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England's 55 Top Goalscorers

Last update includes no. 964 against Spain on 15 November 2016
 
No. Player
 
Club
pos sts
/subs
apps gls cmp gls mpg/
ms
pens/
ht (sub)
first & last goals (app no.) age(s) gap
yrs
England's Top Scorer - 53
1125 Wayne Rooney
 Everton, Manchester United
F 109
10
119 53 37 169
43
7
0 (1)
6 September 2003 2-1 vs. FYR Macedonia (6)
27 June 2016 1-2 vs. Iceland (115)
17 317
30 247
12 295

 
  Own Goals       50 27     5 April 1879 5-4 vs. Scotland (9)
12 October 2015 3-0 vs. Lithuania (948)
  136 187

Second Top Scorer - 49
767 Bobby Charlton
 Manchester United
F/M 105
1
106 49 27 193
37
3
4 (1)
19 April 1958 4-0 vs. Scotland (1)
20 May 1970 4-0 vs. Colombia (101)
20 190
32 221
12 31

Third Top Scorer - 48
979 Gary Lineker
 Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur
CF 74
6
80 48 24 137
31
4
5 (1)
26 March 1985 2-1 vs. Republic of Ireland (2)
29 April 1992 2-2 vs. CIS (74)
24 116
31 150
7 34

Fourth Top Scorer - 44
780 Jimmy Greaves
 Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur
IF 57
0
57 44 23 117 0
6
17 May 1959 1-4 vs. Peru (1)
24 May 1967 2-0 vs. Spain (56)
19 86
27 93
8 7

Fifth Top Scorer - 40
1086 Michael Owen
 Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United
F 77
12
89 40 26 155
33
1
2 (4)
27 May 1998 1-0 vs. Morocco (4)
(2) 12 September 2007 3-0 vs. Russia (85)
18 164
27 272
9 108

  

Goalscorers - thirty
661 Tom Finney
 Preston North End
O/CF 76
0
76 30 12 227
24
3
1
28 September 1946 7-2 vs. Ireland (1)
4 October 1958 3-3 vs. Northern Ireland (75)
24 176
36 182
12 6
702 Nat Lofthouse
 Bolton Wanderers
CF 32
1
33 30 13 95
18
0
0 (2)
(2) 22 November 1950 2-2 vs. Yugoslavia (1)
22 October 1958 5-1 vs. USSR (32)
25 87
33 56
7 334
1040 Alan Shearer
 Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United
CF 61
2
63 30 22 179
25
6
1
19 February 1992 2-0 vs. France (1)
20 June 2000 2-3 vs. Romania (63)
21 190
29 312
8 122

Goalscorers - 29
1097 Frank Lampard
 Chelsea
M 89
17
106 29 19 264
28
9
0 (2)
(sub) 20 August 2003 3-1 vs. Croatia (12)
29 May 2013 1-1 vs. Republic of Ireland (96)
25 61
34 343
9 282

Goalscorers - 28
220 Steve Bloomer
 Derby County, Middlesbrough
CF/IR   23 28 28 74
16
0
2
(2) 9 March 1895 9-0 vs. Ireland (1)
6 April 1907 1-1 vs. Scotland (23)
21 48
33 76
12 28
283 Vivian Woodward
 Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea
C/IF   23 28 14 74
14
0
4
(2) 14 February 1903 4-0 vs. Ireland (1)
(2) 13 March 1911 3-0 vs. Wales (23)
23 256
31 271
8 27

Goalscorers - 27
1019 David Platt
 Aston Villa, Bari, Juventus, Sampdoria, Arsenal
M 55
7
62 27 12 179
21
3
1 (2)
(sub) 26 June 1990 1-0 vs. Belgium (8)
18 May 1996 3-0 vs. Hungary (58)
24 16
29 343
5 327

Goalscorers - 26
941 Bryan Robson
 Manchester United
M 90
0
90 26 17 294
19
1
1
9 September 1981 1-2 vs. Norway (13)
(2) 13 December 1989 2-1 vs. Yugoslavia (82)
24 241
32 336
8 95

Goalscorers - 24
843 Geoff Hurst
 West Ham United
F 47
2
49 24 18 179 2
4
2 April 1966 4-3 vs. Scotland (2)
1 December 1971 2-0 vs. Greece (48)
24 115
29 358
5 243

Goalscorers - 23
667 Stan Mortensen
 Blackpool
IF 25
0
25 23 9 98
15
0
3
(4) 25 May 1947 10-0 vs. Portugal (1)
25 November 1953 3-6 vs. Hungary (25)
25 364
32 183
6 184

Goalscorers - 22
647 Tommy Lawton
 Everton, Chelsea, Notts County
CF   23 22 8 91
15
2
2
22 October 1938 2-4 vs. Wales (1)
16 May 1948 4-0 vs. Italy (22)
19 16
28 223
9 207
1139 Peter Crouch
 Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur
F 19
23
42 22 9 97
16
0
1 (5)
(sub) 1 March 2006 2-1 vs. Uruguay (5)
(sub) 17 November 2010 1-2 vs. France
 (42)
25 30
29 291
4 261

Goalscorers - 21
885 Mick Channon
 Southampton
F 44
2
46 21 12  183 3
0
14 February 1973 5-0 vs. Scotland (2)
4 June 1977 1-2 vs. Scotland (42)
24 78
28 188
4 110
887 Kevin Keegan
 Liverpool, Hamburger, Southampton
OR
/IL
62
1
63 21 16 265
18
1
0
11 May 1974 2-0 vs. Wales (3)
23 February 1982 4-0 vs. Northern Ireland (60)
23 56
31 9
7 288
1099 Steven Gerrard
 Liverpool
M 110
4
114 21 16 415
18
0
0 (1)
1 September 2001 5-1 vs. Germany (6)
15 October 2013 2-0 vs. Poland (107)
21 94
33 138
12 44

Goalscorers - 20
844 Martin Peters
 West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur
M 64
3
67 20 14 290
18
0 29 June 1966 3-0 vs. Finland (2)
19 May 1973 1-0 vs. Scotland (58)
22 233
29 192
6 324

Goalscorers - nineteen
1131 Jermain Defoe
 Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth
F 21
34
55 19 13 123
12
0
1 (7)
8 September 2004 2-1 vs. Poland (5)
(2) 22 March 2013 8-0 vs. San Marino (53)
21 337
30 166
8 195

Goalscorers - eighteen
515 Bill Dean
 Everton
CF   16 18 5 80
9
0
2
(2) 12 February 1929 3-3 vs. Wales (1)
9 December 1931 7-1 vs. Spain (15)
20 21
24 321
4 300
543 George Camsell
 Middlesbrough
CF   9 18 6 45
9
0
2
(2) 9 May 1929 4-1 vs. France (1)
9 May 1936 2-3 vs. Belgium (9)
26 163
33 164
7 0
739 Johnny Haynes
 Fulham
IF 56
0
56 18 11 277
14
0
1
2 October 1954 2-0 vs. Northern Ireland (1)
(2) 15 April 1961 9-3 vs. Scotland (41)
19 358
26 180
6 195
803 Roger Hunt
 Liverpool
F 34
0
34 18 6 172 0
1
4 April 1962 3-1 vs. Austria (1)
22 May 1968 3-1 vs. Sweden (30)
23 258
29 307
6 48

Goalscorers - seventeen
1078 David Beckham
 Manchester United, Real Madrid
C/RM 101
14
115 17 13 492
17
5
0
26 June 1998 2-0 vs. Colombia (17)
25 June 2006 1-0 vs. Ecuador (93)
23 55
31 54
7 364

Goalscorers - sixteen
719 Tommy Taylor
 Manchester United
I/CF 18
1
19 16 5 101
8
0
2 (2)
24 May 1953 2-1 vs. Chile (2)
(2) 27 November 1957 4-0 vs. France (19)
21 115
25 302
4 187
935 Tony Woodcock
 Nottingham Forest, Köln, Arsenal
F 30
12
42 16 13 162
13
0
0 (1)
(2) 17 October 1979 5-1 vs. Northern Ireland (6)
(2) 14 November 1984 8-0 vs. Turkey (38)
23 315
28 344
5 28

Goalscorers - fourteen
325 George Hilsdon
 Chelsea
CF   8 14 6 51
6
2
1
(2) 15 February 1908 3-1 vs. Ireland (2)
(2 (1)) 13 February 1909 4-0 vs. Ireland (14)
22 189
23 187
364
1082 Paul Scholes
 Manchester United
M 64
2
66 14 11 351 0
1
4 June 1997 2-0 vs. Italy (2)
21 June 2004 4-2 vs. Croatia (65)
22 200
29 218
7 17
1174 Danny Welbeck
 Manchester United, Arsenal
F 25
9
34 14 11 158
10
0 2 June 2012 1-0 vs. Belgium (5)
27 March 2015 4-0 vs. Lithuania (33)
21 189
24 122
2 299

Goalscorers - thirteen
131 Tinsley Lindley
 Nottingham Forest & Cambridge University & Corinthians
CF   13 13 13 90
9
0
1
13 March 1886 6-1 vs. Ireland (1)
(2) 7 March 1891 6-1 vs. Ireland (13)
20 137
25 131
4 359
794 Bobby Smith
 Tottenham Hotspur
CF 15
0
15 13 10 104
9
0 8 October 1960 5-2 vs. Northern Ireland (1)
20 November 1963 8-3 vs, Northern Ireland (13)
27 229
30 271
3 43
869 Martin Chivers
 Tottenham Hotspur
F 22
2
24 13 10 154 0 21 April 1971 3-0 vs. Greece (2)
26 September 1973 7-0 vs. Austria (23)
25 359
28 152
2 158
928 Paul Mariner
 Ipswich Town
CF 30
5
35 13 9 209
12
0 12 October 1977 2-0 vs. Luxembourg (3)
16 November 1983 4-0 vs. Luxembourg (33)
24 143
30 178
6 35

Goalscorers - twelve
145 John Goodall
 Preston North End, Derby County
I/CF   14 11-
12
11-
12
105-
115
0 17 March 1888 5-0 vs. Scotland (2)
16 March 1896 9-1 vs. Wales (12)
24 272
32 271
7 365
It is unsure as to whether Goodall scored England's final goal against Scotland in April 1889.
69 Charlie Bambridge
 Swifts
F   18 12 5 128 0
1
(2) 5 April 1879 5-4 vs. Scotland (1)
21 March 1885 1-1 vs. Scotland (13)
20 249
26 234
5 350
130 Fred Dewhurst
 Preston North End & Corinthians
IF   9 12 12 68 0
1
13 March 1886 6-1 vs. Ireland (1)
23 February 1889 4-1 vs. Wales (9)
22 87
25 69
2 347
567 Cliff Bastin
 Arsenal
RF 21
0
21 12 5 158 2
0
13 May 1933 1-1 vs. Italy (2)
26 May 1938 4-2 vs. France (21)
21 60
26 73
5 13
926 Trevor Francis
 Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, Sampdoria
F 42
10
52 12 9 323 0 30 March 1977 5-0 vs. Luxembourg (2)
19 June 1983 1-1 vs. Australia (40)
22 345
29 61
6 81

Goalscorers - eleven
145 John Goodall
 Preston North End, Derby County
I/CF   14 11-
12
11-
12
105-
115
0 17 March 1888 5-0 vs. Scotland (2)
16 March 1896 9-1 vs. Wales (12)
24 272
32 271
7 365
It is unsure as to whether Goodall scored England's final goal against Scotland in April 1889.
204 Gilbert Smith
 Oxford University, Old Carthusians & Corinthians
IR/CF   20 11 11 160 0
1
25 February 1893 6-1 vs. Ireland (1)
6 April 1899 2-1 vs. Scotland (16)
20 92
26 132
6 40
662 Wilf Mannion
 Middlesbrough
IF 26
0
26 11 8 206 0
1
(3) 28 September 1946 7-2 vs. Ireland (1)
15 November 1950 4-2 vs. Wales (23)
28 135
32 183
4 48
603 Stan Matthews
 Stoke City, Blackpool
OR 54
0
54 11 6 445 0
1
29 September 1934 4-0 vs. Wales (1)
6 October 1956 1-1 vs. Northern Ireland (48)
19 240
41 248
22 7
763 Bryan Douglas
 Blackburn Rovers
OR 36
0
36 11 5 295 0 19 April 1958 4-0 vs. Scotland (4)
5 June 1963 8-1 vs. Switzerland (36)
23 327
29 9
5 47
1048 Teddy Sheringham
 Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United
F 30
21
51 11 5 258 1
0 (2)
8 June 1995 3-3 vs. Sweden (8)
(sub) 6 October 2001 2-2 vs. Greece (42)
29 67
35 187
6 120

Goalscorers - ten
546 Eric Brook
 Manchester City
OL   18 10 6 162 0 14 October 1933 3-0 vs. Ireland (3)
23 October 1937 5-1 vs. Ireland (17)
25 321
29 330
4 9
675 Jackie Milburn
 Newcastle United
CF 13
0
13 10 6 109 0
1
9 October 1948 6-2 vs. Ireland (1)
(2) 19 May 1951 5-2 vs. Portugal (11)
24 151
27 8
2 222
722 Dennis Wilshaw
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
IL 12
0
12 10 9 108 0
1
(2) 10 October 1953 3-1 vs. Wales (2)
20 May 1956 5-1 vs. Finland (10)
27 213
30 70
3 223
747 Ron Flowers
 Wolverhampton Wanderers
R/LH 48
1
49 10 4 434 0
6
(2) 28 May 1959 8-1 vs. USA (8)
3 October 1962 1-1 vs. France (37)
24 304
28 67
3 128
856 Franny Lee
 Manchester City
RF 27
0
27 10 6 234 0 12 March 1969 5-0 vs. France (2)
29 April 1972 1-3 vs. West Germany (27)
24 317
27 0
3 48
866 Allan Clarke
 Leeds United
IF 16
3
19 10 4 139 3
0
11 June 1970 1-0 vs. Czechoslovkia (1)
17 October 1973 1-1 vs. Poland (15)
23 315
27 78
3 128
966 John Barnes
 Watford, Liverpool
OL 65
14
79 10 8 571 0 10 June 1984 2-0 vs. Brazil (10)
28 April 1993 2-2 vs. Netherlands (70)
20 216
29 172
8 322
1006 Paul Gascoigne
 Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers
M 46
11
57 10 8 418 0
0 (1)
(sub) 26 April 1989 5-0 vs. Albania (3)
10 September 1997 4-0 vs. Moldova (52)
21 334
30 106
8 137
1107 Joe Cole
 Chelsea
M 31
25
56 10 6 309 0
0 (4) 
(sub) 3 June 2003 2-1 vs. Serbia Montenegro (10)
(sub)(2)
6 September 2008 6-0 vs. Andorra (52)
21 207
26 303
5 95
 
 

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