Top 10 official goal-scorers in the history of football: Where do Messi and Ronaldo stand?

Barcelona v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey
Barcelona v Real Madrid - Copa del Rey
Modified 16 Nov 2018
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Football has been around for several years, with millions of fans worldwide religiously following the sport.

The game has been graced with some of the best players, many of whom have cemented their place in the history books of the sport.

A collection of these players are goal-scorers- men with undeniable ability and the consistency to be at the top of their game.

Here we take a look at the new and updated list of the top ten goal-scorers in the history of football:

(Note: Messi and Ronalo are currently still playing for their respective sides and the numbers are set to change depending on when you read this article. The numbers are correct as at November 2018, according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.)

#10 Tulio Maravilha (Brazil) - 575 goals

Tulio Maravilha
Tulio Maravilha

We begin our countdown with Brazilian star Tulio Humberto Pereira Costa also known as Tulio Maravilha.

Wonder Tulio, as he was also called, was an immense striker, who boasts of 575 goals in his 24-year-long career.

It is notable that 13 of those goals came in only 15 appearances for his national team.

Tulio has played for more than 25 different clubs in his career, mostly Brazilian. However, he has also played at Swiss side, Sion (1992-1993) and Hungarian side, Ujpest (2002). 

Tulio himself claims that he has crossed the 1000-goal mark but this personal statistic probably includes his goals in amateur and friendly games.

#9 Uwe Seeler (Germany) - 575 goals

Uwe Seeler
Uwe Seeler

Despite not being as popular or as talked about as Gerd Muller, Hamburg legend Uwe Seeler is one of Germany's most clinical strikers.  

Seeler played for Hamburg for 18 long seasons (1954-72), establishing himself as a club legend. He also represented the German National Team between 1954 and 1970. In this period, he became the first player ever to appear in 20 World Cup matches.

The former Hamburg player retired with 21 World Cup games played under his belt becoming the player with the third highest World Cup appearances in history.

Seeler boasts of an incredible official total of 575 goals in his career, making him the ninth highest goal-scorer in the history of football.

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Published 16 Nov 2018
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