Football is a sport that is all about scoring goals no matter how good or bad a team plays. Goalscoring though is a part of the game that is majorly done by the strikers or attacking Midfielders.
Midfielders especially attacking ones also score goals, some of them do it consistently and sometimes even outscore some strikers, it is not usual. Football has had a lot of Midfielders in it's history who scored a lot of goals from the Midfield.
Here are the top 5 Highest goalscoring Midfielders in Football history;
The Brazilian Legend and two time Ballon Dor winner is regarded as one of the greatest and most entertaining Footballers of his generation. Ronaldinho was actually an attacking Midfielder at Barcelona and Ac Milan although he played mostly on the wings too. He scored 169 goals in close to 500 appearances in his club playing career making him the fifth highest goalscoring Midfielder in the history of football.
4. Marco Reus
The German attacking Midfielder and Borussia Dortmund captain is the only active on this list. Reus potential as a great footballer was never doubted from a young age but injuries has been the major setback in his career. Although with this injury filled career, the German Midfielder has been able to score 187 goals in 452 appearances most of which has been with Dortmund making him the fourth highest goalscoring Midfielder in Football history. He recently became the first German Player to score 100 goals and 100 assists in the Bundesliga.
3. Rafael Van De Vaart
The former Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur Dutch Midfielder is one Player many thought had a lot of potential but never really fulfilled them. That did not stop Van De Vaart to score 194 goals in 623 games in his career making him the third highest goalscoring Midfielder in Football history.
2. Steven Gerrard
The Liverpool Legend is regarded as one of the greatest Midfielders of all time and his generation. Gerrard who also captained Liverpool all through his career scored 206 goals in 794 games making him the second highest goalscoring Midfielder in Football history.
1. Frank Lampard.
The Former Chelsea Manager and Legend is without a doubt, one of the best if not the best Midfielders of his generation. Lampard scored a lot of goals scoring 261 goals in 843 games in a very successful career as a Footballer. This goal record makes Lampard the highest ever goalscoring Midfielder in Football history.
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