Netherlands: national football players with most goals scored of all time as of 2020

As of 23rd January 2020, Robin Van Persie is the all-time leader in goals scored for the national football team of the Netherlands with a total of 50 goals scored, followed by Klaas Jan Huntelaar with 42 goals and Patrick Kluivert with 40 goals.

Not competing at World Cup 2018

   After the Netherlands came in third place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it came as a disappointing surprise to many when the team did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As a result 33 percent of Dutch people responded they would not watch any of the games when asked in a survey. Only seven percent said they would be watching all the games.

Robin Van Persie most popular athlete in Instagram

   As of July 2018, the leading goal scorer of the national team Robin Van Persie was the most followed athlete from the Netherlands on Instagram with approximately 4.44 million followers at the time. He was closely followed by Memphis Depay with 4.31 million followers, also a player for the Netherlands, who had scored 16 goals for the Netherlands at the time and Wesley Sneijder, yet another player for the national team with close to two million followers and 31 goals scored.

All time top goal scorers of the national football team of the Netherlands as of 23rd January 2020, by goals scored

Goals scored
Robin van Persie50
Klaas Jan Huntelaar42
Patrick Kluivert40
Dennis Bergkamp37
Arjen Robben37
Ruud Van Nistelrooy35
Johan Cruyff33
Faas Wilkes32
Abe Lenstra32
Wesley Sneijder31
Beb Bakhuys29
Kick Smit26
Rafael van der Vaart25
Dirk Kuyt24
Marco van Basten24
Leen Vente19
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

23rd January 2020

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