Barcelona top scorers of all time
For the past 100 years, football has been the most popular and widespread sport in the world. Some big competitions, such as El Clasico, have a record of more than one billion viewers worldwide.
In this popular sport, there are big clubs such as Barcelona and Real Madrid, etc., which has multiplied the attractiveness of this sport by buying great players with high skills.
One of the clubs in which the great scorers wore its shirt is the Spanish team Barcelona. Barcelona, one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, was founded in 1899, and since then, he has introduced great scorers to the world of football.
Football players from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Spain are on the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time.
The Spanish club has won many honors including, 26 La Liga titles, 30 Copa del Rey titles, five UEFA Champions League titles as well as three FIFA Club World Cups.
Barcelona highest goal scorers of all time
Let's take look at to the list of all-time top goal scorers in Barcelona history.
- Nation: Argentine
- Date of Birth: 24.06.1987
- Years: 2004-
- Appearances: 734
- Total: 635
Undoubtedly one of the best players of the 21st century is the Argentina Lionel Messi. This player is the great star of football world. In the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time, Messi is at the top with 635 goals. In 2012, Messi netted three goals against Granada, bringing his tally to 234, beating Cesar Rodriguez 232 goals becoming the Spanish club's all-time leading goal scorer. Now he has scored 635 times for Barcelona and is at the top of the list of the highest goal scorers in Barcelona of all time.
The Argentine star entered the world of football very soon and started his career playing for Grandoli, the team where his father worked as a coach at the age of five. Lionel Messi was 11 years old when doctors diagnosed him with growth hormone deficiency. River Plate showed interest in signing Messi, but they did not have enough money to pay for his treatment. Barcelona's sporting director Carles Rexach became aware of Messi's high abilities. Carles Rexach signed a contract with Messi on behalf of Barcelona after watching him play.
They offered to accept all of Lionel's medical expenses, provided he moved to Spain to start a new life. He said about that: “When I was 11 years old they discovered that I had a growth hormone deficiency and I had to start a treatment to help me to grow. Every night I had to stick a needle into my legs, night after night after night, every day of the week, and this over a period of three years."
“I was so small, they said that when I went onto the pitch, or when I went to school, I was always the smallest of all. It was like this until I finished the treatment and I then started to grow properly,”
Lionel Messi made his official debut for Barcelona against Espanyol in October 2004. With this game, he became the third young player in the history of Barcelona. Messi scored his first official goal for Barcelona when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he scores per goal, every 94 minutes. In addition to being one of the all-time top goal scorers in Barcelona history, the legend is the top scorer in El Clasico history with 26 goals scored against Real Madrid. Alfredo Di Stefano (18 goals), Ronaldo (18 goals), and Raul (15 goals) respectively are in the second to fourth place.
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- Nation: Spain
- Date of Birth: 29.06.1920
- Years: 1942-1955
- Appearances: 290
- Total: 232
On the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time, Cesar Rodriguez is in second place. Late Rodriguez joined Barcelona in 1942, and during thirteen years with the Catalans, he netted 195, scoring one goal every 134 minutes, making him one of the Barcelona highest goal scorers of all time. He had great skill in scoring from the corner.
The Spain footballer was on the top of the list of all-time top goal scorers in Barcelona history until 2012 when Messi passed him.
The legend won five La Liga titles, three Copa del Generalisimo titles, and two Latin cups.
A Spanish forward left Barcelona when he was 35 and joined Elche CF. Cesar Rodriguez, who was one of the Barcelona top scorers of all time, died at the age of 74.
- Nation: Uruguay
- Date of Birth: 24.01.1987
- Years: 2014-2020
- Appearances: 283
- Total: 195
Luis Suarez, an Uruguayan football player, is one of the Barcelona top goal scorers ever. In 2014 the striker left Liverpool and joined Barcelona for £65 million, alongside with Messi and Neymar, they got each team in trouble.
The Uruguayan striker, who is one of the most expensive players in the history of European football, has 190 goals and 113 assists in his record. Suarez has won four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey, two Supercopa de Espana, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup during six years with the Catalans.
He scored a per goal every 122 minutes, making him one of the top scorers in Barcelona of all time.
In 2016 the Uruguayan striker netted 40 times for Barcelona and won La Liga's Pichichi Trophy. He said about his honor: "It is not my obsession nor my objective but, if I am top scorer, that would be welcome," Suarez said. "I am surprised. It has never happened to me before. The only thing I want is to keep helping the team."
Finally, in 2020, Luis Suarez, who is one of the highest goal scorers in Barcelona of all time, left Barcelona and joined Atletico Madrid.
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- Nation: Hungary
- Date of Birth: 10.06.1927
- Years: 1950-1961
- Appearances: 119
- Total: 194
Ladislau Kubala, a legendary figure of the Barcelona team, is one of the Barcelona top scorers of all time with scoring 194 times for the club. A Hungarian footballer, who wore a Barca shirt for 11 years scored a per goal every 110 minutes for the Catalans. Football lovers believed that he was a hero for Barcelona. A professional footballer, was known for his free-kicks, joined the club in 1950, and as mentioned earlier netted 194 times during his time with the Catalans. He traveled all over Europe to find a home and not to join the military service. He said once: “I am a man with no home because my country is under communism.”
He was in third place on the list of top scorers in Barcelona of all time until Luis Suarez in the 2019-2020 season, scored his 195th goals and passed the Hungarian legend.
He won four La Liga titles, five Copa del Generalisimo titles, one Latin Cup, and two Copa Eva Duarte titles. He said: " I was forever changing Barcelona history."
The legend passed away on 17 May 2002 in Barcelona.
- Nation: Spain
- Date of Birth: 02.02.1902
- Years: 1919-1932
- Appearances: -
- Total: 184
On the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time, Josep Samitier is in fifth place with 184 goals, making him one of the highest goal scorers in Barcelona of all time.
The late forward joined Barcelona in 1919 and for 13 years with the Catalan, netted 184 times for the club.
Samitier, the Spanish football player, wore both Real Madrid and Barcelona shirt but has served Barcelona more than any other club.
In 1932 he left Barcelona and joined its rival Real Madrid.
He won one La Liga titles, five Copa del Rey titles, and twelve Catalan Champions.
Finally, the legend Spanish forward was also manager, died on 4 May 1972 at the age of 70.
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- Nation: Spain
- Date of Birth: 29.10.1914
- Years: 1934-1949
- Appearances: 104
- Total: 167
We reached the sixth football player in the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time.
Josep Escola, who was known as "The Professor" netted 167 times for the Catalans. He served Barcelona more than any other club, actually during fifteen years in Barcelona, he scored 167 goals.
The gentleman of Spanish Football, in addition to technical abilities, was known for his fair plays and respected by many football lovers.
The Professor scored a per goal every 199 minutes, making him one of the Barcelona highest goal scorers of all time.
He won two La Liga titles and one Copa del Generalisimo with the Blaugrana colors.
The gentleman of Spanish football passed away on 7 March 1998 at the age of 83.
- Nation: Philippines/Spain
- Date of Birth: 29.10.1914
- Years: 1912–1916, 1918–1927
- Appearances: -
- Total: 143
Paulino Alcantara, a Spanish Filipino footballer, is one of the Barcelona top scorers of all time. He has spent most of his professional career in Barcelona more than any clubs.
In 1912, he made his debut for the Catalans against Catala when he was only 15 and scored the first three goals, making him the youngest player to score for the Spanish team.
The late Paulino Alcantara netted 143 times for the Spanish team, making him one of the top scorers in Barcelona of all time.
He won two Pyrenees Cup titles and five Copa del Rey titles with the Blaugrana colors.
Paulino Alcantara, who was also club director, died on 13 February 1964 at the age of 67.
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- Nation: Cameroon
- Date of Birth: 10.03.1981
- Years: 2004-2009
- Appearances: 199
- Total: 130
Samuel Eto'o, the retired football player, who is also on the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time, is the fourth Barcelona top goal scorers ever with the 130 times netted for the Catalans.
This Cameroonian striker, who is famous for his high speed and ability with his head, scored a per goal every 126 minutes, making him one of the Barcelona highest goal scorers of all time.
Samuel Eto'o joined Real Madrid when he was only 16, but he could not succeed with the Whites, and went to Mallorca on loan, and signed a contract with the Spanish team in 2000. The striker joined Barcelona in 2004 and won three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, two Supercopa de Espana, and two Champions league with the Catalans. He left Camp Nou after five years and joined Inter Milan.
The greatest African player in the history of La Liga announced his retirement in 2019, and posted the news on his Instagram and wrote: "The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love."
Samuel Eto'o, winner of African Player of the Year four times, is one the Barcelona top scorers of all time.
- Nation: Brazil
- Date of Birth: 19.04.1972
- Years: 1997-2002
- Appearances: 235
- Total: 129
On the list of Barcelona top scorers of all time, Rivaldo is in the ninth-placed, scoring 129 goals for the Spanish Club. The retired football player is considered one of the great players in the history of football.
In 1997 he left Deportivo and joined Barcelona. One of the strongest parts of his game was his dribbling ability and accuracy of his free kicks.
The Brazilian footballer scored a per goal every 154 minutes, making him one of the Barcelona top goal scorers ever. He won two Spanish La Liga titles, one UEFA Super Cup titles as well as one Copa del Rey title.
The former Ballon d'Or winner announced his retirement at the age of 41 and tweeted: “With tears in my eyes I’d like to give thanks to God, my family and for all the support I have received in 24 years as a player. Today I’m announcing to my fans around the world that my history as a player has reached its end.”
Given that Messi has a long way to go to retire and has not yet left the club, how many goals do you think he will score? Do you think there will be a player in the future who can break the records of the Argentine star? Comment down your views