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England's Top Goalscorers

Last update includes no. 934 against Costa Rica on 24 June 2014
in chronological order
a silver box in the 'Age' column denotes a goal on his debut.
a blue box in the 'Name' columns denotes an active player.
 

 

England's Highest Scorer - 49
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Bobby Charlton Manchester United OL/
F/M
105
1
106 19 April 1958 vs. Scotland
20 May 1970
vs. Colombia
20 yrs 189 dys
32 yrs 222 dys
12 yrs
32 dys
193 min

3 penalties

1 goal as substitute

4 hat-tricks (May 1959, Oct & May 61, Jun 63)

 

2nd Top Scorer - 48
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Gary Lineker Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur CF 74
6
80 26 March 1985 vs. Republic of Ireland
29 April 1992
vs. CIS
24 yrs 116 dys
31 yrs 148 dys
7 yrs
31 dys
136 min

4 penalties

1 goal as substitute

5 hat-tricks (Oct 1985, Jun1986, Feb & Oct 1987, Jun 1991)

 

47
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Own Goals not applicable n/a 5 April 1879 vs. Scotland
11 October 2013 vs. Montenegro
n/a 134 yrs
190
dys
n/a

 

3rd Top Scorer - 44
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Jimmy Greaves Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur IF 57
0
57 17 May 1959 vs. Peru
24 May 1967
vs. Spain
19 yrs 86 dys
27 yrs 92 dys
8 yrs
7 dys
117 min
6 hat-tricks (Oct 1960, Apr 1961, May 1962, Nov 1963, Oct 1964 & Jun 1966)

  

=4th Top Scorer - 40
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Michael Owen Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United CF 77
12
89 27 May 1998 vs. Morocco
12 September 2007 vs. Russia
18 yrs 165 dys
27 yrs 273 dys
9 yrs
109 dys
155 min
1 penalty 4 goals as substitute
2 hat-tricks (September 2001 & May 2005)

 

=4th Top Scorer - 40
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
Wayne Rooney Everton, Manchester United F 89
6
95 6 September 2003 vs. Macedonia
19 June 2014 vs. Uruguay
17 yrs 317 dys
28 yrs 236 dys
10 yrs
286 dys
176 min
1 penalty 4 goals as substitute

 

30
661 Tom Finney Preston North End OR/L
CF
76
0
76 28 September 1946 vs. Ireland
4 October 1958
vs. Northern Ireland
24 yrs 176 dys
36 yrs 182 dys
12 yrs
6 dys
229 min
1 hat-trick (May 1950) 3 penalties
702 Nat Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers CF 32
1
33 22 Nov'ber 1950 vs. Yugoslavia
22 October 1958
vs. USSR
25 yrs 87 dys
33 yrs 57 dys
7 yrs
335 dys
95 min
2 goals as substitute
1040 Alan Shearer Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United CF 61
2
63 19 February 1992 vs. France
20 June 2000 vs. Romania
21 yrs 190 dys
29 yrs 312 dys
8 yrs
121 dys
182 min

1 hat-trick (September 1999)

6 penalties
29
1097 Frank Lampard Chelsea M 89
17
106 20 August 2003 sub vs. Croatia
29 May 2013 vs. Rep. Ireland
25 yrs 61 dys
34 yrs 343 dys
9 yrs
282 dys
264 min

9 penalties (top penalty scorer)

2 goals as substitute
28
220 Steve Bloomer Derby County, Middlesbrough IR   23 9 March 1895 vs. Ireland
6 April 1907
vs. Scotland
21 yrs 48 dys
33 yrs 76 dys
12 yrs
28 dys
74 min
2 hat-tricks (March 1896 & March 1901)
283 Vivian Woodward Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea CF   23 14 February 1903 vs. Ireland
13 March 1911
vs. Wales
23 yrs 225 dys
31 yrs 252 dys
8 yrs
27 dys
74/71 min

4 hat-tricks (March & June 1908, May & June 1909)

Most, if not all, modern reports, claim that Woodward scored four against Hungary, 29 May 1909.  One of his goals was a Hungary own goal.

27
1019 David Platt Aston Villa, Bari, Juventus, Sampdoria, Arsenal M 55
7
62 26 June 1990 sub vs. Belgium
18 May 1996
vs. Hungary
24 yrs 16 dys
29 yrs 344 dys
5 yrs
328 dys
182 min
3 penalties 2 goals as substitute
1 hat-trick (November 1993)
26
941 Bryan Robson Manchester United M 90
0
90 9 September 1981 vs. Norway
13 Dec'ber 1989
vs. Yugoslavia
24 yrs 242 dys
32 yrs 337 dys
8 yrs
96 dys
294 min

1 hat-trick (November 1984)

1 penalty
24
843 Geoff Hurst West Ham United F 47
2
49 2 April 1966 vs. Scotland
1 December 1971
vs. Greece
24 yrs 116 dys
29 yrs 359 dys
5 yrs
244 dys
179 min
2 hat-tricks (30 July 1966 & Mar 1969) 4 penalties
23
667 Stan Mortensen Blackpool I/CF 25
0
25 27 May 1947 (4) vs. Portugal
25 November 1953
vs. Hungary
25 yrs 364 dys
32 yrs 183 dys
6 yrs
184 dys
98 min

3 hat-tricks (May & November 1947, October 1948)

22
647 Tommy Lawton Everton, Chelsea, Notts County CF   23 22 October 1938 pen vs. Wales
16 May 1948
vs. Italy
19 yrs 16 dys
28 yrs 224 dys
9 yrs
208 dys
94 min
2 hat-tricks (November 1946 & May 1947)
1139 Peter Crouch Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur F 19
23
42 1 March 2006 sub vs. Uruguay
17 November 2010 sub vs. France
25 yrs 31 dys
29 yrs 292 dys
4 yrs
262 dys
99 min
1 hat-trick (June 2006) 5 goals as substitute
21
885 Mick Channon Southampton F 44
2
46 14 February 1973 vs. Scotland
4 June 1977
pen vs. Scotland
24 yrs 78 dys
28 yrs 189 dys
4 yrs
111 dys
183 min
3 penalties
887 Kevin Keegan Liverpool, Hamburger, Southampton F 62
1
63 11 May 1974 vs. Wales
6 June 1981
pen vs. Hungary
23 yrs 85 dys
30 yrs 113 dys
7 yrs
27 dys
265 min
1 penalty
1099 Steven Gerrard Liverpool M 110
4
114 1 September 2001 vs. Germany
15 October 2013
vs. Poland
21 yrs 94 dys
33 yrs 138 dys
12 yrs
44 dys
415 min
1 goal as substitute
20
844 Martin Peters West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur M 64
3
67 26 June 1966 vs. Finland
19 May 1973
vs. Scotland
22 yrs 230 dys
29 yrs 190 dys
6 yrs
328 dys
290 min

 

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Plyr.
No.
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals Age Gap Rate
min
 
1131 Jermain Defoe Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hot. F 21
34
55 8 September 2004 vs. Poland
22 March 2013 (2) vs. San Marino
21 yrs 337 dys
30 yrs 166 dys
8 yrs
195 dys
122 min
1 hat-trick (September 2010) 7 goals as substitute
18
515 Billy Dean Everton CF   16 12 February 1927 (2) vs. Wales
9 December 1931
vs. Spain
20 yrs 21 dys
24 yrs 321 dys
4 yrs
300 dys
80 min
2 hat-tricks (May 1927)

There is an outside possibility that Dean scored only once against France, 26 May 1927. Thus, leaving his goalscoring feat at 17.

543 George Camsell Middlesbrough CF   9 9 May 1929 vs. France
9 May 1936
vs. Belgium
26 yrs 163 dys
33 yrs 164 dys
7 yrs 45 min
2 hat-tricks (May & Nov 1929)
739 Johnny Haynes Fulham IL/R 56
0
56 2 October 1954 vs. Nrthn Ireland
15 April 1961
(2) vs. Scotland
19 yrs 358 dys
26 yrs 181 dys
6 yrs
196 dys
277 min
1 hat-trick (Oct 1958)
803 Roger Hunt Liverpool F 34
0
34 4 April 1962 vs. Austria
24 May 1967
vs. Spain
23 yrs 258 dys
28 yrs 308 dys
5 yrs
50 dys
172 min
1 hat-trick (May 1964)
17
1078 David Beckham Manchester United, Real Madrid C/
RM
101
14
115 26 June 1998 vs. Colombia
25 June 2006 vs. Ecuador
23 yrs 55 dys
31 yrs 54 dys
7 yrs
364 dys
492 min
5 penalties
16
719 Tommy Taylor Manchester United IL/
CF
18
1
19 24 May 1953 vs. Chile
27 Nov'mber 1957
(2) vs. France
21 yrs 115 dys
25 yrs 302 dys
4 yrs
187 dys
104 min
2 hat-tricks (Dec 1956 & May 1957) 2 goals as substitute
935 Tony Woodcock FC Köln, Arsenal F 30
12
42 17 October 1979 vs. Nrth Ireland
14 November 1984
vs. Turkey
23 yrs 315 dys
28 yrs 344 dys
5 yrs
28 dys
162 min
1 goal as substitute
14
325 George Hilsdon Chelsea CF   8 15 February 1908 vs. Ireland
13 Feb 1909
(2 (1 pen) vs. Ireland
22 yrs 189 dys
23 yrs 187 dys
364 dys 51 min
1 hat-trick (June 1908) 2 penalties
1082 Paul Scholes Manchester United M 64
2
66 4 June 1997 vs. Italy
21 June 2004 vs. Croatia
22 yrs 199 dys
29 yrs 216 dys
7 yrs
17 dys
352 min
1 hat-trick (Mar 1999)
13
131 Tinsley Lindley Nottingham Forest & Cambridge Univ. & Corinthians, Nottingham Forest & Cor'thians CF 13 13 March 1886 vs. Ireland
7 March 1891 vs. Ireland
20 yrs 137 dys
25 yrs 131 dys
4 yrs
359 dys
90 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1887)
794 Bobby Smith Tottenham Hotspur CF 15
0
15 8 October 1960 vs. Nrthn Ireland
20 November 1963
vs. N Ireland
27 yrs 229 dys
30 yrs 272 dys
3 yrs
43 dys
104 min
869 Martin Chivers Tottenham Hotspur F 22
2
24 21 April 1971 vs. Greece
26 September 1973
vs. Austria
25 yrs 358 dys
28 yrs 152 dys
2 yrs
158 dys
154 min
928 Paul Mariner Ipswich Town CF 30
5
35 12 Oct 1977 vs. Luxembourg
16 Nov 1983
vs. Luxembourg
24 yrs 143 dys
30 yrs 178 dys
6 yrs
35 dys
210 min
12
130 Fred Dewhurst Preston North End & Corinthians IR/L   9 13 March 1886 vs. Ireland
23 February 1889 vs. Wales
22 yrs 87 dys
25 yrs 347 dys
2 yrs
347 dys
74 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1888)
567 Cliff Bastin Arsenal O/IL   21 13 May 1933 vs. Italy
26 May 1938
(pen) vs. France
21 yrs 60 dys
26 yrs 73 dys
5 yrs
13 dys
158 min
2 penalties
926 Trevor Francis Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, Sampdoria F 42
10
52 30 March 1977 vs. Luxembourg
19 June 1983
vs. Australia
22 yrs 345 dys
29 yrs 61 dys
6 yrs
81 dys
323 min
11
69 Charlie Bambridge Swifts O/IL   18 5 April 1879 (2) vs. Scotland
21 March 1885 vs. Scotland
20 yrs 249 dys
26 yrs 234 dys
5 yrs
350 dys
138 min
145 John Goodall Preston North End, Derby County I/CF   14 17 March 1888 vs. Scotland
16 March 1896
vs. Wales
24 yrs 272 dys
31 yrs 271 dys
7 yrs
364 dys
115 min
There is an outside possibility that Goodall scored against Scotland, 13 April 1889.  Taking his tally to twelve.
204 G.O. Smith Oxford University & Old Carthusians & Corinthians, Old Carthusians & Corinthians CF   20 25 February 1893 vs. Ireland
8 April 1899
vs. Scotland
20 yrs 92 dys
26 yrs 134 dys
6 yrs
42 dys
164 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1899)
603 Stan Matthews Stoke City, Blackpool OR 54
0
54 29 September 1934 vs. Wales
6 October 1956
vs. Nrthn Ireland
19 yrs 240 dys
41 yrs 248 dys
22 yrs
7 dys
445 min
1 hat-trick (Dec 1937)
662 Wilf Mannion Middlesbrough IL/R 26
0
26 28 September 1946 (3) vs. Ireland
15 November 1950
vs. Wales
28 yrs 135 dys
32 yrs 183 dys
4 yrs
48 dys
206 min
1 hat-trick (Sep 1946)
763 Bryan Douglas Blackburn Rovers OR 36
0
36 19 April 1958 vs. Scotland
5 June 1963
vs. Switzerland
23 yrs 327 dys
29 yrs 9 dys
5 yrs
47 dys
295 min
1048 Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur F 30
21
51 8 June 1995 vs. Sweden
6 October 2001 sub vs. Greece
29 yrs 67 dys
35 yrs 187 dys
6 yrs
120 dys
259 min
2 goals as substitute
10
546 Eric Brook Manchester City OL   18 14 October 1933 vs. Ireland
23 October 1937
vs. Ireland
25 yrs 322 dys
29 yrs 331 dys
4 yrs
9 dys
162 min
675 Jackie Milburn Newcastle United CF/
OR
13
0
13 9 October 1948 vs. Ireland
9 May 1951
vs. Argentina
24 yrs 151 dys
26 yrs 363 dys
2 yrs
212 dys
109 min
1 hat-trick (Oct 1949)
722 Dennis Wilshaw Wolverhampton Wanderers IL 12
0
12 10 October 1953 (2) vs. Wales
20 May 1956
vs. Finland
27 yrs 213 dys
30 yrs 70 dys
2 yrs
223 dys
108 min
1 hat-trick (Apr 1955)
747 Ron Flowers Wolverhampton Wanderers R/LH 48
1
49 28 May 1959 (2) vs. USA
3 October 1962
vs. France
24 yrs 304 dys
28 yrs 67 dys
3 yrs
128 dys
434 min
6 penalties
856 Franny Lee Manchester City F 27
0
27 12 March 1969 vs. France
29 April 1972
vs. West Germany
24 yrs 317 dys
27 yrs
3 yrs
48 dys
235 min
866 Allan Clarke Leeds United F 16
3
19 11 Jun 1970 (pen) vs. Cz'slovakia
17 Oct 1973
(pen)
vs. Poland
23 yrs 315 dys
27 yrs 78 dys
3 yrs
128 dys
139 min
3 penalties
966 John Barnes Watford, Liverpool OL 65
14
79 10 June 1984 vs. Brazil
28 April 1993
vs. Netherlands
20 yrs 215 dys
29 yrs 172 dys
8 yrs
322 dys
572 min
1006 Paul Gascoigne Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers M 46
11
57 26 April 1989 sub vs. Albania
10 September 1997
vs. Moldova
21 yrs 335 dys
30 yrs 106 dys
8 yrs
137 dys
418 min
1 goal as substitute
1107 Joe Cole Chelsea M 31
25
56 3 Jun 2003 sub vs. Serb & Mont
6 Sep 2008 (2) sub vs. Andorra
21 yrs 206 dys
26 yrs 303 dys
5 yrs
95 dys
309 min
4 goals as substitute

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