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Atletico Madrid Top Scorers of All Time

Sun 01 November 2020 | 10:30

Although Atletico Madrid is not as big as La Liga giants, Barcelona, they are still one of the top clubs in Spain. In this post, we are going to let you know about some of the highest goal scorers in Atletico Madrid of all time or in other words all-time top goal scorers in Atletico Madrid history.

So, who are

top scorers in Atletico Madrid of all time

? You may get surprised to know that the first player on the list, namely Antoine Griezmann, is neither Spanish nor he is currently playing for Atletico.

However, unlike some other teams’ top scorers who are in front by a wide margin - in fact in comparison to the second position on the list, Griezmann is only in front by 12 goals which is not at all by far in front of the second top scorer in Atletico Madrid of all time, Fernando Torres.

The List of Atletico Madrid Highest Goal Scorers of All Time Starts Here

Ever wonder who might be on the list of Atletico Madrid top goal scorers ever after Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres? Read on to know. We’re going to let you know about some of the highest goal scorers in Atletico Madrid of all time in this post.

Antoine Griezmann (133 Goals)

Not a Spanish footballer and not currently playing for Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann is by now the

highest goal scorer in Atletico Madrid of all time

. He actually tops the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time with 133 goals that he have scored for the La Liga club across all competitions. From among all these goals 94 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 70% of all the goals Griezmann has scored for Atletico Madrid.

The interesting fact here is that Griezmann has neither served

Atletico Madrid

the most nor he has made more appearances for them. He has served both Atletico Mardid and Real Sociedad for the same number of years - actually 5 years each with the former being served from 2014 to 2019 and the latter from 2009 to 2014 - and also has made the same number of appearances (180) for both of these teams, however, the number of goals Griezmann has scored for Atletico Madrid (94) are almost two times higher than the goals he has scored for Real Sociedad (46).

And Griezmann has scored all his 133 Atletico Madrid goals in the 257 appearances that he has made for them which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.52 meaning that the 29-year-old French forward has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.04) in every 2 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites. He has also made 83 appearances for the French national team since 2014 and has scored 33 goals for them in the process.

Fernando Torres (121 Goals)

The first retired and also the first Spanish footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time, Fernando Torres is a recently retired footballer who has scored 121 goals in the 351 appearances that he has made for Atletico Madrid across all competitions.

This actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.34 which means the Spanish retired footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.02) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

Also the first footballer on the list of

Atletico Madrid top goal scorers ever

who has served Atletico Madrid in two time periods - once from 2001 to 2007 and a second time from 2015 to 2018, Fernando Torres has scored 109 out of his 121 goals for the La Liga club at league level. That actually forms 90% of all the goals Torres has scored for Atletico Madrid.

Other than Atletico Madrid Torres has also served top-tier clubs such as

Ac Milan

, Chelsea, and Liverpool during his career, however, the number of years he has served Atletico Madrid (9 years) are more than two times higher than the number of years he has served the above-mentioned clubs and the number of appearances he has made for the Spanish club (321) three times, not to mention that the number of goals he has scored for the Red and Whites only at league level are at least more than 1.5 times higher than the number of goals he has scored for other clubs during his career.

Sergio Aguero (100 Goals)

The only footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time who has scored exactly 100 goals for Atletico Madrid during his career, Sergio Aguero is an Argentinian footballer who’s been serving

Manchester City

since 2011.

Despite the fact that Atletico Madrid is neither the club that Aguero has served the most nor the club that he has scored the most number of goals for, still the Argentinian footballer has finished third on the list of

all-time top goal scorers in Atletico Madrid history

- at least to this date - and that we think is an achievement for him.

From among all the 100 goals Aguero has scored for Atletico Madrid 74 have been scored at league level which, as it’s clear, comprise 74% of all Aguero’s Atletico Madrid goals.

And in how many appearances have these 100 goals been scored? 230 which actually get the 32-year-old Argentinian footballer a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.43 meaning that he has scored a little bit more than 3 goals (exactly 3.01) in every 7 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

Aguero

is more considered a Manchester City player than an Atletico Madrid one since he has scored for Manchester City more than two times higher than Atletico Madrid (180 vs 74) and has made more than 1.5 times more appearances for the Sky Blues than the Red and Whites (264 vs 175). Aguero has also served  the Argentinian national team since 2006 and has scored 41 goals in the 97 appearances that he has made for them so far.

Diego Forlan (96 Goals)

The first and only Uruguayan footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time, Diego Forlan is a 41-year-old retired footballer who has scored 96 goals for Atletico Madrid during his career.

So, since he’s retired, there is no hope that he can get in front of Aguero on the list. But although he is behind Aguero in terms of the number of goals scored for Atletico Madrid, he’s in front of him in terms of the number of clubs he has served during his career (10 vs only 3).

And the interesting fact here is that both footballers (Aguero and Forlan) have started their senior careers with the Argentinian club,

Independiente

. In fact, Independiente is the club Forlan has served the most during his career; actually for 5 years between 1997 and 2002, though he has scored for Atletico Madrid more than any other club during his career - indeed at league level.

From among all the 96 goals Forlan has scored for Atletico Madrid 74 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 77% of all his Atletico Madrid goals. And all these 96 goals have been scored in the 198 appearances that Forlan has made for Atletico Madrid.

That actually gets the retired Uruguayan footballer a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.48 which means he has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every two appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

Joaquin Peiro (95 Goals)

The first passed footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time, Joaquin Peiro was actually a Spanish footballer who served Atletico Madrid at the start of his career and more than any other club during his career; actually for 8 years between 1954 and 1962 and during this time he scored 95 goals in the 166 appearances that he made for the Red and Whites.

95 goals in 166 appearances, that actually gets Peiro a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.57 which means scored almost 4 goals (exactly 3.99) in every 7 appearances that he made for Atletico Madrid. With Atletico Madrid he once won UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1961-62 season and twice Copa del Generalisimo in 1959-60 and 1960-61 seasons, but no other trophies.

He also served top Italian clubs like

Inter Milan

and Roma during his career but never scored that number of goals for them since he only played for them for a season or two. The passed Spanish footballer also served the Spanish national team between 1956 and 1966 and scored 5 goals in the 12 appearances that he made for them.

Manolo (86 Goals)

The third Spanish footballer on the list of

Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time

, Manuel Sanchez Delgado, simply known as Manolo, is a 55-year-old retired footballer who only served Spanish clubs during his career with Atletico Madrid the club whom he served the most and for whom he scored the most number of goals.

He actually served Atletico Madrid for 7 years between 1988 and 1995 which is more than three times longer than the time he served other clubs during his career.

And during this time - between 1988 and 1995 - Manolo scored 76 goals for

Atletico Madrid

only at league level which are almost three times higher than the number of goals he scored for other clubs during his career. And this number of goals (76) actually form 88% of all the goals Manolo has scored for Atletico Madrid.

Manolo scored all his 86 goals for Atletico Madrid in the 243 appearances that he made for them across all competitions. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.35 which means the retired Spanish footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.05) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites. He also served the Spanish national team between 1988 and 1992 and scored 9 goals in the 28 appearances that he made for them.

Diego Costa (82 Goals)

The first footballer on the list of

Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time

who is currently serving Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa is a 32-year-old Brazilian striker who’s been serving the

La Liga

club since 2018.

He’s also the first footballer on the list to have served Atletico Madrid in 3 time periods, namely from 2007 to 2009, from 2010 to 2014 and from 2018 to this date, which actually sums up to 8 years, however, in the first time period - we mean from 2007 to 2009 - Costa didn’t make a single appearance for the Red and Whites, because he was on loan to three other clubs during this time.

So, in real, Diego Costa has served Atletico Madrid in two time periods which are from 2010 to 2014 and from 2018 to this date (6 years in total). That is still longer than the time he has served other clubs during his career; actually 6 times longer than all the clubs he has served except for

Chelsea

for whom he has played for three years between 2014 and 2020 - that is still half the time he has served Atletico Madrid as you see.

From among all the 82 goals Costa has scored for Atletico Madrid 54 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 65% of all his Atletico Madrid goals. And all these 82 goals have been scored in the 212 appearances that Costa has made for Atletico Madrid.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.39 which means the Brazilian footballer has scored almost two goals (exactly 1.95) in every 5 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites. Costa has actually double nationality. He’s both Brazilian and Spanish and has also made appearances for both country’s national teams; for the former 2 appearances with no goals and for the latter 24 appearances with 10 goals.

Falcao (70 Goals)

The first and only Colombian footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time, Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate, simply known as Falcao is a 34-year-old footballer who’s been serving the Turkish club,

Galatasaray

, since 2014.

He is actually the 7th top scorer in Atletico Madrid of all time by now with the 70 goals he has scored in the 91 appearances that he has made for the La Liga club between 2011 and 2013. That actually gets him the highest goal-to-appearance ratio on the list which is 0.77 and means the Colombian footballer has scored a little bit more than 3 goals (exactly 3.08) in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

Atletico Madrid is neither the team Falcao has served the most nor the team he has scored the most number of goals for, yet he has finished 7th on the list of

Atletico Madrid highest goal scorers of all time

, and that we think is surely an achievement for him. And what is the team Falcao has served the most? It is the Argentinian club, River Plate, for whom he played for 4 years between 2005 and 2009, however, River Plate is not the club Falcao has scored the most number of goals for.

It is actually the French club, Monaco, that gets the highest share of Falcao’s goals at least at league level: 67 goals vs 52 goals and 34 goals that he has scored for Atletico Madrid and

River Plate

respectively.

As you see Falcao has scored 52 goals for Atletico Madrid at league level which actually comprise 74% of all the goals he has scored for the La Liga club. Falcao has also been serving the Colombian national team since 2007 and during this time has scored 36 goals in the 92 appearances that he has made for them.

It might be interesting for you to know that with the number of goals Falcao has scored for the Colombian national team (36), he’s indeed become Colombia all-time top scorer to this date.

He has also set 10 other individual records some of them are the only player to have scored a hat trick in a single final match of the UEFA Super Cup, the only player to have scored 4 goals in a UEFA Europa League knockout match, and

UEFA Super Cup

top goal scorer with 3 goals in fact along with other stars such as Lionel Messi and Gerd Muller.

Kiko Narvaez (60 Goals)

The fourth retired footballer on the list of Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time, Kiko Narvaez is a 48-year-old former Spanish footballer who has scored 60 goals in the 253 appearances that he has made for Atletico Madrid.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.24 which means the retired Spanish footballer has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

From among all the 60 goals Narvaez has scored for Atletico Madrid 48 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 80% of all his Atletico Madrid goals.

Like some other footballers mentioned above Narvaez has served Atletico Madrid more than any other club during his career; actually for 8 years between 1993 and 2001 which is four times longer than the other club he served during his career,

Cadiz

and much longer than another one, namely Extremadura of Spain, whom he served only for 5 months and at the end of his career. In fact, he only served these three clubs during his career.

We said Narvaez served Atletico Madrid 4 times longer than Cadiz; that’s true, and the number of goals he has scored for Atletico Madrid at league level are also four times higher than the other club (48 vs 12). The retired Spanish footballer has also served the Spanish national team between 1992 and 1998 making 26 appearances and scoring 4 goals for them in the process.

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Hugo Sanchez (58 Goals)

The first and only Mexican footballer on the list of

Atletico Madrid top scorers of all time

, Hugo Sanchez is a 62-year-old retired footballer who is quite a name in the Mexican football and also one of the most famous footballers in the world.

He was named the best Mexican footballer in the 20th century by IFFHS (The International Federation of Football History & Statistics) and is the winner of Mexican Primera Division Golden Boot and Balon de Oro in 1978-79 season. He’s also one of the footballers named on the FIFA 100 list by Pele which is a list of 100 greatest living players chosen by the Brazilian legend.

Hugo Sanchez is more a Real Madrid player than an Atletico Madrid one. Why? Because he served

Real Madrid

more than any other club during his career; actually for 7 years which is three years longer than the time he served Atletico Madrid - He served Atletico Madrid for 4 years only between 1981 and 1985.

And the number of appearances Sanchez has made for Real Madrid are almost two times higher than the number of appearances he has made for Atletico Madrid (207 vs 111) and the number of goals he has scored for Real Madrid are a little bit more than 3 times higher than the goals he has scored for Atletico Madrid (164 vs 54) - all appearances and goals mentioned above are within league level.

Despite all this, Sanchez is still on the list of Atletico Madrid highest goal scorers of all time, although on the 9th position and to this date. Sanchez has scored all his 58 goals for Atletico Madrid in the 120 appearances that he has made for them between 1981 and 1985 which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.48 meaning that the retired Mexican footballer has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every 2 appearances that he has made for the Red and Whites.

He also served the Mexican national team between 1977 and 1994 and scored 29 goals in the 58 appearances that he made for them.

The List of Atletico Madrid Highest Goal Scorers of All Time Continues

Surely the list of Atletico Madrid highest goal scorers of all time is not limited to the players mentioned above. These actually are the top 10 Atletico Madrid scorers in history, however, the list continues and as below:

  • Baltazar, Goals: 55, Apps: 83, Ratio: 0.66, Ntl: Brazilian

  • Adrian Escudero Garcia, Goals: 50, Apps: 107, Ratio: 0.47, Ntl: Spanish

  • Paulo Futre, Goals: 46, Apps: 192, Ratio: 0.24, Ntl: Portuguese

  • Jose Luis Caminero, Goals: 45, Apps: 173, Ratio: 0.26, Ntl: Spanish

  • Raul Garcia, Goals: 45, Apps: 329, Ratio: 0.14, Ntl: Spanish

  • Koke, Goals: 45, Apps: 465, Ratio: 0.1, Ntl: Spanish

  • Maxi Rodriguez, Goals: 44, Apps: 156, Ratio: 0.28, Ntl: Argentinian-Spanish

  • Luis Aragones, Goals: 43, Apps: 99, Ratio: 0.43, Ntl: Spanish

  • Adelardo, Goals: 43, Apps: 172, Ratio: 0.25, Ntl: Spanish

  • Saul Niguez, Goals: 41, Apps: 299, Ratio: 0.14, Ntl: Spanish

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source: SportMob