When the goalscorers debate comes up, who is the first name that comes to your mind? Sure, it would be the likes of legendary Pele, Gerd Muller, or Ferenc Puskas – but that’s as far back as beyond the 21st century. So, who is the greatest goalscorer of the 21st century?
Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?
The truth is, the GOAT debate between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be an eternal one, with the legendary stars shattering records upon records throughout their respective careers. But that’s not the point were are here to discuss at this moment, because it probably won’t have an end.
Therefore, let’s drive straight to the stats of the day – players with the most goals in the 21st century. In this list recently published by Transfermarkt, you will find only but names of superstars, who have dominated world football over the past decade.
Currently, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with 778 goals across all competitions, while his arch-rival Lionel Messi comes in a close second with 753 goals in the same frame.
Top 10 Players With The Most Goals In The 21st Century Across All Competitions
Without much ado, here is the complete list of the players with the most goals in the 21st century in the top 5 leagues, in all competitions, including national teams;
Are you still in doubt of whom the crown prince is in this criteria? Certainly not!