Which Footballer (Has)Scored the Most Career Goals

For Each of the footballers listed try to guess which one has scored the most senior career goals.
For players still active, figures correct as of 20th January, 2023
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Only first team goals are counted
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Last updated: January 20, 2023
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1. Most Goals?
George Best
Diego Maradona
Pele scored a career 732 goals in 792 games, a rate of 0.924 goals per game.
2. Most Goals?
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Robin van Persie
Thierry Henry
Carlos Tevez
Thierry Henry scored 336 goals from 704 games.
3. Four greats at the tail end of their careers. Most Goals?
Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Karim Benzema
Ronaldo currently has 616 career goals and counting.
4. Most Goals?
Gabriel Batistuta
Mario Kempes
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Jürgen Klinsmann
Mario Kempes scored 322 goals in 597 games, including 2 in a World Cup final.
5. Four of the greatest ever Italian strikers. Most Goals?
Paolo Rossi
Giuseppe Meazza
Gigi Riva
Christian Vieri
Giuseppe Meazza scored the most goals with 303 in 516 games.
6. Four of the greatest defenders of all time, who could also score goals. Most Goals?
Fernando Hierro
Sergio Ramos
Daniel Passarella
Franz Beckenbauer
Daniel Passarella scored 165 goals in 549 games; not a bad return for a centre back.
7. Four of the best midfielders of recent times. Most Goals?
Andres Iniesta
David Beckham
Andrea Pirlo
Wesley Sneijder
Sneijder scored 148 goals in 539 games.
8. Most goals?
Samuel Eto'o
Davor Suker
Alan Shearer
George Weah
Eto'o scored 349 goals in 703 games
9. Four more great strikers at the tail end of their careers. Most Goals?
Luis Suarez
Fabio Quagliarella
Edinson Cavani
Javier Hernandez
Suarez leads the way with 425 goals in 685 games.
10. Four of the greatest Spanish strikers of all time. Most Goals?
David Villa
Fernando Torres
Telmo Zarra
David Villa scored the most goals, with 392 from 722 games.
11. Four of the best strikers in the Champions League in the late '90's and early 2000's. Most goals?
Fernando Morientes
Mario Jardel
Giovane Élber
Walter Pandiani
Jardel has finished top scorer in a season of both the Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League. He scored 256 goals in 338 games, thats 0.757 goals per game..
12. Most goals?
Wayne Rooney
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Ebbe Sand
Henrik Larsson
Henrik Larsson is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Europa League/UEFA Cup. He scored 362 goals in 681 games.
13. Four of the greatest strikers of all time. Most Goals?
Gerd Muller
Ferenc Puskas
Ferenc Puskas has an incredible record of 705 goals from 708 games. A rate of 0.996 goals per game.
14. Four of the best British strikers of all time. Most Goals?
Michael Owen
Denis Law
Ian Rush
Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves scored 447 goals in 675 games.
15. Four of the best strikers to come out of North America. Most Goals?
Dwight Yorke
Jared Borgetti
Landon Donovan
Clint Dempsey
Jared Borgetti scored 317 goals in 614 games.
16. Four of the greatest strikers to ever play for Real Madrid. Most Career Goals?
Emilio Butragueño
Hugo Sánchez
Alfredo di Stefano
Ivan Zamorano
Another great striker out of Mexico. Hugo Sanchez scored 426 goals in 739 games.
17. Four great current strikers aged 30-34yrs. Most Goals?
Robert Lewandowski
Ciro Immobile
Mohamed Salah
Wissam Ben Yedder
Robert Lewandowski has scored 475 goals from 671 games.
18. Four great current strikers aged 25-29. Most Goals?
Timo Werner
Harry Kane
Lautaro Martínez
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has 270 goals from 523 games.
19. Four great current strikers aged under 25. Most goals?
Kylian Mbappe
Erling Haaland
Victor Osimhen
Darwin Núñez
Kylian Mbappe, at just 24 years old, already has 184 career goals from just 266 games.
20. Most Goals?
Kevin Keegan
Roberto Baggio
Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuain scored 310 goals in 605 games.
21. Four of the greatest wingers of all time. Most Goals?
Ryan Giggs
Pierre Littbarski
Grzegorz Lato
Grzegorz Lato was top goalscorer at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. He scored 190 career goals in 504 matches.
22. Four of the best strikers to come out of Oceania. Most Goals?
Wynton Rufer
Mark Viduka
Tim Cahill
John Aloisi
Mark Viduka scored 262 goals in 534 games.
23. Four of the best strikers to come out of Eastern Europe. Most Goals?
Gheorghe Hagi
Oleg Salenko
Andriy Shevchenko
Hristo Stoichkov
Shevchenko scored 283 goals in 608 games.
24. All of these players won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup. Most Career Goals?
Just Fontaine
Sándor Kocsis
Miroslav Klose
Gary Lineker
Sándor Kocsis won the Golden Boot at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He scored 75 goals for Hungary in just 68 games. Career wise, he scored 371 times in just 403 games, that's 0.921 goals per game.
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