Top 10 scorers in the world since the beginning of the 21st century

The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list of the most goals-scoring players in the 21st century, since the start of his professional career with Sporting Lisbon in 2003, leading to the Saudi victory, in addition to his goals with the Portugal national team.

According to the statistics published by the British “Give Me Sport” website, the Argentine Lionel Messi, the American star of Inter Miami, came in second place, followed by the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona striker, in third place, followed by the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic fourth, then Luis Suarez, the Brazilian striker Gremio. , in fifth place.

In the following lines, we highlight the numbers of the ten players, the highest reaching the net since the beginning of the current century, during their career with clubs and their country’s national teams.

1- Cristiano Ronaldo: Despite reaching the age of 38, the Portuguese star is still seen as a real goal-scoring machine, and now he has started his second season with the Saudi Al-Nassr, which he recently led to crowning the Arab Clubs Championship.

In total, Ronaldo scored 848 goals in 1,175 matches, with Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United (two spells), Real Madrid, Juventus, Al-Nasr and Portugal, with 0.72 goals per match.

2- Lionel Messi: After his coronation with the Argentine national team in the World Cup in Qatar 2022, many saw that “the flea” was the best player in the history of football at all.

Messi (36 years old) scored 822 goals in 1032 games, with Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Miami and the Argentina national team, with an average of 0.79 goals per game.

3- Robert Lewandowski: The Polish player is considered one of the most prominent strikers in the last decade, as he scored 621 goals in 865 matches, with Lech Poznan, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and the Polish national team, with a rate of 0.71 goals per game.

4- Zlatan IbrahimovicLast May, the retired Swedish striker enjoyed a long football career in which he defended the colors of many of the big teams, and he scored 558 goals in 949 games, with Malmo, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​Milan (in two periods), Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Los Angeles. Angels Galaxy and Sweden, with 0.58 goals per match.

5- Luis Suarez: He was one of the sides of the triangle of terror alongside Messi and Neymar in Barcelona, ​​​​and the Uruguayan striker has a terrifying sense of purpose, as he scored 526 times in 887 matches with Nacional (two periods), Groningen, Ajax Amsterdam, Liverpool, Barcelona, ​​​​Atletico Madrid, Gremio and the Uruguay national team, at a rate of 0.6 goals per match.

6- Karim Benzema: He is one of the football stars in the world, who is currently playing in the Saudi League, to which he moved after a legendary career with Real Madrid.

Throughout his football career, Benzema scored 460 goals in 898 matches with Olympique Lyonnais, Real Madrid, Ittihad Jeddah and the French national team, with a rate of 0.51 goals per game.

7- Sergio Aguero: Heart disease forced the “kun” to retire from football early, in December 2021, months after joining Barcelona.

In his scoring tally, the Argentine scored 426 goals in 786 matches, with Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and the “Tango” national team, at a rate of 0.54 goals per game.

8- Edinson Cavani: He is the former top scorer for Paris Saint-Germain, before Kylian Mbappe snatched this achievement from him.

Apart from that, Cavani scored 425 goals in 781 matches, with Danubio, Palermo (two spells), Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Valencia, Boca Juniors and Uruguay, with 0.54 goals per game.

9- Samuel Eto’o: The retired Cameroonian striker won the historic treble twice in a row in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons with two different teams, with Barcelona and Inter Milan.

Throughout his football career, Eto’o scored 420 goals in 846 matches, with Mallorca, Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Anji Makhachkala, Chelsea, Everton, Sampdoria, Antalyaspor, Konyaspor, Qatar Club and Cameroon, with 0.49 goals per game.

10- Claas Jan Huntelaar: The Dutch striker retired from football in 2021 after scoring 408 goals, in 693 matches, with Heerenveen and Ajax Amsterdam (two periods), Real Madrid, Milan and Schalke (two periods) and the Netherlands national team, with 0.58 goals per match.

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