Most Goals in Football (Soccer) History

Name the players with the most goals in football history.
Blue highlight = Players still active and playing
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_footballers_with_500_or_more_goals
+ indicates that their goal tally is estimated and not known definitively
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Number of Goals
Notable Club Team
National Team
Player
982+
PSV Chemnitz
Germany
Erwin Helmchen
948+
Slavia Prague
Austria / Czechoslovakia
Josef Bican
808
Real Madrid
Hungary
Ferenc Puskas
794+
Upjest FC
Hungary
Ferenc Deak
790
Real Madrid
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo
780
Barcelona
Brazil
Romario
775
Santos
Brazil
Pele
761
Barcelona
Argentina
Lionel Messi
735
Bayern Munich
Germany
Gerd Muller
710+
Heerenveen
Netherlands
Abe Lenstra
678+
Linfield
Northern Ireland
Joe Bambrick
673+
Glenavon
Northern Ireland
Jimmy Jones
663+
Ruch Chorzow
Poland / Germany
Ernst Willimowski
657+
Everton
England
Tommy Lawton
630
Upjest FC
Hungary
Ferenc Bene
611
Upjest FC
Hungary
Gyula Zsengeller
597
Sporting Lisbon
Portugal
Fernando Peyroteo
591+
Benfica
Portugal
Eusebio
582
Hamburg
Germany
Uwe Seeler
575
Botafago
Brazil
Tulio Maravilha
574+
Kaiserslautern
Germany
Fritz Walter
571
AC Milan
Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
569+
Ferencvaros
Hungary
Imre Schlosser
569+
Rapid Wien
Austria
Franz Binder
567
Tottenham Hotspur
England
Jimmy Greaves
563
Linfield
Northern Ireland
Glenn Ferguson
562
Real Madrid
Mexico
Hugo Sanchez
561
Benfica
Portugal
Jose Torres
556
Barcelona
Hungary
Sandor Kocsis
554+
Glentoran
Northern Ireland
Fred Roberts
549
Celtic
Scotland
James McGrory
545
Flamengo
Brazil
Zico
544
Bayern Munich
Poland
Robert Lewandowski
541+
Nottingham Forest
Nothern Ireland
Boy Martin
541
Upjest FC
Hungary
Ferenc Szusza
538+
Derry City
Northern Ireland
Jimmy Kelly
534+
San Lorenzo
Spain
Isidro Langara
531
Everton
England
Dixie Dean
526
MTK Budapest
Hungary
Nandor Hidegkuti
518
Ferencvaros
Hungary
Jozsef Takacs
518
Rapid Wien
Austria
Hans Krankl
517
Vasco da Gama
Brazil
Roberto Dinamite
513
Real Madrid
Spain / Argentina
Alfredo Di Stefano
510+
AC Milan
Sweden
Gunnar Nordahl
509
Anderlecht
Belgium
Joseph Mermans
507+
Newcastle United
Scotland
Hughie Gallacher
507
Ferencvaros
Hungary
Gyorgy Sarosi
505+
Derby County
England
Steve Bloomer
505
Barcelona
Uruguay
Luis Suarez
503+
Bastia
Cameroon
Roger Milla
500
Budapest Honved
Hungary
Lajos Tichy
2 Comments
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Level 22
Apr 6, 2021
Jimmy Greaves, not Greeves.
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Level 53
Apr 6, 2021
Thank you. Fixed.