List of footballers with 500 or more goals

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In top-level football, 29 players have scored 500 or more goals over the course of their career, according (in most cases) to research by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Only those who were active at the highest level football for most of their careers are considered. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with the national teams and clubs in all divisions.

Ranking[edit]

As of 24 October 2020
Bold indicates players currently active.
+ indicates that the actual number may be higher.
Rank Player Total Goals Total Matches Ratio Years Ref.
1 Czech Republic Austria Josef Bican 805+ 530+ 1931–1955 [1]
2 Brazil Romario 772 994 0.78 1985–2009 [1]
3 Brazil Pelé 767 831 0.92 1956–1977 [1]
4 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 760 1055 0.72 2001–present [2]
5 Hungary Ferenc Puskás 746+ 754 1943–1966 [1]
6 Germany Gerd Müller 735 793 0.93 1962–1981 [1]
7 Argentina Lionel Messi 734 932 0.79 2003–present [3]
8 Hungary Ferenc Deák 576+ 1940–1957 [1]
9 Brazil Túlio Maravilha 575 1988–2019 [1]
Germany Uwe Seeler 575 1953–1978 [1]
11 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 559 939 0.6 1999–present [4]
12 Brazil Arthur Friedenreich 557 1909–1935 [1]
13 Poland Germany Ernst Willimowski 554+ 1934–1955 [1]
14 Portugal Eusébio 552 1957-1980 [1]
15 Scotland Jimmy McGrory 550 1922–1938 [1]
16 Austria Franz Binder 546+ 1930–1949 [1]
17 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 559 1937–1950 [1]
18 Mexico Hugo Sánchez 541+ 1976–1998 [1]
19 Germany Fritz Walter 539+ 1937–1959 [1]
20 Hungary József Takács 523+ 1917–1934 [1]
21 Hungary Gyula Zsengellér 522+ 1935–1953 [1]
22 Brazil Zico 522 1971–1994 [1]
23 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano 514+ 1945–1966 [1]
24 Austria Hans Krankl 514 1970–1989 [1]
25 Sweden Gunnar Nordahl 513+ 1937–1958 [1]
26 Brazil Roberto Dinamite 512 1971–1991 [1]
27 England Jimmy Greaves 511 1957–1971 [1]
28 Poland Robert Lewandowski 509 781 0.65 2005–present [5]
29 Hungary Ferenc Bene 508+ 1961–1979 [1]

Active players[edit]

Active players who have scored more than 400 goals in total. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with national teams at all age levels and clubs in all divisions.

As of 24 October 2020
Rank Player Total goals Total matches Ratio Years Active Teams Matches Goals
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 760 1055 0.72 2001– Portugal Sporting CP B 2 0
Portugal Sporting CP 31 5
England Manchester United 292 118
Spain Real Madrid 438 450
Italy Juventus 91 68
Portugal Portugal 167 101
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 734 932 0.79 2003– Spain Barcelona C 10 5
Spain Barcelona B 22 6
Spain Barcelona 737 636
Argentina Argentina 140 71
Argentina Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina Argentina U20 18 14
3 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 559 939 0.6 1999– Sweden Malmö FF 47 18
Netherlands Ajax 110 48
Italy Juventus 92 26
Italy Internazionale 117 66
Spain Barcelona 46 22
Italy Milan 109 72
France Paris Saint-Germain 180 156
England Manchester United 53 29
United States LA Galaxy 58 53
Sweden Sweden 116 62
Sweden U23 7 6
Sweden U18 4 1
4 Poland Robert Lewandowski 509 781 0.65 2005– Poland Delta Warszawa 19 4
Poland Legia II Warszawa 13 4
Poland Znicz Pruszków 65 38
Poland Lech Poznań 82 41
Germany Borussia Dortmund 187 103
Germany Bayern Munich 297 256
Poland Poland 114 63
Poland U21 3 0
Poland U19 1 0
5 Uruguay Luis Suárez 489 776 0.63 2005– Uruguay Nacional 35 12
Netherlands Groningen 37 15
Netherlands Ajax 159 111
England Liverpool 133 82
Spain Barcelona 283 198
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 4
Uruguay Uruguay 115 62
Uruguay U23 4 3
Uruguay U20 4 2
6 Maldives Ali Ashfaq 464 544 0.85 2001– Maldives Club Valencia 109 104
Maldives New Radiant 147 129
Brunei DPMM FC 7 2
Maldives VB Addu FC 85 93
Malaysia PDRM FA 70 47
Maldives Maziya S&RC 12 8
Maldives TC Sports Club 12 16
Maldives Club Green Streets 15 11
Maldives Maldives 80 53
Maldives U23 7 2
7 Uruguay Sebastián Abreu 432 849 0.51 1995– Uruguay Defensor Sporting 41 30
Argentina San Lorenzo 75 42
Spain Deportivo La Coruña 18 4
Brazil Grêmio 7 1
Mexico Tecos 51 34
Uruguay Nacional 85 48
Mexico Cruz Azul 52 46
Mexico América 16 3
Mexico Sinaloa 34 22
Mexico Monterrey 18 8
Mexico San Luis 14 5
Mexico UANL 15 7
Argentina River Plate 29 12
Israel Beitar Jerusalem 2 0
Spain Real Sociedad 18 11
Greece Aris 9 5
Brazil Botafogo 105 62
Brazil Figueirense 6 1
Argentina Rosario Central 45 11
Ecuador SD Aucas 10 4
Paraguay Sol de América 10 2
El Salvador Santa Tecla 21 13
Brazil Bangu 10 3
Uruguay Central Español 8 6
Chile Deportes Puerto Montt 15 11
Chile Audax Italiano 11 0
Chile Magallanes 8 3
Brazil Rio Branco 13 6
Uruguay Boston River 32 4
Uruguay Uruguay 70 26
Uruguay U17 1 2
8 Argentina Sergio Agüero 431 776 0.56 2003– Argentina Independiente 56 23
Spain Atlético Madrid 234 101
England Manchester City 372 255
Argentina Argentina 97 41
Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina U20 7 6
Argentina U17 5 3
9 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 420 745 0.56 2002– Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 0
Netherlands De Graafschap 10 0
Netherlands AGOVV 37 27
Netherlands Heerenveen 61 39
Netherlands Ajax 247 153
Spain Real Madrid 20 8
Italy Milan 30 7
Germany Schalke 04 240 126
Netherlands Netherlands 76 42
Netherlands U21 23 18
10 Uruguay Edinson Cavani 415 722 0.57 2005– Uruguay Danubio FC 30 12
Italy Palermo 117 37
Italy Napoli 138 104
France Paris Saint-Germain 301 200
England Manchester United 1 0
Uruguay Uruguay 116 50
Uruguay U23 5 3
Uruguay U20 14 9

Notes[edit]

^ Bican: data is partially missing on the Hungarian 2nd Division 1952;
^ Deák: data is partially missing on the regional league 1945;
^ Tulio: data is partially missing on the Campeonato Goiano 1988–90;
^ Binder: no data for Sturm 19 St. Polten (before 1930);
^ Walter: partial data for Gauliga Südwest 1938–39;
^ Zsengeller: partial data for 2nd and 3rd leagues of Hungary (1933–35) and Serie A (1949–50);
^ Nordahl: partial data for Swedish Division 2 (1959–61);
^ Bene: partial data for 2nd/3rd league of Hungary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Prolific Scorers Data". RSSSF.
  2. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo - Juventus - Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Lionel Messi - FC Barcelona - Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Zlatan Ibrahimović - AC Milan - Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich -Stats - titles won". www.footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 18 September 2020.