If you are a fan of Chelsea FC, you might be curious to know who are the top 10 goal scorers of all time for the Blues. In this blog post, we will reveal the names and numbers of the players who have scored the most goals for Chelsea in all competitions from the club’s inception in 1905 to the present day.
The list of Chelsea’s top 10 goal scorers is based on the official statistics from Transfermarkt, which include goals scored in the following competitions: Premier League, First Division, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, Fairs Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. The list does not include goals scored in other tournaments, such as the Community Shield or friendly matches.
The top 10 goal scorers of Chelsea Football Club:
Frank Lampard (211 goals)
The legendary midfielder is Chelsea’s all-time top scorer and the highest-scoring midfielder in Premier League history. Lampard joined Chelsea from West Ham in 2001 and spent 13 glorious years at Stamford Bridge, winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League. He scored his 211th and final goal for Chelsea in his last appearance for the club, a 2-1 win over Cardiff City in May 2014. Lampard is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation and was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 2005. He also played 106 times for England, scoring 29 goals. After leaving Chelsea, he played for Manchester City and New York City FC before retiring in 2017.
Bobby Tambling (202 goals)
The second-highest scorer in Chelsea’s history is Bobby Tambling, who played for the club from 1959 to 1970. Tambling was a prolific striker who scored 164 league goals for Chelsea, a record that stood until Lampard broke it in 2013. Tambling also scored 38 goals in other competitions, including six in the 1964-65 season when Chelsea won their first major trophy, the League Cup. Tambling was known for his pace, power, and finishing ability and was capped by England three times. He left Chelsea in 1970 to join Crystal Palace.
Kerry Dixon (193 goals)
Kerry Dixon is another legendary striker who wore the blue shirt of Chelsea with distinction. Dixon joined Chelsea from Reading in 1983 and spent nine years at the club, scoring 193 goals in 421 appearances. He was the top scorer in the First Division twice, in 1984-85 and 1989-90, and helped Chelsea win two promotions and two FA Cups. He formed a formidable partnership with David Speedie and Gordon Durie in the late 1980s and was capped by England eight times. He left Chelsea in 1992 to join Southampton.
Didier Drogba (164 goals)
Didier Drogba is arguably the most iconic striker in Chelsea’s history, having scored some of the most important goals for the club. The Ivorian joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2004 and spent eight years at the club, winning four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and one Champions League. He scored his 164th and final goal for Chelsea in his last appearance for the club, a penalty kick that clinched the Champions League trophy against Bayern Munich in May 2012. Drogba was known for his strength, aerial ability, and clutch performances and was named African Footballer of the Year twice. He also played 105 times for Ivory Coast, scoring 65 goals. After leaving Chelsea, he played for Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray, and Montreal Impact before returning to Chelsea for one more season in 2014-15.
Peter Osgood (150 goals)
Peter Osgood was a charismatic and talented forward who was nicknamed “The King of Stamford Bridge” by the fans. Osgood joined Chelsea as a teenager in 1964 and spent ten years at the club, scoring 150 goals in 380 appearances. He was part of the team that won the FA Cup in 1970 and the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971, scoring in both finals. He also scored against Real Madrid in a European Cup semi-final in 1971. Osgood was known for his flair, skill, and versatility and was capped by England four times. He left Chelsea in 1974 to join Southampton.
Roy Bentley (150 goals)
Roy Bentley was a versatile and influential player who captained Chelsea to their first league title in 1955. Bentley joined Chelsea from Newcastle United in 1948 and spent eight years at the club, scoring 150 goals in 367 appearances. He played as a center-forward, a winger, and a midfielder for Chelsea and was also capped by England 12 times. He left Chelsea in 1956 to join Fulham.
Jimmy Greaves (132 goals)
Jimmy Greaves is widely regarded as one of the greatest goal-scorers of all time, having scored prolifically for every club he played for. Greaves joined Chelsea as a youth player in 1957 and made his debut at the age of 17. He spent four years at the club, scoring 132 goals in 169 appearances, including 41 goals in the 1960-61 season, a record that still stands. He left Chelsea in 1961 to join AC Milan.
George Mills (125 goals)
George Mills was the first player to score 100 league goals for Chelsea and remains the club’s youngest-ever scorer, having netted his first goal at the age of 17 years and 43 days. Mills joined Chelsea as an amateur in 1929 and spent nine years at the club, scoring 125 goals in 229 appearances. He was the top scorer in the First Division in 1930-31, with 34 goals. He left Chelsea in 1938 to join Leicester City.
Eden Hazard (110 goals)
Eden Hazard is one of the most gifted players to ever play for Chelsea, dazzling the fans with his skills and flair. The Belgian joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012 and spent seven years at the club, scoring 110 goals in 352 appearances. He won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, one FA Cup, and one League Cup with Chelsea, and was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2015. He left Chelsea in 2019 to join Real Madrid, where he struggled with injuries and form. He is currently a free agent after leaving Real Madrid in 2023. Hazard is also a key player for the Belgium national team, having played 126 times and scored 33 goals.
George Hilsdon (108 goals)
George Hilsdon was a prolific and powerful striker who was nicknamed “Gatling Gun” for his rapid-fire shooting. Hilsdon joined Chelsea from West Ham in 1906 and spent six years at the club, scoring 108 goals in 164 appearances. He was the first player to score 100 goals for Chelsea and also scored six goals in one game against Worksop Town in 1908, a still-standing club record. He left Chelsea in 1912 to rejoin West Ham.
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