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Eto’o and Drogba: The only Africans to make the top 25 highest goalscorers list for club and country in the last 2 decades

Former Cameroon international goal accountant Samuel Eto’o and the Ivorian goal wizard Didier Drogba are the two African Footballers to make the top 25 highest Goalscorers list for both club and Country in the last two decades.

This list consist of footballers who played football from the year 2000 to 2020.

Samuel Eto’o tops the list from an African perspective; as he occupies position number seven in the overall standings with  408 goals in 805 appearances (0.5 goal per game) while the Ivorian wizard Didier Drogba occupies position number 13 with 352 goals in 750 appearances ( 0.45 per game).

It should be noted that, Portugal’s Christiano Ronaldo top the overall standings with 728 goals in 1005 appearances ( 0.73 per game).

Complete list of Top 25 Highest Goalscorers for both club and Country in the last two decades. 

1. Christiano Ronaldo (0.73 goal per game) 728 goals in 1005 appearances.

2. Lionel Messi (0.81 goal per game) 700 goals in 862appearances.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (0.66 per game) 521 goals in 860 appearances.

4. Robert Lewandoski ( 0.66 per game) 466 goals in 698appearances.

5. Luiz Suarez (0.64 per game) 495 goals in 715 appearances.

6. Sergio Aguero (0.57 per game) 414goals in 733 appearances.

7. Samuel Eto’o (0.5 goal per game) 408 goals in 805appearances.

8. Klass-Jan Hunterlaar ( 0.56 goals per game) 399 goals in 714 appearances.

9. Edinson Cavani (0.58 goal per game) 389 goals in 668 appearances.

10. David Villa (0.52 goal per game)  386 goals in 740 appearances.

11. Thierry Henry ( 0.52 goal per game ) 369 goals in 716 appearances.

12. Wayne Rooney ( 0.42 goal per game) 364 goals in 864appearances.

13. Didier (0.47 goal per game) 352 goals in 750 appearances.

14. Robbie Keane (0.45 goal per game) 340 goals in 743 appearances.

15. Mario Gomez (0.51 goal per game) 336 goals in 665appearances.

16. Karim Benzema ( 0.45 goal per game) 336 goals in 735 appearances.

17. Gonzalo Higuiain (0.48 goal per game) 336 goals in 769 appearances.

18. Edin Dzeko (0.48 goal per game) 334 goals in 697 appearances.

19. Miroslav Klose (0.42 goal per game) 324goals in 767appearances.

20. Robin Van Persie (0.46 goal per game) 322 goals in 694appearances.

21. Falcao ( 0.56 goal per game) 313 goals in 564 appearances.

22. Hulk (0.51 goal per game) 307 goals in 601appearances

23. Neymar (0.61 goal per game) 305 goals 501appearances.

24. Raul (0.4 goal per game) 298goals in 738appearances.

25. Dirk Kuyt (0.35 goal per game).

It should be noted that, this are the players with the most goals in football for both club and Country since the year 2000, 10 have retired while 15 are still playing.

By: mysoccer24.com

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