List of top international association football goal scorers by country

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This page lists the top all-time male goal scorer for each national football team where the top scorer has a minimum 20 goals in official international matches for his country. Players who are currently active at international level are indicated in bold type.

This list is not an all-time top international goal scorers list, as some country's second top scorer could have scored more than another country's top scorer. It only lists the top scorer for each country.

This list is for Men's association football only.

List of players[edit]

As of 23 December 2014
Players in bold are still active at international level.
Players in italics also hold the record for most caps for their nation.
The goals are all FIFA recognized.
# Country Name International goals Caps Goals per Match
1  Iran Ali Daei 109 149 0.72
2  Hungary Ferenc Puskás 84 85 0.99
3  Japan Kunishige Kamamoto 80 84 0.95
4  Brazil Pelé 77 92 0.84
5  Kuwait Bashar Abdullah 75 133 0.56
6  Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 71 116 0.61
 Germany Miroslav Klose 71 137 0.52
8  Trinidad and Tobago Stern John 70 115 0.61
 Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang 70 131 0.53
10  Egypt Hossam Hassan 68 176 0.39
11  Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 65 104 0.63
 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 65 138 0.47
13  Iraq Hussein Saeed 61 126 0.48
14  Spain David Villa 59 97 0.61
15  Honduras Carlos Pavón 57 101 0.56
 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 57 110 0.52
 United States Landon Donovan 57 157 0.36
18  Argentina Gabriel Batistuta 56 78 0.72
 Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 56 118 0.47
20  Czech Republic Jan Koller 55 91 0.60
 Singapore Fandi Ahmad 55 101 0.54
 East Germany Joachim Streich 55 102 0.54
 South Korea Cha Bum-Kun 55 121 0.45
24  Denmark Poul Nielsen / Jon Dahl Tomasson 52 38 / 112 1.37 / 0.46
 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 52 118 0.44
 United Arab Emirates Adnan Al Talyani 52 161 0.32
27  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovic 51 101 0.51
 Turkey Hakan Şükür 51 112 0.46
 France Thierry Henry 51 123 0.41
30  Netherlands Robin van Persie 49 96 0.51
 England Bobby Charlton 49 106 0.47
32  Poland Włodzimierz Lubański 48 75 0.64
 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov / Hristo Bonev 48 78 / 96 0.62 / 0.50
 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 48 111 0.43
35  Costa Rica Rolando Fonseca 47 113 0.42
36  Mexico Jared Borgetti 46 89 0.52
37  Croatia Davor Šuker 45 69 0.65
 Ghana Asamoah Gyan 45 86 0.52
39  Austria Toni Polster 44 95 0.46
40  India Sunil Chettri 43 74 0.58
 Uruguay Luis Suárez 43 82 0.52
 Oman Hani Al-Dhabit 43 102 0.42
43  Philippines Phil Younghusband 42 71 0.59
 Switzerland Alexander Frei 42 84 0.50
 Soviet Union Oleh Blokhin 42 112 0.38
46  China PR Hao Haidong 41 107 0.38
 Maldives Ali Ashfaq 41 unk unk
48  Vietnam Lê Công Vinh 39 65 0.6
 El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce 39 68 0.57
 Malta Michael Mifsud 39 108 0.36
51  Yugoslavia Stjepan Bobek 38 63 0.60
 Bosnia-Herzegovina Edin Džeko 38 69 0.55
 Estonia Andres Oper 38 134 0.28
 Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu 38 unk unk
 Angola Akwá 38 unk unk
 Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers 38 unk unk
57  Nigeria Rashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64
 Chile Marcelo Salas 37 70 0.53
 Panama Luis Tejada 37 79 0.47
60  Australia Tim Cahill 36 76 0.47
 Tunisia Issam Jemâa 36 84 0.43
 Northern Ireland David Healy 36 95 0.38
63  Italy Luigi Riva 35 42 0.83
 Jamaica Luton Shelton 35 75 0.47
 Slovenia Zlatko Zahovič 35 80 0.44
 Romania Gheorghe Hagi / Adrian Mutu 35 125 / 77 0.28 / 0.45
 Algeria Abdelhafid Tasfaout 35 87 0.39
68  Hong Kong Chan Siu Ki 34 54 0.63
 Czechoslovakia Antonín Puč 34 60 0.57
 Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56
71  Norway Jørgen Juve 33 45 0.73
 Israel Mordechai Spiegler 33 83 0.40
 Bahrain Husain Ali / Ismail Abdul-Latif 33 101 / unk 0.33 / unk
74  South Africa Benni McCarthy 32 80 0.40
 Cyprus Michalis Konstantinou 32 85 0.38
 Finland Jari Litmanen 32 137 0.23
77  Ecuador Agustín Delgado 31 70 0.44
 Burkina Faso Moumouni Dagano 31 unk unk
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Shandel Samuel 31 unk unk
80  Scotland Denis Law / Kenny Dalglish 30 55 / 102 0.55 / 0.29
 Belgium Bernard Voorhoof / Paul Van Himst 30 61 / 81 0.49 / 0.37
 Paraguay Roque Santa Cruz 30 104 0.29
83  Cuba Lester Moré 29 60 0.48
 Togo Emmanuel Adebayor 29 63 0.46
 Greece Nikos Anastopoulos 29 73 0.40
 Russia Aleksandr Kerzhakov 29 88 0.33
 Senegal Henri Camara 29 99 0.29
 Latvia Māris Verpakovskis 29 103 0.28
 Guinea Pascal Feindouno 29 unk unk
 Yemen Ali Al-Nono 29 unk unk
91  New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 28 64 0.44
 Wales Ian Rush 28 78 0.36
93  Mozambique Tico-Tico 27 unk unk
 Sri Lanka Kasun Jayasuriya 27 unk unk
95  Georgia Shota Arveladze 26 60 0.43
 Macedonia Goran Pandev 26 75 0.35
 Peru Teófilo Cubillas 26 81 0.32
98  Colombia Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán 25 68 0.37
 Rwanda Olivier Karekezi 25 unk unk
100  Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 24 78 0.31
 Mali Seydou Keita 24 94 0.26
102  Martinique Kévin Parsemain 23 35 0.66
 Slovakia Róbert Vittek 23 80 0.29
104  Venezuela Giancarlo Maldonado / Juan Arango 22 65 / 122 0.34 / 0.18
105  Benin Razak Omotoyossi 21 unk unk
106  Bolivia Joaquín Botero 20 48 0.42
 Belarus Maksim Romaschenko 20 63 0.32
 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 20 79 0.25

Notes[edit]

  • Number is a count of nations. As of 19 November 2014, seven nations (Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Romania, Scotland, Venezuela) have a pair of players tied for national leader. These are counted as one nation each.
  • Statistics for the top scorers of Malawi (Kinnah Phiri – 67 goals, 110 caps),[1] Malaysia (Mokhtar Dahari – 125 goals, 167 caps),[2] Morocco (Ahmed Faras – 42 goals),[3] Qatar (Mansoor Muftah – 53 goals),[4] Zambia (Godfrey Chitalu – 79 goals, 108 caps) have not been verified and therefore are not included in the list.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Kanjere (2014-02-16). "Young most capped, Kinnah all-time top scorer". Malawi Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  2. ^ "The late Mokhtar Dahari". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Portrait Ahmed Faras - Ancien Capitaine de l'équipe national du Maroc". Le Soir (in French) (Belgium). 18 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ منصور مفتاح (in Arabic). Rayyan Club. Retrieved 2012-06-20.