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Top 10 Highest Goal Scorers of All Times in Football

Goal scoring is one major determinant of the possibility/probability of a football team to either wins match, stay at a rightly positioned probably in the top 4 of a league table or becoming the champions of a league or a tournament. This being the case, strikers and players that have eye for goals are hot cakes in the sport that managers go to any length to get them to sign contracts with the club, so as to stay at the top of the game.

Between the superstar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, there has been a long-time debate over which is superior. It is a rage that has lingered for several years. It has been a survival of the fittest battle between Messi and Ronaldo and the good thing about it is that two of them still have few years to end heir professional football career.

Aside these superstars, other players have hit milestones by making it to the list of all-time top goal scorer. We know you would want to know the position of these superstars in this list so, you have to stick through to the end.

Not minding the number of goals that these superstars have scored so far; they’ll have to continue in their prolific form for a number of seasons yet if they are to exceed the number of goals scored by legendary Josef Bican.

Sports24.com.ng beings to you the list of Top 10 Highest Goal Scorers of All Times in Football in ascending order which include:

  • Tulio Maravilha
  • Uwe Seeler
  • Ferenc Deak
  • Lionel Messi 
  • Gerd Muller
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ferenc Puskas
  • Pele
  • Romario
  • Josef Bican

10. Tulio Maravilha

Number of Goals Scored: 575

Total Number of Games Played: unknown

Football Duration: 1988-2019

Tulio Maravilha is one of the top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football. The Brazilian who certainly had the eye for goals retired recently and played for about 40 clubs all through his football career.

9. Uwe Seeler

Number of Goals Scored: 575 +

Total Number of Games Played: unknown

Football Duration: 1988-2019

Uwe Seeler was born on the 5th of November 1936 and started his football career in 1988. Uwe the former German international footballer and football official, was a prolific striker and scored several goals for Hamburger SV and in addition, made a total number of 72 appearances for the West German national team.

The German born is often regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport in Germany. Seeler made it to the list of FIFA’s 125 greatest living players that was named by Pele in 2004 and was the first football player to receive the Great Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. His father played for Hamburger SV and he followed his father’s footsteps to do same and as if footballing runs in their blood, his grandson, Levin Öztunalı, is also a professional footballer.

8. Ferenc Deak

Number of Goals Scored: 575 +

Total Number of Games Played: unknown

Football Duration: 1940-1957

Ferenc Deak is among the top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football and is one of best players that Hungary had during their heyday and throughout the history of football in the country. Ferenc Deak is considered a legend in his home country if not as much elsewhere in the world.

7. Lionel Messi 

Number of Goals Scored: 707

Total Number of Games Played: 877

Football Duration: 2003 – present

Lionel Messi for sure, is one of the top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football and is a true one club legend who has much eyes for goals. Aside his goals, Messi has won myriad of awards alongside his goals at FC Barcelona.

Having some more years to play the game before he hangs his boot and retired from international football, his fans and the entire world of football expects to have him net more fantastic goals in to the net. Messi, still being strong in the game, is looking forward to overtaking a few more names on this list before he retires.

6. Gerd Muller

Number of Goals Scored: 734

Total Number of Games Played: 793

Football Duration: 1962-1981

The German, Gerd Muller is one of those that had eyes for goals and he netted his most important goal which was the winner in the World Cup final of 1974 as Germany took the lead against the Netherlands in Munich, in a game that ended 2-1 and crowned the German side, the winners of the tournament.

Gerd Muller is also Bayern Munich’s highest goal scorer in the club’s history and has well over double the second best in the list.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Number of Goals Scored: 737

Total Number of Games Played: 1019

Football Duration: 2001-present

From playing for Manchester United to moving to Real Madrid and then Juventus, where he is playing currently, he has always had eyes for goals and is always looked up by his fans to score in each game and to perform excellently with assists, etc.

Ronaldo has won everything in football but still looks forward to hitting milestones. He is one of the leading goal scorers of all time in football.

4. Ferenc Puskas

Number of Goals Scored: 746+

Total Number of Games Played: 754+

Football Duration: 1943-1966

Ferenc Puskas is another player who is among the top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football. He is another football icon from Hungary who has eyes for goals.

He played for Budapest before sealing up his legendary play at Real Madrid.

3. Pele

Number of Goals Scored: 767

Total Number of Games Played: 831

Football Duration: 1957-1977

Pele is a big name in the world of football and is one of the greatest footballers ever in the history of the game. Pele is among the top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football and is a three-time World Cup winner.

The legendary footballer netted about a goal-per-game during his 656 competitive games for Santos, though claims to have scored a total of 1000 in his football career before retiring from professional football.

2. Romario

Number of Goals Scored: 772

Total Number of Games Played: 994

Football Duration: 1985-2007

Romario is second in the list of top 10 highest goal scorers of all times in football and lead Brazilian side to World Cup glory in 1994, scoring a total of five goals in the tournament.

He played for a number of top-notch clubs before hanging his boot.

1. Josef Bican

Number of Goals Scored: 805+

Total Number of Games Played: 530+

Football Duration: 1931-1956

He recorded a huge score for Slavia Prague, where he scored 395 in 217. Having scored a total of 805+ goals, he is recognized as the leading goal scorer of all-time in the history of football.

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