7 defenders who have scored the most goals:

Franz Beckenbauer

The German defender was one hell of a centre-back in the 1970s. He achieved huge success with both Bayern Munich and the German national side. He was an amazing defender with great vision and some exceptional ball playing abilities. Along with that, the defender scored 108 goals in his 19-year career which brings him to 7th position in this list.


Roberto Carlos

Who can forget the strong Brazilian on the left-hand side of the field? The Brazilian is widely famous for his outstanding free-kick, being one of the best goals ever scored. Carlos was an attacking left back by nature with great set piece taking abilities and a habit to score unorthodox goals. He scored 113 goals in his long and successful career.


Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce will never be forgotten by the Manchester United fans. The Englishman had a very successful career at Old Trafford, and it was his leadership that brought huge success to the club. He was a strong, fierce defender with a skill of scoring goals, mostly through headers. He once scored 19 goals in a season, ending his career with a total tally of 113 goals.  


Graham Alexander

It is one of the less famous names in this list but with a reputation of scoring a good amount of goals. Graham played for clubs like Scunthorpe United, Burnley, Luton Town and Preston North End and was on the goal scoring charts mainly because he was the first choice penalty taker despite being a right back. He scored 129 goals in his club career.


Fernando Hierro

Hierro is a hero amongst the Real Madrid fans, and it doesn’t come as a surprise because he was quite a captain. His leadership qualities were excellent, and he rallied his troops brilliantly at the back. Being a great header of the ball and a regular set piece taker, he was able to score 163 goals in total in his career, becoming Spain’s best ever goal scoring defender. 


Daniel Passarella

Daniel was one of the shorter defenders in the game, but it never felt so as the Argentine was very effective as a centre back. Daniel read the game with utmost intelligence and tackled smartly. What was most impressive that he scored plenty of goals with headers and has a total tally of 175 goals in his football career.  


Ronald Koeman:

The Dutchman had a scintillating career, especially at Barcelona. He used to play both in the midfield and at the back very efficiently because of his brilliant abilities on the ball. He was a regular free kick taker and scored plenty of goals for them. He scored 253 goals in total, becoming the highest scoring defender of all time, a record which is unlikely to be broken.