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Czech FA find 59 more goals for Bican in race to be football's all-time top scorer

Published on: 22 January 2021

The battle to be football's all-time leading goalscorer has taken another turn.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 761st goal, scored in Juventus' Supercoppa Italiana win over Napoli on Wednesday, had him within one of Josef Bican's 762, or so it seemed.

But the Czech Republic's football federation have apparently re-counted the forward's goals and claim that his total has now increased to 821, leaving the former Real Madrid forward 60 goals shy of his 821.

The best goalscorer in football history?" The Czech FA tweeted.

"The History and Statistics committee of the Czech FA counted all the goals scored by the legendary Josef Bican and we can declare he scored 821 goals in official matches."

Jaroslav Kolar, head of the committee, explained that a number of goals were missing, including those scored in the Czech second division.

The following is Bican's completed list of goals

First Division

Austria (Rapid and Admira), 1931-1937: 71 goals

Czechoslovakia (Slavia, Dynamo Prague, Vitkovice), 1937-1938, 1945-1955: 189 goals

Protrectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Slavia), 1938-1944: 258 goals

Second Division

Austria (Rapid reserves), 1931-1932: 24 goals

Czechoslovakia (Vitkovice), 1949: 40 goals

Czechoslovakia (Skoda Hradec Kralove), 1952: 53 goals

Domestic cup competitions

Wiener Cup (Rapid and Admira), 1932-1936: 18 goals

Czech Cup (Slavia), 1940-1944: 30 goals

Central Bohemian Cup (Slavia), 1937, 1940-1948: 62 goals

Liberation Cup (Slavia), 1945: 12 goals

Czechoslovak Cup (Hradec Kralove), 1934-1939: 7 goals

Central European Cup (Rapid, Admira and Slavia), 1934-1939: 16 goals

National teams

Austria, 1933-1936: 14 goals

Czechoslovakia, 1938-1939, 1946-1949: 18 goals

Bohemian - Moravian matches (during occupation) 1940-1945: 9 goals


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