Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s names won’t be coming down from the top positions in Argentina and Portugal anytime soon.
The soccer publication SKORES highlighted the top 10 all-time top scorers in their respective countries, focusing on soccer powers around the world. France, Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, the Netherlands, Spain, England, Germany, Uruguay, and Italy were among the 10 countries included.
When you look at each country’s record, you’ll notice that for the most part, the players who made the top 10 all-time scorers are not far apart. For example, in Italy, the all-time leading scorer, Luigi Riva, has 35 goals, while the 10th-ranked player, Francesco Graziani, has 23 goals, a difference of only 12 goals.
But Argentina and Portugal had their own monsters. Playing 100 A-match games and joining the Century Club is enough to make a player a legend, and Messi and Ronaldo both have more than 100 A-match goals. Messi and Ronaldo are the only players to have scored more than 100 A-match goals for 10 different countries in the history of soccer.
First, Messi scored 104 goals for Argentina. The gap between him and second-place Gabriel Batistuta (55 goals) is almost double. Messi’s record is unlikely to be broken anytime soon, or for as long as soccer is played.
Messi and Angel Di Maria are the only active players in Argentina’s top 10 all-time goalscorers. Di Maria has scored 28 goals in his career. He won’t even come close to Messi’s tally for the rest of his career. What’s more, Messi won’t be playing until the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North and Central America, but if he continues to represent Argentina, his tally will only increase.
Ronaldo’s scoring record is even more insane. He has scored 125 goals in A-matches alone. Ronaldo added two more goals against Bosnia on Sunday, taking his tally to 127 in A matches. With each goal he scores, Ronaldo will surpass his own record for most goals in A-Match history. 토토사이트
While it’s doubtful that any other player in the world will ever come close to matching Ronaldo’s A-match scoring record, it’s possible that his record will be immortalized in Portugal. Pauleta, Portugal’s second-leading scorer, has less than half of Ronaldo’s 47 goals. There isn’t even a current Portuguese player in the top 10 all-time goalscorers list.