In a football team, a good defender and goal keeper are recognized by the amount of clean sheets they keep, the defensive midfielder is judged by clean tackles and interception while an attacker is judged by goals and assists.
In the last decade, there has been a very healthy competition between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and the reason is that both have been very instrumental in carrying their teams to glory, consistently, with their goals and assists. They definitely have scored more than 500 career goals but there are 3 other exceptional players who have made the feat.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The former Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and current Juventus and Portugal star is the active player with most goals in the whole world at the moment as he has played 1078 matches, scoring 778 goals.
2. Lionel Messi
With exactly 30 goals lesser than Ronaldo, comes Leo who has played all his matches as a professional for Barcelona and Argentina. In 952 games, Messi has scored 748 goals.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
This guy keeps delivering even though he is getting older. At almost 40 years old,the Swede as played 951 games and scored 568 goals for Juventus, Inter Milan,AC Milan,Ajax, Barcelona, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
4. Robert Lewandowski
The current Best player in the world has played 801 games and scored 526 goals in them for majorly Poland, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He is one of the most clinical and pure number 9 out there.
5. Luis Suarez
The newest comer to the 500 club is Uruguayan,Luis Suarez who has just scored 500 goals in 791 games. These goals are majorly from Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
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