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How Do Messi & CR7 Compare To Europe’s All-Time Top Scorers?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the leading two scorers of all time in La Liga, but how does the duo compare to the record scorers in Europe's other top leagues?

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The Argentine leads the ranking in Spain with 307 league goals, while Ronaldo now sits on 253 strikes after moving into second spot last weekend. Both have surpassed long-time record scorer Telmo Zarra, who scored 251 goals in the 1950s.

In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller leads the ranking with 365 strikes. He is followed by Klaus Fischer, who scored 268 times, while Jupp Heynckes follows with 220 goals in third place.

Wayne Rooney is another active player who sits among the top three all-time league scorers in England after recently moving into second place in the Premier League ranking.

The Manchester United forward has scored 192 goals in the league, and still chases Alan Shearer, who found the back of the net on 260 occasions in England's top flight. Former United great Andy Cole is in third place with 187 Premier League goals.

In Italy, Silvio Piola leads the ranking after netting 274 times during his time in Serie A. He is followed by Roma legend Francesco Totti with 244 goals and Gunnar Nordahl with 225 strikes.

Ligue 1's record scorer Delio Onnis scoreded 299 times during his playing days, beating Bernard Lacombe on 255 goals and Herve Revelli, who has a record of 216 strikes.

As you can see, Messi and Ronaldo are among the best goalscorers in the history of Europe's top five leagues, but still have a few goals to score to replace Muller as the leading league scorer in Europe.

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Note: Jimmy Greaves is the top marksman among European leagues, scoring 366 goals for Chelsea, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham. However, he is not considered to be the top scorer in the Premier League as he played before the format was changed in 1992.

Do you think Messi and/or Ronaldo will still reach Muller's record? Have your say in the comments section below.

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