List of men's footballers with 500 or more goals

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In top-level association football, 27 players have scored 500 or more goals over the course of their career, according to research by the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Only players who were active in top division football for all or most of their careers are considered. The ranking below takes into account goals scored in official matches played with national teams at all age levels and clubs in all divisions.[1]

Ranking

Key

dagger Unverified data is excluded from players' data; goal and match totals may be higher.
Players in bold are currently active; data is accurate as of 19 September 2017.[2][3]

Rank Player Goals Matches Ratio Years
1  Bican, JosefJosef Bican (CZE)dagger 805 530 1.52 1931–1956
2  Romário (BRA) 772 994 0.78 1985–2007
3  Pelé (BRA) 767 831 0.92 1957–1977
4  Puskás, FerencFerenc Puskás (HUN)dagger 746 754 0.99 1943–1966
5  Müller, GerdGerd Müller (GER) 735 793 0.93 1962–1981
6  Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo (POR) 628 901 0.7 2001–present
7  Messi, LionelLionel Messi (ARG) 604 766 0.79 2003–present
8  Deák, FerencFerenc Deák (HUN)dagger 576 1940–1957
9  Seeler, UweUwe Seeler (GER) 575 1953–1978
 Maravilha, TúlioTúlio Maravilha (BRA) 575 1988–2012
11  Friedenreich, ArthurArthur Friedenreich (BRA) 557 1909–1935
12  Willimowski, ErnstErnst Willimowski (POL)dagger 554 1934–1955
13  Eusébio (POR) 552 1957–1979
14  McGrory, JimmyJimmy McGrory (SCO) 550 1922–1937
15  Binder, FranzFranz Binder (AUT)dagger 546 1949–1976
16  Peyroteo, FernandoFernando Peyroteo (POR) 544 1937–1949
17  Sánchez, HugoHugo Sánchez (MEX)dagger 541 1976–1997
18  Walter, FritzFritz Walter (GER)dagger 539 1937–1959
19  Takács, JózsefJózsef Takács (HUN)dagger 523 1917–1934
20  Zsengellér, GyulaGyula Zsengellér (HUN)dagger 522 1935–1953
 Zico (BRA) 522 1971–1994
22  Di Stéfano, AlfredoAlfredo Di Stéfano (ARG)dagger 514 1945–1966
 Krankl, HansHans Krankl (AUT) 514 1970–1989
24  Nordahl, GunnarGunnar Nordahl (SWE)dagger 513 1937–1958
25  Dinamite, RobertoRoberto Dinamite (BRA) 512 1971–1993
26  Greaves, JimmyJimmy Greaves (ENG) 511 1957–1980
27  Bene, FerencFerenc Bene (HUN)dagger 508 1961–1978

Source: Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Kolos, Vladimir (21 January 2016). "Prolific Scorers Data: Best Goalscorers All-Time (Official Matches)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Matches of Cristiano Ronaldo". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Matches of L. Messi". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
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