The best scorers in soccer today (in spanish: actualidad futbolera) have scored more than 500 goals in their careers. They have all been absolute legends for their country and their clubs. They have left their mark on the history of soccer forever.
The goal of soccer is simple: to score a goal. These players cemented their place in history by scoring a large number of goals in all kinds of situations and from all kinds of different angles.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the ranking of the...
10 best goal scorers of all time
7. Lionel Messi - 700 goals
Lionel Messi, one of the best goal scorers of all time
The first player to win the Golden Ball five times, Lionel Messi is an absolute phenomenon. Since 2008, the Argentinean has been the most important man in FC Barcelona and has had an exceptional performance for Barcelona and Argentina.
The Argentinean master, who is now 31 years old, has scored 630 goals in 723 games for the Catalans. Messi is without a doubt one of the best footballers of all time. He is also one of our 10 best dribblers in history.
Messi is also the top scorer of the national team with 70 goals in 138 games. Being one of only two active players on this list, Messi can move up the rankings until the end of his illustrious career.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo - 728 goals
Ronaldo CR7 one of the best goal scorers in soccer today
One of the two best players of this generation. Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly one of the best players of all time. He joined Real Madrid for a record 94 million euros before recently signing for Juventus in Turin.
During his years at Real Madrid, his scoring exploits were impressive. In 438 appearances, Ronaldo has scored 450 goals and has been at the forefront of Real Madrid's three Champions League victories in the last four years. He was also prolific with Manchester United, where he scored 118 times in 292 games. Ronaldo has scored 626 club goals, making him the best scorer in the history of soccer. To see everything related to the goals and games of this and all the players you can look for this page of last soccer news (in spanish: últimas noticias fútbol).
With 99 goals for Portugal, he is the top scorer of all time. He scored a total of 728 goals in his career. If Ronaldo continues with his scoring feats, he will surely qualify much more at the end of his career. CR7 is also one of the 10 richest athletes in the world.
5. Gerd Müller - 735 goals
Gerd Müller is one of the best finalists in the history of soccer. The German was not someone who made beautiful footwork or wasted time making catchy strides. What he did was score goals and he scored goals every time he played.
Müller's statistics are really amazing. He scored 735 club and national team goals. He even had the record for most goals in a calendar year before being beaten by Lionel Messi. Müller has scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich, almost 100 more than the second top scorer in the Bundesliga, Klaus Fischer.
The famous soccer author David Winner described Müller's game this way:
"He never had the conventional idea of a great footballer, but he had incredibly fast acceleration over short distances, remarkable aerial play and an extraordinary scoring instinct. His short legs gave him a strangely low center of gravity, which allowed him to turn quickly and with perfect balance in spaces and at speeds that made other players fall. He also had the gift of scoring in unlikely situations."
4. Ferenc Puskás - 746 goals
With a thundering left foot and excellent positioning, Ferenc Puskás is undoubtedly one of the best players in history. He was the backbone of the "magical Magyars" and led the Hungarian team to unprecedented success.
During his career, Puskás joined forces with the great Alfredo Di Stefano during his time at Real Madrid, where he broke down defenses and led the Whites to five consecutive titles and three European Cups.
The legendary Hungarian striker has been the top scorer in La Liga for four consecutive seasons. He scored 746 goals in 754 games, which says a lot about his scoring skills. Ferenc Puskás is also one of our 10 best strikers ever.
He is also the top scorer of the Hungarian national team with 84 achievements in 85 selections. With 746 goals in his career, Puskás is fourth in the ranking of the best scorers of all time.
3. Pelé - 767 goals
At the 1958 World Cup, a 17-year-old Brazilian striker turned out to be probably the greatest prodigy of all time.
With his pace, effortless grace, ease, balance, impressive power and above all his intelligence, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, affectionately nicknamed Pele, is one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Winner of three World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1970, Pelé is the only player in the world to have achieved such a feat. He also scored an impressive total of 767 goals during his career. He is also part of our ranking of the best Brazilian players in history.
Pelé has never played in Europe and has spent most of his career at the Santos club. He spent a few seasons at the New York Cosmos before finishing his career.
2. Romario - 772 goals
In a long and fruitful career that has spanned almost 24 years, Romario has consolidated his legacy by becoming one of the best scorers in the history of soccer. The Brazilian is best known for his visits to PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona.
Blessed with extraordinary dribbling and finishing skills, Romario is one of the most dangerous attackers of all time, thanks to his relaxed attitude and absolute self-confidence. He has scored 165 goals in 167 games for PSV and has also scored 39 goals in two seasons for Barcelona.
In a nomadic career where he played for clubs such as Flamengo, Vasco Da Gama, PSV, Barcelona and Valencia, Romario scored 772 goals in 994 games, including 55 goals for Brazil. Romario is therefore the second best scorer in history.
1. Josef Bican - 805 goals
Josef Bican has been the top scorer of the season in Europe 5 times, averaging 1,52 goals per game. Bican had the ability to play with both feet. He also had a considerable pace and could run 100 meters in 10.8 seconds, which was as fast as several sprinters at the time. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) awarded Bican the "Golden Ball" as the top scorer of the last century.