Footballers with the Most Career Goals in English Premier League / Football League First Division History

The Greatest Scorer In First Division English Football History, Jimmy Greaves, Here As A Member Of Tottenham

The Greatest Scorer In First Division English Football History, Jimmy Greaves, Here As A Member Of Tottenham

Three top tier English footballers (from the Football League First Division between 1888-89 and 1991-92 through the English Premier League from 1992-93 to today) have collected over 300 career goals, led by Chelsea/Tottenham forward Jimmy Greaves with 357.

The other two are Everton forward Dixie Dean and Derby forward Steve Bloomer.

This is going back in time, though. Greaves, the most modern player of the three, made his mark in the 1960’s; Bloomer at the turn of the century; and Dean in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

It’s not until you get to Alan Shearer, with 283 goals of his own, that we enter the truly modern era on today’s list. Shearer started with Southampton in the late 1980’s, then split time into the mid-2000’s between Blackburn and Newcastle.

Only he, Ian Rush and Tony Cottee played in the 1980’s or later.

Where is the top active player? It’s Manchester United‘s Wayne Rooney, 38th overall, with 184 goals scored.

Thanks to free-elements.com, which runs down the career goal tally of every English first division footballer ever.

FOOTBALLER CAREER GOALS FOOTBALL CLUB (1ST DIVISION) GOALS FROM TO
1. Jimmy Greaves 357 Chelsea 124 1957-58 1960-61
Tottenham 220 1961-62 1969-70
West Ham 13 1969-70 1970-71
2. Dixie Dean 310 Everton 310 1924-25 1937-38
3. Steve Bloomer 309 Derby 248 1892-93 1913-14
Middlesbro 61 1905-06 1909-10
4. Gordon Hodgson 287 Liverpool 232 1925-26 1935-36
Aston Villa 4 1935-36 1935-36
Leeds 51 1936-37 1938-39
5. Alan Shearer 283 Southampton 23 1987-88 1991-92
Blackburn 112 1992-93 1995-96
Newcastle 148 1996-97 2005-06
6. Charlie Buchan 258 Sunderland 209 1910-11 1924-25
Arsenal 49 1925-26 1927-28
7. Nat Lofthouse 255 Bolton 255 1946-47 1960-61
7. David Jack 255 Bolton 144 1920-21 1928-29
Arsenal 111 1928-29 1933-34
9. Joe Bradford 248 Birmingham 248 1921-22 1934-35
10. Hughie Gallacher 247 Newcastle 134 1925-26 1929-30
Derby 38 1930-31 1931-32
Chelsea 72 1932-33 1935-36
11. Joe Smith 243 Bolton 243 1911-12 1926-27
12. George Brown 240 Huddersfield 142 1921-22 1928-29
Aston Villa 79 1929-30 1932-33
Leeds 19 1935-36 1936-37
13. George Camsell 235 Middlesbro 235 1927-28 1938-39
14. Ian Rush 232 Liverpool 229 1981-82 1995-96
Leeds 3 1996-97 1996-97
15. David Herd 222 Arsenal 97 1954-55 1960-61
Man United 114 1961-62 1967-68
Stoke 11 1968-69 1969-70
16. Harry Hampton 219 Aston Villa 215 1904-05 1914-15
Birmingham 4 1921-22 1921-22
17. Tony Cottee 214 West Ham 92 1982-83 1987-88
Everton 72 1988-89 1993-94
West Ham 23 1994-95 1995-96
Leicester 27 1997-98 1999-00
17. Billy Walker 214 Aston Villa 214 1919-20 1932-33
19. Geoff Hurst 211 West Ham 181 1961-62 1971-72
Stoke 30 1972-73 1974-75
20. Bobby Gurney 208 Sunderland 208 1925-26 1938-39

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