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The Highest Scoring Players In Every Position Have Been Revealed

The Highest Scoring Players In Every Position Have Been Revealed

A list of the highest scoring footballers for every position has been revealed.

The list features some legendary names and cult heroes who are best known the the sheer amount of goals they score.


Topping the list overall is unsurprisingly the legendary Pele, with 727 goals in his 21 year career.

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Image Credit: PA

Check out the full list below.

Goalkeeper - Rogerio Ceni (131 goals in 1990 - 2015)

Right-back - Graham Alexander (107 goals from 1988 - 2012)


Centre-back - Ronald Koeman (253 goals from 1980 - 1997)

Left-back - Paul Breitner (113 goals from 1970 - 1983)

Right central midfield/Central midfield - Frank Lampard (274 goals from 1995 - 2016)

Left-midfield - John Wark (223 goals from 1975 - 1997)

Winger - Cristiano Ronaldo - (534 goals from 2002 - present

Striker - Pele (727 goals from 1956-1977)

The most interesting name on the list is Brazilian goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni.

He started taking set-pieces for Sau Paulo in 1997 and continued to do so until his retirement in 2015.

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Image Credit: PA

He played over 1000 games in his 25 year career and his record will likely never be matched.

Current Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman features in defence, with over 200 goals.

One prolific season came in the 1987/88 season when he scored 26 goals for PSV from centre-back.

It comes as no shock that Pele and Ronaldo are at the top of the goalscoring charts considering their reputations.

Although many dispute that Pele scored as many goals as he says, his impact on the sport cannot be denied.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is still active and has begun 2020 in scintillating form.

The Portuguese international had a poor 2019 and came third in the Ballon d'Or rankings behind Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk.

Since the turn of the year, he's netted eight goals in five games for Juventus as their Serie A title race with Inter Milan hots up.

Juve boss Maurizio Sarri recently joked that he shouldn't receive praise for the 34-year-old's performances, but his mother should for 'creating such a specimen'.

Who do you think will go down as one of the world's best goalscorers.

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Topics: Football, Ronaldo, list, Pele

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.


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