List of top international association football goal scorers by country

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This page lists the top all-time male goal scorer for each national football team where the top scorer has a minimum 20 goals in official international matches for his country. Players who are currently active at international level are indicated in bold type.

This list is not an all-time top international goal scorers list, as some country's second top scorer could have scored more than another country's top scorer. It only lists the top scorer for each country.

This list is for Men's association football only.

List of players

As of 8 January 2016
Players in bold are still active at international level.
Players in italics also hold the record for most caps for their nation.
# Country Name International goals Caps Goals per Match
1  Iran Ali Daei 109 149 0.73
2  Hungary Ferenc Puskás 84 85 0.99
3  Iraq Hussein Saeed 78 137 0.57
4  Brazil Pelé 77 92 0.84
5  Zambia Godfrey Chitalu 76 108 0.70
6  Japan Kunishige Kamamoto 75 76 0.99
7  Kuwait Bashar Abdullah 75 133 0.56
8  Saudi Arabia Majed Abdullah 71 116 0.61
 Thailand Kiatisuk Senamuang 71 134 0.53
 Germany Miroslav Klose 71 137 0.52
11  Trinidad and Tobago John, SternStern John 70 115 0.61
12  Egypt Hassan, HossamHossam Hassan 68 176 0.38
13  Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane 67 142 0.47
14  Ivory Coast Drogba, DidierDidier Drogba 65 104 0.63
15  Sweden Ibrahimović, ZlatanZlatan Ibrahimović 62 111 0.56
16  Spain Villa, DavidDavid Villa 59 97 0.61
 Guatemala Ruiz, CarlosCarlos Ruiz 59 126 0.47
18  Honduras Pavón, CarlosCarlos Pavón 57 101 0.56
 United States Donovan, LandonLandon Donovan 57 157 0.36
20  Argentina Batistuta, GabrielGabriel Batistuta 56 78 0.72
 Cameroon Eto'o, SamuelSamuel Eto'o 56 118 0.47
22  Czech Republic Koller, JanJan Koller 55 91 0.60
 Singapore Ahmad, FandiFandi Ahmad 55 101 0.54
 East Germany Streich, JoachimJoachim Streich 55 102 0.54
 Portugal Ronaldo, CristianoCristiano Ronaldo 55 123 0.45
 South Korea Cha Bum-kun 55 130 0.42
27  Denmark Nielsen, PoulPoul Nielsen / Jon Dahl Tomasson 52 38 / 112 1.37 / 0.46
 United Arab Emirates Talyani, Adnan AlAdnan Al Talyani 52 161 0.32
29  England Rooney, WayneWayne Rooney 51 109 0.47
 Turkey Şükür, HakanHakan Şükür 51 112 0.46
 France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry 51 123 0.41
32  India Sunil Chhetri 50 88 0.57
 Netherlands Persie, Robin vanRobin van Persie 50 101 0.49
34  Poland Włodzimierz Lubański 48 75 0.64
 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 48 78 0.62
 Ghana Asamoah Gyan 48 95 0.50
 Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 48 111 0.43
38  Costa Rica Fonseca, RolandoRolando Fonseca 47 113 0.42
39  Mexico Borgetti, JaredJared Borgetti 46 89 0.52
 Maldives Ali Ashfaq 46 unk unk
41  Croatia Šuker, DavorDavor Šuker 45 69 0.65
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Džeko, EdinEdin Džeko 45 75 0.60
 Australia Cahill, TimTim Cahill 45 88 0.51
44  Austria Polster, ToniToni Polster 44 95 0.46
45  Uruguay Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez 43 82 0.52
 Oman Al-Dhabit, HaniHani Al-Dhabit 43 102 0.42
47  Philippines Younghusband, PhilPhil Younghusband 42 78 0.54
  Switzerland Frei, AlexanderAlexander Frei 42 84 0.50
 Panama Tejada, LuisLuis Tejada 42 92 0.44
 Soviet Union Blokhin, OlehOleh Blokhin 42 112 0.38
51  China PR Hao Haidong 41 107 0.38
52  Vietnam Lê Công Vinh 40 70 0.57
 Malta Mifsud, MichaelMichael Mifsud 40 113 0.35
54  El Salvador Díaz Arce, RaúlRaúl Díaz Arce 39 72 0.41
55  Yugoslavia Bobek, StjepanStjepan Bobek 38 63 0.60
 Antigua and Barbuda Peter Byers 38 72 0.53
 Angola Akwá 38 76 0.50
 Estonia Oper, AndresAndres Oper 38 134 0.28
 Zimbabwe Ndlovu, PeterPeter Ndlovu 38 unk unk
60  Nigeria Yekini, RashidiRashidi Yekini 37 58 0.64
 Chile Salas, MarceloMarcelo Salas 37 70 0.53
62  Hong Kong Chan Siu Ki 36 62 0.58
 Tunisia Jemâa, IssamIssam Jemâa 36 84 0.43
 Northern Ireland Healy, DavidDavid Healy 36 95 0.38
 Bahrain Ismail Abdul-Latif 36 105 0.34
66  Italy Riva, LuigiLuigi Riva 35 42 0.83
 Jamaica Shelton, LutonLuton Shelton 35 75 0.47
 Slovenia Zahovič, ZlatkoZlatko Zahovič 35 80 0.44
 Romania Hagi, GheorgheGheorghe Hagi / Adrian Mutu 35 125 / 77 0.28 / 0.45
70  Czechoslovakia Antonín Puč 34 60 0.57
 Uzbekistan Shatskikh, MaksimMaksim Shatskikh 34 61 0.56
 Algeria Tasfaout, AbdelhafidAbdelhafid Tasfaout 34 79 0.43
73  Norway Juve, JørgenJørgen Juve 33 45 0.73
 Israel Spiegler, MordechaiMordechai Spiegler 33 83 0.40
75  South Africa McCarthy, BenniBenni McCarthy 32 80 0.40
 Cyprus Konstantinou, MichalisMichalis Konstantinou 32 84 0.38
 Paraguay Santa Cruz, RoqueRoque Santa Cruz 32 110 0.29
 Finland Litmanen, JariJari Litmanen 32 137 0.23
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samuel, ShandelShandel Samuel 32 unk unk
80  Ecuador Delgado, AgustínAgustín Delgado 31 70 0.44
 Burkina Faso Dagano, MoumouniMoumouni Dagano 31 unk unk
82  Scotland Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish / Denis Law 30 102 / 55 0.29 / 0.55
 Belgium Bernard Voorhoof / Paul Van Himst 30 61 / 81 0.49 / 0.37
 Togo Adebayor, EmmanuelEmmanuel Adebayor 30 65 0.46
 Russia Kerzhakov, AleksandrAleksandr Kerzhakov 30 90 0.33
86  Cuba Lester Moré 29 62 0.47
 Greece Anastopoulos, NikosNikos Anastopoulos 29 73 0.40
 Senegal Camara, HenriHenri Camara 29 99 0.29
 Latvia Verpakovskis, MārisMāris Verpakovskis 29 104 0.28
 Guinea Feindouno, PascalPascal Feindouno 29 unk unk
 Yemen Al-Nono, AliAli Al-Nono 29 unk unk
92  New Zealand Coveny, VaughanVaughan Coveny 28 64 0.44
 Wales Rush, IanIan Rush 28 78 0.36
94  Mozambique Tico-Tico 27 unk unk
 Sri Lanka Jayasuriya, KasunKasun Jayasuriya 27 unk unk
96  Georgia Arveladze, ShotaShota Arveladze 26 60 0.43
 Macedonia Pandev, GoranGoran Pandev 26 75 0.35
 Peru Cubillas, TeófiloTeófilo Cubillas 26 81 0.32
99  Colombia Falcao, RadamelRadamel Falcao 25 62 0.40
 Iceland Guðjohnsen, EiðurEiður Guðjohnsen 25 80 0.31
 Mali Keita, SeydouSeydou Keita 25 102 0.25
 Rwanda Karekezi, OlivierOlivier Karekezi 25 unk unk
103  Slovakia Vittek, RóbertRóbert Vittek 23 80 0.29
 Venezuela Arango, JuanJuan Arango 23 129 0.18
105  Canada De Rosario, DwayneDwayne De Rosario 22 81 0.27
106  Belize McCaulay, DeonDeon McCaulay 21 36 0.58
 Benin Omotoyossi, RazakRazak Omotoyossi 21 unk unk
108  Dominican Republic Jonathan Faña 20 37 0.54
 Bolivia Botero, JoaquínJoaquín Botero 20 48 0.42
 Lebanon Antar, RodaRoda Antar 20 56 0.37
 Belarus Romaschenko, MaksimMaksim Romaschenko 20 63 0.32

Notes

  • Number is a count of nations. As of 8 September 2015, four nations (Belgium, Denmark, Romania, and Scotland) have a pair of players tied for national leader. These are counted as one nation each.
  • Statistics for the top scorers of Malawi (Kinnah Phiri – 67 goals, 110 caps),[1] Malaysia (Mokhtar Dahari – 125 goals, 167 caps),[2] Morocco (Ahmed Faras – 42 goals),[3] Qatar (Mansoor Muftah – 53 goals),[4] have not been verified and therefore are not included in the list.

See also

References

  1. Peter Kanjere (2014-02-16). "Young most capped, Kinnah all-time top scorer". Malawi Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The late Mokhtar Dahari". Olympic Council of Malaysia. Retrieved 2012-06-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Portrait Ahmed Faras - Ancien Capitaine de l'équipe national du Maroc". Le Soir (in French). Belgium. 18 February 2010. Retrieved June 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. منصور مفتاح (in Arabic). Rayyan Club. Retrieved 2012-06-20. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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