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Top 15 Highest Scorers In Europe Of All Time – Ronaldo Beats Messi, But Both Short Of Tottenham Legend

The players with the most goals across the ‘big five leagues.’

The Daily Mail have put together an article picking out the 15 highest scorers of all time across Europe’s top five leagues – Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League and Serie A.

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This only includes league goals and makes for some interesting reading.

14=. Nat Lofthouse, 1946 to 1960

Club: Bolton Wanderers.

Goals: 255.

Britain Soccer Obit Lofthouse

A true club legend at Bolton, Lofthouse never played for any other side and also bagged an impressive 30 goals in just 33 caps for England as well.

14=. Bernard Lacombe, 1969 to 1987

Clubs: Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux.

Goals: 255.

Mauro Bellugi Italy Bernard Lacombe France

Enjoyed successful spells with Lyon and Bordeaux, winning three league titles with the latter in the 1980s and also won the European Championship with France in 1984.

13. Raul, 1994 to 2012

Clubs: Real Madrid, Schalke 04.

Goals: 256.

Raul Real Madrid

A legend at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu the striker enjoyed a huge amount of success with Los Blancos before a brief spell in Germany.

11=. Lionel Messi, 2004 to present

Club: FC Barcelona.

Goals: 257.

Lionel Messi Barcelona

At 27-years-old there is every chance Messi will work his way a lot higher up this list and in many peoples’ eyes the Argentine is among the best players ever.

11=. Charlie Buchan, 1911 to 1927

Clubs: Sunderland, Arsenal.

Goals: 257.

Charlie Buchan Sunderland

Started his career with the Gunners, but left for Wearside over pay dispute before he returned later in his career and Buchan could have scored so much more had the First World War not taken place.

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