England Top Goal Scorers List

Laurence Griffiths

The England top goalscorers list features some of the best players we have ever produced. Leading the way with 49 goals is Sir Bobby Charlton who is still our all time top goalscorer. With the World Cup in Brazil 2014 approaching, is there anyone who can close the gap on Sir Bobby?

The short answer is yes but when you take a look at the two active players in the top 10 list below you can see that Sir Bobby's record will be safe for another year or two yet. Wayne Rooney is currently on 38 England goals and will certainly close the gap and almost certainly overtake Michael Owen and Jimmy Greaves to move up to 3rd in the list by the end of 2014. His blistering form for Manchester United this season has literally carried the reds all season and if he (hopefully) carries on this form into Brazil he will certainly add some more goals to his tally.

Our only other active player in the top 10 is Frank Lampard, who, despite coming towards the end of his international career, has every chance of bagging a few goals in Brazil to move up to a realistic position of 6th. Lampard has had his critics but he can still deliver a blistering strike from outside the box as well as being one of our most competent penalty takers - which will no doubt come in handy in Brazil in the last 16.

Player Goals Last Goal
Sir Bobby Charlton 49 20th May 1970
Gary Lineker 48 29th April 1992
Jimmy Greaves 44 24th May 1967
Michael Owen 40 12th Sep 2007
Wayne Rooney 38 15th Oct 2013
Tom Finney 30 04th Oct 1958
Nat Lofthouse 30 22nd Oct 1958
Alan Shearer 30 20th Jun 2000
Vivian Woodward 29 13th Mar 1911
Frank Lampard 29 29th May 2013

Do you think Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard will move up the England all time top goalscorers list in Brazil next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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