Ever since the advent of the 'Beautiful Game', goal scoring has been the most sought-after attribute at any level of football. The ability to hit the back of the net consistently, game-in-game-out, year-in-year-out is not something all players are capable of doing.
Several players, when on song, find goal scoring relatively simple but when their golden run of form vanishes, seem like fish out of water. Hence arises the need for consistency.
Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Maradona have broken records consistently. Several players have written their name into the history books, but they are not the most prolific of all time.
Here are the ten players with the best goals to games ratio ever. This list has only top-flight matches from the leading footballing nations
#10 Eusebio - 0.9 goals per game
Eusebio nicknamed the Black Panther for his speed and agility was born in Mozambique. He spent 15 years at Benfica after having made his debut at the age of 18.
The Portuguese star scored 317 goals in 301 appearances for Benfica where he was simply phenomenal, winning 11 first division titles as well as a European Cup and 9 Honor Cups.
Overall, Eusebio amassed a whopping 532 goals in 590 official matches as well as racking up over 200 more goals in friendlies and other unofficial games. The Portugal star was at his prime in the 1966 World Cup where he won the Golden Boot award.
He also managed 41 goals in 64 appearances for his country. Eusebio died in 2014 from heart failure after which the Portugal President declared three days of holiday to mourn their lost hero.
#9 Gerd Muller- 0.93 goals per game
Gerd Muller is regarded as one of the best out and out goalscorers in football. The German scored a majority of his goals in and around the 6-yard box. Muller was renowned for his short bursts of pace and agility which propelled him past defenders.
Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller amassed 735 goals in 793 games as well as 68 goals in 62 games for Germany. Muller had a decorated career at Bayern Munich winning 4 Bundesliga titles as well as a European Championship, 3 Champions Cup trophies and a World Cup to top it all off.
The German legend then moved to USA's Fort Lauderdale Strikers to play out his career. He was named in FIFA's list of 100 best players by none other than the legendary Pele.
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