Top Scorers in the History of Football
Gunnar Nordahl (Sweden) – 661 goals.
Gunnar Nordahl became the star of European football in the late forties of the XX century. Starting his career in Swedish Hornefors, he quickly progressed and became the top scorer of Swedish football. After the victory of the Swedish national team in the football tournament of the Olympics in 1948, Nordahl moved to Milan together with two other Swedish players: Gunnar Green and Nils Liedholm. So the legendary trio of Gre-No-Lee was formed, which in 38 games of its first season in “Milan” scored 118 goals.
Roberto Dynamite (Brazil) – 670 goals.
The legend of Brazilian football Roberto Dynamite received his nickname at the start of his career. A journalist who was so impressed with his game called Roberto “Dynamite Boy”. Most of his goals were scored in the domestic arena, and Dynamite peak fell on the 70-80s when he appeared in the “Vasco da Gama”. In 1979, Dynamite moved to Barcelona, but there he was unable to prove himself and returned to his former club.
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 679 goals.
Even long before the emergence of the generation of “Magic Magyars”, in the Hungarian national team played Imre Schlosser, which horrified all the goalkeepers in Europe. The legendary striker began his career in the distant 1905 and spent 23 years in big football. Since 1911, the Hungarian striker was recognized as the best scorer of the European leagues four times in a row, and in the Hungarian championship, he still holds a record of effectiveness.
Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) – 729 goals.
The name of Ferenc Puskas still remains a synonym for the scorer. The main star of the “golden generation” of the Hungarian national team was, perhaps, the best European player of the late 50’s. Playing for the Hungarian “Honved” he got world fame, scoring in almost every match with any opponent.
Zico (Brazil) – 857 goals.
Brazilian footballer Zico was one of the brightest stars of world football in the second half of the 20th century. He possessed phenomenal dribbling and became famous as a master of standard positions. He is the top scorer in the history of Flamenco, for which he started playing in 1971. In the 80’s “Juventus” and “Barcelona” fought to sign him, but Zico moved to a modest “Udinese” and became its best scorer (777score.com – live football scores).
Eusebio (Portugal) – 886 goals.
The legend of the Portuguese national team Eusebio was once perceived by European fans as a real phenomenon. He could run a hundred-meter in 10.8 seconds, which is faster than Cristiano Ronaldo (11.1 seconds). At the same time, he had a strong and accurate strike, which allowed him to regularly score with direct punches from the penalty area. All his European career, the Portuguese spent in “Benfica”, with which he won the Cup of Champions and three times went to the finals of this tournament.
Arthur Friedenreich (Brazil) – 1329 goals.
Long before Pele’s birth, the main star of Brazilian football was Arthur Friedenreich. He began his career in 1909 and spent 24 years in football. Now, unfortunately, the game of Friedenreich can only be judged from the records of eyewitnesses, but most sources claim that he played phenomenally.