my question is (also taking in consideration that in certain era's and in certain countrys competitions (for example italy in the 80'ies it was more difficult to score due to the playing style) WHO SI THE BEST PURE GOALSCORER EVER (so not the best forward or most complete striker but simply the greatest goalmachine ever. here are some contenders feel free to chooce or to add someone i may have forgotten. gerd muller, eusebio (more goals then matches what a career), sandor koscis (68 international games and 75 goals. wow), jimmy greaves, denis law, ronaldo, van basten, riva (playing for a relatively small club and scoring 169 in 337 games in the italian competition with their ultra defensive football is a very very good performance). if i where to chooce i would vote for muller. the man was incredible a chance was a goal. he scored with his feet, his head, his back, his knees, his ass, his shoulders with all parts of his body. gerd muller the greatest ever goalscoring machine. P.S. i have not included players like pele and puskas because they where not real strikers.