Players with 30+ International Goals


Players with 30 or More Goals


  1.Ferenc Puskas         [Hungary/Spain]      84 ( 89)  (1945-1956)  
  2.Ali Daei              [Iran]               82*(113)  (1993-2003)
  3."Pele"                [Brazil]             77 ( 91)  (1957-1971)  
  4.Sandor Kocsis         [Hungary]            75 ( 68)  (1948-1956)
  -.Vivian John Woodward  [England/England Am] 73 ( 53)  (1903-1914)  
  5.Gerd Muller           [West Germany]       68 ( 62)  (1966-1974)
  6.Majed Abdullah        [Saudi Arabia]       67 (140)  (1978-1994)  
  7.Jassem Al-Houwaidi    [Kuwait]             63*( 74)  (1992-2002)
  8.Hossam Hassan         [Egypt]              61*(160)  (1985-2002)
  9.Imre Schlosser        [Hungary]            59 ( 68)  (1906-1927)
    Kiatisuk Senamuang    [Thailand]           59*(   )  (1993-2002)
 11.Gabriel Batistuta     [Argentina]          56*( 78)  (1991-2002)    
    Kazuyoshi Miura       [Japan]              56*( 91)  (1990-2000)
 13.Bum-Kun Cha           [South Korea]        55 (121)  (1972-1986)
    Kunishige Kamamoto    [Japan]              55 ( 61)  (1964-1977)  
 15.Romario               [Brazil]             54*( 69)  (1987-2001) 
 16.Joachim Streich       [East Germany]       53 ( 98)  (1969-1984)
    Adnan Kh. Al-Talyani  [UAE]                53 (164)  (1984-1997)
 18.Poul "Tist" Nielsen   [Denmark]            52 ( 38)  (1910-1925)
 19.Lajos Tichy           [Hungary]            51 ( 72)  (1955-1964) 
 20.Seon-Hong Hwang       [South Korea]        50*(103)  (1993-2002)
 21.Bobby Charlton        [England]            49 (105)  (1958-1970)  
    Sven Rydell           [Sweden]             49 ( 43)  (1923-1932)
 23.Gary Lineker          [England]            48 ( 80)  (1984-1991)
    Ronaldo               [Brazil]             48*( 72)  (1994-2003)
    Zico                  [Brazil]             48 ( 71)  (1976-1986)
 26.Karim Bagheri         [Iran]               47*( 80)  (1993-2001)
    Jurgen Klinsmann      [(West) Germany]     47 (108)  (1987-1998)
    Rudi Voller           [(West) Germany]     47 ( 90)  (1982-1994)
 29.Davor Suker           [Croatia/Yugoslavia] 46*( 71)  (1990-2002)  
 30.Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [West Germany]       45 ( 95)  (1976-1986)
    Laith Hussein Shihaib [Iraq]               45 ( 96)
 32.Bashar Abdullah       [Kuwait]             44*( 60)  (1996-2002)
    Stern John            [Trinidad/Tobago]    44*( 56)  (1996-2003)
    Pauli Jorgensen       [Denmark]            44 ( 47)  (1925-1939)
    Wlodzimierz Lubanski  [Poland]             44 ( 65)  (1963-1980)  
    Toni Polster          [Austria]            44 ( 95)  (1982-2000)  
 37.Jimmy Greaves         [England]            43 ( 56)  (1959-1967)  
    Gunnar Nordahl        [Sweden]             43 ( 33)  (1942-1948)
    Uwe Seeler            [West Germany]       43 ( 72)  (1954-1970)
 40.Grzegorz Lato         [Poland]             42 ( 95)  (1971-1984)  
    Ole Madsen            [Denmark]            42 ( 51)  (1958-1969)
    Ahmed Radhi           [Iraq]               42 ( 72)  (1983-1997)
    Gyorgi Sarosi         [Hungary]            42 ( 62)  (1931-1943) 
 44.Hristo Bonev          [Bulgaria]           41 ( 83)  (1967-1979) 
    Eusebio               [Portugal]           41 ( 64)  (1961-1973)  
    Rolando Fonseca       [Costa Rica]         41*( 93)  (1992-2003)
    Michel Platini        [France]             41 ( 72)  (1976-1987)
 48.Patrick Kluivert      [Netherlands]        40*( 73)  (1994-2003)
    Rabah Madjer          [Algeria]            40 ( 87)  (1978-1992)
    Hakan Sukur           [Turkey]             40*( 88)  (1992-2003)
 51."Bebeto"              [Brazil]             39 ( 73)  (1985-1998)
    Nandor Hidegkuti      [Hungary]            39 ( 69)  (1945-1958)
    Ernest Pol            [Poland]             39 ( 46)  (1956-1965)  
 54.Stjepan Bobek         [Yugoslavia]         38 ( 63)  (1946-1956)
    Preben Elkjar-Larsen  [Denmark]            38 ( 69)  (1977-1988)
    Carlos Alberto Pavón  [Honduras]           38*( 60)  (1993-2002)   
 57.Dennis Bergkamp       [Netherlands]        37*( 79)  (1990-2000)
    Olivier Bierhoff      [(West) Germany]     37*( 70)  (1996-2002)
    Milan Galic           [Yugoslavia]         37 ( 51)  (1959-1965)
    Michael Laudrup       [Denmark]            37 (104)  (1982-1998)
    Hristo Stoichkov      [Bulgaria]           37 ( 83)  (1988-1999) 
    Rashidi Yekini        [Nigeria]            37 ( 58)  (1984-1998)
 63.Ferenc Bene           [Hungary]            36 ( 76)  (1962-1979)
    Blagoje Marjanovic    [Yugoslavia]         36 ( 57)  (1926-1938)
 65.Max Abegglen          [Switzerland]        35 ( 68)  (1922-1937)
    Oleg Blokhin          [Soviet Union]       35 (101)  (1972-1988)
    Gheorghe Hagi         [Romania]            35 (125)  (1983-2000)
    Carlos Hermosillo     [Mexico]             35*( 90)  (1984-1997)
    Luis Hernandez        [Mexico]             35*( 84)  (1995-2002)
    Ulf Kirsten           [(East) Germany]     35*(100)  (1985-2000)  
    Raul                  [Spain]              35*( 66)  (1996-2003)
    Luigi Riva            [Italy]              35*( 42)  (1965-1974)
    Paulo Cesar Wanchope  [Costa Rica]         35*( 51)  (1996-2002)
    Faas Wilkes           [Netherlands]        35 ( 38)  (1946-1961)
 75.Iuliu Bodola          [Romania/Hungary]    34 ( 61)  (1931-1948)  
    Johann Krankl         [Austria]            34 ( 69)  (1973-1985)
    Diego Maradona        [Argentina]          34 ( 91)  (1977-1994)
    Antonin Puc           [Czechoslovakia]     34 ( 60)  (1926-1938)
    Marcelo Salas         [Chile]              34*( 58)  (1994-2001)
    Kubilay Turkyilmaz    [Switzerland]        34*( 62)  (1988-2001)
    Ernest Wilimowski     [Poland/Germany]     34 ( 30)  (1934-1941) 
    Eric Wynalda          [USA]                34 (106)  (1990-2000)
    Zlatko Zahovic        [Slovenia]           34*( 75)  (1992-2003)
    Ivan Zamorano         [Chile]              34 ( 69)  (1987-2001)
 85.Johan Cruijff         [Netherlands]        33 ( 48)  (1966-1977)
    Kazimierz Deyna       [Poland]             33 ( 84)  (1969-1978)  
    "Jairzinho"           [Brazil]             33 ( 80)  (1963-1982)  
    Jurgen Juve           [Norway]             33 ( 45)  (1928-1937)
    Abe Lenstra           [Netherlands]        33 ( 47)  (1940-1959)
    Giuseppe Meazza       [Italy]              33 ( 53)  (1930-1939)
    Savo Milosevic        [Yugoslavia/S.-M.]   33*( 80)  (1994-2003)
    Rivaldo               [Brazil]             33*( 72)  (1993-2003)
    Fritz Walter          [(West) Germany]     33 ( 61)  (1940-1958)
 94.Ademir Marques        [Brazil]             32 ( 39)  (1945-1953)
    Lakhdar Belloumi      [Algeria]            32 ( 90)  (1978-1990)
    Klaus Fischer         [West Germany]       32 ( 45)  (1977-1982)
    Gunnar Gren           [Sweden]             32 ( 57)  (1940-1958)
    Rajko Mitic           [Yugoslavia]         32 ( 59)  (1946-1957)
    Tibor Nyilasi         [Hungary]            32 ( 70)  (1975-1985)
    Gyula Zsengeller      [Hungary]            32 ( 39)  (1936-1947)
101.Florian Albert        [Hungary]            31 ( 75)  (1959-1974)
    Kennet Andersson      [Sweden]             31*( 83)  (1990-2000)
    Enrique Borja         [Mexico]             31 ( 65)  (1966-1975)
    Zdenek Nehoda         [Czechoslovakia]     31 ( 90)  (1971-1987)
    Hector Scarone        [Uruguay]            31 ( 51)  (1917-1930)
    "Tostao"              [Brazil]             31 ( 53)  (1966-1972)  
107.Cuauhtemoc Blanco     [Mexico]             30*( 77)  (1995-2003)
    Soon-Ho Choi          [South Korea]        30 ( 94)  (1980-1991)
    Kenny Dalglish        [Scotland]           30 (102)  (1972-1987)
    Tom Finney            [England]            30 ( 76)  (1946-1958)
    Just Fontaine         [France]             30 ( 21)  (1953-1960)
    Denis Law             [Scotland]           30 ( 55)  (1959-1974)
    Ernst Lehner          [Germany]            30 ( 65)  (1936-1942)
    Nathaniel Lofthouse   [England]            30 ( 32)  (1950-1958)
    Andreas Moller        [Germany]            30*( 85)  (1988-1999)
    Jean-Pierre Papin     [France]             30 ( 54)  (1986-1995)
    Silvio Piola          [Italy]              30 ( 34)  (1935-1952)
    Alan Shearer          [England]            30*( 63)  (1991-2000)
    Paul Van Himst        [Belgium]            30 ( 81)  (1960-1974)
    Bernard Voorhoof      [Belgium]            30 ( 61)  (1928-1940)
    Luis Alves "Zague"    [Mexico]             30*( 84)  (1988-2001)
    "Zizinho"             [Brazil]             30 ( 53)  (1942-1957)

Players whose country is italicized are national record holders.
Players marked with * are still active.


Details on FIFA Rulings

Olympic Matches

FIFA decided in 1999 that while all Olympic matches from 1908-1952 (bar those involving Great Britain or countries with a professional league who sent amateur squads, e.g. Austria in 1936) are full internationals, all matches since the sixties are not at all recognised, while for the intermediate part additional analysis will be made.

The following players were affected:

     Kunishige Kamamoto    [Japan]              (was 82 from 85; lost 27 goals from 24 matches)
     Wlodzimierz Lubanski  [Poland]             (was 48 from 75; lost 4 goals from 10 matches)
     Hristo Bonev          [Bulgaria]           (was 47 from 96; lost 2 goals from 9 matches) 
     Oleg Blokhin          [Soviet Union]       (was 42 from 112; lost 7 goals from 11 matches)
     Grzegorz Lato         [Poland]             (was 45 from 100; lost 3 goals from 5 matches)
     Kazimierz Deyna       [Poland]             (was 41 from 96; lost 8 goals from 13 matches)
     Andrzej Szarmach      [Poland]             (was 31 from 60; lost 6 goals from 5 matches)

FIFA and Continental Representations

In January 2001, FIFA deleted all matches against FIFA XI's or continental representations.

This affected (at least) the following players:

     "Pele"                [Brazil]             (was 77 from 92; lost 1 match)
     Bobby Charlton        [England]            (was 49 from 106; lost 1 match)
     Jimmy Greaves         [England]            (was 44 from 57; lost 1 goal from 1 match)
     Nathaniel Lofthouse   [England]            (was 30 from 33; lost 1 match)
     "Tostao"              [Brazil]             (was 32 from 54; lost 1 goal from 1 match)
     "Jairzinho"           [Brazil]             (was 33 from 81; lost 1 match)
Players marked with * are still active.