The record scorers of the biggest clubs

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Following the recent passing of Tottenham Hotspur's all-time top goalscorer Jimmy Greaves, here are the record goal-getters of the 15 most valuable clubs in world football, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

Former England international Greaves, who reportedly passed away in his home on Sunday morning, remains Spurs' record goalscorer with 266 goals in 379 games, according to Sky Sports.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the record goalscorers of the 15 most valuable clubs in the world today, per GiveMeSport

The forward helped the north London club win two FA Cups and the European Cup Winners' Cup, and his 37 league goals in the 1962/63 season remains a club record.

Speaking of record goal-getters, GiveMeSport recently compiled a list of the world's most valuable clubs and who their all-time top goalscorers are.

Among them are Paris Saint-Germain's new signing Messi, who etched his name into FC Barcelona's history books by scoring 672 goals in 778 appearances for the Blaugrana.

One of the Argentine's most memorable contributions for the Catalan club came in 2012, when he scored a massive 91 goals in the calendar year, with 79 of those strikes coming in Barca colours.

The Blaugrana's rivals Real Madrid saw their record scorer change in the 2015/16 campaign, when Ronaldo overtook Raul Gonzalez's tally of 324 strikes for the club. According to GiveMeSport, the Portuguese forward continued to score another 126 goals for Los Blancos to reach a total of 450 strikes before moving to Juventus in 2018.

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Ronaldo's current club Manchester United's leading all-time marksman is Wayne Rooney, who amassed 253 goals in 559 appearances for the Red Devils. He is also the England national team's top scorer of all time with 53 strikes.

Some other names that feature include Juve legend Alessandro Del Piero and Arsenal icon Thierry Henry – Scroll through the gallery above to see the all-time top goalscorers of the 15 most valuable clubs in the world today!

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