Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses after receiving the Pichichi trophy for the 2017-18 leading goalscorer of the Spanish Liga, during the presentation of the Football Marca Awards in Barcelona on November 12, 2018. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

From Messi to Pele: Five of the Highest Goalscorers for a Single Club in Football History

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi recently overtook Gerd Muller to become the second highest goalscorer for a single club, but remains behind Pele in the list. Here, we look at five of the highest goalscorers for a single club.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo - 450 goals for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player in Real Madrid history and left for Juventus after scoring 450 goals in 438 games, an impressive feat looking at the games to goal ratio. Of this 311 goals came in the La Liga, with Portugese helping the Los Blancos win two league titles, two Copa del Rey's and four UEFA Champion League honours.

4. Eusebio - 473 goals for Benfica

Known as the 'Black Pearl' and widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, Eusebio scored 473 goals in 440 games for Benfica, again an impressive feat in footballing history.


The 1965 Ballon d'Or winner led his club to 11 league titles and one European Cup.

3. Gerd Muller - 565 goals for Bayern Munich

The 1970 Ballon d'Or winner was nicknamed Der Bomber for his exploits in front of goal and netted 565 goals for Bayern Munich in an illustrious career. Muller won the Golden Boot seven times in the Bundesliga and helped the club win four league titles and three consecutive European Cup's.

2. Lionel Messi - 566 goals for Barcelona

Arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport, Lionel Messi has won everything there is to win at club and individual level. He has been the talisman of Barcelona over the past decade, netting 566 goals for the Catalan giants in 650 games.


The 31-year-old has won nine league titles, six Copa del Rey's and four UEFA Champions League honours so far and is all set to add to his tally.

1. Pele - 643 goals for Santos

Voted as the Player of the Century by FIFA along with Diego Maradona, Pele netted 643 goals for Santos in a career during which it is claimed that he has scored more than 1200 goals. The striker led Brazil to three World Cup titles and his club to numerous honours and rightly stands at the top of the list.