Having already started a discussion for the players that has 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league for an European club let's distinguish a question for players with more than 400 goals in all competitions for a single club in Europe. Excluding friendly matches.

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Here are two rankings by the FCBarcelona.com official page and Spanish paper Sport, which are used as the most reliable ones (for the retired players).
Pele's goals are not scored in Europe, anyway, they are pointed as an ultimate achievement.

As per 5 June 2023:

# Player Team Goals
1 Lionel Messi Barcelona 672
- Pelé Santos 643
2 Josef Bican Slavia Prague 534
3 Gerd Müller Bayern München 525(5641)
4 Jimmy McGrory Celtic 522
5 Uwe Seeler Hamburger 507
6 Eusebio Benfica 473
7 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 450
8 José Águas Benfica 379
9 Nené Benfica 359
10 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 354
11 Ian Rush Liverpool 346
12 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 344
13 Telmo Zarra Athletic Bilbao 336
14 Raúl Real Madrid 323
15 Alfredo Di Stéfano Real Madrid 307

1 Gerd Müller has scored 39 more goals in 1964-65 season for Bayern in Regionalliga Süd, which existed as the second tier of the German football league system from 1963 to 1974.


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