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

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Ali Daei (pictured in 2018) is the only male player to score over 100 goals in international football with 109 goals.

By player[edit]

As of 16 June 2019

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 currently the active player with the most goals in international football. He also has the most goals by a European player in international football.
Ferenc Puskás held the record of highest number of international goals of 84 for 47 years since his 84th goal in 1956 against Austria until Ali Daei broke it in 2003 after scoring his 85th goal against Lebanon.
# 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 88 158 0.56 2003–
3 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary

 Spain

UEFA 84 85 0.99 1945–1962
4 Kunishige Kamamoto  Japan AFC 80 84 0.95 1964–1977
5 Godfrey Chitalu  Zambia CAF 79 111 0.71 1968–1980 [2]
6 Hussein Saeed  Iraq AFC 78 137 0.57 1977–1990
7 Pelé  Brazil CONMEBOL 77 92 0.84 1957–1971 [3]
8 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary UEFA 75 68 1.1 1948–1956
Bashar Abdullah  Kuwait AFC 75 134 0.56 1996–2007
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 0.7 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 1.1 1966–1974
Sunil Chhetri  India AFC 68 108 0.63 2005– [6]
Carlos Ruiz  Guatemala CONCACAF 68 133 0.51 1998–2016
Robbie Keane  Republic of Ireland UEFA 68 146 0.47 1998–2016[7] [1][8][9]
21 Lionel Messi  Argentina CONMEBOL 67 131 0.51 2005– [10]
22 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast CAF 65 105 0.62 2002–2014 [11]
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 Neymar  Brazil CONMEBOL 60 97 0.62 2010–
27 Imre Schlosser  Hungary UEFA 59 68 0.87 1906–1927
David Villa  Spain UEFA 59 98 0.6 2005–
29 Cha Bum-kun  South Korea AFC 58 135 0.43 1972–1986
30 Carlos Pavón  Honduras CONCACAF 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
Robert Lewandowski  Poland UEFA 57 106 0.54 2008–
Clint Dempsey  United States CONCACAF 57 141 0.4 2004–2018
Younis Mahmoud  Iraq AFC 57 148 0.39 2002–2016
Landon Donovan  United States CONCACAF 57 157 0.36 2000–2014
35 Edin Džeko  Bosnia and Herzegovina UEFA 56 103 0.54 2007–
Luis Suárez  Uruguay CONMEBOL 57 108 0.53 2007–
Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon CAF 56 118 0.47 1997–2014 [12]
38 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 0.6 1999–2009
Fandi Ahmad  Singapore AFC 55 101 0.54 1979–1997
Bader Al-Mutawa  Kuwait AFC 55 164 0.34 2003–
43 Gabriel Batistuta  Argentina CONMEBOL 54 77 0.7 1991–2002
44 Joachim Streich  East Germany UEFA 53 98 0.54 1969–1984 [13]
Wayne Rooney  England UEFA 53 120 0.44 2003–2018
46 Poul Nielsen  Denmark UEFA 52 38 1.37 1910–1925
Ali Ashfaq  Maldives AFC 52 78 0.67 2003–2017
Phil Younghusband  Philippines AFC 52 108 0.48 2006–
Jon Dahl Tomasson  Denmark UEFA 52 112 0.46 1997–2010
Adnan Al Talyani  United Arab Emirates AFC 52 161 0.32 1983–1997
51 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
Javier Hernández  Mexico CONCACAF 51 108 0.47 2009–
Thierry Henry  France UEFA 51 123 0.41 1997–2010
57 Karim Bagheri  Iran AFC 50 87 0.57 1993–2010
Robin van Persie  Netherlands UEFA 50 102 0.49 2005–2017
Hwang Sun-hong  South Korea AFC 50 103 0.49 1988–2002
Tim Cahill  Australia OFC/AFC 50 108 0.46 2004–2018
Shinji Okazaki  Japan AFC 50 116 0.43 2008–

By nationality[edit]

Updated as of 11 October 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

By confederation[edit]

Updated as of 11 October 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. ^ "Sunil Chhetri Statistics". national-football-teams.com. national-football-teams. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ Robbie Keane announces retirement from International Football at The Guardian
  8. ^ "Robbie Keane – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  9. ^ Robbie Keane at National-Football-Teams.com
  10. ^ "Lionel Andrés Messi - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  11. ^ "11 Didier DROGBA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  12. ^ "9 Samuel ETOO". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  13. ^ Goalscoring for East Germany National Team (RSSSF)