List of top international association football goal scorers by country

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This page lists the top all-time male goal scorer for each national football team where the top scorer has a minimum 20 goals in official international matches for his country. Players who are currently active at international level are indicated in bold type.

This list is not an all-time top international goal scorers list, as some country's second-top scorer could have scored more than another country's top scorer. It lists only the top scorer for each country.

This list is for Men's association football only.

List of players[edit]

As of 10 July 2016
Players in bold are still active at international level.
Players in italics also hold the record for most caps for their nation.
# Country Name International goals Caps Goals per match Ref
1  Iran Ali Daei 109 149 0.73 [1]
2  Hungary Ferenc Puskás 84 85 0.99 [2]
3  Japan Kunishige Kamamoto 80 84 0.95 [3][4]
4  Iraq Hussein Saeed 78 137 0.57 [5]
5  Brazil Pelé 77 91 0.85 [6][7]
6  Zambia Godfrey Chitalu 76 108 0.70 [8]
7  Kuwait Bashar Abdullah 75 133 0.56 [9]
8  Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 71 116 0.61 [10]
 Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang 71 134 0.53 [11]
 Germany Miroslav Klose 71 137 0.52 [12]
11  Trinidad and Tobago John, SternStern John 70 115 0.61 [13]
12  Egypt Hassan, HossamHossam Hassan 69 169 0.41 [14][15][16]
13  Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane 67 145 0.46 [17]
14  Ivory Coast Drogba, DidierDidier Drogba 63 104 0.61 [18][19]
15  Sweden Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović 62 116 0.53 [20]
16  Guatemala Ruiz, CarlosCarlos Ruiz 61 130 0.47 [21]
 Portugal Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo 61 133 0.46 [22]
18  Spain Villa, DavidDavid Villa 59 97 0.61 [23]
19  Honduras Pavón, CarlosCarlos Pavón 57 101 0.56 [24]
 United States Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan 57 157 0.36 [25]
21  Czech Republic Koller, JanJan Koller 55 91 0.60 [26]
 Singapore Ahmad, FandiFandi Ahmad 55 101 0.54 [27]
 East Germany Streich, JoachimJoachim Streich 55 102 0.54 [28]
 Argentina Messi, LionelLionel Messi 55 113 0.49 [29]
 South Korea Cha Bum-kun 55 130 0.42 [30]
26  Cameroon Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o 54 118 0.46 [31][32]
27  England Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney 53 115 0.45 [33]
28  Denmark Nielsen, PoulPoul Nielsen / Jon Dahl Tomasson 52 38 / 112 1.37 / 0.46 [34][35]
 United Arab Emirates Talyani, Adnan AlAdnan Al Talyani 52 161 0.32 [36]
30  Turkey Şükür, HakanHakan Şükür 51 112 0.46 [37]
 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 51 123 0.41 [38]
32  India Sunil Chhetri 50 90 0.55 [39]
 Netherlands Persie, Robin vanRobin van Persie 50 101 0.49 [40]
34  Poland Włodzimierz Lubański 48 75 0.64 [41]
 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 48 78 0.62 [42]
 Ghana Asamoah Gyan 48 95 0.50 [43]
 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 48 111 0.43 [44]
38  Maldives Ali Ashfaq 47 72 0.65 [45]
 Australia Cahill, TimTim Cahill 47 91 0.52 [46]
 Costa Rica Fonseca, RolandoRolando Fonseca 47 113 0.42 [47]
41  Vietnam Lê Công Vinh 46 74 0.62 [48]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Džeko, EdinEdin Džeko 46 79 0.58 [49]
 Mexico Borgetti, JaredJared Borgetti 46 89 0.52 [50]
44  Croatia Šuker, DavorDavor Šuker 45 69 0.65 [51]
 Uruguay Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez 45 84 0.54 [52][53]
46  Austria Polster, ToniToni Polster 44 95 0.46 [54]
47  Oman Al-Dhabit, HaniHani Al-Dhabit 43 102 0.42 [55]
48  Philippines Younghusband, PhilPhil Younghusband 42 78 0.54 [56]
  Switzerland Frei, AlexanderAlexander Frei 42 84 0.50 [57]
 Panama Tejada, LuisLuis Tejada 42 97 0.43 [58]
 Soviet Union Blokhin, OlehOleh Blokhin 42 112 0.38 [59]
52  China PR Hao Haidong 41 107 0.38 [60]
53  Malta Mifsud, MichaelMichael Mifsud 40 114 0.35 [61]
54  El Salvador Díaz Arce, RaúlRaúl Díaz Arce 39 72 0.54 [62]
 Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers 39 73 0.53 [63]
56  Yugoslavia Bobek, StjepanStjepan Bobek 38 63 0.60 [64]
 Angola Akwá 38 76 0.50 [65]
 Estonia Oper, AndresAndres Oper 38 134 0.28 [66]
 Zimbabwe Ndlovu, PeterPeter Ndlovu (at least) 38 100 unk [67]
60  Nigeria Yekini, RashidiRashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64 [68]
 Chile Salas, MarceloMarcelo Salas 37 70 0.53 [69]
62  Hong Kong Chan Siu Ki 36 62 0.58 [70]
 Tunisia Jemâa, IssamIssam Jemâa 36 84 0.43 [71]
 Northern Ireland Healy, DavidDavid Healy 36 95 0.38 [72]
 Bahrain Ismail Abdul-Latif 36 104 0.35 [73]
66  Italy Riva, LuigiLuigi Riva 35 42 0.83 [74]
 Jamaica Shelton, LutonLuton Shelton 35 75 0.47 [75]
 Slovenia Zahović, ZlatkoZlatko Zahović 35 80 0.44 [76]
 Romania Hagi, GheorgheGheorghe Hagi / Adrian Mutu 35 125 / 77 0.28 / 0.45 [77][78]
70  Czechoslovakia Antonín Puč 34 60 0.57 [79]
 Uzbekistan Shatskikh, MaksimMaksim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56 [80]
 Kenya Oliech, DennisDennis Oliech 34 68 0.50 [81]
 Algeria Tasfaout, AbdelhafidAbdelhafid Tasfaout 34 79 0.43 [82]
74  Norway Juve, JørgenJørgen Juve 33 45 0.73 [83]
 Israel Spiegler, MordechaiMordechai Spiegler 33 83 0.40 [84]
76  South Africa McCarthy, BenniBenni McCarthy 32 80 0.40 [85]
 Cyprus Konstantinou, MichalisMichalis Konstantinou 32 84 0.38 [86]
 Paraguay Santa Cruz, RoqueRoque Santa Cruz 32 111 0.29 [87]
 Finland Litmanen, JariJari Litmanen 32 137 0.23 [88]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samuel, ShandelShandel Samuel (at least) 32 (at least) 61 unk [89]
81  Ecuador Delgado, AgustínAgustín Delgado 31 70 0.44 [90]
 Burkina Faso Dagano, MoumouniMoumouni Dagano 31 61 0.50 [91]
83  Scotland Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish / Denis Law 30 102 / 55 0.29 / 0.55 [92][93]
 Belgium Bernard Voorhoof / Paul Van Himst 30 61 / 81 0.49 / 0.37 [94][95]
 Togo Adebayor, EmmanuelEmmanuel Adebayor 30 65 0.46 [96]
 Russia Kerzhakov, AleksandrAleksandr Kerzhakov 30 91 0.32 [97]
87  Cuba Lester Moré 29 69 0.42 [98]
 Greece Anastopoulos, NikosNikos Anastopoulos 29 73 0.40 [99]
 Senegal Camara, HenriHenri Camara 29 99 0.29 [100]
 Latvia Māris Verpakovskis 29 104 0.28 [101]
 Guinea Feindouno, PascalPascal Feindouno 29 unk unk [102]
92  New Zealand Coveny, VaughanVaughan Coveny 28 64 0.44 [103]
 Wales Rush, IanIan Rush 28 73 0.38 [104]
 Yemen Al-Nono, AliAli Al-Nono (at least) 28 unk unk [105]
95  Peru Paolo Guerrero 27 71 0.38
 Macedonia Pandev, GoranGoran Pandev 27 78 0.35 [106]
 Mozambique Tico-Tico 27 83 0.32 [107]
 Sri Lanka Jayasuriya, KasunKasun Jayasuriya 27 unk unk [108]
99  Georgia Arveladze, ShotaShota Arveladze 26 60 0.43 [109]
 Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 26 88 0.30 [110]
101  Colombia Arnoldo Iguarán / Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao 25 68 / 63 0.38 / 0.40 [111]
 Mali Keita, SeydouSeydou Keita 25 99 0.25 [112]
103  Rwanda Karekezi, OlivierOlivier Karekezi 25 55 0.44 [113]
104  Slovakia Vittek, RóbertRóbert Vittek 23 81 0.28 [114]
 Venezuela Arango, JuanJuan Arango 23 129 0.18 [115]
106  Canada De Rosario, DwayneDwayne De Rosario 22 81 0.27 [116]
107  Belize McCaulay, DeonDeon McCaulay 21 36 0.58 [117]
 Benin Omotoyossi, RazakRazak Omotoyossi 21 52 0.40 [118]
109  Bolivia Botero, JoaquínJoaquín Botero 20 48 0.42 [119]
 Gabon Aubameyang, Pierre-EmerickPierre-Emerick Aubameyang 20 49 0.41 [120]
 Lebanon Antar, RodaRoda Antar 20 56 0.37 [121]
 Belarus Romaschenko, MaksimMaksim Romaschenko 20 63 0.32 [122]

Notes[edit]

  • Number is a count of nations. As of 4 June 2016, five nations (Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Romania, and Scotland) have a pair of players tied for national leader. These are counted as one nation each.
  • Statistics for the top scorers of Malawi (Kinnah Phiri – 67 goals, 110 caps),[123] Malaysia (Mokhtar Dahari – 125 goals, 167 caps),[124] Morocco (Ahmed Faras – 42 goals),[125] Qatar (Mansoor Muftah – 53 goals),[126] have not been verified and therefore are not included in the list.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Ali Daei - Century of International Appearances
  2. ^ Ferenc Puskás - Goals in International Matches
  3. ^ 80 days to go – With 80 goals in 84 appearances, Kunishige Kamamoto is Japan’s all-time leading goalscorer. (FIFA.com)
  4. ^ Kunishige Kamamoto - Goals in International Matches
  5. ^ Hussein Saeed Mohammed - Century of International Appearances
  6. ^ PELÉ (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) - The King of football (FIFA.com)
  7. ^ Edson Arantes do Nascimento "Pelé" - Goals in International Matches
  8. ^ Godfrey Chitalu - Century of International Appearances
  9. ^ Bashar Abdullah Salem Abdulaziz - Century of International Appearances
  10. ^ Majed Abdullah Mohammed - Century of International Appearances
  11. ^ Kiatisuk Senamuang - Century of International Appearances
  12. ^ Miroslav Klose - Century of International Appearances
  13. ^ Stern John - Century of International Appearances
  14. ^ More goals than caps (FIFA.com)
  15. ^ The untouchables (FIFA.com)
  16. ^ Hossam Hassan - Century of International Appearances
  17. ^ Robbie Keane - Century of International Appearances
  18. ^ "11 Didier DROGBA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  19. ^ Didier Yves Drogba Tébily - Century of International Appearances
  20. ^ Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Century of International Appearances
  21. ^ Carlos Humberto Ruiz - Century of International Appearances
  22. ^ Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro - Century of International Appearances
  23. ^ David Villa - Goals in International Matches
  24. ^ Carlos Alberto Pavón - Century of International Appearances
  25. ^ Landon Timothy Donovan - Century of International Appearances
  26. ^ Jan Koller - International Appearances
  27. ^ Fandi Ahmad - Century of International Appearances
  28. ^ Joachim Streich - Century of International Appearances
  29. ^ [1]
  30. ^ Bum-Kun Cha - Century of International Appearances
  31. ^ "9 Samuel ETOO". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  32. ^ Samuel Eto'o Fils - Century of International Appearances
  33. ^ Wayne Mark Rooney - Century of International Appearances
  34. ^ Poul "Tist" Nielsen - Goals in International Matches
  35. ^ Jon Dahl Tomasson - Century of International Appearances
  36. ^ Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani - Century of International Appearances
  37. ^ Hakan Sükür - Century of International Appearances
  38. ^ Thierry Henry - Century of International Appearances
  39. ^ Sunil Chhetri - Goals in International Matches
  40. ^ Robin van Persie - Century of International Appearances
  41. ^ Wlodzimierz Leonard Lubanski - Goals in International Matches
  42. ^ Dimitar Berbatov - Goals in International Matches
  43. ^ Asamoah Gyan - Goals in International Matches
  44. ^ Andriy Shevchenko - Century of International Appearances
  45. ^ Ali Ashfaq - Goals in International Matches
  46. ^ Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill - Goals in International Matches
  47. ^ Rolando Fonseca Jiménez - Century of International Appearances
  48. ^ Lê Công Vinh - Goals in International Matches
  49. ^ Edin Dzeko - Goals in International Matches
  50. ^ Jared Borgetti - Goals in International Matches
  51. ^ Davor Suker - Goals in International Matches
  52. ^ Luis SUAREZ – Profile at FIFA.com
  53. ^ Luis Alberto Suárez - Goals in International Matches
  54. ^ Anton "Toni" Polster - Goals in International Matches
  55. ^ Hani Al-Dhabit Faraj Bait - Century of International Appearances
  56. ^ Philip James Placer "Phil" Younghusband - Goals in International Matches
  57. ^ Alexander Frei - Goals in International Matches
  58. ^ Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell - Goals in International Matches
  59. ^ Oleg Blokhin - Century of International Appearances
  60. ^ Hao Haidong - Century of International Appearances
  61. ^ Michael Mifsud - Century of International Appearances
  62. ^ Raúl Ignacio Díaz Arce - International Goals
  63. ^ Peter Byers - International Goals
  64. ^ Stjepan Bobek - Goals in International Matches
  65. ^ Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco 'Akwá' - International Goals
  66. ^ Andres Oper - Century of International Appearances
  67. ^ Peter Ndlovu - International Goals
  68. ^ Rashidi Yekini - Goals in International Matches
  69. ^ José Marcelo Salas - Goals in International Matches
  70. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/skchan-intlg.html
  71. ^ Issam Jemaa - Goals in International Matches
  72. ^ David Healy - Goals in International Matches
  73. ^ Ismail Abdullatif Hasan - Century of International Appearances
  74. ^ Luigi Riva - Goals in International Matches
  75. ^ Luton Shelton - Goals in International Matches
  76. ^ Zlatko Zahovic - Goals in International Matches
  77. ^ Gheorghe Hagi - Century of International Appearances]
  78. ^ Adrian Mutu - Goals in International Matches
  79. ^ Antonin Puc - Goals in International Matches
  80. ^ Maksim Shatskikh - Goals in International Matches
  81. ^ Dennis Oguta Oliech - Goals in International Matches
  82. ^ Abdelhafid Tasfaout - Goals in International Matches
  83. ^ Jørgen Juve - Goals in International Matches
  84. ^ Men's national team, Mordechai Spiegler
  85. ^ Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy - International Appearances
  86. ^ Michalis Konstandinou - Goals in International Matches
  87. ^ Roque Luis Santa Cruz - Century of International Appearances
  88. ^ Jari Litmanen - Century of International Appearances
  89. ^ Shandel Samuel - - Goals in International Matches
  90. ^ Agustín Delgado - Goals in International Appearances
  91. ^ Moumouni Dagano - Goals in International Matches
  92. ^ Kenneth Mathieson "Kenny" Dalglish - Century of International Appearances
  93. ^ Denis Law - Goals in International Matches
  94. ^ Bernard Voorhoof - Goals in International Matches
  95. ^ Paul Van Himst - Goals in International Matches
  96. ^ Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor - Goals in International Matches
  97. ^ Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kerzhakov - International Appearances
  98. ^ Moré - International Goals
  99. ^ Greece - Record International Players
  100. ^ Henri Camara - Goals in International Matches
  101. ^ Maris Verpakovskis - Century of International Appearances
  102. ^ Pascal Feindouno - Goals in International Matches
  103. ^ Vaughan Coveny - Goals in International Matches
  104. ^ Ian Rush - Goals in International Matches
  105. ^ Ali Al-Nono - Goals in International Matches
  106. ^ Macedonia - Record International Players
  107. ^ Manuel José Luis "Tico-Tico" Bucuane - Goals in International Matches
  108. ^ Kasun Nadika Jayasuriya Weerarathne - Goals in International Matches
  109. ^ Georgia - Record International Players
  110. ^ Iceland - Record International Players
  111. ^ Colombia - Record International Players
  112. ^ Seydou Keïta - Century of International Appearances
  113. ^ Olivier Kerekezi - Goals in International Matches
  114. ^ Robert Vittek - Goals in International Matches
  115. ^ Juan Arango Saez - Century of International Appearances
  116. ^ Dwayne DeRosario - Goals in International Matches
  117. ^ Belize - Record International Players
  118. ^ Razak Omotoyossi - International Goals
  119. ^ Joaquín Botero - Goals in International Matches
  120. ^ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang -Goals in International Matches
  121. ^ Lebanon - Record International Players
  122. ^ Maksim Romashchenko - Goals in International Matches
  123. ^ Peter Kanjere (2014-02-16). "Young most capped, Kinnah all-time top scorer". Malawi Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  124. ^ "The late Mokhtar Dahari". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  125. ^ "Portrait Ahmed Faras - Ancien Capitaine de l'équipe national du Maroc". Le Soir (in French). Belgium. 18 February 2010. Retrieved June 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  126. ^ منصور مفتاح (in Arabic). Rayyan Club. Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. 

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