CR7, new best ever national leagues’ goal-scorer !
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the owner of another world record. Two goals scored for Al-Nasr against Al Shabab on 30 August are his 516th and 517th amassed in the national leagues.
He surpassed Josef Bican and Ferenc Puskás who held this record commonly with 515 goals.
This ranking doesn’t include goals in regional leagues; only national leagues proper are in consideration; that’s why you don’t see here Pele, Romario and others who collected many goals in the state leagues.
In this category, there are only 3 players in the whole history so far to reach the mark of 500 (Messi will be 4th soon) and 8 to reach 400.
|ALL-TIME||BEST||NATIONAL LEAGUE GOAL-SCORERS|
|Player||Nationality||Period||Goals||Breakdown by leagues|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||2002-||517||Portugal 3, England 103, Spain 311, Italy 81, Saudi Arabia 19|
|2||Josef Bican||Austria, CS, BM||1931-1955||515||Austria 71, Czechoslovakia & Bohemia-Moravia 444|
|3||Ferenc Puskás||Hungary, Spain||1943-1966||515||Hungary 359, Spain 156|
|4||Lionel Messi||Argentina||2004-||496||Spain 474, France 22|
|5||Imre Schlosser||Hungary||1906-1927||417||Hungary 411, Austria 6|
|6||Gyula Zsengellér||Hungary||1935-1952||416||Hungary 387, Italy 6, Colombia 23|
|7||Jimmy McGrory||Scotland||1922-1937||409||Scotland 409|
|8||Gerd Müller||Germany||1964-1981||405||Germany 365, USA (NASL) 40|