 1989–2008 429 194 0.45
4 Moshe Romano 1965–1982 439 192 0.44
5 Shay Holtzman 1990–2009 474 178 0.36
6 Mordechai Spiegler 1963–1977 900 168 0.45
7 Uri Malmilian 1973–1993 466 159 0.34
8 David Lavi 1973–1986 362 158 0.44
9 Nahum Stelmach 1951–1970 365 155 0.43
10 Yehoshua Feigenbaum 1964–1983 430 148 0.34

Italy[edit]

     Still active

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Silvio Piola 1929–1954 537 274 51%
2 Francesco Totti 1993–present 566 237 41%
3 Gunnar Nordahl 1949–1958 291 225 77%
4 Giuseppe Meazza 1929–1947 367 216 59%
José Altafini 1958–1976 459 216 47%
6 Roberto Baggio 1985–2004 452 205 45%
7 Antonio Di Natale 2002–present 400 200 50%
8 Kurt Hamrin 1956–1971 400 190 48%
9 Giuseppe Signori 1991–2004 344 188 55%
Alessandro Del Piero 1993–2012 478 188 39%

Japan[edit]

J. League Div 1

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Masashi Nakayama 1994–2012 355 157
2 Marquinhos 2001–present 318 149
3 Hisato Satō 2000–present 342 145
4 Kazuyoshi Miura 1993–2007 321 139
5 Ryoichi Maeda 2000–2013 326 137
6 Yoshito Okubo 2001–present 306 133
7 Ueslei 2000–2009 217 124
8 Juninho 2005–2013 264 116
9 Atsushi Yanagisawa 1996–present 371 108
10 Toshiya Fujita 1994–2008 419 100

Totals top level

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Kunishige Kamamoto 1967–1984 251 202
2 Masashi Nakayama 1990–2009 401 189
3 Kazuyoshi Miura 1990–2007 360 148
4 Nobuhiro Takeda 1986–2001 359 142

Kazakhstan[edit]

Name Years Goals
Oleg Litvinenko 1992–2007 147
Nurken Mazbayev 1992–2008 142
Murat Tleshev 1998–present 121
Andrey Miroshnichenko 1992–2002 115
Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev 1998–present 112

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals
Yevgeniy Boldygin 1995–2008 284 222
Zamirbek Zhumagulov 1992–2007 362 218
Vyacheslav Pryanishnikov 1993–present ? 149
Mirlan Mirzaliyev 1995–present ? 147
Azamat Ishenbaev 1997–present ? 134
Roman Kornilov 1998–present ? 131
Aleksandr Merzlikin 1992–1999 ? 105
Sergey Lisichkin ? ? 100
Nurlan Razhabaliyev ? ? 92
Farkhat Khaitbayev 1992–2001 ? 88

Latvia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals
1 Mihails Miholaps 1995–2009 286 210
2 Viktors Dobrecovs 1993–2009 325 169
3 Vits Rimkus 1992–2009 337 166
4 Aleksandr Katasonov 2001–2007 170 105
5 Kristaps Grebis 2000–present 225 104
6 Girts Karlsons 1998–2009 200 98
7 Vitalijs Astafjevs 1992–present 252 79
8 Gatis Kalniņš 2000–present 206 77
9 Vladimirs Babicevs 1992–2006 215 76
10 David Chaladze 1997–2006 91 74

Lithuania[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Povilas Lukšys 1995–present 169
2 Remigijus Pocius 1991–2003 148
3 Ričardas Beniušis 1999–present 121
4 Darius Maciulevičius 1991–2008 113
5 Igoris Morinas 1993–present 103
6 Eimantas Poderis 1991–present 96
7 Andrius Velička 1998–2007 95
8 Mantas Savėnas 1999–2007 94
9 Vidas Dančenka 1991–2003 89
10 Egidijus Varnas 1996–present 88

Note: Remigijus Pocius scored 176, Darius Maciulevičius - 117, Eimantas Poderis - 105, Vidas Dančenka - 93 goals including Lithuanian SSR league and Baltic League.

Luxembourg[edit]

Name Goals
Armin Krings 255
Patrick Morocutti 223
Bert Heger 176
Daniel Huss 170
Théo Scholten 155
Henri Cirelli 152
Furio Cardoni 150
Markus Krahen 148
Josy Roller 148
Alphonse Schumacher 141

Malta[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Stefan Sultana 1983–2009 198
2 Tony Nicholl 1934–1954 173
3 Gilbert Agius 1990–present 172
4 Michael Galea 1997–present 168
5 Danilo Doncic ? 151
6 Ivan Woods 1994–present 139
7 Joe Zarb ? 134
8 Tony Cauchi ? 125
9 Adrian Mifsud 1995–present 123
10 Joe Brincat 1986–2007 111

Mexico[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Cabinho 1974–1987 415 312 75%
2 Carlos Hermosillo 1983–2001 560 294 53%
3 Jared Borgetti 1994–2010 475 252 53%
4 José Saturnino Cardozo 1995–2005 332 249 75%
5 Horacio Casarín 1935–1956 304 238 78%
6 Osvaldo Castro 1971–1984 388 214 55%
7 Zague 1985–2003 572 209 37%
8 Carlos Eloir Peruci 1972–1984 ? 197 ?
9 Adalberto López 1940/50s ? 196 ?
10 Sergio Lira 1978–1996 564 190 34%

Moldova[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals
Vladimir Cosse 1992–1999 193 131
Iurie Miterev 1992–2002 250 129
Serghei Rogaciov 1993–2009 171 194
Vladislav Gavriliuc 1992–2002 191 116
Ruslan Barbaros 1994–2005 232 94

Morocco[edit]

Name Years Goals
Khaled Abuloyoun 1958–1976 140

Netherlands[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Willy van der Kuijlen 1964–1982 545 311 57%
2 Ruud Geels 1965–1983 401 265 66%
3 Johan Cruyff 1964–1984 308 215 70%
4 Kees Kist 1972–1986 372 212 57%
5 Tonnie van der Linden 1956–1968 305 204 67%
6 Henk Groot 1959–1969 283 194 69%
7 Peter Houtman 1978–1992 372 178 48%
8 Sjaak Swart 1956–1973 463 175 38%
9 Leo van Veen 1962–1986 555 175 32%
10 Cor van der Gijp 1955–1964 233 162 70%

Norway[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Harald Brattbakk 1990–2005 255 166 65%
2 Petter Belsvik 1989–2003 292 159 54%
3 Odd Iversen 1967–1982 225 158 70%
4 Sigurd Rushfeldt 1992–present 254 154 61%
5 Per Kristoffersen 1957–1968 194 145 75%
6 Jostein Flo 1987–2001 213 114 54%
7 Jan Fuglset 1967–1982 209 109 52%
8 Thorstein Helstad 1995–2008 200 108 54%
9 Arne Pedersen 1951–1966 231 107 46%
10 Svein Mathisen 1973–1989 327 106 32%

Panama[edit]

[3]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 José Ardines 1989–2002 197

Paraguay[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Juan Samudio 1997–present 111
2 Mauro Caballero 1992–2007 107

Peru[edit]

Name Years Goals
Sergio Ibarra 1993–present 229
Oswaldo Ramírez 1966–81 190
Waldir Sáenz 1992–2008 170
Germán Carty 1988–present 164
Jorge Soto 1990–2008 161
Emilio Salinas 1948–61 159
Teodoro Fernández 1931–53 156
Teófilo Cubillas 1966–87 152
Paul Cominges 1993–present 151
Valeriano López 1946–60 150

Poland[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Ernest Pohl 1954–1967 264 186 70%
2 Lucjan Brychczy 1954–1972 368 182 49%
3 Tomasz Frankowski 1992–2013 302 168 56%
4 Gerard Cieślik 1946–1959 237 167 70%
5 Włodzimierz Lubański 1963–1975 234 155 66%
6 Teodor Peterek 1928–1948 189 154 81%
7 Kazimierz Kmiecik 1967–1982 304 153 50%
8 Jan Liberda 1949–1969 304 145 48%
9 Teodor Anioła 1945–1961 196 141 72%
10 Fryderyk Scherfke 1927–1939 ? 131 ?

Portugal[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Peyroteo 1937–50 197 331 168%
Eusébio 1960–77 313 319 102%
Fernando Gomes 1974–91 405 318 79%
José Águas 1950–63 281 290 103%
Néné 1968–86 421 262 62%
Manuel Fernandes 1970–88 485 243 50%
Matateu 1951–67 289 218 75%
José Augusto Torres 1959–80 384 217 57%
Rui Jordão 1971–89 360 215 60%
Arsénio Duarte 1943–59 313 211 67%

Romania[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Dudu Georgescu 1970–1986 370 252 68%
2 Ionel Danciulescu 1993–present 427 210 44%
3 Rodion Camataru 1974–1989 377 198 53%
4 Marin Radu 1974–1989 384 190 49%
5 Ion Oblemenco 1964–1976 272 170 62%
5 Florea Dumitrache 1966–1983 357 170 48%
7 Mircea Sandu 1970–1987 407 167 41%
8 Victor Piturca 1975–1989 301 166 55%
9 Mihai Adam 1962–1976 353 160 45%
10 Titus Ozon 1947–1964 270 157 58%

Russia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Oleg Veretennikov 1992–2002 273 143 52%
2 Alexandr Kerzhakov 2001–present 295 133 45%
3 Dmitry Kirichenko 1998–present 365 128 35%
4 Dmitry Loskov 1992–present 452 120 27%
5 Sergey Semak 1993–present 450 102 22%
6 Andrey Tikhonov 1992–2008 345 98 29%
7 Igor Semshov 1996–present 417 97 24%
8 Roman Pavlyuchenko 1998–present 221 89 40%
9 Valery Yesipov 1992–2007 390 88 23%
10 Yegor Titov 1995–2008 336 88 27%
11 Oleg Teryokhin 1995–2005 208 84 40%
12 Dmitri Sychev 2002–present 241 81 36%
12 Vágner Love 2002–2011 158 79 50%


Saudi Arabia[edit]

     Still active

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Majed Abdullah 1977–1997 168 190 113%
2 Nasser Al-Shamrani 2004–Present 215 135 62%
3 Fahad Al-Hamdan 1987-2002 ??? 131 ???
4 Sami Al-Jaber 1988–2008 305 100 33%
5 Hamzah Idris 1985-2007 ??? 96 ???
6 Yasser Al-Qahtani 2003–Present 143 94 66%
7 Obeid Al-Dosari 1996-2005 ??? 91 ???
8 Jamal Muhammed 1980-1995 ??? 85 ???
9 Talal Al-Meshal 1996–2010 ??? 75 ???
10 Saadoun Humoud 1984-1999 ??? 71 ???



Serbia[edit]

All-time top scorers in the SuperLiga
(SuperLiga goals only)
Rank Player Goals
1 Senegal Lamine Diarra 45
2 Serbia Dragan Mrđa 35
3 Serbia Nenad Milijaš 33
4 Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović 32
5 Serbia Dušan Tadić 29
6 Serbia Aleksandar Jevtić 26
7 Brazil Cléo 24
8 Serbia Nikola Simić 22
9 Serbia Ranko Despotović 21
10 Portugal Almami Moreira 19
As of 29 August 2010 (Bold denotes players still in SuperLiga).

(Italics denotes players still playing professional football).

South Korea[edit]

(These stats include League and League Cup)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Woo Sung-Yong 1996–present 439 116 26%
2 Kim Do-Hoon 1995–2005 257 114 44%
3 Kim Hyun-Seok 1990–2003 371 110 30%
4 Saša Drakulić 1995–2003 271 104 38%
5 Yoon Sang-Chul 1988–1997 300 101 34%
6 Shin Tae-Yong 1992–2004 401 99 25%
7 Lee Dong-Gook 1998–present 219 86 39%
8 Kim Eun-Jung 1997–2008 300 80 27%
9 Roh Sang-Rae 1995–2004 246 76 31%
10 Lee Won-Sik 1996–2006 270 73 27%

Soviet Union[edit]

Name Years Matches Goals (%)
Oleg Blokhin 1969–87 432 211 49%
Alexander Ponomarev 1938–52 249 152 61%
Nikita Simonyan 1946–59 267 144 54%
Sergei Solovyov 1939-52 226 143 63%
Grigori Fedotov 1937–49 169 132 78%
Eduard Markarov 1961–75 370 129 35%
Avtandil Gogoberidze 1945–61 341 128 38%
Oleg Protasov 1982–90 218 125 57%
Valentin Ivanov 1953–66 287 124 43%
Ramaz Shengelia 1977–88 283 120 42%

Spain[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Lionel Messi 2004- 289 253 88%
2 Telmo Zarra 1939–1957 278 251 91%
3 Hugo Sánchez 1981–92, 93–94 347 234 67%
4 Raúl 1994–2010 550 228 42%
5 Alfredo di Stéfano 1953–66 329 227 69%
6 César Rodríguez 1939–55 353 223 64%
7 Quini 1970–75, 77–84 448 219 49%
8 Pahiño 1943–56 278 210 76%
9 Cristiano Ronaldo 2009– 176 200 114%
10 Mundo 1939–51 231 195 81%
10 Carlos Santillana 1971–89 461 186 40%

Sweden[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Sven Jonasson 1927–47 252
2 Carl-Erik Holmberg 1924–39 194
3 Filip Johansson 1924–36 182
4 Harry Lundahl 1924–38 179
5 Bertil Johansson 1954–68 162
6 Harry Bild 1956–73 162
7 Sven Rydell 1924–34 156
8 Gunnar Nordahl 1940–49 151
9 Tore Keller 1924–40 150
10 Knut Kroon 1925–42 140

Switzerland[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Jacques Fatton 1944–1960 358 274 77%
2 Eugen Meier 1951–1965 320 249 78%
3 Josef Hügi 1948–1963 322 244 76%
4 Lauro Amadò 1932–1949 355 243 68%
5 Charles Antenen 1945–1965 444 233 52%
6 Peter Risi 1970–1984 369 217 59%
7 Alessandro Frigerio 1933–1949 264 211 80%
8 Alfred Bickel 1934–1957 405 202 50%
9 Fritz Künzli 1964–1978 313 201 64%
10 Robert Ballaman 1944–1963 ? 194 ?

Turkey[edit]

Top Levels (includes Süper Lig, Istanbul Football League, Turkish Federation Cup, Milli Küme)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Metin Oktay 1955–1969 338 311 92%
2 Hakkı Yeten 1931–1948 298 258 87%
3 Hakan Sükür 1987–2008 485 249 51%
4 Şeref Görkey 1930–1950 293 240 82%
- Tanju Çolak 1982–1993 276 240 87%
5 Hami Mandirali 1985–2003 465 219 47%
6 Melih Kotanca 1935–1948 171 214 125%
7 Lefter Küçükandonyadis 1941–1964 356 212 60%
8 Aykut Kocaman 1984–2000 352 200 56%
9 Feyyaz Uçar 1982–1996 375 191 51%
10 Serkan Aykut 1993–2006 337 188 56%

Süper Lig only (since 1959)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Hakan Sükür 1987–2008 485 249 51%
2 Tanju Çolak 1982–1993 276 240 87%
3 Hami Mandirali 1985–2003 465 219 47%
4 Metin Oktay 1959–1969 252 217 86%
5 Aykut Kocaman 1984–2000 352 200 56%
6 Feyyaz Uçar 1982–1996 375 191 51%
7 Serkan Aykut 1993–2006 337 188 56%
8 Fevzi Zemzem 1960–1974 305 144 47%
11 Necati Ateş 1997– 345 138 40%
10 Cenk İşler 1992–2011 349 137 39%

As of 12 May 2014 (Bold denotes players still playing in the league).

Ukraine[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Serhiy Rebrov 1992–2007 261 123 47%
2 Maksim Shatskikh 1999–present 222 100 45%
3 Andriy Vorobei 1997–present 282 99 35%
4 Oleksandr Haidash 1992–2003 259 95 37%
5 Serhiy Mizin 1992–2007 342 90 26%
6 Timerlan Huseinov 1992–2000 215 85 40%
7 Oleksandr Kosyrin 1999–present 230 83 36%
8 Oleh Matviiv 1992–2002 210 81 39%
9 Oleksandr Palyanytsia 1992–2003 260 79 30%
10 Valentyn Poltavets 1994–2007 322 77 24%

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Only goals in first level of championship (First Division then Premiership) are considered.[4]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Jimmy Greaves 1957–1971 516 357 69%
2 Steve Bloomer 1892–1910 536 317 59%
3 Dixie Dean -1925–1930,1931–1937–1937 362 310 86%
4 Gordon Hodgson[5] 1925–1939 454 288 63%
5 Alan Shearer 1987–1988,1989–2006 559 283 43%
6 Charlie Buchan 1910–1915,1919–1928 482 258 53%
7 Nat Lofthouse 1946–1959,1960–1961 452 255 56%
8 Joe Bradford 1921–1935 410 248 60%
9 Hughie Gallacher 1925–1936,1937–1938 355 246 72%
10 Joe Smith 1911–1915,1919–1927 410 243 59%

Northern Ireland[edit]

(as of 31 October 2010)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Jimmy Jones 1947–1949,1951–1964 285 332 116%
2 Joe Bambrick 1926–1935 205 314 153%
3 Glenn Ferguson 1987–2011 644 311 48%
4 Des Dickson 1967–1982 271 219 81%
5 Jimmy Kelly 1928–1952 410 218 53%

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Marc Lloyd Williams 1992–present 468 319 68%
2 Rhys Griffiths 2001–present 291 213 73%
3 Chris Summers 1992–2006 275 177 64%
4 John Toner 1997–2010 346 161 47%
5 Graham Evans 1995–2010 349 157 46%
6 Stuart Rain 1992–2007 390 150 38%
7 Paul Roberts 1993–2010 347 147 43%
8 Kevin Morrison 1992–2001 233 140 60%
9 Eifion Williams 1995–1999 135 131 97%
10 Ken McKenna 1994–2005 188 127 68%
10 Danny Barton 1997–2007 268 127 47%

Uruguay[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Fernando Morena 1969–1984 244 230 94%
2 Atilio García 1938–1950 210 208 99%
3 Héctor Scarone 1916–1934 191 163 85%
4 Pablo Terevinto 1920–1931 157 124 79%
5 Alberto Spencer 1960–1970 166 113 68%
6 René Borjas 1920–1931 199 109 55%
7 Héctor Castro 1921–1936 181 107 59%
8 Oscar Míguez 1948–1960 137 107 78%
9 Pedro Petrone 1923–1933 97 103 106%
10 Peregrino Anselmo 1922–1935 180 102 57%

United States[edit]

MLS

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Landon Donovan 2001-2014 310 136 44%
2 Jeff Cunningham 1998–2011 365 134 37%
3 Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 340 133 39%
4 Ante Razov 1996–2009 262 114 44%
5 Jason Kreis 1996–2007 305 108 35%
6 Taylor Twellman 2002–2010 174 101 58%
7 Dwayne De Rosario 2001–present 300 100 33%
8 Edson Buddle 2001–2010 231 90 39%
9 Carlos Ruiz 2002–2008, 2011 169 88 52%
10 Roy Lassiter 1996–2002 179 88 49%

Totals top level (ASL+NASL+MLS)

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Archie Stark (ASL) 1921–1931 293 253 86%
2 Johnny Nelson (ASL) 1923–1931 250 223 89%
3 Giorgio Chinaglia (NASL) 1976–1983 213 193 91%
4 Davey Brown (ASL) 1921–1931 276 189 68%
5 Bill Paterson (ASL) 1926–1931 196 152 78%
6 Andy Stevens (ASL) 1924–1930 177 150 85%
7 Jerry Best (ASL) 1924–1931 232 138 59%
8 Bart McGhee (ASL) 1922–1931 350 137 39%
9 Harold Brittan (ASL) 1921–1928 168 135 80%
10 Jeff Cunningham (MLS) 1998–2011 365 134 37%

Uzbekistan[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Zafar Kholmurodov 1997–present ? 198 ?
2 Shuhrat Mirkholdirshoev 2000–present ? 192 ?
3 Anvar Berdiev 1995–present ? 186 ?
4 Bakhtiyor Hamidullaev 1997–present ? 181 ?
5 Umid Isoqov 1994–present ? 174 ?
6 Jafar Irismetov 1993–present 173
7 Ravshan Bozorov 1992–2007 ? 170 ?
8 Oybek Usmonxo'jayev 1992–2005 ? 158 ?
9 Anvar Soliev 1996–present ? 151 ?
10 Rustam Durmonov 1992–2002 ? 133 ?

Venezuela[edit]

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Juan Enrique García 1988–present 262
2 Rafael Castellín 1992–present 164
3 Cristian Cásseres 1996–present 119
4 Alexander Rondón 1998–present 114
5 Ruberth Morán 1993–2009 111
6 Wilfredo Moreno ? 101
7 Alexis Chirinos ?–present 84
8 Dionny Guerra ? 72
9 Daniel Delfino 2001–present 70
10 Johnny Carneiro ?–present 69

Yemen[edit]

As of 13 May 2012.

Rank Player Country Goals Years
1 Ali Al-Nono Yemen Yemen 146 '99–
2 Adel Al-Salimi Yemen Yemen 136 '97–'11
3 Sharaf Mahfood Yemen Yemen 121 '85–'05
4 Fathi Jabir Yemen Yemen 108 '97–'08
5 Yordanos Abay Ethiopia Ethiopia 93 '03–

Yugoslavia[edit]

Rank Name Years Matches Goals (%)
1 Slobodan Santrac 1962–1977 326 218 60%
2 Darko Pančev 1982–1992 243 168 69%
3 Dušan Bajević 1963–1983 322 166 52%
4 Bora Kostić 1951–1966 258 158 61%
5 Frane Matošić 1935–1956 ? 149 ?
6 Todor Veselinovic 1948–1968 227 145 64%
7 Stjepan Bobek 1945–1958 201 129 64%
8 Zoran Prljinčević ? ? 129 ?
9 Dušan Savić 1973–1983 202 120 59%
10 Krzysztof Gapanowicz 1969–1978 113 113 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Data adapted from research carried out by the contributors at RSSSF.com.
Brazilian data from http://www.netvasco.com.br/mauroprais/futbr/artilbr.html.
Brazilian data from http://www.bardanzellu.eu/Brazil_All_Time_Topscorers.htm.
Italian data from http://www.bardanzellu.eu/Italy_all_time_topscorers.htm.
Netherlands data from: http://www.beijen.net/frank/nlalrtchto.htm Russian data from: http://bombarder.narod.ru/.
Saudi Arabia data from [2].
Swedish data from http://www.bolletinen.se/.
USA data from http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/history/alltime_leaders.jsp.