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Top 5 Defenders with Most Goals: A Look at the Best Scoring Defenders in Football History



When it comes to football defenders are often overlooked when it comes to scoring goals. However, some players have made a name for themselves not only for their defensive prowess but also for their ability to find the back of the net. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best defenders with the most goals scored in football history.


Ronald Koeman – (206 Goals)

Ronald Koeman is a former Dutch defender considered one of the greatest of all time. He played for several top clubs, including Barcelona and Ajax, and was known for his powerful free kicks and accurate long-range shots. Koeman scored an impressive 206 goals during his career, making him the highest-scoring defender in European football history.


Daniel Passarella – (165 Goals)

Daniel Passarella is a former Argentine defender widely regarded as one of the best in his position. He played for River Plate and Fiorentina, among others, and was known for his tough-tackling style and ability to score crucial goals. Passarella scored 165 goals in his career, making him one of the top-scoring defenders in football history.

Read: Most free kick goals in football history

Sergio Ramos (102 Goals)


Sergio Ramos is a Spanish defender widely regarded as one of the best in the world. He has been a key player for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team for over a decade, and his ability to score goals from free kicks, penalties, and open play is one of his standout qualities. Ramos has scored 102 goals in his career, making him the top-scoring defender.


Franz Beckenbauer – (95 Goals)

Franz Beckenbauer is a former German defender considered one of the greatest players of all time. He played for Bayern Munich and the German national team and was known for his elegant play style and ability to read the game. Beckenbauer scored 95 goals in his career, making him one of the top-scoring defenders of all time.


Roberto Carlos – (80 Goals)


Roberto Carlos is a Brazilian left-back who played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, including Real Madrid and Inter Milan. He was known for his lightning-fast runs down the left flank and powerful left-footed shots. Carlos scored 80 goals in his career, making him one of the most prolific defenders in football history.

Read: Soccer players to score 50+ goals per season


These are just a few defenders who have made a name for themselves for their scoring ability.

While defenders are often not expected to score goals, these players have shown they can contribute to the attack and the defence. Their ability to score crucial goals has helped their teams win games and championships, and their names will always be remembered in football history.

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