European football season continued last weekend in Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1. Bundesliga is still on holiday and Serie A clubs were competing in Coppa Italia last weekend. The biggest news in Spain is, of course, David De Gea wonderful performance against Tottenham Hotspurs and Lionel Messi scoring his 400th goal. Today, we want to see who can challenge Messi when it comes to goals in a single League in Europe. Take a look at the top five.
5. Christiano Ronaldo- 311 Goals (Real Madrid)
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Cristiano Ronaldo left a crazy goalscoring record at Real Madrid. In all competitions, CR7 netted 450 goals in 438 matches. In La Liga, he scored 311 goals in 292 matches. He was simply a goal machine that will be difficult to beat for decades to come. The Portuguese is ranked fifth when it comes to goals in a single league. However, in all four Leagues (Portugal Liga, EPL, La Liga & Serie A) he has played so far, Ronaldo has 412 goals in 534 matches.
4. Steve Bloomer- 314 Goals (Derby County)
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Derby County and Middlesbrough legend Steve Bloomer take the fourth spot on this list with 314 League goals to his name. The former English forward shined for the two clubs in the late 1890s and early 1900s. He scored all his goals in the First Division of English football which was later renamed, Premier League. NOTE: Some records show he netted 317 but Wikipedia clearly shows 314 goals.
3. Jimmy Greaves- 357 Goals (EPL)
Happy birthday Jimmy Greaves, former England international footballer, born 20 February 1940. He is the highest goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football (357 goals). A fantastic talent and a really nice guy. Best wishes Jim. #onthisday pic.twitter.com/2k7rm61Jqk
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Former Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham striker Jimmy Greaves takes the honours when we consider records in English First Division which was later renamed to Premier League. The legendary striker scored 357 goals in 516 matches he played in the League.
It is important for fans to know Allan Shearer scored 260 goals in Premier League alone. He holds the record for most goals scored since 1992 when the League was renamed. Wayne Rooney is also up there with the best.