Can you name the top 35 international goalscorers of all-time?

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts before the Group H match between Portugal and Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Ras Abu Aboud (974) Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 24, 2022.

International football has always been a different beast from the club game, as the list of all-time top goalscorers indicates. But can you name the 35 players with the highest goal tallies for their country?

Scoring for your country is something millions of aspiring footballers can only dream about; the glory of representing your nation on the international stage coupled with the singular thrill of finding the back of the net.

And a select handful of players have become internationally renowned for their goalscoring prowess. Whether it’d be in a localised encounter or the World Cup finals themselves, some goalscorers have written themselves into their nation’s footballing folklore.

The list of top international goalscorers is a rich and varied one. Household names rank alongside players you wouldn’t recognise on the street even if they wore a name badge.

But it makes for a compelling quiz, if nothing else, and we’re asking you to name the top 35 international goalscorers of all time.

You’ve got 10 minutes to name them all, and we’ve listed the number of goals and the countries they scored them for as clues. An asterisk denotes that the player is still active at international level. The score to beat from our office is a measly 16/35.

And, if you fancy another challenge, why not try and name every manager to have won the Champions League?

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Good luck, and don’t forget to tweet us your scores at @planetfutebol.


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