Picture : Pelé leads always the all time ranking.
All-time best top division goal-scorers: Brazil - Paulista (Part 16)
The São Paulo State Championship (Paulista) dates back to 1902. Shortly after its creation, a phenomenal goal-scorer, Arthur Friedenreich, broke into there, amassing an incredible 357 goals in a quarter of a century of his career.
His achievement would have remained a league record to this day, had not a new genius appeared in it over time, who managed to outshine the legend of old times. Pele surpassed Friedenreich by more than a hundred goals and stopped at 466.
Until recently, this number was a record for all national and relevant regional leagues on the planet; it was only exceeded by Lionel Messi in the Spanish league.
Pele and Friedenreich still tower over the rest by several heads. So far, no one has been able to even get close to them. After two giants, only Serginho Chulapa conquered and barely surpassed the mark of 200 goals (210).
16 strikers have scored 150 or more goals. There are no active players and foreigners among them.
Palmeiras was named previously Palestra Itália and Palestra de São Paulo. For simplicity, the current name is used in all cases.
|BRAZIL PAULISTA||1902-||ALL-TIME BEST GOAL SCORERS|
|Player||Period||Goals||Breakdown by clubs|
|2||Arthur Friedenreich||1910-1934||357||Germânia 6, Mackenzie 15, Ypiranga 39, Paulistano 230, São Paulo 67|
|3||Serginho Chulapa||1973-1993||210||Marília 2, São Paulo 138, Santos 61, Corinthians 5, São Caetano 4|
|4||Feitiço||1922-1939||196||São Bento 58, Santos 129, Palmeiras 9|
|5||Toninho Guerreiro||1960-1975||194||Noroeste 37, Santos 111, São Paulo 46|
|6||Cláudio||1940-1959||188||Santos 27, Palmeiras 9, Corinthians 152|
|7||Luizinho||1929-1946||187||Paulistano 1 São Paulo 121, Estudantes 6, Palmeiras 59|
|10||Neco||1914-1928||171||Corinthians 170, Mackenzie 1|
|11||Gino||1952-1964||167||XV de Jaú 1, Comercial 12, São Paulo 144, Portuguesa 7, Juventus 3|
|12||Sócrates||1974-1989||164||Botafogo-SP 51, Corinthians 108, Santos 5|
|13||Servílio||1958-1973||162||Portuguesa 83, Palmeiras 72, Corinthians 3, Nacional-SP 4|
|14||Baltazar||1944-1959||159||Jabaquara 19, Corinthians 139, Juventus 1|
|14||Teleco||1935-1945||159||Corinthians 145, Santos 10, Juventus 4|
|16||Jorge Mendonça||1976-1988||150||Palmeiras 60, Guarani 55, Ponte Preta 35|