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England National Team Top Scorers of all time

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Here is a look at the list of England national team top scorers of all time.

It has been 148 years since the first international football match in history took place between England and Scotland. Ever since that game, over 1200 players have participated in England national team, and many goals have been scored by many footballers, from ordinary ones to superstars.

England made it to win The World Cup in 1966, by defeating West Germany 4-2 in final, where the first and only hat-trick in the history of World Cup finals occurred. The player who scored the hat-trick was Geoff Hurst.

It’s true that England national team didn’t win neither any other World Cups, nor The UEFA European Football Championship, but it doesn’t mean that they didn’t benefit from great strikers and goal scorers.

If you already don’t know England National Team Top Scorers of all time, stay with us, and we will have a look through it.

England National Team Top Scorers of all time

Now let’s take a look at the 15 England National Team Top Scorers of all time.

15- Geoff Hurst

  • Full name: Geoffrey Charles Hurst
  • Date of birth: 8 December 1941
  • international team cap: 49
  • International team goals: 24
  • Position: Striker

The player who was mentioned before for his brilliant hat-trick which led England to win The World Cup 1966. Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst began his football career in 1958 with West Ham United, and spent most of his career in this club.

Hurst was selected for UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 1968 as well as inducting into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

In his 49 appearances for England he scored 24 goals, which gives an average of 0.49 goals per game.

14- Bryan Robson

  • Full name: Bryan Robson
  • Date of birth: 11 January 1957
  • International team cap: 90
  • International team goals: 26
  • Position: Midfielder

Bryan Robson played for Manchester United for fourteen years, from 1981 to 1994 and won two Premier League titles with Red Devils.

Even though Robson doesn’t have any achievements and honours with England team, he is one of the England national team top goal scorers ever.

He scored 26 goals in his 90 appearances. His goal scoring is on the average of 0.29 per game which is a good number for a midfielder.

13- David Platt

  • Full name: David Andrew Platt
  • Date of birth: 10 June 1966
  • International team cap: 62
  • International team goals: 27
  • Position: Midfielder

As we look for England national team all-time top Scorers, the next player is also a midfielder.

David Platt was a man of many clubs! During his career he transferred between seven clubs, including: Crewe Alexandra, Aston Villa, Bari, Juventus, Sampdoria, Arsenal, and Nottingham Forest, playing 448 games and scoring 151 goals overall.

He won UEFA Europa League in 1992-1993 season with Juventus, and Premier League title with Arsenal in 1997-1998 Season. He is also the winner of PFA Players' Player of the Year.

Platt participated in England national team in 1990 World Cup, Euro 1992, 1994 World Cup Qualifying, and Euro 1996. The English midfielder appeared in 62 games and scored 27 goals for The Three Lions.

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12- Steve Bloomer

  • Full name: Stephen Bloomer
  • Date of birth: 20 January 1874
  • International team cap: 23
  • International team goals: 28
  • Position: Forward

The player who holds the record for most goals scored in Derby County, Steve Bloomer stands at the 12th rank in the list of top goal scorers in England national team history.

He scored 28 goals in only 28 international appearances! On the average of 1.22 goals per game, Impressive!

Bloomer won three British Home Championship with England. On 16 March 1896 he scored 5 goals against Wales. In April 1898 he became England’s top goalscorer of all time.

It’s an interesting fact for you to know that besides being one of the England National Team Top Scorers of all time, Steve Bloomer was a professional baseball player too. He played in the National League of Baseball of Great Britain for Derby Baseball Club in 1890.

Bloomer passed away on 16 April 1938, and after all these years, his name is still amongst the England National Team goal scorers leader ever.

11- Frank Lampard

  • Full name: Frank James Lampard
  • Date of birth: 20 June 1978
  • International team cap: 106
  • International team goals: 29
  • Position: Midfielder

Chelsea’s Lamps is the next player on the list of England National Team Top Scorers of all time. The amazing midfielder’s first cap for England was on 10 October 1999. In Euro 2004, he scored three goals in four games. He was also England’s top goalscorer in 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Lampard was appointed as England Player of the Year by fans two years in a row, 2005 and 2006 as well as winning the Premier League Player of the Season in 2004-2005 season, UEFA Midfielder of the Year in 2008, and of course, Ballon d'Or Silver Award in 2005!

Super Frankie is the winner of three Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League, and a UEFA Europa League with Chelsea.

Lampard scored 29 goals in his 106 appearances for England national team and he is well-deserved to be amongst the 10 England National Team Top goal Scorers ever.

10-Vivian Woodward

  • Full name: Vivian John Woodward
  • Date of birth: 3 June 1879
  • International team cap: 23
  • International team goals: 29
  • Position: Forward

A player from 19th century shares the 10th rank of England national team all-time top scorers with Frank Lampard. Vivian Woodward was also a Chelsea player. He played for the Pensioners from 1909 till 1915.

Woodward was capped by England in 1903 for the first time. During the eight years of his presence in England national team, he scored 29 goals in 23 games, hitting a record on average of 1.26 goals per game, which is being held as the best goalscoring record average till today.

9- Tom Finney

  • Full name: Sir Thomas Finney
  • Date of birth: 5 April 1922
  • International team cap: 76
  • International team goals: 30
  • Position: Forward

Spent most of his Senior club career in Preston North End and played for England national team for fourteen years. Tom Finney in recognized as one of the best sport’s best-ever players.

He made his debut for England in 1946, the game of which England was playing against Northern Ireland, Finney scored his first national goal in this game. His final appearance for England took place in 1958 against Soviet Union.

Finney scored 30 goals in his 76 appearances for England, hit on average of 0.39 goals per game.

8- Nat Lofthouse

  • Full name: Nathaniel Lofthouse
  • Date of birth: 27 August 1925
  • International team cap: 33
  • International team goals: 30
  • Position: Forward

The Bolton legend! Born in 1925, Nat Lofthouse is an unforgettable footballer who was born in Bolton and spent his entire club career in Bolton Wanderers Football Club from 1946 to 1960.

He played in 33 matches within eight years for England, scoring 30 goals, on average of 0.91 goals per game, managed to become one of the England National Team goal scorers leader ever.

Lofthouse died on 15 January 2011 in his hometown Bolton.

7- Alan Shearer

  • Full name: Alan Shearer
  • Date of birth: 13 August 1970
  • International team cap: 63
  • International team goals: 30
  • Position: Striker

Alan Shearer started his career in 1988 with Southampton and retired in Newcastle United in 2006. Despite being a fantastic player, the only achievement in his club career is one Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95 season.

As an individual, he had achieved many valuable hounores, including: UEFA European Championship Golden Boot (1996), Bronze award of FIFA World Player of the Year (1996), Ballon d'Or – Third place (1996), Three Premier League Golden Boot (1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97), and many more.

He also holds the record for Most goals in Premier League history, with 260 goals scored, and Most Premier League goals in a single match with 5 goals! Moreover, Shearer is Top goalscorer in Newcastle United history. Quite impressive!

Besides all those splendid individual honours in club side, Alan Shearer is one of the England national team top scorers of all time. He was capped 63 times for England and scored 30 goals.

Shearer is now 50 and he is a football pundit in BBC.

6- Harry Kane

  • Full name: Harry Edward Kane
  • Date of birth: 28 July 1993
  • International team cap: 51
  • International team goals: 32
  • Position: Striker

Harry Kane, or in other words, The HurriKane of Tottenham Hotspur, stands at the sixth rank of England National Team Top goal Scorers ever. Kane is the winner of 2018 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot and two times winner of Premier League Golden Boot (2015-16, 2016-17).

He made his international debut in 2015, he has scored 32 goals in 51 games in the last five years. He has been captaining England since 2017, when he was 25!

5- Michael Owen

  • Full name: Michael James Owen
  • Date of birth: 14 December 1979
  • International team cap: 89
  • International team goals: 40
  • Position: Striker

Our next on the list is one of Liverpool legends, who also played for Real Madrid and Manchester United. Michael Owen was a striker with great pace, technical ability, and opportunism.

He is the winner of Ballon d'Or (2001), Premier League Golden Boot (1997–98, 1998–99), and Premier League Player of the Season (1997–98), as well as being one of the England national team all-time top scorers.

Michael Owen made his international debut on 11 February 1998 against Chile, when he was only 18, and his last appearance with England took place in 2008 against France.

Owen scored 40 goals in 89 games he played for England, on average of 0.45 goals per game.

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4- Jimmy Greaves

  • Full name: James Peter Greaves
  • Date of birth: 20 February 1940
  • International team cap: 57
  • International team goals: 44
  • Position: Striker

The player who was a part of England’s squad in 1966 FIFA World Cup. Jimmy Greaves’ senior career began in 1957 with Chelsea, and ended in Woodford Town in 1980.

Greaves’ first cap for England was on 17 May 1959 against Peru, and his last international game came on 27 May 1967 against Austria. He scored 44 goals in 57 matches, and that’s what made him one of the England national team goal scorers leader ever.

3- Garry Lineker

  • Full name: Gary Winston Lineker
  • Date of birth: 30 November 1960
  • International team cap: 80
  • International team goals: 48
  • Position: Striker

Garry Lineker stands in the third place in regards to England National Team Top Scorers of all time. A footballer who has a background of playing for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Nagoya Grampus.

Lineker is the winner of FIFA World Cup Golden Boot in 1966 as well as FIFA World Player of the Year bronze award in 1991.

His first cap for England came in 1984, in the next eight years he appeared in 80 matches and scoring 48 goals. He scored 6 goals in 1986 FIFA World Cup and played a big role in England championship.

2- Bobby Charlton

  • Full name: Sir Robert Charlton
  • Date of birth: 11 October 1937
  • International team cap: 106
  • International team goals: 49
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder/Forward

The legendary Sir Bobby Charlton earned his England debut in 1958, and the last game he played for England took place in 1970. He appeared in 106 matches, scoring 49 goals. He also played in 606 games for Manchester United, scoring 199 goals.

Charlton won 1966 FIFA World Cup with England, as well as three Football League First Division titles with Manchester United. He is the winner of Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 1966. Besides being one of the England National Team Top Scorers of all time, Sir Bobby Charlton is one the most unforgettable footballers ever.

1- Wayne Rooney

  • Full name: Wayne Mark Rooney
  • Date of birth: 24 October 1985
  • International team cap: 120
  • International team goals: 53
  • Position: Attacking Midfielder/Striker

The Wonder Boy of Old Trafford, the player who not only stands on the top rank of England national team top scorers of all time, but he holds the record for most goals scored in Manchester United, as well as being the second top goalscorer in the Premier League history.

Rooney in the youngest player ever to play in England national team, he played for fifteen years in England shirt from 2003 to 2018, appearing in 120 games, scoring 53 goals, which made him number one on the list of top goal scorers in England national team history.

Hope you enjoyed reading the feature of England National Team Top Scorers of all time. Thanks for reading.

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