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Who are the top goalscorers for Spain national football team?

Published at :December 5, 2022 at 2:51 AM
Modified at :December 5, 2022 at 2:51 AM
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Shashwat Dhoundiyal

La Roja won the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

When it comes to passing and possession in football, no other teams is even close to Spain. They are one of the strongest European sides and are considered favourites by many fans to lift the World Cup title in 2022 in Qatar. In their history, Spain have won one World Cup (in 2010) and three European Championship titles (in 1964, 2008 and 2012). They had their best spell when the Spaniards won two Euros and a FIFA World Cup in a row between 2008-2012. Spain are currently ranked seventh in the latest FIFA rankings and always have top goalscorers in their ranks.

Spain have qualified for the Round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. The Spanish side is young, agile and ambitious. Alvaro Morata is leading their attack with Ferran Torres.

Let’s look at the top 10 highest scorers for Spain.

10. Sergio Ramos (23 goals)

The former Real Madrid and now PSG man has scored 23 goals throughout his career for Spain. Although a defender, Ramos has managed to find the net numerous times. He is also the most capped Spanish player. He was part of the team that won Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

9. Alfredo di Stefano (23 goals)

The Real Madrid legend scored 23 goals for his adopted country Spain and was one of their top goalscorers. The Argentina-born footballer played for Argentina and even won with them the 1947 South American Championship.

He also unofficially played for Colombia. The attacker switched his team when he got Spanish nationality in Madrid during his stay there. He played 31 times for the Spanish national team.

8. Emilio Butragueno (26 goals)

Another Real Madrid man on the list, Emilio scored a total of 26 goals in the Spanish shirt. He appeared in 69 games for the Spaniards. He never won any titles with Spain, having played at Euro 1984, World Cup 1986, Euro 1988 and World Cup 1990.

7. Fernando Morientes (27 goals)

Morientes scored 27 goals in his international career in 47 matches he appeared in. The former Real Madrid striker has played in two World Cup in 1998 and 2002. He won the Champions League three times with Real Madrid.

6. Fernando Hierro (29 goals)

Hierro was part of the Spanish squad in the World Cup 1990, World Cup 1994, Euro 1996, World Cup 1998, Euro 2000 and World Cup 2002. He scored 29 goals in 89 international appearances.

5. Alvaro Morata (30 goals)

The Spain forward is spearheading the attack in the World Cup in Qatar and is one of his country's top goalscorers. He has scored three goals in this tournament so far, which makes him the joint-top scorer along with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford, Cody Gakpo and Enner Valencia.

He has scored 30 goals in his international career so far in 60 matches. As Spain progresses to the knockout rounds, fans will be hoping to see more of the Atletico Madrid striker.

4. David Silva (35 goals)

The former Manchester City midfielder was part of the golden generation of Spanish football. He won Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012 with his national side. He scored 35 goals in 125 international appearances before retiring in 2018. The World Cup of 2018 was his last one.

3. Fernando Torres (38 goals)

The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico man was an important part of the Spanish team in their glory days. He scored the winning and only goal in the Euro 2008 final against Germany, which began their reign on the world stage. He scored a total of 38 goals in Spanish colours in 110 international appearances.

2. Raul (44 goals)

One of the best players in Real Madrid history, Raul was regarded one of the best of his time. He scored 44 goals for the Spanish national team in 102 international appearances. He was the captain of the Spanish national side on several occasions.

1. David Villa (59 goals)

The former Barcelona forward is the all-time top scorer for Spain. He has scored 59 goals in 98 games in Spanish colours. Villa came second in the Golden Boot race of the World Cup in 2010. He won Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010 with the Spanish national team. He missed Euro 2012 because of an injury.

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