Who Is the Top Goal Scorer in Football History?

Although it is difficult to make comparisons between different players and leagues, most experts would regard Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pelé, as the top goal scorer in football history with 1,279 goals in 1,363 games.

Pelé is regarded as the top scorer in football history based on official figures, but there is a case for Artur Friedenreich, who scored 1,329 unofficial goals in the early 20th century.

The football career of Pelé lasted 21 years, during which he won the FIFA World Cup three times and scored 10 goals over four tournaments. Pelé is also believed to be the greatest football player the world has seen in addition to his goal-scoring records.