Barcelona superstar created history when he became the first player to net 400 goals in the La Liga, while also becoming the first player to score 400 goals in a single league. Here, we take a look at five players who have the scored the most goals in one league in Europe.
1. Lionel Messi - 400 goals - La Liga
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner recently created history when he became the first player to score 400 goals in the La Liga, with the 31-year-old also becoming the first player to net 400 goals in a single league.
Lionel Messi is widely considered to be the greatest player in the world and is sure to add to his tally in the near future, which will ensure that his name will remain in the record books for years to come.
2. Gerd Muller - 365 goals - Bundesliga
The 1970 Ballon d'Or winner was without a doubt the most feared striker during his time with Germany and Bayern Munich for whom he is a legendary figure. Gerd Muller netted 365 goals for Bayern, during which he led them to four league titles and three consecutive European trophies.
3. Jimmy Greaves - 357 goals - English First Division
The England legend is the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football with 357 goals to his name, with the striker playing for clubs such as Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United during his career.
Greaves was also a part of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad and is widely remembered as their greatest ever goalscorer.
4. Steve Bloomer - 317 goals - English First Division
The second highest goalscorer in English top-flight history, Steve Bloomer netted 317 goals during spells with Derby County and Middlesbrough, with the 64-year-old, the record goalscorer for Derby.
The legendary striker was prolific for England too, netting 28 goals in just 23 games.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo - 311 goals - La Liga
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player in Real Madrid's history, netting 311 goals in just 292 games for them before making the move to Juventus earlier in the summer. The 31-year-old scored a total of 450 goals in all competitions for the Los Blancos, leading them to two La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League honours.