Top 10 goalscorers in football history of all time

Top 10 goalscorers in football history of all time
Top 10 goalscorers in football history of all time

Best goalscorers in football history of all time

The goal of the football game is simple (scoring goals in the opponent's goal). The following list includes players who were absolute legends for their clubs and countries. They were sharpshooters in front of the goal and have left a clear mark in history considering the large number of goals they scored during their careers.

Here are the top 10 goal scorers in football history today, with the knowledge that Messi and Ronaldo still have a great chance to snatch the first and second positions.

Who is the highest goalscorer in football history?

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list of the most goal-scoring players in the 21st century since the start of his professional career with Sporting Lisbon in 2003, reaching Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia, in addition to his goals with the Portuguese national team.

According to the statistics published by the British "Give Me Sport" website, Argentine Lionel Messi, the star of Inter Miami in the United States, ranked second, followed by Polish Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona's striker, in third place, followed by Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic in fourth place, then Luis Suarez, the striker of Brazilian Gremio, in fifth place.

Top 10 highest goalscorers of all time

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo.
  2. Lionel Messi.
  3. Robert Lewandowski.
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  5. Luis Suarez.
  6. Karim Benzema.
  7. Sergio Agüero.
  8. Edinson Cavani.
  9. Samuel Eto'o.
  10. Class Jan Huntelaar.

In the following lines, we highlight the top ten players' goal numbers, the highest reaching since the beginning of the current century, during their careers with their clubs and national teams.

1- Cristiano Ronaldo: Despite reaching the age of 38, the Portuguese star is still seen as a "goal-scoring machine" and now he has started his second season with Al-Nassr Saudi Club, which he recently led to winning the Arab Clubs Championship.

In general, Ronaldo scored 848 goals in 1175 matches, with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United (two periods), Real Madrid, Juventus, Al-Nassr, and the Portugal national team, averaging 0.72 goals per match.

2- Lionel Messi: After winning the World Cup with the Argentina national team in Qatar 2022, many saw "the Flea" as the best player in the history of football.

Messi (36 years old) has scored 822 goals in 1032 matches, with Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Miami, and the Argentina national team, averaging 0.79 goals per match.

3- Robert Lewandowski: The Polish player is considered one of the most prominent strikers in the last decade, having scored 621 goals in 865 matches, with Lech Poznań, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and the Polish national team, averaging 0.71 goals per match.

4- Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The retired Swedish striker had a long footballing career, defending the colors of many big teams. He scored 558 goals in 949 matches, playing for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan (twice), Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, LA Galaxy, and the Swedish national team, averaging 0.58 goals per match.

5- Luis Suarez: He was one of the corners of the "triangle of horror" alongside Messi and Neymar at Barcelona, and the Uruguayan striker enjoys a terrifying scoring sense, having scored 526 goals in 887 matches with Nacional (two periods), Groningen, Ajax Amsterdam, Liverpool, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Gremio, and the Uruguayan national team, at an average of 0.6 goals per match.

6- Karim Benzema: He is one of the football stars in the world, who currently plays in the Saudi league, after a legendary career with Real Madrid.

In his overall football career, Benzema scored 460 goals in 898 matches with Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid, Al-Nassr, and the France national team, averaging 0.51 goals per match.

7- Sergio Agüero: A heart condition forced "El Kun" to retire from football early, in December 2021, after joining Barcelona just months earlier.

In his scoring record, the Argentine scored 426 goals in 786 matches, with Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, and the "Tango" national team, at an average of 0.54 goals per match.

8- Edinson Cavani: He was the former top scorer of Paris Saint-Germain before Kylian Mbappe took this achievement from him.

Cavani scored 425 goals in 781 matches, with clubs Danubio, Palermo (two periods), Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Valencia, Boca Juniors, and the Uruguay national team, averaging 0.54 goals per match.

9- Samuel Eto'o: The retired Cameroonian striker won the historic treble twice in consecutive seasons in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 with two different teams, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Throughout his football career, Eto'o scored 420 goals in 846 matches, with clubs such as Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor, Qatar SC, and Cameroon national team, averaging 0.49 goals per match.

10- Class Jan Huntelaar: The Dutch striker retired from football in 2021 after scoring 408 goals in 693 matches for Heerenveen, Ajax Amsterdam (twice), Real Madrid, AC Milan, Schalke 04 (twice), and the Dutch national team, averaging 0.58 goals per match.

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