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This is a list of the top goalscorers of all-time in each country's top association football division. Where possible, the top ten scorers in the country are given.

Argentina

Name Years Games Goals (%) Clubs
Arsenio Erico 1934-47 332 293 88% Independiente
Angel Labruna 1939-59 515 292 57% River Plate
Herminio Masantonio 1931-45 358 256 72% Huracán, Banfield
Manuel Pellegrina 1938-56 490 231 47% Estudiantes, Huracán
José Francisco Sanfilippo 1953-63, 66-67, 72 330 226 68% San Lorenzo, Boca Juniors
Ricardo Infante 1942-61 439 217 49% Estudiantes, Huracán, Gimnasia La Plata
Oscar Más 1964-77, 79, 82, 85 429 215 50% River Plate
Bernabé Ferreyra 1931-39 197 206 105% Tigre, River Plate
Carlos Bianchi 1967-72, 80-84 324 206 64% Vélez Sársfield
Miguel Angel Brindisi 1967-76, 79-83 441 194 44% Huracàn, Boca Juniors


Armeniamarker

Name Goals
Arsen Avetisian 165
Artur Petrosian 129
Tigran Yesaian 125
Ara Hakobian 114
Gegham Hovhannisian 105
Artur Kocharian 101
Armen Shahgeldian 101
Aram Hakobian 101
Arman Karamian 100


Australia

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Archie Thompson 2005-Present 75 38 51%
Danny Allsopp 2005-Present 84 35 42%
Joel Griffiths 2006-2009 59 28 48%
Sasho Petrovski 2005-Present 85 28 33%
Alex Brosque 2005-Present 81 25 31%
Kevin Muscat 2005-Present 77 22 29%
Shane Smeltz 2007-Present 39 21 54%
Jamie Harnwell 2005-Present 77 21 27%
Travis Dodd 2005-Present 91 20 22%
Mark Bridge 2005-Present 71 17 24%


Austriamarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Robert Dienst 1943-62 351 323 92%
Johann Krankl 1971-88 427 320 75%
Franz Binder 1930-49 261 298 114%
Karl Decker 1938-54 276 282 102%
Friedrich Cejka 1947-66 438 245 56%
Anton Schall 1925-41 285 231 81%
Wilhelm Hahnemann 1931-52, 59 308? 230 75%
Johann Buzek 1955-73 384 226 59%
Erich Hof 1954-69 314 224 71%
Ernst Stojaspal 1942-54 197 224 114%


Belgiummarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Bert De Cleyn 1932-54 488 377 77%
Jef Mermans 1941-57 384 343 89%
Bernard Voorhoof 1927-48 474 296 82%
Arthur Ceuleers 1933-51 398 288 72%
Rik Coppens 1946-62 389 261 67%
Erwin Vandenbergh 1976-95 430 255 59%
Paul Dechamps 1945-56 299 241 81%
Jean Capelle 1929-44 251 240 96%
Paul Van Himst 1959-76 478 235 49%
Jan Ceulemans 1974-91 518 229 44%


Boliviamarker

Name Years Goals
Víctor Hugo Antelo 1983-00 341
Juan Sanchez 1979-92 261
Luis Fernando Salinas 1980-93 201
Jesús Reynaldo 1977-93 196
Raúl Horacio Baldessari 1977-89 161
Silvio Edmundo Rojas 1977-92 140
Luis Ramallo 1982-99 138
Berthy Suárez 1990-00 135
Erwin Romero 1977-92 134
Carlos Fernando Borja 1977-95 129


Brazil

The Campeonato Brasileiro (with this name and format), begins in 1971, almost after the career of many players (like Pelé, who played until 1974).

Name Years Goals
Roberto Dinamite 1971-1989 190
Romário 1986-2008 158
Edmundo 1990-2008 153
Zico 1974-1989 135
Túlio 1987-2001 129
Serginho Chulapa 1975-1988 125
Dario 1971-1985 113
Evair 1986-2003 101
Careca 1978-1986 92
Reinaldo 1973-1985 90


Bulgariamarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Petar Zhekov 1963-1976 333 253 76%
Nasko Sirakov 1980-1998 294 196 67%
Dinko Dermendzhiev 1961-1974 447 194 43%
Hristo Bonev 1966-1984 410 185 45%
Dimitar Yakimov 1956-1974 308 151 49%
Georgi Asparuhov 1961-1971 247 150 61%
Atanas Mihaylov 1964-1981 348 148 43%
Todor Diev 1953-1967 308 146 47%
Pavel Panov 1968-1981 309 140 45%
Ivan Kolev 1950-1967 325 136 42%
Andrey Zhelyazkov 1971-1982 338 136 40%


Chilemarker (for National Team)

# Name Career Goals Caps
1. Marcelo Salas 1994 - 2007 37 68
2. Iván Zamorano 1987 - 2001 69
3. Carlos Caszely 1969 - 1985 29 49
4. Leonel Sánchez 1955 - 1968 23 84
5. Jorge Aravena 1983 - 1989 22 36
6. Juan Carlos Letelier 1979 - 1989 18 57
7. Enrique Hormazabal 1950 - 1963 17 42
8. Alberto Fouilloux 1960 - 1972 12 70
9. Jaime Ramírez Banda 1954 - 1966 12 46
10. Hugo Rubio 1985 - 1992 12 29


Colombiamarker

Name Goals
Iván René Valenciano 211
Hugo Horacio Lóndero 205
Oswaldo Marcial Palavecino 203
Jorge Ramirez Gallego 201
Omar Lorenzo Devanni 195
Arnoldo Iguarán 185
Willington Ortiz 183
José Omar Verdún 182
Jorge Ramón Cáceres 182
Rubén Darío Hernández 180


Croatiamarker

Name Goals
Igor Cvitanović 126
Joško Popović 111
Tomislav Erceg 97
Miljenko Mumlek 89
Renato Jurčec 87
Davor Vugrinec 87
Robert Špehar 86
Marijo Dodik 80
Veldin Karić 75
Eduardo 73


Czechoslovakiamarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Josef Bican 1936-39, 46-50 ? 218 ?
Ladislav Vízek 1950-70 325 174 54%
Josef Adamec 1958-77 383 170 44%
František Kloz ? ? 168 ?
Ladislav Pavlovič 1949-66 347 164 47%
Oldřich Nejedlý 1931-39 187 161 86%
Vlastimil Kopecký 1931-39, 46-50 232 160 69%
Karel Pešek 1913-33 ? 149 ?
Jiří Pešek 1946-65 298 149 50%
Zdeněk Nehoda 1967-82 346 145 42%


Czech Republicmarker

Name Years Games Goals (%) Clubs
Horst Siegl 1993-04 277 121 44% Sparta Praha
Vratislav Lokvenc 1993-00 200 78 39%
Vítězslav Tuma 1993-04 192 66 34%
Luděk Zelenka 1995-04 236 63 27%
Radek Drulák 1994-99 94 60 64%
Karel Vácha 1993-03 186 58 31%
Josef Obajdin 1993-03 210 57 27%
Marek Kincl 1994-04 187 55 29%
Pavel Verbíř 1996-04 210 55 26%
Richard Dostálek 1993-03 262 54 21%


Ecuadormarker

Name Years Goals
Hermen Benítez 1980-95 191
Jorge Vinicio Ron 1972-87 181
Ángel Luis Liciardi 1970-78 154
José Fabian Pazymino 1972-88 153
Geovanny Alfonso Mera 1980-95 150
Hamilton Emilio Cuvi 1978-96 147
Evelio Agustín Ordóñez 1996- 126
José V. Villafuerte 1975-89 125
Carlos Alberto Juárez 1996- 123
César Fabian Cubero 1989- 120


Egyptmarker

Name Goals
Hassan El-Shazly 176
Hossam Hassan 149
Moustafa Reyadh 123
El-Sayed El-Dhizui 112
Mahmoud El-Khateeb 108
Ahmed El-Kass 107
Gamel Abdel Hamid 99


Englandmarker

Totals top level (First Division, then Premier League)

Rank Name Years Games Goals Goals/Games
1 Jimmy Greaves 1957-1972 516 357 69%
2 Steve Bloomer 1892-1910 536 317 59%
3 William "Dixie" Dean 1924-1938 362 310 86%
4 Gordon Hodgson 1925-1940 456 287 63%
5 Alan Shearer 1987-2006 559 283 51%
6 Charlie Buchan 1912-1928 482 257 53%
7 Nat Lofthouse 1946-1960 452 255 56%
8 Joe Bradford 1921-1935 410 248 60%
9 Hugh Gallacher 1925-1938 355 246 69%
10 Joe Smith 1911-1927 410 243 59%


Only Premier League

Rank Name Years Games Goals Goals/Games
1 Alan Shearer 1992-2006 441 260 59%
2 Andy Cole 1993-2007 407 188 46%
3 Thierry Henry 1999-2007 254 174 69%
4 Robbie Fowler 1992-2007 376 162 43%
5 Les Ferdinand 1992-2005 351 149 43%
6 Teddy Sheringham 1992-2007 418 147 35%
7 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 1997-2007 288 127 44%
8 Michael Owen 1996-present 230 125 54%
9 Dwight Yorke 1992-2005 348 122 35%
10 Ian Wright 1992-1999 213 113 53%


East Germanymarker

Name Years Games Goals Goals/Games
Joachim Streich 1969-85 378 229 0,61
Wolfgang Seguin 1964-81 380 199 0,52
Eberhard Vogel 1962-82 440 188 0,43
Peter Ducke 1960-77 352 153 0,43
Henning Frenzel 1960-78 420 152 0,36
Günter Schröter 1950-63 321 142 0,44
Hans-J. Kreische 1964-77 256 131 0,51
Rüdiger Schnuphase 1971-8? 320 123 0,38
Dieter Kühn 197?-91 294 122 0,41
Bernd Bauchspieß 1957-73 264 120 0,45


Greecemarker

Name Goals Matches per Goal (avg) Years
Thomas Mavros 281 1,92 1970-1991
Krzysztof Warzycha 244 1,59 1989-2004
Dimitrios Papaioannou 234 2,06 1963-1980
Jiorgios Sideris 228 - 1958-1972
Antonios Antoniadis 187 1,5 1967-1980
Dimitrios Saravakos 185 2,33 1979-1998
Nikos Anastopoulos 181 2,23 1978-1991
Jiorgos Dedes 181 2,37 1963-1975
Michalis Kritikopoulos 175 - -
Mimis Domazos 142 3,77 1959-1980


Hondurasmarker

Name Years Games Goals
Denilson Costa 1991-Present ??? 154
Wilmer Velasquez 1991-Present ??? 149
Francisco Ramírez 1998-Present ??? 92
Prudencio Norales 1977-88 ??? 88
Danilo Tosello 1999-Present ??? 86
Óscar Hernández ???-??? ??? 86
Juan Manuel Cárcamo ???-Present ??? 85
Reynaldo Mejiá ???-Present ??? 83
Antonio Obando 1973-86 ??? 83
Roy Castaneda ???-??? ??? 79


Hungarymarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Imre Schlosser 1906-28 301 417 139%
Ferenc Szusza 1940-61 462 393 85%
Gyula Zsengellér 1935-47 325 387 119%
József Takács 1920-40 355 360 101%
Ferenc Puskás 1943-56 354 357 101%
György Sárosi 1931-48 383 351 92%
Gyula Szilágyi 1943-60 390 313 80%
Ferenc Deák 1944-54 238 305 128%
Ferenc Bene 1960-78 418 303 72%
Géza Toldi 1928-46 324 271 84%


Iranmarker

Name Years Goals
Farshad Pious 1985-1988,1989-1998 96
Edmond Bezik 1994-2006 84
Ali Asghar Modirroosta 1991-2003 82
Reza Enayati 2001-2006 80
Fereydoon Fazli 2001-2002,2003-2009 78
Ali Daei 1994-1996,2003-2007 72
Reza Sahebi 1989-2003 67
Rasoul Khatibi 1997-1999,2000-2006,2009 66
Gholam Hossein Mazloumi 1971-1979 63
Mohsen Garousi 1989-2002 61
Behnam Seraj 1996-2004 59


Iraqmarker

Name Goals Years Clubs
Elias Thomas 1087 1931 - 1959 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Badir Al-Elmas 1034 1934 - 1956 Al-Shorta
Emmanuel Estrada 901 1937 - 1962 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Elias Thamir Assoufi 745 1969 - 1987 Al-Zawraa
Elviro Souza 714 1962 - 1980 Al-Shorta
Hussein Saeed 685 1970 - 1989 Al-Talaba
Caywan Al-Emas 603 1974 - 1992 Al-Kahraba
Ahmed Radhi 579 1982-93, 1997-99 Al Zawraa


Israelmarker (Ligat ha'Al)

Name Years Goals
Alon Mizrahi 1989 - 2005 207
Oded Machnes 1974 - 1990 196
Moshe Romano 1965 - 1982 193
Avi Nimni 1989 - 2007 192
Mordechai Spiegler 1963 - 1977 168


Italymarker (Serie A)

Rank Name Years Games Goals (%)
1 Silvio Piola 1929-1954 537 274 51%
2 Gunnar Nordahl 1949-1958 291 225 77%
3 Giuseppe Meazza 1929-1947 367 216 59%
3 José Altafini 1958-1976 459 216 47%
5 Roberto Baggio 1985-2004 452 205 45%
6 Kurt Hamrin 1956-1971 400 190 48%
7 Giuseppe Signori 1991-2004 344 188 55%
8 Francesco Totti 1992-present 428 187 44%
9 Gabriel Batistuta 1991-2003 318 184 58%
10 Giampiero Boniperti 1946-1961 444 178 40%


Japanmarker (J. League Div 1)

Rank Name Years Games Goals
1 Masashi Nakayama 1994-2008 353 157
2 Kazuyoshi Miura 1993-2007 319 140


Kazakhstanmarker

Name Years Goals
Oleg Litvinenko 1992-2004 147
Nurken Mazbayev 1992-Present 137
Andrey Miroshnichenko 1992-2002 115


Latviamarker

Name Years Goals
Mihails Miholaps 1995-Present 199
Viktors Dobrecovs 1993-2005 168
Vits Rimkus 1992-Present 115


Lithuaniamarker

Name Years Goals
Remigijus Pocius 1991-2003 148
Povilas Lukšys 1995-Present 106
Darius Maciulevičius 1991-2008 101
Andrius Velicka 1998-Present 95
Eimantas Poderis 1991-Present 94


Mexicomarker

Name Goals
Cabinho 312
Carlos Hermosillo 294
José Saturnino Cardozo 249
Jared Borgetti 246
Osvaldo Castro 214
Zague 209
Carlos Eloir Peruci 197
Adalberto López 196
Sergio Lira 190
Ricardo Pelaez 187


Moldovamarker

Name Years Games Goals
Vladimir Cosse 1992-1999 193 131
Iurie Miterev 1992-2002 250 129
Serghei Rogaciov 1993-2000 163 124
Vladislav Gavriliuc 1992-2002 191 116
Ruslan Barbaros 1994-2005 232 94


Moroccomarker

Name Years Goals
Simsan Zaki 1960-1984 297
Hassan Erouali 1956-1973 276
Ahmad Meroebi 1958-1976 221


Netherlandsmarker

Name Goals
Ruud Geels 265
Johan Cruyff 215
Kees Kist 212
Tonnie van der Linden 204
Henk Groot 194
Peter Houtman 178
Sjaak Swart 175
Leo van Veen 175
Cor van der Gijp 162


Norwaymarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Harald Brattbakk 1990-05 255 166 65%
Petter Belsvik 1989-03 292 159 54%
Odd Iversen 1967-82 225 158 70%
Per Kristoffersen 1957-68 194 145 75%
Sigurd Rushfeldt 1992-present 207 137 66%
Jostein Flo 1987-01 213 114 54%
Jan Fuglset 1967-82 209 109 52%
Arne Pedersen 1951-66 231 107 46%
Svein Mathisen 1973-89 327 106 32%
Mini Jakobsen 1988-99 194 98 51%


Paraguaymarker

Rank Name Years Goals
1 Juan Samudio 1997-present 111
2 Mauro Caballero 1992-2007 107


Polandmarker

Name Years Goals
Ernest Pol 1954-67 186
Lucjan Brychczy 1954-69 182
Gerard Cieslik 1948-59 167
Włodzimierz Lubański 1962-75 155
Teodor Peterek 1928-48 154 (+2?)
Kazimierz Kmiecik 1969-83 153
Jan Liberda 1955-71 145
Teodor Anioła 1948-57 140
Fryderyk Scherfke 1927-39 131
Jerzy Podbrożny 1986-96, 2003-04 122


Portugalmarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Fernando Peyroteo 1937-49 197 330 168%
Eusébio 1960-77 313 319 102%
Fernando Gomes 1974-91 405 318 79%
José Águas 1950-63 281 290 103%
Néné 1968-86 421 262 62%
Manuel Fernandes 1970-88 485 243 50%
Matateu 1951-67 289 218 75%
José Augusto Torres 1959-80 384 217 57%
Rui Jordão 1971-89 360 215 60%
Arsénio Duarte 1943-59 313 211 67%


Russiamarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Oleg Veretennikov 1992-2002 273 143 52%
Dmitry Loskov 1992- present 386 111 30%
Dmitry Kirichenko 1998- present 281 103 38%
Andrey Tikhonov 1992-2004, 2007-2008 345 98 29%
Valery Yesipov 1992-2007 390 88 23%
Yegor Titov 1995-2008 336 88 27%
Oleg Teryokhin 1995-2005 208 84 40%
Sergey Semak 1993- present 374 86 23%
Roman Pavlyuchenko 1992-2008 206 83 40%
Alexandr Shirko 1995-2008 281 78 29%


Scotlandmarker

Name Years Goals
Jimmy McGrory 1922-1938 550
Bob McPhail 1923-1939 305
Hughie Ferguson 1916-1930 285
William Reid 1904-1922 275
Bobby Lennox 1962-1977 273
Ally McCoist 1980-2001 260
James McColl 1913-1932 258
Robert Ferrier 1917-1937 255
David Wilson 1928-1939 254
Willie MacFadyen 1921-1936 251


Soviet Unionmarker

Name Years Games Goals
Oleg Blokhin 1969-87 432 211
Alexander Ponomarev 1938-52 249 152
Nikita Simonyan 1946-59 267 144
Sergei Soloviev 1939-52 226 143
Grigori Fedotov 1937-49 169 132
Eduard Markarov 1961-75 370 129
Avtandil Gogoberidze 1945-61 341 128
Oleg Protasov 1982-90 218 125
Valentin Ivanov 1953-66 287 124
Ramaz Shengelia 1977-88 283 120


Spainmarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Telmo Zarra 1939-55 277 251 91%
Hugo Sánchez 1981-92, 93-94 347 234 67%
Alfredo di Stéfano 1953-66 329 227 69.5%
César Rodríguez 1939-55 353 226 64%
Raúl 1994-present 531 226 43%
Quini 1970-75, 77-84 448 219 49%
Pahíño 1943-56 278 210 76%
Mundo 1939-51 231 195 84%
Carlos Santillana 1971-89 461 186 40%
Guillermo Gorostiza 1929-46 257 185 72%


Swedenmarker

Name Years Goals
Sven Jonasson 1927-47 252
Carl-Erik Holmberg 1924-39 194
Filip Johansson 1924-36 182
Harry Lundahl 1924-38 179
Bertil Johansson 1954-68 162
Harry Bild 1956-73 162
Sven Rydell 1924-34 156
Gunnar Nordahl 1940-49 151
Tore Keller 1924-40 150
Knut Kroon 1925-42 140


Turkeymarker

Name Years Goals
Hakan Şükür 1990- 2008 249
Tanju Çolak 1985-1993 240
Hami Mandıralı 1987-2003 219
Metin Oktay 1959-1969 217
Aykut Kocaman 1988-1996 200
Feyyaz Uçar 1984-1997 191
Serkan Aykut 1994-2005 188
Umit Karan 1996- present 148
Fevzi Zemzem 1960-1974 144
Saffet Sancakli 1987-1998 130
Mehmet Özdilek 1988-2001 130


Ukrainemarker

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Serhiy Rebrov 1992-2000,2005-present 267 125 47%
Andriy Shevchenko 1994-1999 117 60 51.3%
Aleksandr Zavarov 1977-1979,1982,1983-1988 189 43 23%


Uruguaymarker

Name Goals Clubs
Fernando Morena 235 Peñarol
Attilio García 208 Nacional


USAmarker (MLS)

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Jaime Moreno 1996- 300 124 41%
Ante Razov 1996- 262 114 44%
Jason Kreis 1996-2007 305 108 35%
Jeff Cunningham 1998- 295 104 35%
Taylor Twellman 2002- 172 99 58%
Landon Donovan 2001- 190 89 47%
Roy Lassiter 1996-2002 179 88 49%
Raúl Díaz Arce 1996-2001 150 82 55%
Carlos Ruiz 2002-2008 155 82 53%
Preki 1996-2005 242 79 33%
Stats correct through games of 6 May 2009

Yugoslavia

Name Years Games Goals (%)
Frane Matošić 1935-56 739 729 98%
Dragan Džajić ? 590 287 49%
Slobodan Santrač 1962-77 364 218 60%
Darko Pančev 1982-92 242 171 70.7%
Dušan Bajević ? 322 149 46%
Bora Kostić 1956-64 ? 158 ?
Todor Veselinović 1946-61 ? 145 ?
Stjepan Bobek 1945-58 ? 129 ?
Zlatko Prljinčević ? ? 129 ?
Dušan Savić 1973-83 202 120 59%


See also



References

Data adapted from research carried out by the contributors at RSSSF.com.

Swedish data from http://www.bolletinen.se/.

USA data from http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/history/alltime_leaders.jsp.

Russian data from: http://bombarder.narod.ru/.

Brazilian data from http://www.netvasco.com.br/mauroprais/futbr/artilbr.html.

Netherlands data from: http://www.beijen.net/frank/nlalrtchto.htm


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