FIFA all-time highest goal scorers list: Cristiano Ronaldo sits at the helm of goal scoring

FIFA all-time highest goal scorers list sees Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest goal scorer with 807 goals for club and country

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Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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FIFA all-time highest goal scorers list has seen a new significant change at the top as Manchester United icon Ronaldo has continued his remarkable scoring run since returning to Old Trafford and has now set a new world record after netting his 805th, 806th, and 807th career goals.

Old Trafford was his stage and Tottenham were his victim as he made it 136 goals for United, with 450 coming at Real Madrid, 101 at Juventus, 115 for Portugal, and five for Sporting.

He has already become the top-scoring international player, and won't care about his Ballon d'Or snub, but where does he sit for overall career goals?

The incredible Ronaldo has moved up the all-time scoring charts in recent years and he has now overtaken Austria-Czech icon Josef Bican, with Messi's struggles at PSG meaning he has been left in his great rival's wake.

No one has scored more goals recognized by FIFA than the Portuguese superstar, who has inked his name at the top of history's scoring charts.

Messi overtook the legendary Ferenc Puskas and Pele earlier this season to move to fourth in the all-time chart, but Ronaldo is now at the very top and he got there in true CR7 style with a stunning hat-trick against Spurs.

Now lets take a look at the updated FIFA all-time highest goalscorers list:

6. Ferenc Puskas

746+ goals in 754+ games – 1943-1966 

Another Hungarian icon, Puskas now lends his name to the award for the most beautiful goal of each year.

He made his name in Budapest before cementing his legend at Real Madrid.

5. Pele

757 goals in 831 games – 1957-1977

One of the greatest ever and a three-time World Cup winner. Pele scored nearly a goal-per-game during his 656 competitive games for Santos, though claims to have scored more than 1,000 times in his career.

However, it is widely accepted hundreds of those goals came during tours or friendly matches. Pele will tell you otherwise.

4. Lionel Messi

FIFA all-time highest goal scorers list: Messi Fourth. Sportz point.

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759 goals in 961 games – 2003-present

A true legend, Messi has won countless awards to go along with his goals at Barcelona, including seven Ballon d'Or awards.

Now with PSG, the Argentine has a few years left to add to his remarkable tally.

He'll be eager to prove his few doubters wrong and produce the goods in a different league.

3. Romario

772 goals 994 games – 1985-2007

Romario lead Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994, scoring five goals in the tournament.

He enjoyed a stellar career at a number of top clubs around the world.

2. Josef Bican

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Scoring 395 in 217 games for Slavia Prague, Bican had claimed the honour of being football's leading goalscorer of all-time for over 60 years. But he has now finally been trumped.

Although it is said he scored close to 1,500 goals in total during his playing days, only 805 of those were recognised by FIFA.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA all-time highest goal scorers list: Ronaldo First. Sportz Point.

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807 goals in 1,110 games – 2001-present

A modern great for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and now the Red Devils again. Ronaldo has won everything in the game and is still going strong today, and has now added the biggest record yet to his historic career by overtaking Bican.

Ronaldo's goal record now stands at an insane 807 goals, and he is far from being done.

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