Highest Goal Scorers In International Football

Ranking the 10 Highest Goal Scorers In International Football 2024

Even in this day and age of club football’s immense appeal, every football player still dreams of scoring goals while wearing the national jersey. So let’s take a look at the highest goal scorers in international football to date.

Top 10 Goal Scorers In International Football

A select group of players have then recorded their names in history by repeatedly feeling that same emotion. Let’s delve into the History of International football and have a look at the great names who made their name on the International stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has scored the most goals in men’s international football, with 128 goals in 206 games and counting.

Since making his Portugal national team debut in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored goals on a regular basis. He also holds the record for the most hat-tricks in international football, with ten.

But discussing Cristiano Ronaldo without equating him with another contemporary superstar, Lionel Messi, is a crime. The Argentine magician makes an appearance in the top 10 of this prestigious list, as is customary.

Third on the all-time list of the highest-scoring international players, Lionel Messi has scored 106 goals. He is also the second most prolific goal scorer who is still playing, behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

Remarkably, Sunil Chhetri, the football talisman from India, is ranked third on the active all-time scorers’ list and fourth overall.

In the past ten years, Chhetri has been a big contributor to India’s football success and has become a national hero. But not just the celebrities of the twenty-first century are listed in the record books.

Legends like Ferenc Puskas of Hungary, who had an incredible goal-to-match ratio of 1:1, and Iran’s Ali Daei, who became the first football player to achieve 100 goals for his country, are also honored on the roll of honor.

With 108 goals, Ali Daei leads all Asian players in goals scored for their countries, while Zambia’s Godfrey Chitalu leads all African players in goals scored.

The most successful goal scorer in European history is Cristiano Ronaldo, with Lionel Messi and Stern John of Trinidad and Tobago (70 goals each) holding the continental records for South and North America, respectively.

None of the top 10 all-time international goal scorers include Germany’s Miroslav Klose. He has scored the most goals (16) in FIFA World Cup history.

Klose has scored 71 goals In 137 appearances. The three-time World Cup champion Pele ranks second on the Brazilian goal scorer list with 77 goals in 92 games behind only Neymar’s 79 goals.

List of Top 10 Goal Scorers In International Football

1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal1282060.62
2Ali DaeiIran1081480.73
3Lionel MessiArgentina1061800.59
4Sunil ChhetriIndia941500.63
5Mokhtar DahariMalaysia891420.63
6Ali MabkhoutUnited Arab Emirates851140.75
7Ferenc PuskásHungary84850.99
8Romelu LukakuBelgium831140.73
9Robert LewandowskiPoland821480.55
10Godfrey ChitaluZambia791110.71
Table: 10 Highest Goal Scorers In International Football