Top 10 Defenders with the Highest Number of Goals | See List


Goals Scoring in a football match are mostly the responsibility of the strikers the midfielders also get to find the back of the net but defenders are the least likely to score goals.

Ball in the net
Ball in the net

Notjustok has decided to highlight the top ten defenders with the highest number of goals in football history.

10. Franz Beckenbauer - 109 goals

Franz Beckenbauer

The German is the tenth player on the list, he is known for his goal-scoring abilities during his playing days. He scored 64 goals in 439 appearances while he was playing for Bayern Munich.

9. Roberto Carlos - 113 goals

Roberto Carlos

The Brazilian was known for his ability to score wonderful goals with his left football, he was one of the free-kick specialist whenever he was on the pitch of play.

8. Paul Breitner -113 goals

Paul Breitner

The German played as a midfielder and left-back. Considered one of the best players of his era, Breitner was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, and was named by Pelé one of the top 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony in 2004.

7. Steve Bruce - 113 goals

Steve Bruce

The English man is fantastic not just at defending but also at finding the back of the net. He is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a centre-back. He is currently the manager of the EFL Championship club West Bromwich Albion.

6. Sergio Ramos - 129 goals

Sergio Ramos

The Paris Saint Germain defender is known for his goal-scoring form when he was playing for Real Madrid and has scored decisive goals in time past. The Spaniard has not been in the same firm since he joined PSG during the summer transfer window.

(5) Graham Alexander - 130 goals

Graham Alexander

The 50-year-old was regarded as one of the best penalty takers during his days of playing football. He scored 77 goals from the penalty spot and a 90% conversion rate. The Scottish man is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell. In his playing career, Alexander represented Scunthorpe United, Luton Town, Preston North End and Burnley.

(4) Laurent Blanc - 153 goals

Laurent Blanc

The former France player who was part of the French national team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 is the fourth person on the list.

(3) Fernando Hierro - 163 goals

Fernando Hierro

The Spaniard is the third player on the list, he was also known for his goal-scoring abilities as a defender. He won five La Liga and three Champions League trophies with Real Madrid over 14 years after signing from Valladolid, during which he appeared in more than 500 official matches.

(2) Daniel Passarella - 175 goals

Daniel Passarella

The former captain of the Argentine national team is the second person on the list. He scored almost half of his goals while playing for River Plate.

(1) Ronald Koeman - 253 goals

Ronald Koeman

The former Barcelona coach may never have his record beaten by any player in the present or in future. He scored more than 10 league goals for 10 consecutive seasons.