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AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

Highest goal scorers in AC Milan of all time? Among the first 10 top scorers in AC Milan of all time 5 are Italian, but the best position an Italian footballer has got on the list is the third position occupied by Gianni Rivera.
AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

The first two top positions on the list of all-time top goal scorers in AC Milan history belongs to the passed Swedish footballer, Gunnar Nordahl (1st) and the retired Ukrainian footballer, Andriy Shevchenko (2nd).

The interesting fact about the list of AC Milan highest goal scorers of all time is that no footballer among the first 15 footballers on the list is currently in the business. All of them are either retired or have passed away.

The List of AC Milan Top Goal Scorers Ever

The list of all-time top goal scorers in AC Milan history, as you know, starts with the passed Swedish footballer, Gunnar Nordahl, but what about the rest? Read on to know.

Gunnar Nordahl (221 Goals)

Number one on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time, Gunnar Nordahl scored 221 goals in the 268 appearances that he made for AC Milan during his career. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.8 - the highest on the list - which means the passed Swedish footballer scored 4 goals in every 5 appearances that he made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 221 goals Nordahl scored for AC Milan 210 were scored at league level which actually comprise 95% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Nordahl scored for Milan were scored in UEFA competitions (4) and in other competitions (7).

Milan is actually the club the passed Swedish footballer served the most during his career; actually for seven years between 1949 and 1956 and the number of goals he scored for Milan at league level are two to ten times higher than the number of goals he scored for other clubs at the same level.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

Nordahl also served the Swedish national team from 1942 to 1948 and scored 33 goals in the 43 appearances that he made for them. This actually gets him a national goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.76 which is very near to that of his league one and means that he scored a little bit more than 3 goals (exactly 3.04) in every 4 appearances that he made for the Swedish national team. He’s indeed one of the prolific goal scorers among AC Milan highest goal scorers of all time.

Andriy Shevchenko (175 Goals)

Occupying the second position on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time and by a wide margin, Andriy Shevchenko is a retired Ukrainian footballer who has scored a total of 175 goals in the 322 appearances that he has made for AC Milan across all competitions.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.54 which means the retired Ukrainian footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.08) in every 2 appearances that he has made for Milan.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 175 goals Shevchenko has scored for AC Milan 127 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 72% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Shevchenko has scored for AC Milan (48) have been scored in Coppa Italia (7), in UEFA competitions (38) and in other competitions (4).

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

Shevchenko is a product of the Ukrainian club, Dynamo Kyiv, and has served them almost as long as he has served Milan: 6 years, however, the number of goals the 44-year-old retired Ukrainian footballer has scored for Milan at league level (127) are almost two times higher than the number of goals he has scored for Dynamo Kyiv (76), despite the fact that he only served Milan one year longer; actually for seven years between 1999 and 2006. Shevchenko also served the Ukrainian national team between 1995 and 2012 and scored 48 goals in the 111 appearances that he made for them.

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Gianni Rivera (164 Goals)

The first retired Italian footballer on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time who is currently working as a politician, Gianni Rivera has scored 164 goals in the 658 appearances that he has made for AC Milan.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.24 - one of the lowest on the list - which means the 77-year-old retired Italian footballer has scored almost one goals (exactly 0.96) in every 4 appearances that he has made for Milan.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 164 goals Rivera has scored for AC Milan 122 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 74% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Rivera has scored for Milan (42) have been scored in Coppa Italia (28), in UEFA competitions (13) and in other competitions (1).

Rivera has served Milan almost for all his career; actually for 19 years between 1960 and 1979 and if it was not for one year that he served the Italian club, Alessandria, we could say had served Milan for all his career. The retired Italian footballer also appeared for the Italian national team 60 times between 1962 and 1974 and scored 14 goals for them in the process.

Jose Altafini (161 Goals)

The first footballer on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time with dual nationality - he’s both Brazilian and Italian, Jose Altafini has scored 161 goals in the 246 appearances that he has made for AC Milan between 1958 and 1965.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.65 which means the retired Italian footballer has scored almost 2 goals (exactly 1.95) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 161 goals Altafini has scored for Milan 120 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 74% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Altafini has scored for Milan have been scored in Coppa Italia (28), in UEFA Competitions (13), and in other competitions (1).

Not only on the list of AC Milan top goal scorers ever but also on the list of Napoli top scorers of all time, Altafini has actually served both clubs for the same number of years (7), however, he has appeared and scored for Milan more than Napoli at league level: He has scored 120 goals in 205 appearances that he has made for Milan at league level, while he has scored only 71 goals in his 181 league appearances for Napoli.

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Aldo Boffi (131 Goals)

Halfway on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time - he actually occupies the 5th position on the list, Aldo Boffi is a passed Italian footballer who scored 131 goals in the 187 appearances that he made for AC Milan between 1936 and 1945.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.7 which means that passed Italian footballer scored a little bit more than 2 goals (exactly 2.1) in every 3 appearances that he made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 131 goals Boffi scored for Milan 109 were scored at league level which actually comprise 83% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Boffi scored for Milan (22) were scored in Coppa Italia.

Boffi served Milan more than any other club - actually for 9 years - and scored for them almost two times higher than the other clubs he served during his career. The passed Italian footballer also appeared two times for his country’s national team but never scored a goal for them.

Filippo Inzaghi (126 Goals)

Occupying the 6th position on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time, Filippo Inzaghi is a retired Italian footballer who has scored 126 goals in the 300 appearances that he has made for AC Milan during his career.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.42 which means the Italian footballer has scored a little bit more than 2 goals (exactly 2.1) in every 5 appearances that he has made for Milan.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 126 goals Inzaghi has scored for Milan 73 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 57% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Inzaghi has scored for the Italian club have been scored in Coppa Italia (10), in UEFA competitions (41), and in other competitions (2).

AC Milan is actually the club Inzaghi has served the most during his career; actually for 11 years between 2001 and 2012 and at the end of his career which is 2.5 times longer than the two clubs he served the most after Milan: Juventus and Piacenza each of whom he served for 4 years; the former from 1997 to 2001 and the latter from 1991 to 1995.

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AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

The number of goals Inzaghi has scored for Milan is also higher than the number of goals he has scored for the two above-mentioned clubs: He scored 73 goals for the Red and Blacks at league level, while he scored 57 and 15 goals for Juventus and Piacenza respectively. The 47-year-old retired Italian footballer also made 57 appearances for the Italian national team between 1997 and 2007 scoring 25 goals for them in the process.

Marco van Basten (124 Goals)

The first Dutch footballer on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time who is also among the all-time top footballers in the world, Marco van Basten has scored 124 goals in the 201 appearances that he has made for Milan between 1987 and 1995.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.6 which means the legendary Dutch footballer has scored 3 goals in every 5 appearances that he has made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 124 goals that Van Basten has scored for AC Milan 90 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 72% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Van Basten has scored for Milan (34) have been scored in Coppa Italia (13), in UEFA competitions (19) and in other competitions (2).

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

Van Basten only served two clubs during his career: Ajax and AC Milan, and although he served the latter longer than the former - actually for 8 years between 1987 and 1995 - he scored more goals for Ajax in less appearances: 128 goals in 133 appearances at league level, while he only scored 90 goals in the 147 league appearances for Milan.

The 55-year-old retired Dutch footballer also served his country’s national team between 1983 and 1992 and scored 24 goals in the 58 appearances that he made for them.

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Giuseppe Santagostino (106 Goals)

The third Italian and the fourth passed footballer on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time, Giuseppe Santagostino scored 106 goals in the 236 appearances that he made for AC Milan between 1921 and 1932.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of almost 0.45 which means the passed Italian footballer scored almost one goal (exactly 0.9) in every 2 appearances that he made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 106 goals Santagostino scored for AC Milan 103 were scored at league level which actually comprise 97% of all his Milan goals. The remaining three goals were scored in Coppa Italia (2) and in other competitions (1).

Santagostino served Milan for almost all his career and if it was not for one year that he served Atalanta (1933-34 season), we could say he had actually served Milan for all his career. The passed Italian footballer never served his country’s national team, but he’s among those footballers who have managed the team they already played for as a player. He actually managed Milan between 1943 and 1945.

Kaka (104 Goals)

The first pure Brazilian footballer on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time and also the second footballer after Andriy Shevchenko to have served AC Milan in two time periods, Kaka is a retired Brazilian footballer who has scored 104 goals in the 307 appearances that he has made for Milan between 2003 and 2009 and in 2013-14 season.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.33 which means the retired Brazilian footballer has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.99) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 104 goals Kaka has scored for AC Milan 77 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 74% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Kaka has scored for Milan (27) have been scored in UEFA (26) and in other competitions (1).

Milan is actually the club Kaka has served the most during his career - actually for seven years and in two time periods mentioned above - which is almost 2 to 3 times longer than the time he served other clubs during his career, namely the Brazilian club, Sao Paulo, the La Liga giants, Real Madrid, and the American club, Orlando City.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

And the number of goals Kaka has scored for AC Milan at league level (77) is actually more than 3 times higher than the number of goals he has scored for the above-mentioned clubs. The 38-year-old retired Brazilian footballer has also played for his country’s national team between 2002 and 2016 scoring 29 goals in the 92 appearances that he made for them.

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Pierino Prati (102 Goals)

The last but not least on the list of AC Milan top scorers of all time, Pierino Prati is a passed Italian footballer who scored 102 goals in the 209 appearances that he made for AC Milan between 1966 and 1974 which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.48 meaning that the passed Italian footballer scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every two appearances that he made for the Red and Blacks.

AC Milan Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 102 goals Prati scored for Milan 72 were scored at league level which actually comprise 70% of all his Milan goals. The rest of the goals Prati scored for AC Milan (30) were scored in Coppa Italia (14) and in UEFA competitions (16). Prati served Milan almost two times longer and scored more than two times higher than the second club he served the most during his career, AS Roma.

He served Milan for seven years and scored 72 goals for them at league level, while he played for AS Roma for 4 years and scored only 28 goals for them. The passed Italian footballer also played for the Italian national team between 1968 and 1974 and scored 7 goals in the 14 appearances that he made for them.

The List of Top Scorers in AC Milan of All Time Continues

The list of top scorers in AC Milan of all time surely is not limited to the players mentioned above. The following players complete the list and even the list is not limited to them, too.

  • Alberto Bigon, Goals: 90, Apps: 326, Ratio: 0.27, Ntl: Italian
  • Renzo Burini, Goals: 88, Apps: 190, Ratio: 0.46, Ntl: Italian
  • Nils Liedholm, Goals: 83, Apps: 380, Ratio: 0.21, Ntl: Swedish
  • Pietro Paolo Virdis, Goals: 76, Apps: 184, Ratio: 0.41, Ntl: Italian
  • Marco Simone, Goals: 75, Apps: 260, Ratio: 0.28, Ntl: Italian
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Goals: 70, Apps: 107, Ratio: 0.65, Ntl: Swedish- Bosnian Herzegovinian
  • Pietro Arcari, Goals: 70, Apps: 186, Ratio: 0.37, Ntl: Italian
  • Daniele Massaro, Goals: 70, Apps: 306, Ratio: 0.22, Ntl: Italian
  • Giovanni Moretti, Goals: 67, Apps: 223, Ratio 0.30, Ntl: Italian
  • Angelo Sormani, Goals: 65, Apps: 177, Ratio: 0.36, Ntl: Italian-Brazilian

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