Top ten Gold Cup goal scorers

Ten of the best strikers in the CONCACAF Gold Cup

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the major association soccer tournament of the National sides that determines the champions of the North American, Central American and Caribbean region. It is held after every two years, and is considered as breathtaking football bonanza in this region. Over time some players have emerged as the finest, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. The following is a review of some of the Gold Cup top 10 goal scorers of all-time.

Carlos Pavon made 5 goals in his credit during his playing years in the Gold Cup10. Carlos Pavon

Goals: 5 goals
Country: Honduras
Years active: 1992-2013

Carlos Alberto Pavon Plummer is a former Honduran striker that currently holds the all-time highest scoring record for his country’s national side. He has played for many clubs during his long and eventful career including European sides Udinese and Napoli. He also had a brief stint at MLS side LA Galaxy. He has scored 5 goals in CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Mexican footballer Hernandez made a total of 7 goals in the Gold Cup9. Javier Hernandez

Goals: 7 goals
Country: Mexico
Years active: 2006-present

Javier Hernandez Balcazar is a Mexican forward that plays for the English Premier League side Manchester United. He is currently on loan to Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid. Popularly known by his nickname “Chicharito” his greatest Gold Cup moment came in 2011where he has crowned the top scorer of the tournament with 7 goals.

Carlo Costly from Honduras made 8 goals when playing in the Gold Cup8. Carlo Costly

Goals: 8 goals
Country: Honduras
Years active: 2003-2015

Carlo Yair Costly Molina is a Honduran forward who currently plays for the Turkish Super Lig side Gaziantepspor. He was a constant figure in the Honduras national side until 2014 FIFA World Cup. Costly has scored 8 goals in the Gold Cup holding the sixth position with Rudolfo Zelenya and Brian McBride.

A football player from El Salvador, Rodolfo Antonio Zelaya made 8 goals in the Gold Cup7. Rodolfo Antonio Zelaya

Goals: 8 goals
Country: El Salvador
Years active: 2006-present

Rodolfo Antonio Zelaya Garcia is a Salvadoran footballer that currently plays for Allianza. He is arguably one of the best known forwards this nation as ever produced. Over his long career he has played for 8 clubs including Russian side Alania vladikavkaz. He has scored 8 goals in the Gold cup so far holding the sixth position with Brian McBride.

Brian McBride scored 8 goals in CONCACAF Gold Cup competitions6. Brian McBride

Goals: 8 goals
Country: United States
Years active: 1994-2012

Brian Robert McBride is a retired US player and currently holds the rank of fourth highest all-time scorer for the national squad. He has played for the MLS sides Columbus Crew and the English Premier league team Fulham. In the 2005-2006 season he was crowned the Fulham player of the year of award. McBride has scored 8 goals in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Costa Rican football player Walter Centeno made 9 goals in Gold Cup that made him the 5th all time scoring leader5. Walter Centeno

Goals: 9 goals
Country: Costa Rica
Years active: 1995-2013

Walter Centeno Corea is a former Costa Rican midfielder regarded as one of the best soccer players this country has ever produced in the 2000s. He is noted for his excellent vision, impressive passing skills and dribbling abilities, not to mention been a proficient goal scorer. He earned 137 caps for his national side and managed to score 24 goals. Centeno has palyed for Derpotivo Saprissa and AEK Athens. He was in the squad that finished second in the 2002 Gold Cup, and has scored 9 goals in this completion and ties the fourth position with Eric Wynaldi.

American soccer player Eric Wynalda made 9 goals in Gold Cup tournament4. Eric Wynalda

Goals: 9 goals
Country: United States
Years active: 1988-2008

Eric Boswell Wynalda is a retired US player who went down in history as scoring the very first MLS goal in 1996. He was until 2008 the all-time top goal scorer for the US national squad. He played for the USSF, prior to the 1990 FIFA World Cup, before been loaned to the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. Wynalda was later on loaned to the German Bundesliga side Saarbrucken and went on to score 8 goals in his first season. He was ultimately named the best new comer for that season , becoming the first American to win a top flight European soccer award. In the following season he scored 14 goals and was crowned the best league player. Wynalda has scored 9 goals in the Gold Cup.

Blas Perez is the 3rd all time Gold Cup scoring leader with 10 goals3. Blas Perez

Goals: 10 goals
Country: Panama
Years active: 1998-present

Blas Antonio Miguel Perez Ortega is a soccer player from Panama who currently plays for the MLS side FC Dallas. He is a forward and thought to be one of the best football players in his country. He has in the past played for Viejo FC, Hercules FC and Cocuto Depotivo. Perez has scored 29 goals in the Colombian Primera B , 8 in the Copa Libertodores and 15 while playing for the Mexican side Aseensd, He currently holds the third rank when it comes to Gold Cup goals with 10 goals so far.

Luis Roberto Alves scored 12 goals during his Gold Cup stint2. Luis Roberto Alves

Goals: 12 goals
Country: Mexico
Years active: 1985-2003

Luis Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic is a retired Mexican professional player who was born to Brazilian parents, and he spent much of his childhood in Brazil. He made his debut in Mexico playing for the team America, where he went on to become its all-time goal scorer. He was part of the Mexican national team that won the 1993 Gold Cup, where he was named the top scorer of the tournament with 11 goals. In total he has scored 12 goals in the Gold Cup.

Landon Donovan lead all Gold Cup scorers with 18 goals1. Landon Donovan

Goals: 18 goals
Country: United States
Years active: 1999-2014

Landon Timothy Donovan takes top honors in this competition with 18 goals. He is a retired US professional player who made appearances as a midfielder and striker. Over his long career he has played for the LA Galaxy, Bayer Leverkusen, San Jose Earthquakes and the English side Everton. Donovan is also a former US national team captain, and was part of the team that made it to the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Championships. In Major League Soccer (MLS) he managed to win a record 6 Cups and he is still the all-time top goal scorer with 144 goals. He was also part of the US squad that reached the quarter finals stage of the FIFA World Cup in 2002 , where he was crowned the best young player of the tournament. Donovan is a four time recipient of the US Athlete of the year award and seven time winner of the Honda player of the year award.