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England's Top Goalscorers

Last update includes no. 940 against Scotland on 18 November 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
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
Bobby Charlton Manchester United F/M 105
1
106 19 April 1958 Scotland
20 May 1970
Colombia
20 yrs 189
32 yrs 222
12 yrs
32
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
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
Gary Lineker Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur CF 74
6
80 26 March 1985 Rep of Ireland
29 April 1992
CIS
24 yrs 116
31 yrs 148
7 yrs
31
136 min

4 penalties

1 goal as substitute

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

 

48
Player first and last goals
opposition
Gap Rate
min
 
Own Goals 5 April 1879 Scotland
9 October 2014
San Marino
135 yrs
188
an own goal scored every 43 England goals scored

 

3rd Top Scorer - 46
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
Wayne Rooney Everton, Manchester United F 95
6
101 6 September 2003 Macedonia
18 November 2014 (2) Scotland
17 yrs 317
29 yrs 25
11 yrs
73
165 min
4 penalties 4 goals as substitute

 

4th Top Scorer - 44
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
Jimmy Greaves Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur IF 57
0
57 17 May 1959 Peru
24 May 1967
Spain
19 yrs 86
27 yrs 92
8 yrs
7
117 min
6 hat-tricks (Oct 1960, Apr 1961, May 1962, Nov 1963, Oct 1964 & Jun 1966)

 

5th Top Scorer - 40
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
Michael Owen Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United CF 77
12
89 27 May 1998 Morocco
12 September 2007 Russia
18 yrs 165
27 yrs 273
9 yrs
109
155 min
1 penalty 4 goals as substitute
2 hat-tricks (September 2001 & May 2005)


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

1 hat-trick (September 1999)

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

9 penalties (top penalty scorer)

2 goals as substitute
28
220 Steve Bloomer Derby County, Middlesbrough IR   23 9 March 1895 Ireland
6 April 1907
Scotland
21 yrs 48
33 yrs 76
12 yrs
28
74 min
2 hat-tricks (March 1896 & March 1901)
283 Vivian Woodward Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea CF   23 14 February 1903 Ireland
13 March 1911
Wales
23 yrs 225
31 yrs 252
8 yrs
27
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 Belgium
18 May 1996
Hungary
24 yrs 16
29 yrs 344
5 yrs
328
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 Norway
13 December 1989
Yugoslavia
24 yrs 242
32 yrs 337
8 yrs
96
294 min

1 hat-trick (November 1984)

1 penalty
24
843 Geoff Hurst West Ham United F 47
2
49 2 April 1966 Scotland
1 December 1971
Greece
24 yrs 116
29 yrs 359
5 yrs
244
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) Portugal
25 November 1953
Hungary
25 yrs 364
32 yrs 183
6 yrs
184
98 min

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

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

 

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Plyr.
No.
Player Club(s) When Scored Pos starts
subs
App first and last goals
opposition
Age Gap Rate
min
 
1131 Jermain Defoe Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hot. F 21
34
55 8 September 2004 Poland
22 March 2013 (2) San Marino
21 yrs 337
30 yrs 166
8 yrs
195
122 min
1 hat-trick (September 2010) 7 goals as substitute
18
515 Billy Dean Everton CF   16 12 February 1927 (2) Wales
9 December 1931
Spain
20 yrs 21
24 yrs 321
4 yrs
300
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 France
9 May 1936
Belgium
26 yrs 163
33 yrs 164
7 yrs 45 min
2 hat-tricks (May & Nov 1929)
739 Johnny Haynes Fulham IL/R 56
0
56 2 October 1954 Northern Ireland
15 April 1961
(2) Scotland
19 yrs 358
26 yrs 181
6 yrs
196
277 min
1 hat-trick (Oct 1958)
803 Roger Hunt Liverpool F 34
0
34 4 April 1962 Austria
24 May 1967
Spain
23 yrs 258
28 yrs 308
5 yrs
50
172 min
1 hat-trick (May 1964)
17
1078 David Beckham Manchester United, Real Madrid C/
RM
101
14
115 26 June 1998 Colombia
25 June 2006 Ecuador
23 yrs 55
31 yrs 54
7 yrs
364
492 min
5 penalties
16
719 Tommy Taylor Manchester United IL/
CF
18
1
19 24 May 1953 Chile
27 November 1957
(2) France
21 yrs 115
25 yrs 302
4 yrs
187
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 Northern Ireland
14 November 1984
Turkey
23 yrs 315
28 yrs 344
5 yrs
28
162 min
1 goal as substitute
14
325 George Hilsdon Chelsea CF   8 15 February 1908 Ireland
13 Febru'ry 1909
(2 (1 ) Ireland
22 yrs 189
23 yrs 187
364 51 min
1 hat-trick (June 1908) 2 penalties
1082 Paul Scholes Manchester United M 64
2
66 4 June 1997 Italy
21 June 2004 Croatia
22 yrs 199
29 yrs 216
7 yrs
17
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 Ireland
7 March 1891 Ireland
20 yrs 137
25 yrs 131
4 yrs
359
90 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1887)
794 Bobby Smith Tottenham Hotspur CF 15
0
15 8 October 1960 Northern Ireland
20 November 1963
Nthn Ireland
27 yrs 229
30 yrs 272
3 yrs
43
104 min
869 Martin Chivers Tottenham Hotspur F 22
2
24 21 April 1971 Greece
26 September 1973
Austria
25 yrs 358
28 yrs 152
2 yrs
158
154 min
928 Paul Mariner Ipswich Town CF 30
5
35 12 October 1977 Luxembourg
16 November 1983
Luxembourg
24 yrs 143
30 yrs 178
6 yrs
35
210 min
1174 Danny Welbeck Manchester United, Arsenal F 23
9
32 2 June 2012 Belgium
15 November 2014 Slovenia
21 yrs 192 
23 yrs 354
2 yrs
166
158 min
12
130 Fred Dewhurst Preston North End & Corinthians IR/L   9 13 March 1886 Ireland
23 February 1889 Wales
22 yrs 87
25 yrs 347
2 yrs
347
74 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1888)
567 Cliff Bastin Arsenal O/IL   21 13 May 1933 Italy
26 May 1938
France
21 yrs 60
26 yrs 73
5 yrs
13
158 min
2 penalties
926 Trevor Francis Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Manchester City, Sampdoria F 42
10
52 30 March 1977 Luxembourg
19 June 1983
Australia
22 yrs 345
29 yrs 61
6 yrs
81
323 min
11
69 Charlie Bambridge Swifts O/IL   18 5 April 1879 (2) Scotland
21 March 1885 Scotland
20 yrs 249
26 yrs 234
5 yrs
350
138 min
145 John Goodall Preston North End, Derby County I/CF   14 17 March 1888 Scotland
16 March 1896
Wales
24 yrs 272
31 yrs 271
7 yrs
364
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 Ireland
8 April 1899
Scotland
20 yrs 92
26 yrs 134
6 yrs
42
164 min
1 hat-trick (Feb 1899)
603 Stan Matthews Stoke City, Blackpool OR 54
0
54 29 September 1934 Wales
6 October 1956
Northern Ireland
19 yrs 240
41 yrs 248
22 yrs
7
445 min
1 hat-trick (Dec 1937)
662 Wilf Mannion Middlesbrough IL/R 26
0
26 28 September 1946 (3) Ireland
15 November 1950
Wales
28 yrs 135
32 yrs 183
4 yrs
48
206 min
1 hat-trick (Sep 1946)
763 Bryan Douglas Blackburn Rovers OR 36
0
36 19 April 1958 Scotland
5 June 1963
Switzerland
23 yrs 327
29 yrs 9
5 yrs
47
295 min
1048 Teddy Sheringham Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur F 30
21
51 8 June 1995 Sweden
6 October 2001
sub Greece
29 yrs 67
35 yrs 187
6 yrs
120
259 min
2 goals as substitute
10
546 Eric Brook Manchester City OL   18 14 October 1933 Ireland
23 October 1937
Ireland
25 yrs 322
29 yrs 331
4 yrs
9
162 min
675 Jackie Milburn Newcastle United CF/
OR
13
0
13 9 October 1948 Ireland
9 May 1951
Argentina
24 yrs 151
26 yrs 363
2 yrs
212
109 min
1 hat-trick (Oct 1949)
722 Dennis Wilshaw Wolverhampton Wanderers IL 12
0
12 10 October 1953 (2) Wales
20 May 1956
Finland
27 yrs 213
30 yrs 70
2 yrs
223
108 min
1 hat-trick (Apr 1955)
747 Ron Flowers Wolverhampton Wanderers R/LH 48
1
49 28 May 1959 (2) USA
3 October 1962
France
24 yrs 304
28 yrs 67
3 yrs
128
434 min
6 penalties
856 Franny Lee Manchester City F 27
0
27 12 March 1969 France
29 April 1972
West Germany
24 yrs 317
27 yrs
3 yrs
48
235 min
866 Allan Clarke Leeds United F 16
3
19 11 June 1970 Czechoslovakia
17 October 1973
Poland
23 yrs 315
27 yrs 78
3 yrs
128
139 min
3 penalties
966 John Barnes Watford, Liverpool OL 65
14
79 10 June 1984 Brazil
28 April 1993
Netherlands
20 yrs 215
29 yrs 172
8 yrs
322
572 min
1006 Paul Gascoigne Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers M 46
11
57 26 April 1989 sub Albania
10 September 1997
Moldova
21 yrs 335
30 yrs 106
8 yrs
137
418 min
1 goal as substitute
1107 Joe Cole Chelsea M 31
25
56 3 June 2003 sub Serbia & Mont
6 Sept'ber 2008
(2) sub Andorra
21 yrs 206
26 yrs 303
5 yrs
95
309 min
4 goals as substitute

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