Ronaldo is the top scorer of national championships in the 21st century. Messi – 2nd, Zlatan – 3rd.

Arthur Vardanian
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo became the world’s top league scorer in the 21st century, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Goals scored from 2001 to 2020 were taken into account. The Portuguese scored 462 goals.

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Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is second with 451 goals. The third is Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 13 goals in the 20th century and another 379 in the 21st century.

Atlético striker Luis Suarez (332) is fourth, while Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski (285) is seventh.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 462,
Lionel Messi – 451,
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 379,
Luis Suarez – 332,
Aleksandar Djurich – 304,
Ali Ashfaq – 287,
Robert Lewandowski – 285,
Samuel Eto’O – 282 ,
David Villa – 280,
Martin Kamburov – 278.

PSG striker Neymar took 33rd place with 225 goals in the first two decades of the century.

The list includes footballers who were able to overcome the 200 goal mark in the course of their careers.  There are only 58 of them.

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