Hockey is a very challenging game when it comes to goalscoring. In hockey goal scoring is never an easy job you have to be precise enough to put the ball in the nets with one attempt after passing it through defenders and a goalkeeper who is playing with every possible piece of equipment. In this article, we will see the top 10 highest goal scorers in the history of Men’s hockey.
#10 Teun de Nooijer
Teun de Nooijer was a Dutch hockey player who played as a midfielder. Nooijer has scored 219 goals in his career and his most memorable ones were in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics finals where he took his team to the gold medal.
#9 Taeke Taekema
Taeke Taekema is another Dutch hockey legend who has scored 221 goals in his career which is 9th highest by any player in hockey. He was a defender and despite that, he has managed to score 221 goals for his nation.
#8 Bjorn Michel
Bjorn Michel is the highest goal scorer in Germany in men’s hockey. Michel has scored 229 goals in his career and he was also part of a German team that won the bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
#7 Jorge Lombi
Jorge Lombi is at No. 8 on our list with 231 goals in his career. The Argentinian star scored 231 goals in only 223 appearances for his nation. The most famous moment in his career was his hattrick against New Zealand in 2007.
#6 Jamie Dwyer
Jamie Dwyer is one of the most effortless goal scorers in the history of the game. Jamie has scored 244 goals in 300 appearances for his country Australia. Jamie has also given some of the best moments in hockey with his goals.
#5 Greg Nicol
Greg Nicol was one of the best of his time. He is two times Olympic champions in 1996 and 2004. Currently, he is appointed as the head coach of the New Zealand national team. Nicol has scored 245 goals in his career.
#4 Paul Litjens
The last Dutch player to appear on our list is one other than Paul Litjens who was a penalty corner specialist for the Netherlands. Paul has scored 268 goals in 177 games for his nation. He was the top goal scorer in the 1976 Olympic games.
#3 Balbir Singh Sr.
One of the best to ever play the game was none other than the man from Punjab, Balbir Singh Sr who has scored 269 goals in just 61 games for India. His 5 goals against the Netherlands in 1956 final are still a record. He was also three times Olympic gold medalists in 1948, 1952, and 1956.
#2 Sohail Abbas
Sohail Abbas is the best hockey player in Pakistan. He is the top goal scorer for Pakistan in both Olympics and world cups. He is a full-back but despite that, he has scored 348 goals in 311 games for his nation. He also holds the record for the most hattricks scored by a player in hockey.
#1 Dhyan Chand
The most successful player in the history of the game is none other than Major Dhyan Chand who was India’s pride. In 185 matches for his country, he has scored 570 international goals. Allahabad-born Dhyan Chand was known as the Wizard of hockey. He played from 1929 to 1946 in which he won three Olympic gold medals.