List of footballers in England by number of league goals

The following is a list of footballers who have scored at least 200 domestic league goals in English league football. This includes the appearances and goals of former players, in the following domestic league competitions only:

Players who came up just short of the 200 mark include Clive Allen, Chris Chilton, Peter Doherty, Gary Lineker, Jack Smith, Freddie Steele and Andrew Wilson.

Due to the close connections between English and Scottish football, several players have played for clubs in England and in the Scottish Football League and its successors and amassed over 200 goals across the two systems, including David McLean (over 160 goals in both), Joe Baker (over 140 in both), Neil Martin (over 110 in both) and Kenny Dalglish (over 110 in both).

List of players

NameNationalityGoals[lower-alpha 1]Games[lower-alpha 2]PositionSeasons[lower-alpha 3]Clubs[lower-alpha 4]Notes
Arthur Rowley England433619FW194[lower-alpha 5][1]
Dixie Dean England379438FW163[lower-alpha 6][2]
Jimmy Greaves England357516FW133[lower-alpha 7][3]
Steve Bloomer England352600FW223[2]
George Camsell England345440FW142[2]
John Aldridge Republic of Ireland329560FW174[lower-alpha 8][4]
Joe Smith England315519FW212[2]
John Atyeo England314597FW162[5]
Vic Watson England312498FW162[2]
Harry Bedford England308485FW157[2]
Harry Johnson England305476FW192[2]
Hughie Gallacher Scotland297434FW136[lower-alpha 9][6]
Gordon Hodgson England295468FW143[2]
Cliff Holton England293570FW187[7]
Jimmy Hampson England290425FW122[2]
Ray Crawford England289476FW147[8]
Abe Morris England289?FW146[2]
Ernie Hine England288609FW164[2]
Tom Keetley England284371FW155[2]
Alan Shearer England283559FW183[9]
Arthur Chandler England281471FW163[2]
George Brown England276445FW165[2]
Ronnie Allen England276638FW193[10]
Teddy Sheringham England276734FW248[lower-alpha 10][11]
Ron Davies Wales275549FW177[lower-alpha 11][12]
Roger Hunt England269480FW132[13]
Kevin Hector England268662FW182[lower-alpha 12][14]
David Jack England267521FW153[2]
Ken Wagstaff England266559FW162[15]
Pop Robson England265674FW225[16]
Ted Harper England263336FW114[2]
Charlie Buchan England258472FW172[2]
Jimmy Cookson England256292FW124[2]
Ted MacDougall Scotland256532FW147[lower-alpha 13][17]
Tommy Briggs England256390FW124[18]
Nat Lofthouse England255452FW151[19]
Charlie Wayman England254382FW125[20]
Harry Morris England254?FW113[2]
Keith Edwards England254524FW156[lower-alpha 14][21]
Tommy Tynan England253633FW219[22]
Steve Bull England252478FW142[23]
Brian Clough England251274FW102[24]
Ivor Allchurch Wales251694FW193[25]
Joe Bradford England249419FW162[2]
Harry Hampton England248412FW193[2]
Ian Rush Wales246570FW206[lower-alpha 15][26]
Kevin Phillips England246580FW209[27]
Ernie Moss England245747FW2011[28]
Tommy Bamford Wales245338FW113[2]
Dave Halliday Scotland244310FW104[lower-alpha 16][2]
Tom Waring England243363FW126[2]
Gordon Turner England243406FW141[29]
George Beel England243458FW146[2]
Geoff Bradford England242461FW151[30]
Tommy Johnston Scotland239406FW118[lower-alpha 17].[31]
Dixie McNeil England239521FW176[32]
Ian Wright England235493FW186[lower-alpha 18][33]
Derek Kevan England235440FW168[34]
Frank Worthington England234757FW2211[lower-alpha 19][35]
Mick Channon England232718FW216[lower-alpha 20][36]
Tommy Lawton England231390FW216[37]
Kerry Dixon England231594FW198[38]
Andrew Cole England230509FW1913[39]
Tony Brown England229619MF202[lower-alpha 21][40]
Clarrie Bourton England228360FW115[2]
David Herd Scotland228427FW204[41]
Francis Lee England228500FW163[42]
Jackie Sewell England228509FW154[43]
Horace Barnes England226451MF144[lower-alpha 5][44]
Stan Mortensen England225395FW123[lower-alpha 5][45]
Tony Cottee England225578FW197[lower-alpha 22][46]
Tommy Thompson England224443FW175[46]
Allan Clarke England223514FW175[47]
Marco Gabbiadini England223659FW2010[lower-alpha 23][48]
Steve White England223646FW218[lower-alpha 24][49]
Tommy Johnson England222511FW173[2]
Derek Dougan Northern Ireland222546FW186[lower-alpha 25][50]
W. G. Richardson England221349FW112[lower-alpha 5][2]
Wally Ardron England221305FW182[51]
Martin Chivers England220469FW184[lower-alpha 26][52]
Jack Bowers England219282FW112[53]
Bobby Smith England218376FW153[54]
Dennis Viollet England218441FW172[lower-alpha 27][55]
Len White England218442FW164[56]
Bob Latchford England218530FW184[lower-alpha 28][57]
Rickie Lambert England218607FW199[58]
Shaun Goater Bermuda217552FW167[lower-alpha 29][59]
Denis Law Scotland217458FW184[lower-alpha 30][60]
Ray Charnley England217465FW134[61]
Brian Clark England217611FW196[62]
Billy Liddell Scotland215492FW161[lower-alpha 5][63][64]
Bob Hatton England215617FW179[65]
Tony Richards England215397FW122[66]
Billy Walker England214478FW151[2]
Raich Carter England214444FW153[67]
Alfie Biggs England213513FW164[68]
Grenville Morris England212454FW162[2]
Tony Adcock England212591FW196[69]
Geoff Hurst England212529FW173[70]
Jimmy Murray England211401FW143[71]
Tony Hateley England211434FW168[72]
Dennis Westcott England210321FW183[73]
Peter Beardsley England209658FW219[lower-alpha 31][74]
Jack Rowley England208458FW223[lower-alpha 5][75][76]
Luther Blissett England208554FW195[77]
Bobby Gurney England208348FW151[78]
Tommy Browell England207387FW204[2]
Bobby Charlton England207644MF192[lower-alpha 32][79]
Sammy Collins England206370FW112[80]
George Elliott England203344FW121[2]
Iwan Roberts Wales202647FW207[81]
Peter Dobing England201568FW183[82]
Roy Chapman England200415FW176[83]
Steve Phillips England200562FW179[84]
Bob Taylor England200577FW195[85]

Notes

  1. Number of League goals only.
  2. Number of League games only.
  3. Number of League seasons only.
  4. Number of different League clubs only; two spells with the same club should only be counted once.
  5. Also scored goals in unofficial wartime competitions.
  6. Also scored 7 League of Ireland goals in 7 matches.
  7. Also scored 9 Serie A (Italy) goals in 12 matches.
  8. Also scored 33 La Liga (Spain) goals in 63 matches.
  9. Also scored 90 Scottish Football League goals in 111 matches.
  10. Also scored 13 Division 2 (Sweden) goals in 21 matches.
  11. Also scored 13 North American Soccer League goals in 90 matches.
  12. Also scored 39 North American Soccer League goals in 63 matches.
  13. Also scored 9 goals in 19 North American Soccer League matches.
  14. Also scored 2 Scottish Football League goals in 9 matches.
  15. Also scored 7 Serie A (Italy) goals in 29 matches.
  16. Also scored 92 Scottish Football League goals in 139 matches.
  17. Also scored 17 Scottish Football League goals in 19 matches
  18. Also scored 3 Scottish Premier League goals in 8 matches.
  19. Also scored 21 North American Soccer League goals in 47 matches, and 4 Allsvenskan (Sweden) goals in 12 matches.
  20. Also scored 3 National Soccer League (Australia) goals in 4 matches, and played in South Africa - statistics uncertain.
  21. Also scored 17 North American Soccer League goals in 63 matches.
  22. Also scored 14 Liga Perdana (Malaysia) goals in 24 matches.
  23. Also scored 4 Alpha Ethniki (Greece) goals in 11 matches.
  24. Also scored 4 Welsh Football League goals in 6 matches.
  25. Also scored 17 Irish Football League goals in 76 matches, and 7 North American Soccer League goals in 17 matches.
  26. Also scored 33 Nationalliga A (Switzerland) goals in 66 matches.
  27. Also scored 4 NPSL (USA) goals in 12 matches, 3 North American Soccer League goals in 22 matches and 5 Irish Football League goals in 11 matches.
  28. Also scored 4 National Soccer League (Australia) goals in 4 matches, and 13 Eerste Divisie (Netherlands) goals in 16 matches.
  29. Also scored 3 USL Second Division goals in 9 matches and 1 Bermudian Premier Division goal in 7 matches.
  30. Also scored 10 Serie A (Italy) goals in 27 matches.
  31. Also scored 28 North American Soccer League goals in 73 matches.
  32. Also scored 1 League of Ireland goal in 4 matches, and 3 National Soccer League (Australia) goals in 5 matches.

See also

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