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You are indeed right, defoesrightboot, it was Nordahl, and by miles. More details can be found here: www.ufwc.co.uk/page/3/. No current players are anyway near the top 20, so it will be a while before there are any changes. Woodward, as you will see, is in 11th= place with 11 goals. Beschastnykh scored 7.
In the wake of the Netherlands' record-breaking run as UFWC champions, I have done some further research on the top 18 goalscorers of all time. The outcome is that despite the Netherlands scoring 47 goals in their recent run as champions, not one of their players has broken into the all-time top 18 - an indication of just how difficult it is for a modern-day player to do so.
I will re-post the top 18 below. Please note that there are a couple of small amendments from the previous list, posted at www.ufwc.co.uk/category/news/page/7/. GO Smith of England drops off the list as one of the goals credited to him was actually scored (confusingly) by Stephen Smith. Meanwhile, John Smith of Scotland also drops off the list, as two of his goals are recorded by more reputable sources than the one I was previously using as own goals.
1) Gunnar Nordahl (Sweden) 29 goals in 19 games, 1942-47 2) Hughie Gallacher (Scotland) 20 goals in 15 games, 1925-35 2) Steve Bloomer (England) 20 goals in 17 games, 1895-1907 4) Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) 18 goals in 23 games, 1992-98 5) Gunnar Gren (Sweden) 16 goals in 22 games, 1942-58 6) Anton Schall (Austria) 15 goals in 11 games, 1931-32 6) Pele (Brazil) 15 goals in 14 games, 1957-62 6) Michel Platini (France) 15 goals in 18 games, 1976-85 9) Matthias Sindelar (Austria) 13 goals in 12 games, 1931-32 9) Oliver Bierhoff (Germany) 13 goals in 19 games, 1996-2001 11) Robert Hamilton (Scotland) 11 goals in 6 games, 1899-1911 11) Vivian Woodward (England) 11 goals in 11 games, 1904-10 11) Stan Mortensen (England) 11 goals in 11 games, 1947-50 11) Antonio Valentin Angelillo (Argentina) 11 goals, 1956-57 (approx 11 games, but I am unable to find exact records for his career) 15) George Ker (Scotland) 10 goals in 5 games, 1880-82 15) Dixie Dean (England) 10 goals in 7 games, 1927-31 15) John Goodall (England) 10 goals in 11 games, 1888-96 15) Igor Chislenko (USSR) 10 goals in 17 games, 1966-67
Of the current Dutch squad, Robin van Persie has 9, Dirk Kuyt and Wesley Sneijder 8, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 6, and Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart 5
Last Edit: Jul 15, 2010 20:07:02 GMT by petewaring
Edinson Cavani has become the first player since Oliver Bierhoff to reach double figures. Since his UFWC debut in 2010, he has now scored 13 goals in 16 UFWC games for Uruguay – a superb record for the Paris St Germain sharpshooter.