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Manchester United Top Scorers of all time (all competitions by season)

The Manchester United top goal scorers of all time- by season in all competitions

Manchester United Top goal scorer of all time? Who are the Manchester United top scorers of all time? Which are the Manchester United top goalscorers of all time by season in all competitions? Here we look at the Manchester United top scorers of all time by season in all competitions!

Which Manchester United player has scored the most goals in each season since the club was formed? Legends like Bryan Robson, Bobby Charlton and George Best are the best known players for the Red Devils.

While more recent legends such as Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs should also resonate with Manchester United fans.

Manchester United top scorers of all time- all competitions by season

So which players have scored the most goals in each season? Who are the Manchester United top scorers of all time? Manchester United top scorers of all time? Well read more to find out!

Manchester United top scorers of all time in all competitions by season since 2009-2018

Year Player Goals
 2009/10 Wayne Rooney  34
 2010/11 Dimitar Berbatov 21
 2011/12 Wayne Rooney 34
 2012/13 Robin van Persie 30
 2013/14 Wayne Rooney  19
 2014/15 Wayne Rooney 14
2015/16 Anthony Martial 17
 2016/17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 28
 2017/18 Romelu Lukaku 27

Top Manchester United goalscorer of all time in all competitions by season since 2000-2018 (All Comps)Top Manchester United goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo

Year Player Goals
 2000/01 Teddy Sheringham 21
 2001/02 Ruud van Nistelrooy  36
 2002/03 Ruud van Nistelrooy 44
 2003/04 Ruud van Nistelrooy 30
 2004/05 Wayne Rooney 17
 2005/06 Ruud van Nistelrooy 24
 2006/07 Wayne Rooney/Cristiano Ronaldo 23
 2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo 42
 2008/09 Cristiano Ronaldo  26

Manchester United Premier League top scorers by season 1992-2018

Here are all Premier League Manchester United FC top scorers of all time by season 1992-2018

Season Manchester United FC Premier League top scorers Goals
2017/18 Romelu Lukaku 27
2016/17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 28
2015/16 Anthony Martial 17
2014/15 Wayne Rooney 14
2013/14 Wayne Rooney 19
2012/13 Robin van Persie 30
2011/12 Wayne Rooney 34
2010/11 Dimitar Berbatov 21
2009/10 Wayne Rooney 34
 2008/09 Cristiano Ronaldo 26
 2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo 42
 2006/07 Cristiano Ronaldo/Wayne Rooney 23
 2005/06 Ruud van Nistelrooy 24
 2004/05 Wayne Rooney 17
 2003/04 Ruud van Nistelrooy 30
 2002/03 Ruud van Nistelrooy 44
 2001/02 Ruud van Nistelrooy 36
 2000/01 Teddy Sheringham 21
 1999/00 Dwight Yorke 24
 1998/99 Dwight Yorke 29
 1997/98 Andy Cole 25
 1996/97 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 19
 1995/96 Eric Cantona 19
 1994/95 Andrei Kanchelskis 15
 1993/94 Eric Cantona 25
 1992/93 Mark Hughes 16

Manchester United top goal scorers of all-time by seasonTop Manchester United goalscorer Denis Law

Manchester United Division 2 top goal scorers by season

1905/06 Jack Picken – 25

Division 1- Manchester United FC top goal scorers of all time

1906/07 George Wall 13

1907/08 Sandy Turnbull 27

1908/09 Jimmy Turnbull 22

1909/10 George Wall 14

1910/11 Enoch West 20

1911/12 Enoch West 23

1912/13 Enoch West 22

1913/14 George Anderson 15

1914/15 George Anderson 10

1919/20 Joe Spence 14

1920/21 Tom Miller, Teddy Patridge 8

1921/22 Joe Spence 15

Div 2

1922/23 Emie Goldthorpe 14

1923/24 Arthur Lochhead 14

1924/25 William Henderson 14

Div 1

1925/26 Frank McPherson 20

1926/27 Joe Spence 19

1927/28 Joe Spence 24

1928/29 Jimmy Hanson 20

1929/30 Harry Rowley, Joe Spence 12

1930/31 Tommy Reid 20

Div 2

1931/32 Joe Spence 19

1932/33 Bill Ridding 11

1933/34 Neil Dewar 8

1934/35 George Mutch 19

1935/36 George Mutch 23

Div 1

1936/37 Tommy Bamford 15

Div 2

1937/38 Harry Baird, Tommy Bamford 15

1938/39 Jimmy Hanlon 12

1946/47 Jack Rowley 28

1947/48 Jack Rowley 28

1948/49 Jack Rowley 29

1949/50 Jack Rowley 23

1950/51 Stan Pearson 23

1951/52 R Jack Rowley 30

1952/53 Stan Pearson 18

1953/54 Tommy Taylor 23

1954/55 Dennis Viollet 21

1955/56 Tommy Taylor 25

1956/57 Tommy Taylor 34

1957/58 Dennis Viollet 23

1958/59 Bobby Charlton 29

1959/60 Dennis Viollet 32

1960/61 Bobby Charlton 21

1961/62 David Herd 17

1962/63 Denis Law 29

1963/64 Denis Law 46

1964/65 Denis Law 39

1965/66 David Herd 33

1966/67 Denis Law 25

1967/68 George Best 32

1968/69 Denis Law 30

1969/70 George Best 23

1970/71 George Best 21

1971/72 George Best 26

1972/73 Bobby Charlton 7

1973/74 Lou Macari, Sammy Mcllroy 6

Div 2

1974/75 Lou Macari, Stuart Pearson 18

Div 1

1975/76 Lou Macari 15

1976/77 Gordon Hill 22

1977/78 Gordon Hill 19

1978/79 Jimy Greenhoff 17

1979/80 Joe Jordan 13

1980/81 Joe Jordan 15

1981/82 Frank Stapleton 13

1982/83 Frank Stapleton 19

1983/84 Frank Stapleton 19

1984/85 Mark Hughes 24

1985/86 Mark Hughes 18

1986/87 Peter Davenport 16

1987/88 Brian McClair 31

1988/89 Brian McClair, Mark Hughes 16

1989/90 Mark Hughes 15

1990/91 Brian McClair, Mark Hughes 21

1991/92 Brian McClair 24

So there were the Manchester United top scorers in each season.

The Manchester United top scorers of all time- Individual goalscorer records

Most goals in total aggregate – 253 goals, Wayne Rooney (2004-2017).

 

Wayne Rooney is the Manchester United all-time top goal scorer with an amazing 253 goals. Rooney arrived at the club in 2014 from Everton and it took very little time for him to hit the ground instantly.

  • Most goals in a season –

    46, Denis Law (1963–64)

  • Most goals in one match –
  • 6, Harold Halse vs Swindon Town, 25 September 1911
  • 6 goals, George Best vs Northampton Town, 7 February 1970
  • Most goals in one final – 2 goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Southampton, League Cup final, 2017

Most League goals in total aggregate – 199 goals, Bobby Charlton (1956–1973)

 

The Manchester United top scorers of all time list -Individual records

  • Most League goals in a season – 32 goals, Dennis Viollet (1952-1962)
  • Most hattricks- 18, Denis Law (1962-1973)

Most League goals in one match:

  • Most League goals in a season: 32 – Dennis Viollet, Division 1, 1959–60
  • Most League goals in a 38-game season: 31 – Cristiano Ronaldo, Premier League, 2007–08

Most Premier League/First Division goals in total aggregate – 199, Bobby Charlton

The Most Premier League goals in a season – 31, Cristiano Ronaldo, (2007–08)

Most Premier League goals in one match:

  • 5 goals, Andrew Cole vs Ipswich Town, 4 March 1995
  • 5 goals, Dimitar Berbatov vs Blackburn Rovers, 27 November 2010
  • 4 goals, Wayne Rooney vs Hull City, 23 January 2010
  • 4 goals, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 4 December 1999

Most FA Cup goals

  • The most FA Cup goals in total aggregate – 26, Frank Lampard (2001–2014)

Most FA Cup goals in a season – 6 goals, Ruud van Nistelrooy, (2001-02).

 

Peter “Ozzy” Osgood was the main main at Stamford Bridge during his prime. Osgood scored the most FA Cup goals in one season with eight.

Here is a typical Peter Osgood moment playing for Manchester United. Osgood is one of the best Manchester United FC top scorers of all time.

  • 5 goals, Jack Rowley vs Yeovil Town, 12 February 1949

Most League Cup goals

  • Most League Cup goals in total aggregate – 16 goals, Mark Hughes (1983–86, 1988-1995).
  • The Most League Cup goals in a season – 8, Kerry Dixon, (1984–85)
  • Most League Cup goals in one match: – 2 goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Southampton, 2017
  • The Most League Cup Final goals in total aggregate – 2 goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Southampton, 2017

The Most European goals in total aggregate – 39 goals, Wayne Rooney

 

Wayne Rooney is the king of Europe for Manchester United. The 33 year old  has found the net on 39 occasions in European competitions

  • Most European goals in a season – 9, Dennis Viollet, 1956-57
  • Most European goals in one match: – 4, Dennis Viollet vs Anderlecht, 26 September 1956

Individual records

  • Most hat-tricks – 18, Denis Law (1962-1973)
  • Most international goals – Wayne Rooney, 48 goals, while at Manchester United (53 in total).
  • Oldest goalscorer – Ryan Giggs, 23 February 2013v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, First Division, 26 April 1947
  • Youngest goalscorer – Federico Macheda, 17 years 7 months and 14 days vs Aston Villa, Premier League, 5th April 2009
  • Fastest goalscorer – Bryan Robson vs Burnley, 26 September 1984

List- Manchester United FC top scorers of all time top 10 goalscorers

Competitive matches only.

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
1  Wayne Rooney 2004–2017 183 (393) 22 (40) 9 (20) 39 (98) 4 (8) 257 (559)
2  Bobby Charlton 1956–1973 199 (606) 19 (78) 7 (24) 22 (45) 2 (5) 249 (758)
3  Denis Law 1962–1973 171 (309) 34 (46) 3 (11) 28 (33) 1 (5) 237 (404)
4  Jack Rowley 1937–1955 182 (380) 26 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (2) 211 (424)
5  Dennis Viollet 1952–1962 159 (259) 5 (18) 1 (2) 13 (12) 1 (2) 179 (293)
 George Best 1963–1974 137 (361) 21 (46) 9 (25) 11 (34) 1 (4) 179 (470)
7  Joe Spence 1919–1933 158 (481) 10 (29) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 168 (510)
 Ryan Giggs 1991–2014 114 (672) 12 (74) 12 (41) 29 (157) 1 (19) 168 (963)
8  Mark Hughes 1983–1986 120 (345) 17 (46) 16 (38) 9 (33) 1 (5) 163 (467)
1988–1995
9  Paul Scholes 1994–2011 107 (499) 13 (49) 9 (21) 26 (134) 0 (15) 155 (718)
2012–2013

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