List of men's footballers with 500 or more goals
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.
+ Unverified data is excluded from players' data; goal and match totals may be higher.
Players in bold are currently active; data is accurate as of the 7 October 2018.
|1||/ Josef Bican+||805||530||1.52||1931–1955|
|12||/ Ernst Willimowski+||554||—||1934–1955|
|22||/ Alfredo Di Stéfano+||514||—||1945–1966|
- List of men's footballers with 50 or more international goals
- List of footballers with the most official appearances
- Kolos, Vladimir (21 January 2016). "Prolific Scorers Data: Best Goalscorers All-Time (Official Matches)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
- Cristiano Ronaldo at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
- Lionel Messi at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
- Zlatan Ibrahimović at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 September 2018.