Football quiz: leading international goalscorers

How much do you know about some of international football’s sharpest shooters?

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved up to second in the list of all-time goalscorers in the men’s international game after scoring 99 goals for Portugal. Which player stands above him?

Ferenc Puskás (Hungary/Spain)

Ali Daei (Iran)

Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan)

Hussein Saeed (Iraq)

Who is the all-time leading women’s international goalscorer with 184 goals in 256 games?

Marta (Brazil)

Christine Sinclair (Canada)

Carli Lloyd (USA)

Abby Wambach (USA)

Godfrey Chitalu is fifth on the list of all-time men’s international scorers with 79 goals in 108 matches. Which nation did he represent?




South Africa

Andy Selva is San Marino’s all-time leading scorer. How many goals did he plunder in 74 appearances?





Neymar has scored 61 goals for Brazil and is closing on the all-time record of 77 held by Pelé. There is one player just above him on 62 goals, though. Who is it?





Who is the England women’s team all-time leading scorer?

Hope Powell

Fara Williams

Kelly Smith

Ellen White

Ali Daei played for three German clubs in his career: Arminia Bielefeld, Hertha Berlin and which other?

Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich

Borussia Mönchengladbach


Miroslav Klose is Germany’s leading scorer with 71 goals in 137 games. Second on the list is Gerd Muller, who raced to 68 goals in how many games?





Robbie Keane is the Republic of Ireland’s record scorer on 68 goals and is streets ahead of the next player on the list. Who is it?

John Aldridge

Niall Quinn

Tony Cascarino

Frank Stapleton

Who is international football’s highest-scoring goalkeeper with eight goals?

Rogério Ceni (Brazil)

José Luis Chilavert (Paraguay)

René Higuita (Colombia)

Jorge Campos (Mexico)

10 and above.

Move aside Ali Daei, there’s a new record scorer in town

9 and above.

You’re up there with Cristiano Ronaldo

8 and above.

You’re red-hot in front of goal aren’t you?

7 and above.

You’re pretty good in front of goal aren’t you?

6 and above.

Not bad. With a bit of extra shooting practice you could go far

5 and above.

It’s not a dreadful score but you still might want to brush up on your finishing

4 and above.

You’re never going to be a striker are you?

3 and above.

You might want to do some extra shooting practice

2 and above.

Your shooting was wildly off target. Have you considered another career?

0 and above.

Go home. You couldn’t hit a cow’s backside with a banjo

1 and above.

You’re never going to make it in this game. Pack your bags, it’s time to go home

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