For more than a century, Barcelona has been regarded as a team with the most exceptional attacking players, illuminating Spanish, European, and international football with their goals. Even with some of the more recent financial issues, it is still a really legendary club, and every player on this list is an all-time great. Find the list of the Top 10 Barcelona goalscorers of all time below.
10. Mariano Martin – 124 goals
Mariano made his Barcelona debut in 1939 at the age of 20, and throughout the course of a productive eight-year stint with the club, he scored 128 goals in 214 total games. Prior to more contemporary talents like Patrick Kluivert and Hristo Stoichkov, his amazing total just about manages to get him into the top 10.If it weren’t for a crippling knee injury he sustained in 1944 and was unable to fully recover from, the Spaniard would rank higher on the list. Before being hurt, Mariano achieved 114 goals in five seasons. It was a tragic conclusion to his Camp Nou career as he only managed 14 goals in the next couple although he just makes our list of the Top 10 Barcelona Goalscorers Of All Time.
9. Rivaldo – 130 goals
In August 1997, Rivaldo joined FC Barcelona and was given the task of succeeding fellow Brazilian Ronaldo, who had just departed for Inter Milan. The striker scored twice in the Blaugranes’ victory over Real Sociedad on his league debut. He finished his debut season with Barça with 28 goals across all leagues and championships in the League, Copa del Rey, and European Super Cup. Rivaldo won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player honors as well as another league championship the season after, which was FC Barcelona’s centenary season.
The Brazilian’s final few seasons with the Blaugrana did not produce many trophies, but they did offer some memorable moments, like his spectacular overhead kick against Valencia in the 2000–2001 season, which earned Barça a spot in the Champions League for the following year. The Brazilian departed FC Barcelona in 2002 after five seasons and joined AC Milan, where they won the Champions League at Old Trafford by defeating Juventus. Rivaldo laid up his boots in 2013 after learning Greek, Angolan, and ultimately returning to his native Brazil with Sao Caetano.
8. Samuel Eto’o – 131 goals
Eto’o’s stellar play for Mallorca earned him a €24 million transfer to Camp Nou in 2004, where he quickly made a name for himself as one of the world’s most lethal attackers by scoring an amazing 131 goals in only 201 appearances. The Cameroonian won three La Liga championships and two Champions League crowns during his illustrious time with Barça before transferring to Serie A and signing with Inter in a transaction involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
7. Paulino Alcantara – 143 goals
In a 9-0 victory in 1912, Paulino made his name by scoring a hat-trick on his debut. At just 15 years and 4 months old, he is still Barcelona’s youngest player to ever score in a competitive game. The Filipino-born hero returned to Barcelona in 1918, cementing his legend after a two-year absence from the team. During his further nine years in Catalonia, he scored 143 goals that were officially recorded, but his whole unofficial total is actually close to 400 goals.
6. Josep Escola – 165 goals
Josep Escola, a Spanish striker, started his great career in 1934 with Barcelona. He earned the nickname “The Professor” for managing his teammates’ emotions while playing and scored 167 goals in two stints with the club until injuries ended his playing days. Escola had to retire at the age of 34 because to hip and knee issues, but not before winning two La Liga championships.
5. Josep Samitier – 187 goals
Josep Samitier (Barcelona 1902-Barcelona 1972), who is regarded as one of the most iconic players in FC Barcelona history and the finest European striker of his day, captained the fantastic Barça during the club’s heyday in the 1920s. The FC Barcelona supporters were mesmerised by his acrobatics and incredible jumps and instantly adopted him as their hero, referring to him as a “locust man” and “magician.” He was responsible for the first “boom” in football audience size. He was the center of a football squad because of his superb technique and prowess on the pitch. The football pitch eventually beyond its capacity to accommodate the people, and “Les Corts” was constructed in 1922.
Samitier’s 11 Catalan championships, five Spanish championships, and the inaugural Spanish league were all won by Barça in 1928 and 1929. He began his career as a midfielder but is most known for his work as a central striker. The numbers are significant: he scored 361 goals while donning the blue and claret shirt, making him one of the Club’s all-time leading scorers. His close friend Carlos Gardel, a famed and international personality, dedicated a tango to him, and on January 19, 1936, the Club organized a special homage for him on the grounds of Les Corts.
4. Laszlo Kubala – 189 Goals
When Kubala initially joined Barcelona in 1951, he didn’t hold back and showed off his extraordinary abilities. He scored 26 goals in 19 games, including seven against Sporting Gijon, which currently maintains the La Liga record for the most goals scored in a single game. He had an outstanding rookie season. The remarkable 189 official goals Kubala accumulated over his ten years at Barcelona showed no signs of slowing down, and this was before he took a hiatus to become the team’s head coach.
3. Luis Suarez – 198 goals
Luis Suarez, who peaked in 2015/16 with 59 goals scored, shot himself to third place on Barça’s list of all-time leading scorers in six productive years. He never had a season with fewer than 20 goals scored. In 2020, the Uruguayan abruptly and bitterly quit after being granted entry to Atletico Madrid, where his goals contributed to La Liga triumph.
2. Cesar Rodriguez – 233 Goals
Cesar Rodriguez maintained the record for Barcelona’s top scorer for over 60 years after leaving the newly constructed Camp Nou in 1955 at the age of 35 until his record of 233 was beaten in 2012. Cesar enjoyed an outstanding career at Barcelona after making his debut at the age of 19, scoring goals for pleasure and helping the team win five La Liga championships during the course of his 16-year stay.
1. Lionel Messi – 672 goals
It comes as no surprise that Lionel Messi is in the lead. The Argentine is a phenomenon whose abilities may never be matched and is often regarded as the best player to ever live on the globe. His track record is self-evident. In a club-record 778 appearances, Messi has scored 672 goals. Nearly every record in the book has been broken after he left La Masia. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner may have scored even more goals for Barcelona, but the club’s financial woes made the 2021 transfer to PSG inevitable, helping him onto our list of the Top 10 Barcelona Goalscorers Of All Time.
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