List of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals

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Ali Daei (pictured in 2016) is the only male player to score over 100 goals in international football with 109 goals.

List of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals[edit]

As of 6 July 2018. Players in bold are still active at international level.

Indicates the FIFA world top scorer.
Indicates the top scorer of the respective confederation.
Indicates the top scorer of the respective nation.
Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured in 2018) is the currently active player with the most number of goals in international football. He also has the most number of goals by a European player in international football.
# Name Nation Confederation International
goals
Caps Goals
per match
Career span Notes
1 Ali Daei  Iran AFC 109 149 0.73 1993–2006 [1]
2 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal UEFA 85 154 0.56 2003–
3 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary

 Spain

UEFA 84 89 0.94 1945–1962
4 Kunishige Kamamoto  Japan AFC 80 84 0.95 1964–1977
5 Godfrey Chitalu  Zambia CAF 79 108 0.71 1968–1980 [2]
6 Hussein Saeed  Iraq AFC 78 137 0.57 1977–1990
7 Pelé  Brazil CONMEBOL 77 91 0.85 1957–1971 [3]
8 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary UEFA 75 68 1.10 1948–1956
Bashar Abdullah  Kuwait AFC 75 134 0.56 1996–2018
10 Kinnah Phiri  Malawi CAF 71 115 0.62 1973–1981
Majed Abdullah  Saudi Arabia AFC 71 116 0.61 1977–1994
Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand AFC 71 134 0.53 1993–2007
Miroslav Klose  Germany UEFA 71 137 0.52 2001–2014
14 Piyapong Pue-on  Thailand AFC 70 100 0.70 1981–1997
Stern John  Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF 70 115 0.61 1995–2012
Hossam Hassan  Egypt CAF 70 169 0.41 1985–2006 [4][5]
17 Gerd Müller  West Germany UEFA 68 62 1.10 1966–1974
Carlos Ruiz  Guatemala CONCACAF 68 132 0.52 1998–2016
Robbie Keane  Republic of Ireland UEFA 68 146 0.46 1998–2016[6] [1][7][8]
20 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast CAF 65 104 0.61 2002–2014 [9]
Lionel Messi  Argentina CONMEBOL 65 128 0.51 2005– [10]
22 Sunil Chhetri  India AFC 64 101 0.63 2005–
23 Ronaldo  Brazil CONMEBOL 62 98 0.63 1994–2011
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden UEFA 62 116 0.53 2001–2016
Ahmed Radhi  Iraq AFC 62 121 0.51 1982–1997
26 Imre Schlosser  Hungary UEFA 59 68 0.87 1906–1927
David Villa  Spain UEFA 59 98 0.60 2005–
28 Cha Bum-kun  South Korea AFC 58 135 0.42 1972–1986
29 Neymar  Brazil CONMEBOL 57 90 0.63 2010–
Carlos Pavón  Honduras CONCACAF 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
Clint Dempsey  United States CONCACAF 57 141 0.40 2004–
Landon Donovan  United States CONCACAF 57 157 0.36 2000–2014
Younis Mahmoud  Iraq AFC 57 148 0.39 2002–2016
34 Romário  Brazil CONMEBOL 55 70 0.79 1987–2005
Kazuyoshi Miura  Japan AFC 55 89 0.62 1990–2000
Jan Koller  Czech Republic UEFA 55 91 0.60 1999–2009
Robert Lewandowski  Poland UEFA 55 98 0.56 2008–
Fandi Ahmad  Singapore AFC 55 101 0.55 1979–1997
Bader Al-Mutawa  Kuwait AFC 55 162 0.32 2003–
40 Gabriel Batistuta  Argentina CONMEBOL 54 77 0.70 1991–2002
Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon CAF 54 118 0.46 1997–2014 [11]
42 Joachim Streich  East Germany UEFA 53 98 0.54 1969–1984 [12]
Luis Suárez  Uruguay CONMEBOL 53 103 0.51 2007–
Wayne Rooney  England UEFA 53 119 0.44 2003–2016
45 Poul Nielsen  Denmark UEFA 52 38 1.37 1910–1925
Ali Ashfaq  Maldives AFC 52 78 0.66 2003–
Edin Džeko  Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 52 89 0.59 2007–
Jon Dahl Tomasson  Denmark UEFA 52 112 0.46 1997–2010
Adnan Al Talyani  United Arab Emirates AFC 52 161 0.32 1983–1997
50 Lajos Tichy  Hungary UEFA 51 72 0.71 1955–1971
Lê Công Vinh  Vietnam AFC 51 83 0.61 2004–2016
Asamoah Gyan  Ghana CAF 51 106 0.48 2003–
Hakan Şükür  Turkey UEFA 51 112 0.46 1992–2007
Thierry Henry  France UEFA 51 123 0.41 1997–2010
55 Karim Bagheri  Iran AFC 50 87 0.58 1993–2010
Phil Younghusband  Philippines AFC 50 97 0.52 2006–
Robin van Persie  Netherlands UEFA 50 102 0.49 2005–
Hwang Sun-hong  South Korea AFC 50 103 0.49 1988–2002
Javier Hernández  Mexico CONCACAF 50 106 0.48 2009–
Tim Cahill  Australia OFC/AFC 50 107 0.47 2004–
Shinji Okazaki  Japan AFC 50 116 0.43 2008–

Number of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals by country[edit]

Updated as of 24 June 2018.
Footballers Country Confederation
4  Brazil CONMEBOL
 Hungary UEFA
3  Iraq AFC
 Japan AFC
2  Argentina CONMEBOL
 Denmark UEFA
 Germany
(including  West Germany)
UEFA
 Iran AFC
 Kuwait AFC
 South Korea AFC
 Thailand AFC
 United States CONCACAF
1  Australia OFC through 2005
AFC 2006–present
 Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA
 Cameroon CAF
 Czech Republic UEFA
 Egypt CAF
 England UEFA
 France UEFA
 East Germany UEFA
 Ghana CAF
 Guatemala CONCACAF
 Honduras CONCACAF
 India AFC
 Ivory Coast CAF
 Malawi CAF
 Maldives AFC
 Mexico CONCACAF
 Netherlands UEFA
 Philippines AFC
 Poland UEFA
 Portugal UEFA
 Republic of Ireland UEFA
 Saudi Arabia AFC
 Singapore AFC
 Spain UEFA
 Sweden UEFA
 Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF
 Turkey UEFA
 United Arab Emirates AFC
 Uruguay CONMEBOL
 Vietnam AFC
 Zambia CAF

Number of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals by Confederation[edit]

Updated as of 24 June 2018.
Footballers Confederation
22 AFC
20 UEFA
7 CONMEBOL
6 CAF
6 CONCACAF
0 OFC
61 Total

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General Mamrud, Roberto; Stokkermans, Karel (15 March 2017). "Players with 100+ Caps and 30+ International Goals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b FIFA Century Club. FIFA.com
  2. ^ Godfrey Chitalu – Century of International Appearances
  3. ^ PELÉ (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) – The King of football (FIFA.com)
  4. ^ More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
  5. ^ The untouchables (FIFA.com)
  6. ^ Robbie Keane announces retirement from International Football at The Guardian
  7. ^ "Robbie Keane – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Robbie Keane at National-Football-Teams.com
  9. ^ "11 Didier DROGBA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Lionel Andrés Messi - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "9 Samuel ETOO". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Goalscoring for East Germany National Team (RSSSF)