Picture : Josef Bican, the LEGEND in action !
All-time best top division goal-scorers: Czechoslovakia & Czech Republic combined (Part 33)
Today we present the ranking for the best goal-scorers of the Czechoslovak/Czech league since its formation in 1925, which unites all stages of its existence: Czechoslovakia from 1925 to 1938 and then again from 1945 to 1993, Bohemia & Moravia during the period of German occupation 1938-1944, the Czech Republic from 1993 up to now.
The legendary Josef Bican leads the rankings by a huge margin. His amount of 444 goals (416 of them for Slavia) was the world record for the national leagues until being beaten by Lionel Messi in the Spanish League.
Bican has played only 282 matches, what gives a fantastic coefficient - 1.57 goals per match on average!
Second place in the ranking belongs to Bican's team-mate in Slavia Prague, Vlastimil Kopecký (255 goals).
14 players have reached the 150-goal mark, all native players (not counting the fact that Biсan also had Austrian citizenship and played for Austria).
Raymond Braine (Belgium) is the best scorer among foreigners - 122 goals (all for Sparta).
55 players have scored 100 and more goals; only one of them is active, Milan Škoda (104), but he didn’t play in top division now.
Statistics is taken from the research of Roman Jašek.
Many clubs took different names throughout their history. In such cases, for simplicity, a club is always mentioned by its current name (Slavia = Dynamo, Sparta = Spartak Sokolovo, Bohemians = Bohemia Vršovice = Železničáři, Inter Bratislava = Cervena Hviezda, etc.)
|CZECHOSLOVAKIA /||CZECHIA||1925-||ALL-TIME BEST TOP DIVISION GOAL SCORERS|
|Player||Period||Goals||Games||Breakdown by clubs|
|1||Josef Bican||1937-1955||444||282||Slavia 416, Vítkovice 28|
|2||Vlastimil Kopecký||1932-1951||255||322||Slavia 255|
|3||Antonín Hájek||1934-1944||198||203||SK Plzeň 198|
|4||David Lafata||1999-2018||198||418||České Budějovice 27, Jablonec 88, Sparta 83|
|5||František Kloz||1928-1940||178||190||SK Kladno 175, Slavia 3|
|6||Horst Siegl||1987-2006||177||436||Sparta 128, Cheb 7, Příbram 26, Viktoria Plzeň 5, Most 11|
|7||Oldřich Nejedlý||1931-1946||175||225||Sparta 157, Rakovník 18|
|8||Miroslav Wiecek||1948-1964||173||325||Baník Ostrava 173|
|9||Jozef Adamec||1959-1976||170||385||Spartak Trnava 138, Dukla 17, Slovan Bratislava 15|
|10||Ladislav Kareš||1940-1951||169||194||Bohemians 91, SK Pardubice 8, Viktoria Plzeň 21, Teplice 25, Slavia 24|
|11||Ladislav Pavlovič||1950-1965||166||347||Tatran Prešov 152, Inter Bratislava 14|
|12||Vojtěch Bradáč||1930-1943||165||179||Viktoria Žižkov 23, Slavia 106, Sparta 6, Nusle 30|
|13||Jiří Pešek||1944-1964||155||298||Bohemians 81, Sparta 33, Slavia 38, Motorlet 3|
|14||Radek Drulák||1981-1998||150||303||Cheb 38, Sigma Olomouc 62, Petra Drnovice 50|