Top Scorers in Football History | Most Goals in Soccer

Top Scorers in Football History

Most Goals in Football history – Highest goal scorer in the world

The portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time highest goal scorer in the world with 873 offical goals.

He is followed by Lionel Messi with 822 official goals.

The austrian Josef Bican closes the podium with 805 goals.

The following is a list of the top scorers in the history of soccer according to the data available.*  

⚽ Most Goals in Soccer | Top 30 Most Goals in football

1 Cristiano Ronaldo87312040.722002-Act
2 Lionel Messi82210480.782004-Act
3 Josef Bican8055301.521931-1955
4 Pelé7708120.951956-1977
5 Romário7619630.791985-2009
6 Ferenc Puskás7607461.021943-1967
7 Jimmy Jones6606141.071946-1965
8 Abe Lenstra6456500.991936-1963
9 Robert Lewandowski6378970.722007-Act
10 Gerd Müller6347280.871962-1983
11 Fernando Peyroteo5913541.671937-1950
12 Zlatan Ibrahimović5739880.581999-2023
13 Uwe Seeler5676530.871954-1978
14 Glenn Ferguson56310470.541987-2011
15 Jimmy McGrory5585221.071922-1937
16 Eusébio5556480.861957-1979
17Luis Suárez5559340.592005-Act
18 Isidro Lángara5254371.201930-1948
19 Alfredo Di Stéfano5237390.711945-1966
20 Zico5237730.681971-1994
21Hugo Sánchez5168830.581976-1997
22 Ferenc Bene5084931.031961-1985
23 Roberto Dinamite5078390.601971-1992
24 Jef Mermans5006290.791937-1960
25 Gunnar Nordahl4985480.911937-1958
26 Johan Cruyff4937120.691964-1984
27 Ali Ashfaq4895670.862001-Act
28 Stjepan Bobek4805540.871944-1959
29 Imre Schlosser4753881.221905-1922
30 Henrik Larsson4718740.541988-2010
31 Karim Benzema4699110.512005-Act
32 Jimmy Greaves4666610.701957-1979
33 Delio Onnis4617090.651966-1986
34 Sándor Kocsis4514700.961943-1965
35 Alberto Spencer4506570.681953-1972
36 Gyula Zsengellér4484331.031933-1952
37 Rivaldo44610330.431989-2015
38Aleksandar Đurić4437330.601994-2014
39 Dixie Dean4426010.741923-1940
40Edinson Cavani4408220.542005-Act
41 Neymar4397090.622009-Act
42Sebastián Abreu4358520.511994-2021
43 Raúl González43210340.421994-2015
44 Ronaldo Nazário4296230.691993-2011
45 Sergio Agüero4277860.542003-2021
46 David Villa4278260.522000-2020
47Samuel Eto’o4278870.481997-2019
48 Hans Krankl4255870.721970-1989
49 Carlos Bianchi4245860.721967-1984
50 József Takacs4183881.081917-1934


*Note: Statistics updated January 2024.  Goals and matches in youth categories (club or national team) and friendlies are not counted. If the goals in friendlies with the senior national teams are counted.

The top goal scorers of all time | Who has scored the most goals in football history

Sources: FIFA y Sport Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) and

⭐ FIFA World Cup Winners List -1930 to 2022

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Chu pa

Messi 762 goal in 967 game – 762/967 = 0.78

-.- you guys are everywere


I would take Pele over anyone. When you start playing more games in a season by the time you are done with your career you will naturally score more than others from earlier times. Hence Pele scored just about a goal a match. American football has that same thing going


You should take Bican who has a better goal/game ratio than everyone.


One word Ro mario



Ernest Kobena Ampah

Josef Bican is just amazing playing 530 matches and then scoring 805 goals is really incredible and still in the second place as compared to C Ronaldo who has played 1120 matches leading him by some little goals


Joest Bican played in weak league
Critiano played in England,Spain,Italy league and he is the top scorer of UCL


in the 1930s the best leagues were in central Europe – Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Germany plus Italy, the rest of Europe was football periphery just learn history


Well… none of them could beat England (where football was invented) at home. Only Puskás could.


i hope ur talking about the past, cus now england arent THAT great. team is first class but the way they bottle the tournaments is upsetting. even in england they lost the euro finale.

Robin Amann

Hello, Lewandowski is at 616 Goals as of 29th of August 2022, now at 620 or 622. So its a lil bit wrong.

Source: FC


Thank You that sounds right


Olvidaron a Fernando Peyroteo, que marcó 558 goles en 354 apariciones con el Sporting de Portugal y la selección portuguesa y paró de jugar con tan sólo 30 anos.
Source: wikipedia

Last edited 1 year ago by Takini

1.5 goal ratio, amazing.


Lewandowski scored 603 goals
please correct
thank you

amit kumar

Sunil Chhetri from India has scored more goals than many on the list. Add him also


Who is Sunil Chhetri ?

Dr. Awesome

Classic Chhetri! After Ronaldo & Messi, Chhetri placed third in Top Active International Goalscorer- KreedOn Banter


he scored against teams like bhutan, bangladesh and countries who never even went to knockout stages of a major tournament. (by major tournament i mean very small south asian major tournaments.)
so i dont think he should be praised all over the world, but hes amazing and obviously better than the ones around him.


Chetrri never played in Europe


Chhetri has only scored around 300 goals. He might be #4 for international goals all-time but he has very few club goals and isn’t even close to most people on this list.


It’s crazy how overlooked Lewandowski is because Messi and Ronaldo are from the same era


1:Hassan Abdikariim Axmed : 500


Plz help meh

ogundeyi Joseph olakunle aka oniduro 1

I am interested on it


Okay he is really godly good

Sydney Randolph

Change it to Men, because there are multiple woman soccer player that have scored well above Cristano Ronaldo. For starters Christine Sinclair has scored 190 goals compared to Ronaldo’s 118. So if you could recognize women in this list that’s would be inclusive and accurate or just change it to men’s highest international scorer in football.


That is just international team goals.
This list includes club goals as well.
Sinclair is not in the top 50 in this list.


Sinclair has 291 goals compared to Ronaldo’s 844*


Actually it’s Christine Sinclair 190 goals.


That is national goals only.
She does not have enough total goals to make it on this list.






Bro were is sunil chhetri


He’s playing Kabbadi where people will actually know who he is, I mean I’m reading some posts on this forum and you’re mentioning a guy who’s scored most of his goals against amateur players he wouldn’t get into the English conference league


Some days ago you wrote that Messi had scored 799 goals. Now you change it to 798 again. Why?


cristiano ronaldo eis the most player ever


Why is messi’s name highlited


Where is Abe Lenstra from the Netherlands?


Lewandowski has passed more than 600 goals. Please give him credit. Wikipedia not a reliable source. Transfermarkt is a 100% safe source for active players


Where is Sunil chhetri?? He is 2nd highest active goal scorer after Ronaldo. You should collect information before posting something bro …


Sunil Chhetri has less than 300 total goals which doesn’t even make it onto this list.


Buscan is in a weak league. Messi played in la ligament and liege a little bit and Ronaldo has played in premier league, la lugs, serie A and Portuguese league for a bit. Both have played in ucl as well and buscan has bad stats for a bad team just in an easy league


Did Ronaldo’s goals at saudi arabia league count?


if it doesnt, messis goals in mls shouldnt count.


Hey you clever boys Josef Bican was a CZECH of CZECH parents not Austrian!!!!!!!! He only was born in Viena, short time he played in Austria national team but later he came in his fatherland Czechia and played for Czecholovakia and in Czechoslovak league.


I think Messi is better than Ronaldo


As of July 18, 2023, the top scorer is a Canadian woman, Christine Sinclair with 190 goals.


She has the most in the world for international goals, but not for total goals. Sinclair has 291 goals in total which doesn’t even make it onto this list

Where do you find the name Nazario? .. his name is Ronaldo.. the first and real Ronaldo


Ronaldo Nazario might have been here first, but Cristiano is far superior

Dominick Prozzillo

Where is Giorgio Chinaglia on your list ? 734 goals averaging a goal a game ..


Pele` scored 127 goals in 1959 and 1283 in his career until the WHITE media INVENTED OFFICIAL – UNOFFICIAL GOALS. They could not handle a Black King in Soccer