Picture : Robert Lewandowski, already winner of 3 IFFHS Awards in 2015 and 2020, is the twenty third player in the World History to score 500 or more Top Level Goals !

“Club 500+ goals”: now 23 members!

After Robert Lewandowski scored his 500th top-level career goal, the number of footballers who reached this milestone increased to 23. The first to do this was the Hungarian Imre Schlosser in 1927.
The table below shows how the “Club 500+ goals” added new members in chronological order.
There were three cases when 2 players entered the “Club” during one calendar year: Peyroteo and Binder in 1948, Puskas and Jones in 1959. This happened for the third time this year (Suarez and Lewandowski).
Including Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Ibrahimovic, who joined it earlier, the number of active players in the “Club” increased to 5. Never before in history the “Club” replenished as intensively as in recent years (5 new members over 6 years since 2015 to 2021).

 PlayerNationalityYear of scoring 500thTotal Goals
1Imre Schlosser Hungary1927504
2Joe BambrickNorthern Ireland  1934616
3Jimmy McGroryScotland1936550
4Josef BicanAustria, Czechoslovakia, BM1944704
5György SárosiHungary1946526
6Fernando PeyroteoPortugal1948552
7Franz BinderAustria, Germany1948502
8Ferenc PuskásHungary, Spain1959729
9Jimmy Jones Northern Ireland  1959647
10Alfredo Di StéfanoArgentina, Spain1963530
11Pelé Brazil1965765
12Uwe SeelerGermany1969551
13EusébioPortugal 1971622
14Gerd MüllerGermany1976634
15Roberto DinamiteBrazil1992511
16Hugo SánchezMexico  1996507
18Glenn FergusonNorthern Ireland  2008562
19Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2015775
20Lionel Messi Argentina 2016741
21Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden2019552
22Luis SuarezUruguay2021500
23Robert LewandowskiPoland2021502
 BM = Bohemia and Moravia