All Time Highest International Goal Scorers | Ronaldo Ahead Of Messi

All Time Highest International Goal ScorersThe eternal rivalry and the battle for supremacy between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue unabated. The Portuguese and Real Madrid forward is a long way ahead of Messi in the list of all time highest International goal scorers. However, the Madeira born forward has to do with the 12th position in the all time highest international goal scorers. Who else amongst past and current footballers have a place in this list? Relax and watch as we bring you the all time highest international goal scorers.

It will be surprising for you to find out that the highest International goal scorer is not Pele, neither is it Diego Maradona. No. Rather, it is Ali Daei, an Iran former player. He is the clear highest scorer with 109 goals while the nearest is Ferenc Puskas, the Hungarian and Real Madrid legend (84 goals). Let us quickly bring you the list of all time highest international goal scorers.

All Time Highest International Goal Scorers (Top 20)

RankPlayerCountryGoalsAppearanceGoals Per Match
1Ali Daei Iran1091490.73
2Ferenc Puskas Hungary84850.99
3Kunishige Kamamoto Japan80840.95
4Godfrey Chitalu Zambia791110.71
5Hussein Saeed Iraq781370.57
6Pelé Brazil77910.85
7Bashar Abdullah Kuwait751330.56
=8Kinnah Phiri Malawi711150.62
=8Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia711160.61
=8Kiatisuk Senamuang Thailand711340.53
=8Miroslav Klose Germany711370.52
=12Stern John Trinidad and Tobago701150.61
=12Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal701370.51
=13Carlos Ruiz Guatemala681320.52
=13Robbie Keane Republic of Ireland681460.46
=13Hossam Hassan Egypt681780.38
17Didier Drogba Ivory Coast651040.63
18Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden621160.53
19David Villa Spain59970.61
20Lionel Messi Argentina581170.50

Note: This list is not an all-time top international goal scorers list, as some country’s second-top scorer could have scored more than another country’s top scorer. It lists only the top scorer for each country.

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From the table above, Lionel Messi is on the 20th position having scored 58 career goals from 117 games. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortably placed at 12 with 70 goals from 137 appearances. In this list of the al time highest international goal scorers, while Ferenc Puskas is second on the list, he has the highest scoring consistency with 0.99 goals per match. The difference between Ronaldo and Messi isn’t great. While Ronaldo has 0.51 goals per match, Messi scores 0.50 goals per match.

All Time Highest International Goal ScorersFrom 1st down to 12 have all retired while some are dead. Ali Daei’s position is not threatened and will remain so for long. However, Ronaldo has just 14 goals to catch up with Puskas on the all time highest international goal scorer. Can he do it? Only time will tell. However, we must not rule out the reigning World Best Player. He has a way of surprising his critcics.

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