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Manchester United Top Goal Scorers Of All Time

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Manchester United top goal scorers of all time? Would you like to know who is the highest goal scorer in Manchester United’s history?

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Here, we will take a look at the Manchester United top goal scorers of all time!

Manchester United Greatest Ever Goal Scorer

All-time top goalscorers – Competitive matches only as of 30 April 2019

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total Per Game
1  Wayne Rooney 2004–2017 183 (393) 22 (40) 5 (20) 39 (98) 4 (8) 253 (559) 0.45
2  Bobby Charlton 1956–1973 199 (606) 19 (78) 7 (24) 22 (45) 2 (5) 249 (758) 0.33
3  Denis Law 1962–1973 171 (309) 34 (46) 3 (11) 28 (33) 1 (5) 237 (404) 0.59
4  Jack Rowley 1937–1955 182 (380) 26 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (2) 211 (424) 0.5
5  Dennis Viollet 1952–1962 159 (259) 5 (18) 1 (2) 13 (12) 1 (2) 179 (293) 0.61
 George Best 1963–1974 137 (361) 21 (46) 9 (25) 11 (34) 1 (4) 179 (470) 0.38
7  Joe Spence 1919–1933 158 (481) 10 (29) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 168 (510) 0.33
 Ryan Giggs 1991–2014 114 (672) 12 (74) 12 (41) 29 (157) 1 (19) 168 (963) 0.17
9  Mark Hughes 1983–1986 120 (345) 17 (46) 16 (38) 9 (33) 1 (5) 163 (467) 0.35
1988–1995
10  Paul Scholes 1994–2011 107 (499) 13 (49) 9 (21) 26 (134) 0 (15) 155 (718) 0.22
2012–2013

Wayne Rooney – Top Manchester United Goal Scorer Ever

Wayne Rooney currently holds the record for the most number of goals scored for the Red Devils in competitive fixtures. The Englishman who arrived at the club as a teenager, left in 2017 as the club’s best ever goal scorer even through its grand history.

Rooney currently plays for DC United in the Major League Soccer and has been making highlight reels of his own at the age of 33.

Ironically, Rooney used to play with the Liverpool schoolboys during his earlier days before signing for Everton at the age of 9.

When Alex Ferguson bought Rooney from Everton in 2004, he was only 18 years old and already worth £25.6m. The Toffees had to fight off a lot of offers including a £20m one from Newcastle United.

The striker became the youngest player ever to play for England at 17 years 111 days old and subsequently also became an outright star in the Euro 2004. He scored 4 goals in 4 games to be named in the UEFA team of the tournament.

From there it was all up and up for the Englishman. He made his Red Devils senior debut in September 2004, in the 6-2 victory over Fenerbahce.

Here is a break down of his goal tally, season by season.

Club Season Apps Goals
Everton 2002–03 37 8
2003–04 40 9
Total 77 17
Manchester United 2004–05 43 17
2005–06 48 19
2006–07 55 23
2007–08 43 18
2008–09 49 20
2009–10 44 34
2010–11 40 16
2011–12 43 34
2012–13 37 16
2013–14 40 19
2014–15 37 14
2015–16 41 15
2016–17 39 8
Total 559 253
Everton 2017–18 40 11
D.C. United 2018 21 12
2019 8 5
Total 29 17
Career total 705 298

Best Manchester United Goal ScorerOne of the most accomplished players in the club’s history. Here are all the achievements of Wayne Rooney during his playing career –

Manchester United

  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • FA Cup: 2015–16
  • Football League/EFL Cup: 2005–06, 2009–10, 2016–17
  • FA Community Shield: 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Individual

  • UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player: 2002
  • PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2009–10
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06
  • PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2005–06, 2009–10
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2005–06 Premier League, 2009–10 Premier League, 2011–12 Premier League
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2009–10
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2005–06, 2009–10
  • Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year: 2009–10
  • BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year: 2002
  • Bravo Award: 2003
  • Golden Boy Award: 2004
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004
  • FIFPro Young Player of the Year: 2004–05
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2009–10
  • Premier League Player of the Month: February 2005, December 2005, March 2006, October 2007, January 2010
  • England Senior Men’s Player of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final: 2008
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2008
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2011
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2013
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2014, 2015
  • Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12): Best Goal (vs. Manchester City, 12 February 2011)
  • Alan Hardaker Trophy: 2006
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2017
  • FWA Tribute Award: 2017
  • MLS Player of the Month: October 2018
  • MLS Best XI: 2018
  • D.C. United MVP: 2018
  • D.C. United Golden Boot Winner: 2018

Records

  • All-time top scorer of Manchester United
  • All-time top scorer of the England national football team

Sir Bobby Charlton – Manchester United’s Second Highest Goal Scorer Ever

Manchester United's Best Player EverIf there is one man to thank for where Manchester United is as a club in world football, Bobby Charlton is certainly one of the most iconic figures who is a key figure in the club’s history.

The man might be the club’s greatest goalscorer behind Wayne Rooney but his contributions to the side were far more than just the ones on the pitch.

After the 1958 Munich disaster which took the lives of 17 members from the Manchester United squad, Charlton chose to stay with United and lead the club’s rebuilding process as only a 20-year-old.

He was part of Matt Busby’s golden generation of United talent who came through the club’s academy. The Englishman won the First Division title on three occasions with the Red Devils and also the 1966 World Cup for his country.

Here is the breakdown of his career goals –

Club Season Apps Goals
Manchester United 1956–57 17 12
1957–58 30 16
1958–59 39 29
1959–60 40 21
1960–61 42 21
1961–62 43 10
1962–63 34 9
1963–64 54 15
1964–65 59 18
1965–66 54 18
1966–67 44 12
1967–68 53 20
1968–69 48 7
1969–70 57 14
1970–71 50 8
1971–72 53 12
1972–73 41 7
Total 758 249
Preston North End 1974–75 45 10
Waterford United 1975–76 4 1
Career total 807 260

The man is almost always present during United’s home games at the Old Trafford. The South Stand of the stadium has been renamed in his honour.

Sir Bobby CharltonHere are all of his achievements during his playing career –

Manchester United

  • Football League First Division (3): 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67
  • FA Cup: 1962–63
  • Charity Shield (4): 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967
  • European Cup: 1967–68
  • FA Youth Cup (3): 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56

International

England
  • FIFA World Cup: 1966
  • British Home Championship (10): 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970
  • UEFA European Football Championship: 1968 (Bronze Medalist)

Individual

  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 1965–66
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1966
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2): 1966, 1970
  • Ballon d’Or: 1966
  • PFA Merit Award: 1974
  • FWA Tribute Award: 1989
  • FIFA World Cup All-Time Team: 1994
  • Football League 100 Legends: 1998
  • English Football Hall of Fame: 2002
  • FIFA 100: 2004
  • UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll: 14th
  • PFA England League Team of the Century (1907 to 2007):
    • Team of the Century 1907-1976
    • Overall Team of the Century
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award: 2008
  • UEFA President’s Award: 2008
  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: 2012
  • FIFA Player of the Century:
    • FIFA internet vote: 16th
    • IFFHS vote: 10th
  • World Soccer The Greatest Players of the 20th century: 12th
  • IFFHS Legends

Orders And Special Awards

  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE): 1969
  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE): 1974
  • Knight Bachelor: 1994
  • Order of the Rising Sun, 4th class: 2012

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