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 14 September 2014
Players in bold are still active at international level.
# 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  Zambia Godfrey Chitalu 79 108 0.73
5  Brazil Pelé 77 92 0.84
6  Kuwait Bashar Abdullah 75 133 0.56
7  Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 71 116 0.61
=  Germany Miroslav Klose 71 137 0.52
9  Trinidad and Tobago Stern John 70 115 0.61
=  Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang 70 131 0.53
11  Egypt Hossam Hassan 68 176 0.39
12  Ivory Coast Didier Drogba 65 104 0.63
13  Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane 62 136 0.46
14  Iraq Hussein Saeed 61 126 0.48
15  Spain David Villa 59 97 0.61
16  Honduras Carlos Pavón 57 101 0.56
=  Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 57 109 0.52
=  United States Landon Donovan 57 156 0.37
19  Argentina Gabriel Batistuta 56 78 0.72
=  Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 56 118 0.47
21  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
25  Denmark Poul Nielsen / Jon Dahl Tomasson 52 38 / 112 1.37 / 0.46
=  United Arab Emirates Adnan Al Talyani 52 161 0.32
27  Turkey Hakan Şükür 51 112 0.46
=  France Thierry Henry 51 123 0.41
29  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovic 50 100 0.50
=  Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 50 114 0.44
31  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  Netherlands Robin van Persie 47 93 0.51
=  Costa Rica Rolando Fonseca 47 113 0.42
37  Mexico Jared Borgetti 46 89 0.52
38  Croatia Davor Šuker 45 69 0.65
39  Austria Toni Polster 44 95 0.46
40  Ghana Asamoah Gyan 43 84 0.51
41  India Sunil Chettri 42 73 0.58
=  Switzerland Alexander Frei 42 84 0.50
=  Oman Hani Al-Dhabit 42 99 0.42
=  Soviet Union Oleh Blokhin 42 112 0.38
45  China PR Hao Haidong 41 107 0.38
=  Maldives Ali Ashfaq 41 unk unk
47  Uruguay Luis Suárez 40 79 0.51
48  El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce 39 68 0.57
=  Malta Michael Mifsud 39 106 0.37
50  Yugoslavia Stjepan Bobek 38 63 0.60
=  Estonia Andres Oper 38 134 0.28
=  Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu 38 unk unk
=  Angola Akwá 38 unk unk
54  Nigeria Rashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64
=  Philippines Phil Younghusband 37 62 0.60
=  Bosnia-Herzegovina Edin Džeko 37 67 0.55
=  Chile Marcelo Salas 37 70 0.53
=  Panama Luis Tejada 37 78 0.47
=  Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers 37 unk unk
60  Tunisia Issam Jemâa 36 83 0.43
=  Northern Ireland David Healy 36 95 0.38
62  Italy Luigi Riva 35 42 0.83
=  Vietnam Lê Công Vinh 35 58 0.60
=  Australia Tim Cahill 35 73 0.48
=  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
69  Hong Kong Chan Siu Ki 34 54 0.63
=  Czechoslovakia Antonín Puč 34 60 0.57
=  Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56
72  Norway Jørgen Juve 33 45 0.73
=  Israel Mordechai Spiegler 33 83 0.40
=  Bahrain Husain Ali 33 101 0.33
75  South Africa Benni McCarthy 32 80 0.40
=  Cyprus Michalis Konstantinou 32 85 0.38
=  Finland Jari Litmanen 32 137 0.23
=  Ecuador Agustín Delgado 31 70 0.44
=  Burkina Faso Moumouni Dagano 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
=  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Shandel Samuel 30 unk unk
83  Cuba Lester Moré 29 60 0.48
=  Greece Nikos Anastopoulos 29 73 0.40
=  Senegal Henri Camara 29 99 0.29
=  Paraguay Roque Santa Cruz 29 100 0.29
=  Latvia Māris Verpakovskis 29 103 0.28
=  Guinea Pascal Feindouno 29 unk unk
=  Yemen Ali Al-Nono 29 unk unk
90  Togo Emmanuel Adebayor 28 59 0.47
=  New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 28 64 0.44
=  Wales Ian Rush 28 78 0.36
=  Russia Aleksandr Kerzhakov 28 86 0.33
94  Mozambique Tico-Tico 27 unk unk
=  Sri Lanka Kasun Jayasuriya 27 unk unk
96  Georgia Shota Arveladze 26 60 0.43
=  Macedonia Goran Pandev 26 75 0.35
=  Peru Teófilo Cubillas 26 81 0.32
99  Colombia Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán 25 68 0.37
=  Rwanda Olivier Karekezi 25 unk unk
101  Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 24 78 0.31
102  Martinique Kévin Parsemain 23 33 0.70
=  Slovakia Róbert Vittek 23 80 0.29
104  Venezuela Giancarlo Maldonado / Juan Arango 22 65 / 120 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 78 0.26

Notes[edit]

  • Number is a count of nations. As of 3 September 2014, six nations (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] 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. 
  4. ^ "منصور مفتاح" (in Arabic). Rayyan Club. Retrieved 2012-06-20.