The list of the Top 20 scoring midfielders since 2000 has been released and the results are amazing

There’s nothing like a midfielder who contributes with goals but every now and again one comes along that scores so many that it’s like having an additional striker on the team.

It’s great having a midfielder who can pick out a pass that nobody else sees but some of the greatest ever were more famous for scoring than creating and a list of the Top 20 has been released.

Statistics website Transfermarkt has released a Top 20 table of the highest scoring midfielder players since the year 2000 and the results are amazing.

Topping the poll with an outrageous tally of 261 goals is former Chelsea superstar Frank Lampard with Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard in second spot with 206 goals.

The next 18 are a mixture of obvious and sometimes surprising results so here is the top 20 ranking from 20 to 1.

20. Ola Toivonen – 117 goals in 397 games

=18. James Rodriguez – 122 goals in 439 games

=18. Wesley Sneijder – 122 goals in 504 games

17. Kevin De Bruyne – 127 goals in 555 games

16. Steffen Hoffman – 128 goals in 541 games

15. Bryan Ruiz – 132 goals in 527 games

14. Gini Wijnaldum – 135 goals in 621 games

13. Arturo Vidal – 136 goals in 682 games

12. Cesc Fabregas – 138 goals in 812 games 

11. Juan Mata – 139 goals in 617 games

10. Christian Eriksen – 142 goals in 618 games

9. Marek Hamsik – 147 goals in 645 games

8. David Silva – 148 goals in 778 games

7. Kaka – 161 goals in 515 games

6. Michael Ballack – 169 goals in 565 games

5. Ronaldinho – 169 goals in 458 games 

4. Marco Reus – 187 goals in 452 games

3. Rafael van der Vaart – 194 goals in 623 games

2. Steven Gerrard – 206 goals in 794 games

1. Frank Lampard – 261 goals in 843 games

 

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