Have ever heard about a footballer Delio Onnis or Silvio Piola? I hope most of the new generation fans did not even know these players exist. But they are the all time TOP SCORERS for two top leagues of Europe. Here, we bring you the top scorers of top 5 leagues of Europe to those who only saw Neymar Junior and Eden Hazard.
All Time Leading Goal Scorers of Top 5 Leagues of Europe
EPL Top Scorer : Alan Shearer
The Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United forward scored a record 283 goals in English league games (260 goals in the Premier League). Shearer is considered as the most ‘classic’ center forward England has ever produced. Alan Shearer started his career at Southampton as a creative player where he used to supply balls to fellow forwards, but after his move to Blackburn he was made to play further attacking and given a leading role.
Games played: 559
Strength: Power, Penalties, Physical play
Spanish League Top Scorer : Lionel Messi
I hope no introductions needed to this man! The magical Messi outstretched Telmo Zarra last season and become the all-time top scorer in Spanish LaLiga and he is leading Zarra by 35 goals. At just 28, Messi still has plenty to offer and it will be impossible for anyone to break the record after Messi.
Games played: 315 *
Goals: 286 *
Strength: Dribbles, Vision, Clinical finishing
Serie A Top Goal Scorer : Silvio Piola
Regarded as one of the great strikers of all time, Piola is third in the list of all-time goal scorers for Italy national team. Even though he played for Lazio, Torino, and Juventus, Piola has not won a single Serie A title. But he was instrumental to Italy’s 1938 World Cup success. He scored 5 goals in that tournament to win the Championship. Piola was known for his versatility, his physical touch, and for his eye for goal. Piola can play on the wings, as a midfielder and a creative forward occasionally.
Games played: 537
Strength: Complete forward, Work rate, Vision, Tactical versatility
Ligue 1 Top Goal Scorer : Delio Onnis
The Italian-born Argentine forward scored 299 goals in the French Championship with Stade de Reims, AS Monaco FC, Tours FC and Sporting Toulon Var. He was nicknamed as “La Borredora” (“The Sweeper”) and the Argentine fans called him “el Tano” (the Italian).
Games played: 449
Strength : Natural goal scorer, Power
Bundesliga Top Scorer : Gerhard Muller
The Bayern Munich great is regarded as one of the greatest goal scorers the game has ever seen. Muller played for Bayern Munich all his life (his peak years) and has won four Bundesliga (German Championship) titles. He was the marquee player for Bayern who won three consecutive European Cups (UEFA Champions League). Muller won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany and also has an FIFA World Cup Golden boot (1970) and Ballon d’Or (1970).
Games played: 427
Strength: Speed and agility, Clinical finishing
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