List of men's footballers with 500 or more goals

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In top-level football, at least 28 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 the 7 July 2018.[2][3]

Rank Player Goals Matches Ratio Years
1  Josef Bican (CZE)dagger 805 530 1.52 1931–1955
2  Romário (BRA) 772 994 0.78 1985–2007
3  Pelé (BRA) 767 831 0.92 1957–1977
4  Ferenc Puskás (HUN)dagger 746 754 0.99 1943–1966
5  Gerd Müller (GER) 735 793 0.92 1962–1981
6  Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) 676 951 0.71 2001–present
7  Lionel Messi (ARG) 644 820 0.79 2003–present
8  Ferenc Deák (HUN)dagger 576 1940–1957
9  Uwe Seeler (GER) 575 649 0.89 1953–1978
 Túlio Maravilha (BRA) 575 1988–2012
11  Arthur Friedenreich (BRA) 557 1909–1935
12  Ernst Willimowski (POL)dagger 554 1934–1955
13  Eusébio (POR)dagger 552 1957–1979
14  Jimmy McGrory (SCO) 550 1922–1937
15  Franz Binder (AUT)dagger 546 1949–1976
16  Fernando Peyroteo (POR)dagger 544 354 1.54 1937–1949
17  Hugo Sánchez (MEX)dagger 541 1976–1997
18  Fritz Walter (GER)dagger 539 1937–1959
19  József Takács (HUN)dagger 523 1917–1934
20  Gyula Zsengellér (HUN)dagger 522 1935–1953
 Zico (BRA) 522 1971–1994
22  Alfredo Di Stéfano (ARG)dagger 514 1945–1966
 Hans Krankl (AUT) 514 1970–1989
24  Gunnar Nordahl (SWE)dagger 513 1937–1958
25  Roberto Dinamite (BRA) 512 1971–1993
26  Jimmy Greaves (ENG) 511 1957–1980
27  Ferenc Bene (HUN)dagger 508 1961–1978
28  Zlatan Ibrahimović (SWE) 501 871 0.58 1999–present

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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