Top 10 GoalKeepers with the Most Goals

Top 10 GoalKeepers with the Most Goals

From defending their own goal to scoring across the length of the pitch, it is extremely rare to see goalkeepers score. However, Rogerio Ceni tops the list of Goalkeepers with the most goals.

The Brazillian football legend and current Flamengo manager scored a total of 132 goals during his professional career as a goalkeeper. He is the only goalkeeper in history to have scored over 100 goals.

Though it is not very common to see goalkeepers score, former Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert scored a hat-trick during his time as a professional footballer. He is one of the goalkeepers with the most goals in the history of football.

Often goalkeepers score from set-pieces as were the cases of the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Brad Friedel who wowed the English Premier League with their goal-scoring skills.

We have already mentioned that it is not usual to see goalkeepers come off from the goal post to score on the offensive, therefore when such happens it is always worth celebrating just a little more than the regular goals.

Top 10 GoalKeepers with the Most Goals

RankNameNo. of GoalsCountryYears
1Rogério Ceni135Brazil1990–2015
2José Luis Chilavert67Paraguay1982–2004
3Johnny Vegas Fernández45Peru1997–2017
4Dimitar Ivankov42Bulgaria1996–2012
5René Higuita41Colombia1985–2009
7Hans-Jörg Butt32Germany1994–2012
8Misael Alfaro31El Salvador1988–2010
9Dragan Pantelić26Yugoslavia1971–1985
10Fernando Patterson26Costa Rica1993–2012

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10. Fernando Arturo Patterson Castro

26 Career Goals
Country – Costa Rica.
Clubs – Xelaju, Coban Imperial,
Puntarenas, Ramonense.
Notable Record(s) – 13 goals for Club Xelaju MC between 1999 – 2001.

9. Dragan Pantelic

26 Career goals
Country – Yugoslavia.
Club(s) – FK Radnički Niš.
Notable Record(s) – He scored two goals for his national team and averaged a goal a season for his club.

8. Álvaro Misael Alfaro

31 Career Goals.
– El Salvador.
Club(s) – Luis Ángel Firpo, San Salvador, Águila, Alianza, Metapán.
Notable Record(s) – Scored mostly penalty kicks.

7. Hans-Jorg Butt

32 Career Goals.
– Germany.
Club(s) – VfB Oldenburg, Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich.
Notable Record(s) – 3 Champions League goals; scored the highest number of penalty goals by a goalkeeper in a single season.

6. Márcio Luiz Silva Lopes Santos Souza

34 Career Goals.
Country – Brazil
Club(s) – Bahia, Fortaleza, Atlético Goianiense, Ipatinga (current club)
Notable Record(s) – Scored most his goals for club side Atletico Goianiense.

5. José René Higuita Zapata

41 Career Goals
Country – Colombia
Club(s) – Deportivo Rionegro, Guaros FC, Bajo Cauca FC, Aucas, Independiente Medellín, Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, Atlético Nacional, Valladolid, Millonarios.
Notable Record(s) – He scored three times for his national team. He is famous for his scorpion-clearance save against England in 1995.

4. Dimitar Ivanov Ivankov

42 Career Goals
Country – Bulgaria
Club(s) – Levski Sofia, Kayserispor, Bursaspor.
Notable Record(s) – Appeared on the scorelist for over nine years while playing for Levski Sofia in Bulgaria.

3. Johnny Martin Vegas Fernández

45 Career Goals
Country – Peru
Club(s) – Sport Boys, Union Huaral, Universidad San Martín de Porres, FBC Melgar, Sport Ancash, Cienciano, Alianza Atlético, Club Deportivo Pacífico FC, Defensor San Alejandro, Los Caimanes.
Notable Record(s) – Scored 30 goals from penalties. He made a record of fourteen transfers in a period of thirteen years before retiring from professional football.

2. José Luis Félix Chilavert González 

67 Career Goals
Country – Paraguay
Club(s) – Zaragoza, Vélez Sársfield, Peñarol, Strasbourg, Sportivo Luqueno, San Lorenzo, Club Guaraní.
Notable Record(s) – The only goalkeeper to score a hat-trick. Scored 8 goals for his national team.

1. Rogério Mücke Ceni

135 Career Goals
Country – Brazil
Club(s) – São Paulo
Notable Record(s) – Made 577 appearance for Sao Paulo. He is top on the list of goalkeeper with the most goals. Record number of penalties (70), Free kicks (61). He is second on the list of São Paulo all time highest goal scorers just a spot below former Brazilian striker Luís Fabiano.

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