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 only lists the top scorer for each country.

This list is for Men's association football only.

List of players[edit]

As of 31 January 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  Iraq Hussein Saeed 78 137 0.57 [3]
4  Brazil Pelé 77 92 0.84 [4]
5  Zambia Godfrey Chitalu 76 108 0.70 [5]
6  Japan Kunishige Kamamoto 75 76 0.99 [6]
7  Kuwait Bashar Abdullah 75 133 0.56 [7]
8  Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 71 116 0.61 [8]
 Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang 71 134 0.53 [9]
 Germany Miroslav Klose 71 137 0.52 [10]
11  Trinidad and Tobago John, SternStern John 70 115 0.61 [11]
12  Egypt Hassan, HossamHossam Hassan 68 176 0.38 [12]
13  Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane 67 143 0.47 [13]
14  Ivory Coast Drogba, DidierDidier Drogba 65 104 0.63 [14]
15  Sweden Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović 62 111 0.56 [15]
16  Spain Villa, DavidDavid Villa 59 97 0.61 [16]
 Guatemala Ruiz, CarlosCarlos Ruiz 59 126 0.47 [17]
18  Honduras Pavón, CarlosCarlos Pavón 57 101 0.56 [18]
 United States Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan 57 157 0.36 [19]
20  Argentina Batistuta, GabrielGabriel Batistuta 56 78 0.72 [20]
 Cameroon Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o 56 118 0.47 [21]
22  Czech Republic Koller, JanJan Koller 55 91 0.60 [22]
 Singapore Ahmad, FandiFandi Ahmad 55 101 0.54 [23]
 East Germany Streich, JoachimJoachim Streich 55 102 0.54 [24]
 Portugal Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo 55 123 0.45 [25]
 South Korea Cha Bum-kun 55 130 0.42 [26]
27  Denmark Nielsen, PoulPoul Nielsen / Jon Dahl Tomasson 52 38 / 112 1.37 / 0.46 [27]
 United Arab Emirates Talyani, Adnan AlAdnan Al Talyani 52 161 0.32 [28]
29  England Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney 51 109 0.47 [29]
 Turkey Sükür, HakanHakan Sükür 51 112 0.46 [30]
 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 51 123 0.41 [31]
32  India Sunil Chhetri 50 88 0.57 [32]
 Netherlands Persie, Robin vanRobin van Persie 50 101 0.49 [33]
34  Poland Włodzimierz Lubański 48 75 0.64 [34]
 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 48 78 0.62 [35]
 Ghana Asamoah Gyan 48 95 0.50 [36]
 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 48 111 0.43 [37]
38  Costa Rica Fonseca, RolandoRolando Fonseca 47 113 0.42 [38]
39  Maldives Ali Ashfaq (at least) 46 (at least) 70 unk [39]
 Mexico Borgetti, JaredJared Borgetti 46 89 0.52 [40]
41  Croatia Šuker, DavorDavor Šuker 45 69 0.65 [41]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Džeko, EdinEdin Džeko 45 75 0.60 [42]
 Australia Cahill, TimTim Cahill 45 88 0.51 [43]
44  Austria Polster, ToniToni Polster 44 95 0.46 [44]
45  Uruguay Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez 43 82 0.52 [45]
 Oman Al-Dhabit, HaniHani Al-Dhabit 43 102 0.42 [46]
47  Philippines Younghusband, PhilPhil Younghusband 42 78 0.54 [47]
  Switzerland Frei, AlexanderAlexander Frei 42 84 0.50 [48]
 Panama Tejada, LuisLuis Tejada 42 92 0.44 [49]
 Soviet Union Blokhin, OlehOleh Blokhin 42 112 0.38 [50]
51  Vietnam Lê Công Vinh 41 70 0.59 [51]
 China PR Hao Haidong 41 107 0.38 [52]
53  Malta Mifsud, MichaelMichael Mifsud 40 114 0.35 [53]
54  El Salvador Díaz Arce, RaúlRaúl Díaz Arce 39 72 0.41 [54]
55  Yugoslavia Bobek, StjepanStjepan Bobek 38 63 0.60 [55]
 Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers 38 72 0.53 [56]
 Angola Akwá 38 76 0.50 [57]
 Estonia Oper, AndresAndres Oper 38 134 0.28 [58]
 Zimbabwe Ndlovu, PeterPeter Ndlovu (at least) 38 unk unk [59]
60  Nigeria Yekini, RashidiRashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64 [60]
 Chile Salas, MarceloMarcelo Salas 37 70 0.53 [61]
62  Hong Kong Chan Siu Ki 36 62 0.58 [62]
 Tunisia Jemâa, IssamIssam Jemâa 36 84 0.43 [63]
 Northern Ireland Healy, DavidDavid Healy 36 95 0.38 [64]
 Bahrain Ismail Abdul-Latif 36 104 0.35 [65]
66  Italy Riva, LuigiLuigi Riva 35 42 0.83 [66]
 Jamaica Shelton, LutonLuton Shelton 35 75 0.47 [67]
 Slovenia Zahović, ZlatkoZlatko Zahović 35 80 0.44 [68]
 Romania Hagi, GheorgheGheorghe Hagi / Adrian Mutu 35 125 / 77 0.28 / 0.45 [69][70]
70  Czechoslovakia Antonín Puč 34 60 0.57 [71]
 Uzbekistan Shatskikh, MaksimMaksim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56 [72]
 Algeria Tasfaout, AbdelhafidAbdelhafid Tasfaout 34 79 0.43 [73]
73  Norway Juve, JørgenJørgen Juve 33 45 0.73 [74]
 Israel Spiegler, MordechaiMordechai Spiegler 33 83 0.40 [75]
75  South Africa McCarthy, BenniBenni McCarthy 32 80 0.40 [76]
 Cyprus Konstantinou, MichalisMichalis Konstantinou 32 84 0.38 [77]
 Paraguay Santa Cruz, RoqueRoque Santa Cruz 32 110 0.29 [78]
 Finland Litmanen, JariJari Litmanen 32 137 0.23 [79]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samuel, ShandelShandel Samuel (at least) 32 (at least) 59 unk [80]
80  Ecuador Delgado, AgustínAgustín Delgado 31 70 0.44 [81]
 Burkina Faso Dagano, MoumouniMoumouni Dagano 31 unk unk [82]
82  Scotland Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish / Denis Law 30 102 / 55 0.29 / 0.55 [83][84]
 Belgium Bernard Voorhoof / Paul Van Himst 30 61 / 81 0.49 / 0.37 [85][86]
 Togo Adebayor, EmmanuelEmmanuel Adebayor 30 65 0.46 [87]
 Russia Kerzhakov, AleksandrAleksandr Kerzhakov 30 90 0.33 [88]
86  Cuba Lester Moré 29 69 0.42 [89]
 Greece Anastopoulos, NikosNikos Anastopoulos 29 73 0.40 [90]
 Senegal Camara, HenriHenri Camara 29 99 0.29 [91]
 Latvia Māris Verpakovskis 29 104 0.28 [92]
 Guinea Feindouno, PascalPascal Feindouno 29 unk unk [93]
91  New Zealand Coveny, VaughanVaughan Coveny 28 64 0.44 [94]
 Wales Rush, IanIan Rush 28 73 0.38 [95]
 Yemen Al-Nono, AliAli Al-Nono (at least) 28 unk unk [96]
94  Mozambique Tico-Tico (at least) 27 unk unk [97]
 Sri Lanka Jayasuriya, KasunKasun Jayasuriya 27 unk unk [98]
96  Georgia Arveladze, ShotaShota Arveladze 26 60 0.43 [99]
 Macedonia Pandev, GoranGoran Pandev 26 75 0.35 [100]
 Peru Cubillas, TeófiloTeófilo Cubillas 26 81 0.32 [101]
99  Colombia Arnoldo Iguarán / Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao 25 68 / 62 0.38 / 0.40 [102]
 Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 25 84 0.30 [103]
 Mali Keita, SeydouSeydou Keita 25 102 0.25 [104]
102  Rwanda Karekezi, OlivierOlivier Karekezi (at least) 24 unk unk [105]
103  Slovakia Vittek, RóbertRóbert Vittek 23 81 0.28 [106]
 Venezuela Arango, JuanJuan Arango 23 129 0.18 [107]
105  Canada De Rosario, DwayneDwayne De Rosario 22 81 0.27 [108]
106  Belize McCaulay, DeonDeon McCaulay 21 36 0.58 [109]
 Benin Omotoyossi, RazakRazak Omotoyossi 21 unk unk [110]
108  Bolivia Botero, JoaquínJoaquín Botero 20 48 0.42 [111]
 Lebanon Antar, RodaRoda Antar 20 56 0.37 [112]
 Belarus Romaschenko, MaksimMaksim Romaschenko 20 63 0.32 [113]

Notes[edit]

  • Number is a count of nations. As of 8 September 2015, four nations (Belgium, 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),[114] Malaysia (Mokhtar Dahari – 125 goals, 167 caps),[115] Morocco (Ahmed Faras – 42 goals),[116] Qatar (Mansoor Muftah – 53 goals),[117] 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. ^ Hussein Saeed Mohammed - Century of International Appearances
  4. ^ Edson Arantes do Nascimento "Pelé" - Goals in International Matches
  5. ^ Godfrey Chitalu - Century of International Appearances
  6. ^ Kunishige Kamamoto - Goals in International Matches
  7. ^ Bashar Abdullah Salem Abdulaziz - Century of International Appearances
  8. ^ Majed Abdullah Mohammed - Century of International Appearances
  9. ^ Kiatisuk Senamuang - Century of International Appearances
  10. ^ Miroslav Klose - Century of International Appearances
  11. ^ Stern John - Century of International Appearances
  12. ^ Hossam Hassan - Century of International Appearances
  13. ^ Robbie Keane - Century of International Appearances
  14. ^ Didier Yves Drogba Tébily - Century of International Appearances
  15. ^ Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Century of International Appearances
  16. ^ David Villa - Goals in International Matches
  17. ^ Carlos Humberto Ruiz - Century of International Appearances
  18. ^ Carlos Alberto Pavón - Century of International Appearances
  19. ^ Landon Timothy Donovan - Century of International Appearances
  20. ^ Gabriel Omar Batistuta - Goals in International Matches
  21. ^ Samuel Eto'o Fils - Century of International Appearances
  22. ^ Jan Koller - International Appearances
  23. ^ Fandi Ahmad - Century of International Appearances
  24. ^ Joachim Streich - Century of International Appearances
  25. ^ Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro - Century of International Appearances
  26. ^ Bum-Kun Cha - Century of International Appearances
  27. ^ Poul "Tist" Nielsen - Goals in International Matches
  28. ^ Adnan Khamees Al-Talyani - Century of International Appearances
  29. ^ Wayne Mark Rooney - Century of International Appearances
  30. ^ Hakan Sükür - Century of International Appearances
  31. ^ Thierry Henry - Century of International Appearances
  32. ^ Sunil Chhetri - Goals in International Matches
  33. ^ Robin van Persie - Century of International Appearances
  34. ^ Wlodzimierz Leonard Lubanski - Goals in International Matches
  35. ^ Dimitar Berbatov - Goals in International Matches
  36. ^ Asamoah Gyan - Goals in International Matches
  37. ^ Andriy Shevchenko - Century of International Appearances
  38. ^ Rolando Fonseca Jiménez - Century of International Appearances
  39. ^ Ali Ashfaq - Goals in International Matches
  40. ^ Jared Borgetti - Goals in International Matches
  41. ^ Davor Suker - Goals in International Matches
  42. ^ Edin Dzeko - Goals in International Matches
  43. ^ Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill - Goals in International Matches
  44. ^ Anton "Toni" Polster - Goals in International Matches
  45. ^ Luis Alberto Suárez - Goals in International Matches
  46. ^ Hani Al-Dhabit Faraj Bait - Century of International Appearances
  47. ^ Philip James Placer "Phil" Younghusband - Goals in International Matches
  48. ^ Alexander Frei - Goals in International Matches
  49. ^ Luis Carlos Tejada Hansell - Goals in International Matches
  50. ^ Oleg Blokhin - Century of International Appearances
  51. ^ Lê Công Vinh - Goals in International Matches
  52. ^ Hao Haidong - Century of International Appearances
  53. ^ Michael Mifsud - Century of International Appearances
  54. ^ Raúl Ignacio Díaz Arce - International Goals
  55. ^ Stjepan Bobek - Goals in International Matches
  56. ^ Peter Byers - International Goals
  57. ^ Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco 'Akwá' - International Goals
  58. ^ Andres Oper - Century of International Appearances
  59. ^ Peter Ndlovu - International Goals
  60. ^ Rashidi Yekini - Goals in International Matches
  61. ^ José Marcelo Salas - Goals in International Matches
  62. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/skchan-intlg.html
  63. ^ Issam Jemaa - Goals in International Matches
  64. ^ David Healy - Goals in International Matches
  65. ^ Ismail Abdullatif Hasan - Century of International Appearances
  66. ^ Luigi Riva - Goals in International Matches
  67. ^ Luton Shelton - Goals in International Matches
  68. ^ Zlatko Zahovic - Goals in International Matches
  69. ^ Gheorghe Hagi - Century of International Appearances]
  70. ^ Adrian Mutu - Goals in International Matches
  71. ^ Antonin Puc - Goals in International Matches
  72. ^ Maksim Shatskikh - Goals in International Matches
  73. ^ Abdelhafid Tasfaout - Goals in International Matches
  74. ^ Jørgen Juve - Goals in International Matches
  75. ^ Men's national team, Mordechai Spiegler
  76. ^ Benedict Saul “Benni” McCarthy - International Appearances
  77. ^ Michalis Konstandinou - Goals in International Matches
  78. ^ Roque Luis Santa Cruz - Century of International Appearances
  79. ^ Jari Litmanen - Century of International Appearances
  80. ^ Shandel Samuel - - Goals in International Matches
  81. ^ Agustín Delgado - Goals in International Appearances
  82. ^ Moumouni Dagano - Goals in International Matches
  83. ^ Kenneth Mathieson "Kenny" Dalglish - Century of International Appearances
  84. ^ Denis Law - Goals in International Matches
  85. ^ Bernard Voorhoof - Goals in International Matches
  86. ^ Paul Van Himst - Goals in International Matches
  87. ^ Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor - Goals in International Matches
  88. ^ Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kerzhakov - International Appearances
  89. ^ Moré - International Goals
  90. ^ Greece - Record International Players
  91. ^ Henri Camara - Goals in International Matches
  92. ^ Maris Verpakovskis - Century of International Appearances
  93. ^ Pascal Feindouno - Goals in International Matches
  94. ^ Vaughan Coveny - Goals in International Matches
  95. ^ Ian Rush - Goals in International Matches
  96. ^ Ali Al-Nono - Goals in International Matches
  97. ^ Manuel José Luis "Tico-Tico" Bucuane - Goals in International Matches
  98. ^ Kasun Nadika Jayasuriya Weerarathne - Goals in International Matches
  99. ^ Georgia - Record International Players
  100. ^ Macedonia - Record International Players
  101. ^ Teófilo Cubillas - Goals in International Matches
  102. ^ Colombia - Record International Players
  103. ^ Iceland - Record International Players
  104. ^ Seydou Keïta - Century of International Appearances
  105. ^ Olivier Kerekezi - Goals in International Matches
  106. ^ Robert Vittek - Goals in International Matches
  107. ^ Juan Arango Saez - Century of International Appearances
  108. ^ Dwayne DeRosario - Goals in International Matches
  109. ^ Belize - Record International Players
  110. ^ Razak Omotoyossi - International Goals
  111. ^ Joaquín Botero - Goals in International Matches
  112. ^ Lebanon - Record International Players
  113. ^ Maksim Romashchenko - Goals in International Matches
  114. ^ Peter Kanjere (2014-02-16). "Young most capped, Kinnah all-time top scorer". Malawi Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  115. ^ "The late Mokhtar Dahari". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  116. ^ "Portrait Ahmed Faras - Ancien Capitaine de l'équipe national du Maroc". Le Soir (in French) (Belgium). 18 February 2010. Retrieved June 2012. 
  117. ^ منصور مفتاح (in Arabic). Rayyan Club. Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. 

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