List of footballers with 50 or more international goals

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As of 3 January 2016, a total of 46 male players have each scored fifty or more goals in official international association football matches. The only male player to score more than a hundred goals is Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran.

List of male footballers

This list is sorted by the number of goals. Players with the same amount of goals scored are sorted by the goals-per-match average. Players who are currently active at international level are indicated in bold type.[1]

# Name Nation Confederation International goals Caps Goals per match Active years
1 Ali Daei  Iran AFC 109 149 0.73 1993–2006
2 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary
 Spain
UEFA 84 85 0.99 1945–1956
1961–1962
3 Kunishige Kamamoto  Japan AFC 80 84 0.95 1964–1977
4 Hussein Saeed  Iraq AFC 78 137 0.57 1977–1990
5 Pelé  Brazil CONMEBOL 77 92 0.84 1957–1971
6 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary UEFA 75 68 1.10 1948–1956
6 Bashar Abdullah  Kuwait AFC 75 133 0.56 1996–2007
8 Majed Abdullah  Saudi Arabia AFC 71 116 0.61 1977–1994
8 Miroslav Klose  Germany UEFA 71 137 0.51 2001–2014
10 Stern John  Trinidad and Tobago CONCACAF 70 115 0.61 1995–2012
10 Kiatisuk Senamuang  Thailand AFC 70 131 0.54 1992–2007
12 Gerd Müller  West Germany UEFA 68 62 1.10 1966–1974
12 Hossam Hassan  Egypt CAF 68 176 0.39 1985–2006
14 Robbie Keane  Republic of Ireland UEFA 67 142 0.47 1998–
15 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast CAF 65 104 0.63 2002–2014
16 Jassem Al-Houwaidi  Kuwait AFC 63 74 0.85 1992–2009
17 Ronaldo  Brazil CONMEBOL 62 98 0.63 1994–2011
17 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden UEFA 62 111 0.53 2001–
17 Ahmed Radhi  Iraq AFC 62 121 0.51 1982–1997
20 Imre Schlosser  Hungary UEFA 59 68 0.87 1906–1927
20 David Villa  Spain UEFA 59 97 0.61 2005–2014
20 Carlos Ruiz  Guatemala CONCACAF 59 126 0.47 1998–
23 Cha Bum-kun  South Korea AFC 58 135 0.42 1972–1986
24 Carlos Pavón  Honduras CONCACAF 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
24 Younis Mahmoud  Iraq AFC 57 145 0.39 2002–
24 Landon Donovan  United States CONCACAF 57 157 0.36 2000–2014
27 Gabriel Batistuta  Argentina CONMEBOL 56 78 0.72 1991–2002
27 Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon CAF 56 118 0.47 1997–2014
29 Romário  Brazil CONMEBOL 55 70 0.79 1987–2005
29 Kazuyoshi Miura  Japan AFC 55 89 0.62 1990–2000
29 Jan Koller  Czech Republic UEFA 55 91 0.60 1999–2009
29 Fandi Ahmad  Singapore AFC 55 101 0.55 1979–1997
29 Joachim Streich  East Germany UEFA 55 102 0.54 1969–1984
29 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal UEFA 55 123 0.45 2003–
35 Poul Nielsen  Denmark UEFA 52 38 1.37 1910–1925
35 Jon Dahl Tomasson  Denmark UEFA 52 112 0.46 1997–2010
35 Adnan Al Talyani  United Arab Emirates AFC 52 161 0.32 1983–1997
38 Lajos Tichy  Hungary UEFA 51 72 0.71 1955–1971
38 Karim Bagheri  Iran AFC 51 87 0.58 1993–2010
38 Wayne Rooney  England UEFA 51 108 0.47 2003–
38 Hakan Şükür  Turkey UEFA 51 112 0.46 1992–2007
38 Thierry Henry  France UEFA 51 123 0.41 1997–2010
38 Bader Al-Mutawa  Kuwait AFC 51 158 0.32 2003–
44 Sunil Chhetri  India AFC 50 88 0.56 2005-
44 Robin van Persie  Netherlands UEFA 50 101 0.50 2005–
44 Hwang Sun-hong  South Korea AFC 50 103 0.48 1988–2002

See also

References

  1. "Players with 30 or More Goals". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 October 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>