Ronaldo, Messi, Bican: The 10 highest goalscorers in football history
Cristiano Ronaldo made history against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.
Manchester United‘s talisman scored a magnificent hat-trick in a 3-2 victory against the north London outfit, the 805th, 806th and 807th goals of his amazing professional career.
The latter two of the three goals mean he’s now overtaken the legendary Josef Bican as the leading scorer in the history of men’s professional football.
That’s right, no one – yes, no one – has found the back of the net more times than Ronaldo, which is just mind-boggling really.
And despite the fact he turned 37 years of age back in February, the Portugal international’s pristine physical condition means he will likely still be scoring goals for many more years to come.
So after Ronaldo’s record-breaking performance versus Spurs, we feel it’s only right to provide you with the top 10 goalscorers in football history, just to further highlight the absurdity of his numbers.
So, let’s have a look…
The 10 highest goalscorers in football history
10. Tulio Maravilha, Brazil
575 goals (total number of games unknown) | 1988 to 2019
9. Uwe Seller, Germany
575+ goals (total number of games unknown) | 1953 to 1978
8. Ferenc Deak, Hungary
576+ goals (total number of games unknown) | 1940 to 1957
7. Gerd Muller, Germany
734 goals in 793 games | 1962 to 1981
6. Ferenc Puskas, Hungary
746+ goals in 754+ games | 1943 to 1966
5. Pele, Brazil
757 goals in 831 games | 1957 to 1977
4. Lionel Messi, Argentina
759 goals in 961 games | 2003 to present
3. Romario, Brazil
772 goals 994 games – 1985 to 2007
2. Josef Bican, Czech Republic
805+ goals in 530+ games | 1931 to 1956
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
806 goals in 1,110 games – 2001 to present
What an incredible achievement by Ronaldo.
Unless Messi rediscovers his scoring touch at Paris Saint-Germain in the near future, his eternal rival’s place at the top of the pile will likely be safe for many, many years to come.
The question is; can Ronaldo hit the 850-mark before hanging up his boots for good? You’d be an absolute fool to bet against that happening.