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 21 September 2020
Bold indicates players currently active.
+ indicates that the actual number may be higher.
Rank Player Goals Matches Ratio Years Ref.
2 Czech Republic Austria Josef Bican 805+[1] 530 1.52 1931–1956 [1]
3 Brazil Romário 772 994 0.78 1985–2009 [2]
4 Brazil Pelé 767 831 0.92 1956–1977 [3]
5 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 758 1052 0.72 2001–present [4][5]
6 Hungary Ferenc Puskás 746+ 754 0.99 1943–1966 [6]
7 Germany Gerd Müller 735 793 0.93 1962–1981 [7]
8 Argentina Lionel Messi 731 924 0.79 2003–present
9 Germany Max Morlock 609 970 0.63 1940-1964
10 Hungary Ferenc Deák 576+[2] 400 1.44 1940–1957 [8]
11 Brazil Túlio Maravilha 575+[3] 1988–2019 [9]
Germany Uwe Seeler 575 1953–1978 [8]
13 Brazil Arthur Friedenreich 557 1909–1935 [10]
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 557 937 0.59 1999–present
15 Poland Germany Ernst Willimowski 554+ 1934–1955 [11]
16 Portugal Eusébio 552 639 0.86 1957–1978 [8]
17 Scotland Jimmy McGrory 550 547 1.01 1922–1938 [8]
18 Austria Franz Binder 546+[4] 1930–1949 [8]
19 Portugal Fernando Peyroteo 544 334 1.63 1937–1950 [8]
20 Mexico Hugo Sánchez 541+ 881 0.61 1976–1998 [8]
21 Germany Fritz Walter 539+[5] 1937–1959 [8]
22 Hungary József Takács 523+ 1917–1934 [8]
23 Hungary Gyula Zsengellér 522+[6] 1935–1953 [8]
Brazil Zico 522 771 0.68 1971–1994 [10]
25 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano 514+ 710 0.72 1945–1966 [8]
Austria Hans Krankl 514 655 0.78 1970–1989 [8]
27 Sweden Gunnar Nordahl 513+[7] 1937–1958 [8]
28 Brazil Roberto Dinamite 512 825 0.62 1971–1991 [8]
29 England Jimmy Greaves 511 671 0.76 1957–1971 [12]
30 Hungary Ferenc Bene 508+[8] 1961–1979 [8]

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 21 September 2020
Rank Player Total goals Total matches Ratio Years Active Teams Matches Goals
1 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 758 1052 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 90 66
Portugal Portugal 165 101
Portugal U23 3 2
Portugal U21 10 3
Portugal U20 5 1
Portugal U17 7 5
Portugal U15 9 7
2 Argentina Lionel Messi 731 924 0.79 2003– Spain Barcelona C 10 5
Spain Barcelona B 22 6
Spain Barcelona 731 634
Argentina Argentina 138 70
Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina U20 18 14
3 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 557 937 0.59 1999– Sweden Malmö FF 47 18
Netherlands Ajax 110 48
Italy Juventus 92 26
Italy Internazionale 117 66
Spain Barcelona 46 22
Italy Milan 107 70
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 498 772 0.65 2005– Poland Delta Warszawa 19 4
Poland Legia II Warszawa 13 4
Poland Znicz Pruszków 63 37
Poland Lech Poznań 82 41
Germany Borussia Dortmund 187 103
Germany Bayern Munich 290 247
Poland Poland 112 61
Poland U21 3 0
Poland U19 1 0
5 Uruguay Luis Suárez 482 767 0.63 2005– Uruguay Nacional 34 12
Netherlands Groningen 37 15
Netherlands Ajax 159 111
England Liverpool 133 82
Spain Barcelona 283 198
Uruguay Uruguay 113 59
Uruguay U23 4 3
Uruguay U20 4 2
6 Maldives Ali Ashfaq 463 544 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 431 847 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 30 3
Uruguay Uruguay 70 26
Uruguay U17 1 2
8 Argentina Sergio Agüero 430 774 0.56 2003– Argentina Independiente 56 23
Spain Atlético Madrid 234 101
England Manchester City 370 254
Argentina Argentina 97 41
Argentina U23 5 2
Argentina U20 7 6
Argentina U17 5 3
9 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 418 741 0.56 2002– Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 0
Netherlands De Graafschap 10 0
Netherlands AGOVV 37 27
Netherlands Heerenveen 61 39
Netherlands Ajax 243 151
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 415 721 0.58 2005– Uruguay Danubio FC 30 12
Italy Palermo 117 37
Italy Napoli 138 104
France Paris Saint-Germain 301 200
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 1988-1990;
^ 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 (1959-1961);
^ Bene: partial data for 2nd/3rd league of Hungary

See also[edit]

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