Which nations have scored the most goals in the A-League?

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Goals win games. So the question that should be on your mind is: who scores the goals?

Thanks to stats from Ultimate A-League, we have a nation-by-nation break down of every goal ever scored in the A-League. Spoiler alert: there has been a lot.

With that out of the way, let’s dig into some juicy data!

Pack it up and go home folks. In what will come as a complete shock to everyone everywhere, Australians have scored the most goals in the A-League.

But as is obvious, that graph isn’t very helpful, although we can tell that Australia are by far and away the nation with the most goals with 2802. For comparison purposes, below is a graph that shows the percentages for how many goals a nation has scored.

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It’s rather one-sided, isn’t it?

However, we do start to get a good look at which nations have scored more goals than others. To see how many those other nations have scored, I changed the data set slightly.

All nations that have scored less than 20 goals have been removed for clarity purposes, as has Australia as we already know that they’ve scored the most.

With 350 goals, I’ve also removed NZ, the second-highest scoring nation as again they’re too far ahead of the rest of the pack.

If you are curious about just how many each nation has scored, there is a table with that down the bottom.

 

Our final graph presents the facts – outside of Australia and New Zealand, Brazil has scored the most goals in the A-League. With players such as Henrique and Gui Finkler tearing it up in the past, the Brazillian tally is 239.

Following the Brazilians, it’s Spain who takes second place with 157 goals, while the Netherland’s haul of 154 gives them bronze.

England, Ireland and Kosovo are the only other nations that get into triple digits, with the trio of nations having scored 123, 120, and 118 respectively.

Kosovo’s 118 all come from a singular player however – Besart Berisha. They aren’t alone in being a nation whose goal haul has come from a singular player – Fiji, Sweden, Albania, and Barbados are in the same spot. Roy Krishna, Ola Toivonen, Labinot Haliti, and Paul Ifill respectively are the men who put those nations on this graph.

Full table:

Australia 2802
New Zealand 350
Brazil 239
Spain 157
Netherlands 154
England 123
Ireland 120
Kosovo 118
Argentina 89
Costa Rica 71
Scotland 59
Fiji 51
Uruguay 51
Italy 47
Serbia 47
Germany 39
Barbados 33
Japan 32
Portugal 30
Denmark 26
Slovakia 25
France 23
Albania 22
Austria 22
Belgium 22
Sweden 20
Cote d’Ivoire 19
Poland 18
South Korea 14
Tunisia 13
China 12
Senegal 10
Iraq 9
Northern Ireland 8
Colombia 7
Curacao 7
Panama 7
Trinidad and Tobago 7
Canada 6
Ecuador 6
Hungary 6
Greece 5
North Macedonia 5
Slovenia 5
Venezuela 5
Eritrea 4
Finland 4
Mexico 4
Ghana 3
Singapore 2
Bahrain 1
Iran 1
Liberia 1
Lithuania 1
Malta 1
Norway 1
Switzerland 1
Turkey 1
Uganda 1
USA 1
Wales 1

 

Featured image credit: Adelaide United

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