Here is a full list of the 10 highest international goalscorers of all time in football history.
As football stars go on international duty by representing their countries on the biggest stage, we compiled a list of the highest international goalscorers of all time in the history of football.
With the International football back with the World Cup qualifiers, Nations League, AFCON qualifiers, as well as international friendlies, it is only normal to share the list of the players that have scored the most goals and are still looking forward to increasing their tally.
Who Are The Highest International Goalscorers In Football History?
- Hussein Saeed
- Godfrey Chitalu
- Ali Mabkhout
- Sunil Chhetri
- Ferenc Puskas
- Lionel Messi
- Mokhtar Dahari
- Ali Daei
- Cristiano Ronaldo
10. How Many Goals Did Pele Score?
The Brazilian legend Pele scored a total of 77 goals in his career as a footballer. His goals had been crucial as he won a total of three FIFA World Cup trophies with Brazil in the following years: 1958, 1962 and 1970. He is also the highest goalscorer of all time for Brazil.
9. How Many Goals Did Hussein Saeed Score?
The Iraqi national scored a total of 78 international goals for his side while on international duty. He is also considered as one of the greatest Iraqi players of the 20th Century.
8. How Many Goals Did Godfrey Chitalu Score?
Godfrey Chitalu scored a total of 79 international goals for Zambia and is the only African on the list of international highest goalscorers. He is also the highest goalscorer of all time for Zambia.
6. How Many Goals Has Ali Mabkhout Scored?
Ali Mabkhout of the United Arab Emirates has scored a total of 80 international goals in 104 games.
6. How Many Goals Has Sunil Chhetri Scored?
The current captain of the Indian National team has scored a total of 80 goals in 126 appearances for India. He is also the most capped player for the Indian National team.
5. How Many Goals Did Ferenc Puskas Score?
Ferenc Puskas scored 84 international goals for Hungary in 85 appearances for the side. The former forward and attacking midfielder also won the Olympics in 1952.
4. How Many Goals Has Lionel Messi Scored?
Lionel Messi has scored a total of 86 goals for Argentina in 162 international games for his national side.
3. How Many Goals Did Mokhtar Dahari Score?
Arguably one of the most influential players for Malaysia from 1972 to 1985, Mokhtar Dahari scored 89 goals in 142 international appearances for his side.
2. How Many Goals Did Ali Daei Score?
The first player to ever hold the record for the most international goals scored was Ali Daei, who scored 109 international goals in 142 appearances for his national side.
1. How Many Goals Has Cristiano Ronaldo Scored?
The Portuguese star and football legend Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 188 appearances for his side. He broke Ali Daei's record in September 2021 and has not stopped scoring since then.