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Football’s Top 10 Greatest strikers of All time (ranked according to 6 different factors)

Goal scoring is like an Art and some of Football greatest strikers manage to become the master. Their craft of scoring goals is second to none.

So many football greatest strikers had graced this beautiful game. Pele, Maradona, Gerd Muller, etc all were exceptional in their time.

These players adopted the habit of scoring goals in the easiest way. However, Who is the greatest strikers of all time among them? that’s the question that arises in our minds.

Today’s list will be featuring the All-time Greatest Strikers in football history. The listed players are selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Logativtiy of their careers
  2. Impact on the game
  3. Number of Goals scored
  4. Number of trophies they won in their career
  5. Influenece on the team
  6. Indivduial awards won

based on these criteria, the top 10 Football Greatest Strikers of the game are:

#10. Roberto Baggio

  • Date Of Birth: 18 February 1967
  • Nation: Italy
  • Goal Scored: 392
  • Career Duration:
  • No. Of trophies: 18

Club & Country Honours

  • 2 Times Italian Series A
  • 1 Time Copa Italia
  • 1993 UEFA Cup Winner
  • International Honours:
  • FIFA World Cup Third Place 1990
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up

Individual Awards

  • 1990 Bravo Award
  • 1993 European Footballer of The Year
  • FIFA World Player of The Year 1993
  • World Soccer Player of The Year 1993
  • Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer 1991
  • 1994 Silver Ball
  • FIFA World Cup Silver Ball 1994
  • 2001 Guerin Italian Footballer of The Year

#9. Romario

  • Date Of Birth: 29 January 1966
  • Nation: Brazil
  • Goal Scored: 753
  • Career Duration: 1985-2007
  • No. Of trophies: 13

Club & Country Honours

  • 1994 World cup winner
  • 2 times COPA AMÉRICA WINNER (1988, 1996)
  • 1 SPANISH CHAMPION
  • 3 DUTCH CHAMPION
  • 1 CONFEDERATIONS CUP WINNER
  • 3 DUTCH CUP WINNER
  • 1 DUTCH SUPER CUP WINNER
  • BRAZILIAN CHAMPION

Individuals Awards

  • 1 THE BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER (1994)
  • Ballon d’Or 1994
  • 1989 FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
  • 11 Times Top Scorer

#8. Eusebio

  • Date Of Birth:25 January 1942
  • Nation: Portugal
  • Goal Scored:622
  • Career Duration: 1958-1981
  • No. Of trophies: 17

Club & Country Honours

  • 11 Times Portuguese League
  • 5 Times Portuguese Cup
  • 1962 European Cup Winners
  • 2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1963, 1965, 1968)
  • International Honours:1966 FIFA World Cup Third Place

Individual Awards

  • Portuguese Liga All-Time Most Top Scorers (7 Times)
  • European Footballer of The Year: 1965 Ballon d’Or
  • 1966 BBC Oversea Sports Personality of The Year
  • 2 Times European Golden Shoe (1968, 1973)
  • 1966 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe Best Player
  • 3 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1965, 1966, 1968)
  • 2 Times Portuguese Athletic of The Year (1970, 1973)
  • Benfica All-Time Top Scorer
  • Portuguese Cup All-Time Top Scorer
  • UEFA Jubilee Award (Portugal)
  • IFFHS Portugal Player of The Century
  • 2 Times World League Top Scorer (1968, 1973)

#7. Ferenc Puskas

  • Date Of Birth:2 April 1927
  • Nation:Hungary,
  • Goal Scored:729
  • Career Duration:1943-1966
  • No. Of trophies:16

Club & Country Honours

  • 5 Times Hungarian League
  • 1 Time Copa Del Rey
  • 2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1962, 1964)
  • 3 Times European Cup Winners (1959, 1960, 1966)
  • 1960 Intercontinental Cup
  • 5 Times Spanish La Liga
  • International Honours:1952 Olympic Games Gold Medal
  • 1953 Central European International Cup
  • 1954 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up

Individuals Awards

  • 4 Times Hungarian league Top Scorer
  • 3 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1960, 1962, 1964)
  • 1948 European – World League Top Scorer
  • 1953 Central European International Cup Top Scorer
  • L’Equipe European Footballer of The Century
  • 1960 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
  • 1999 IFFHS Hungary Player of The Century
  • Hungarian League Greatest Player Ever
  • Hungary All-Time Top Scorer
  • 4 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
  • UEFA Jubilee Awards (Hungary)

#6. Alfredo Di Stefano

  • Date Of Birth:4 July 1926
  • Nation:Argentina
  • Goal Scored: 530
  • Career Duration: 1945-1966
  • No. Of trophies: 20

Club & Country Honours

  • 2 Times Argentinean League
  • 4 Times Colombian League
  • 1 Time Colombian Cup
  • 8 Times Spanish La Liga
  • 1 Time Copa Del Rey
  • 1948 South American Club Champion
  • 2 Times Latin Cup
  • 5 Times European Cup Winners (56,57,58,59,60)
  • 2 Times EC Runner-Up (1962, 1964), 
  • 1960 Intercontinental Cup
  • International Honours: 1947 Copa America Winner

Individual Awards

  • 1 Times Argentinean league Top Scorer
  • 2 Times Colombian League Top Scorer
  • 5 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
  • 2 Times South American League Top Scorer (1947, 1951)
  • 4 Times Spanish Player of The Year (1957, 1959, 1960, 1964)
  • European Footballer of The Year
  • 2 Times European Cup Top Scorer (1958, 1962)
  • 1957 and 1959 Ballon d’Or
  • Real Madrid – Spanish La Liga Greatest Player Ever
  • European Cup All-Time Top Scorer
  • 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
  • 1999 IFFHS Spain Player of The Century
  • UEFA Jubilee Award (Spain)

#5. Gerd Muller

  • Date Of Birth: Nov 3, 1945
  • Nation: Germany
  • Goal Scored:634
  • Career Duration: 1964-1981
  • No. Of trophies: 30

Club & Country Honours

  • 4 times German Championship
  • 4 DFB-Pokal 
  • 3 consecutive European Champions’ Cup 
  • 1974 WorldCup
  • Müller scored in the 1974 final replay and the 1975 fina)
  • 1X intercontinental Cup 
  • 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup
  • Europapokal der sieger

Individual Awards

  • 1970 BALLON D’OR WINNER
  • 2 times FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR ( 1967, 69)
  • 17 times TOP SCORER

#4. Johan Cruyff

  • Date Of Birth: 25 April 1947
  • Nation:Netherlad
  • Goal Scored:371
  • Career Duration:1964-1984
  • No. Of trophies:22

Club & Country Honours

  • 9 Times Dutch Champions 
  • 1 Time Spanish La Liga
  • 6 Times Dutch Cup1969
  • 1 Time Copa Del Rey
  • European Cup Runner-Up
  • 3 Times European Cup Winners (1971, 1972, 1973)
  • 1972 Intercontinental Cup
  • International Honours: 1974 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up

Individuals Awards

  • 1974 FIFA World Cup Best Player
  • Dutch Golden Shoe 1984
  • 1977 Spanish La Liga Player of The Year
  • 1978 Best ForeignerEuropean Footballer of The Year
  • Ballon d’Or (1971, 1973, 1974),
  • FIFA World Cup All-Time Team 1994
  • 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
  • 1999 IFFHS Netherlands Player of The Century
  • Silver Ball IFFHS World Player of The Century
  • 1999 IFFHS European Player of The Century
  • Bronze Ball World Soccer Greatest Player of The Century
  • Ajax Amsterdam All-Time Top Scorer
  • UEFA Jubilee Awards (Netherlands)

#3. Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Date Of Birth: 5 February
  • Nation:Portugual
  • Goal Scored: 801
  • Career Duration: 2002-present
  • No. Of trophies: 32

Club & Country Honours:

  • 3 Times Premier League
  • Two Times Spanish La Liga
  • 2 Times Italian Series A
  • 1 Time FA Cup,
  • Two Times League Cup
  • 2 Times Copa Del Rey
  • 5 Times UEFA Champion League (08,14,16,17,18),
  • 4 Times FIFA Club World Cup (2008, 2014,16,17,)International Honours
  • 2004 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
  • 2016 UEFA Euro Winner

Individuals awards

  • 10 Times Portuguese Footballer of the Year
  • 4 Times European Golden Shoe (2008,2011,2014,2015)                                           
  • 2013 IFFHS International Top Scorer 
  • UEFA Champion League All-Time Most Top Scorer (2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 2007 Portuguese Footballer of The Year 
  • UEFA Champion League All-Time Most Top Scorers               
  • 4 Times La Liga Player of The Year
  • 3 Times La Liga Top Scorer  
  • 2 Times Series A Footballer of the Year
  • 1 Time Top Scorer
  • 2 Times PFA and FWA Player of the Year (2007, 2008)
  • 2008 UEFA Club Player of the Year,
  • 2013 – 2014, 16, 17 UEFA Best Player
  • 5 Times FIFA Ballon D’or (2008,2013,2014,2016,2017)
  • 3 Times FIFA World Player of the Year (2008,2016,2017)
  • European Champion Cup All-Time Highest Scorer In A Single Tournament
  • European Championship All-Time Top Scorer
  • 3 Times UEFA Euro Best XI (2004, 2012, 2016), 
  • Portugal All-Time Top Scorer
  • 2 Times Best International Athlete ESPY Awards (2014, 2016)
  • 2014 BBC Oversea Sports Personality of The Year
  • Portugal & Real Madrid All-Time Top Scorer                                                                       
  • All-Time Highest International Country Goalscorer
  • World’s All-Time Highest Career Goalscorer             
  • FPF Portuguese Greatest Player Ever 

#2. Lionel Messi

  • Date Of Birth: 24 June 1987
  • Nation:Argentina
  • Goal Scored: 770
  • Career Duration: 2004-present
  • No. Of trophies: 36

Club And Country honours

  • 10 Time Spanish La Liga
  • 6 Times Copa Del Rey
  • 4 Time UEFA Champion League (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015)
  • 2 Times FIFA Club World Cup (2009, 2011)
  • International Honours  : 2021 Copa America
  • 2008 Olympic Game Gold Medal
  • 2007, 2015, 2016 Copa America Runner-Up, 2021 Champion
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up

Individuals awards

  • 7 times Ballon d’Or award
  • 7 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
  • 12 Times Argentinean Footballer of The Year
  • 3 Time La Liga Foreign Player of The Year (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • 6 Times La Liga Player of The Year 
  • 2 Times UEFA Champion League Best Forward and MVP (2009, 2011)
  • 6 Times UEFA Champion League Top Scorers (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2015,2019)
  • European Footballer of The Year,
  • 3 Times Silver Ball (2007, 2008, 2017)
  • Three Times World Soccer Player of The Year,
  • 2 Times FIFA World Player of The Year (2009, 2019),
  • European Golden Shoe All-Time Most Winners (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2 Times IFFHS International Top Scorer (2011, 2012)
  • 2011 Argentine Sportsman of The Year2011
  • L’ Equipe World Sportsman of The Year2012 Best International Athlete ESPY Award
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
  • 2015 UEFA Champion League Top Assist
  • 2021 Copa Aemrica Top Scorer, Best PlayerWorld
  • All-Time Most Consecutive League Games ScorerWorld
  • All-Time Highest Goalscorer In A Single Season/Year
  • Spanish La Liga/Barcelona All-Time Top Scorer –
  • Argentina All-Time Top Scorer

#1. Pele

  • Date Of Birth: 23 October 1940
  • Nation: Brazil
  • Goal Scored: 769
  • Career Duration: 1957-1977
  • No. Of trophies: 23

Club & Country Honours

  • 10 Times Brazil State Championships
  • 5 Times Brazil National Championships
  • 2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1962, 1963)
  • 2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1962, 1963)
  • International Honours: 3 Times World Cup Champions (58,62,70)

Individuals Honours

  • 1 Times Brazil State Championship Top Scorer
  • 3 Times Brazil National Championship Top Scorer
  • 1970 FIFA World Cup Best Player
  • FIFA World Cup All-Time Most Assister
  • 1970 BBC Sport Oversea Personality of The Year
  • 1973 South American Footballer of The Year
  • Santos All-Time Top Scorer – 
  • National Championship Greatest Player Ever
  • Copa Libertadores Cup Greatest Player Ever
  • Brazil All-Time Top Scorer – 
  • Brazil Football Museum Hall of Fame1981
  • L’ Equipe Athlete of The Century1994
  • France Football World Cup Best Player of All-Time
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team
  • 1998 FIFA World Team of The Century
  • 1999 Olympic Committee Athlete of The Century
  • Reuters Athlete of The Century
  • 1999 UNICEF Footballer Player of The Century
  • 1999 France Football’s Football Player of The Century
  • South American Player of The Century
  • IFFHS Brazil Player of The Century
  • 1999 World Soccer Greatest Player of The Century
  • 2000 FIFA Player of The Century

Take a look at the enhanced table of Football Greatest Strikers of All Time

PlayerGoals ScoredNo. Of TrophiesCareer duration
Pele769231957–1977
Lionel Messi770362004-Present
Cristiano Ronaldo801322002–present
Johan Cruyff 371221964–1984
Gerd Muller634301964–1981
Alfredo Di Stefano 530201945–1966
Ferenc Puskas729161943–1966
Eusebio622171958–1981
Romario753131985–2007
Roberto Baggio3941819–19

Based on the mentioned criteria’s, Pele is the Football Greatest Strikers

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