Top goalscorers in football history

A soccer team is like a well-oiled machine and the striker is one of the most important parts of the team to assist the team on getting to the top. The more goals scored, the higher the chances of winning. Goalscorers can make or break the team. This list is dedicated to some legends, the best goalscorers of all-time.

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Gerd Muller (Germany) - 735 career goals

Gerd Muller (Germany) - 735 career goalsImage source:

At number five, the German player Gerd Muller has scored and impressive 735 career goals. Muller was known for his polished finish, he spent most of his football career in Germany playing for 1861 Nördlingen and Bayern Munich which he represented for 15 seasons before moving to the North American Soccer League (NASL). To date Muller remains Bayern’s top goalscorer. Among all his achievements, he has assisted Germany in winning the European Championship in 1972 and the FIFA World Cup in 1974. In the 18 years that he played, he scored 735 goals in 793 matches.

Ference Puskas (Hungary) – 746 career goal

Ference Puskas (Hungary) – 746 career goalImage source:

Puskas is still a legend and for good reason, he has scored 746 goals in his professional career. He comes in at number four on the list even though he had only played for two clubs, Budapest Honvéd during 1943 and 1955 and Read Madrid between 1958 and 1966. Puskas was an intimidating and crucial player for the Hungarian team. He scored an incredible 84 goals in 85 games for Hungary and contributed to the “Golden Team” that went unbeaten for 32 games, and winning the 1952 Olympics. Puskas assisted Real Madrid in winning 10 major trophies in 8 years. He ended his career with 746 career goals in 754 games.

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Pelé (Brazil) - 767 career goals

Pelé (Brazil) - 767 career goals
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Pelé will always be one of Brazil’s most remembered players as known to some as one of the biggest footballers of all time. He achieved 767 career goals. Pelé’s career started in 1956 with Santos where he stayed for 18 seasons before moving to the NALS to play for New York Cosmos. When he played for Santos he set a number of records which still belong to him, including making the most appearances and scoring the most goals. He represented his national team for 14 years and some of his achievements include assisting his team to win the FIFA World Cup 3 times.

Romário (Brazil) - 772 career goals

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Making his way on number two is Romário, a well-known Brazilian striker. Romário began his professional soccer career in 1985, before he moved to PSV Eindhoven for a period of five years. He played for various prestigious teams such as Barcelona, Valencia, Miami FC and a number of Brazilian clubs. He played for Brazil between 1987 and 2005, assisting his team in winning the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Romário had a great 24-year career, which ended with 772 career goals in 994 games.

Josef Bican (Czech Republic - Austria) - 805 career goals

Josef Bican (Czech Republic - Austria) - 805 career goalsImage source:

The player with the most scored goals goes to Josef Bican with an amazing 805 career goals. Bican played for 3 different nations, Austria from 1933 to 1936, Czech Republic from 1938 to 1949, and Bohemia and Moravia in 1939. Bican is believed to have scored 1470 goals throughout his career, however this figure is said to include goals in unofficial matches. Bican played professional football for 27 years with the highest career goals of 805 in 530 matches.

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Published: 02/08/2019