NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Personal Fouls

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player PF
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 4657
2. Karl Malone* 4578
3. Artis Gilmore* 4529
4. Robert Parish* 4443
5. Caldwell Jones 4436
6. Charles Oakley 4421
7. Hakeem Olajuwon* 4383
8. Buck Williams 4267
9. Elvin Hayes* 4193
10. Clifford Robinson 4175
11. Kevin Willis 4172
12. Otis Thorpe 4146
  Shaquille O'Neal* 4146
14. James Edwards 4042
15. Patrick Ewing* 4034
16. John Stockton* 3942
17. Jack Sikma 3879
18. Hal Greer* 3855
19. Terry Cummings 3836
20. Shawn Kemp 3826
21. Tom Chambers 3742
22. Vince Carter 3668
23. Paul Pierce 3643
24. Bill Laimbeer 3633
25. Vlade Divac 3609
26. Kurt Thomas 3579
27. Kevin Garnett 3561
28. Walt Bellamy* 3536
29. Dan Issel* 3504
30. Rick Mahorn 3499
31. Maurice Lucas 3498
  Bailey Howell* 3498
33. Julius Erving* 3494
  Danny Schayes 3494
35. Juwan Howard 3493
36. Moses Malone* 3477
37. Sam Lacey 3473
38. Jerome Kersey 3455
39. Dolph Schayes* 3432
40. Dikembe Mutombo* 3383
41. Dirk Nowitzki 3379
42. Tree Rollins 3377
43. Bill Bridges 3375
44. Detlef Schrempf 3360
45. Kobe Bryant 3353
46. Scottie Pippen* 3329
47. Tim Duncan 3304
48. Charles Barkley* 3287
49. Lenny Wilkens* 3285
  Clyde Drexler* 3285
51. John Havlicek* 3281
52. Ron Boone 3265
53. Rasheed Wallace 3259
54. George Gervin* 3250
  Calvin Murphy* 3250
56. Zelmo Beaty* 3244
57. George McGinnis* 3220
58. P.J. Brown 3218
59. Gary Payton* 3217
60. Alvan Adams 3214
61. Johnny Newman 3199
62. Alton Lister 3179
63. Sam Perkins 3177
64. Wayne Cooper 3144
65. LaSalle Thompson 3143
66. Mark West 3136
67. Mark Olberding 3132
68. Elton Brand 3115
69. Paul Silas 3105
70. Mickey Johnson 3101
71. Dwight Howard 3092
72. Dennis Johnson* 3087
73. Antonio McDyess 3077
74. Al Harrington 3069
75. Antoine Carr 3063
76. Bob Lanier* 3048
77. Tom Sanders* 3044
78. Rick Barry* 3028
79. Alex English* 3027
80. Tyson Chandler 3020
81. Rik Smits 3011
82. Reggie Theus 3008
83. Elden Campbell 3006
84. Joe Smith 2974
85. Billy Paultz 2973
86. Isiah Thomas* 2971
87. Larry Smith 2966
88. Eddie Johnson 2962
89. Grant Long 2957
90. Mark Eaton 2955
91. Bob Dandridge 2940
92. Oscar Robertson* 2931
93. Tom Van Arsdale 2922
94. Dave Cowens* 2920
95. Lamar Odom 2916
96. Larry Foust 2909
97. Jermaine O'Neal 2896
98. Danny Manning 2895
99. Robert Reid 2893
  Tyrone Hill 2893
101. Bernard King* 2885
102. Andre Miller 2882
103. Dale Davis 2878
104. Herb Williams 2876
105. Erick Dampier 2869
106. Tom Owens 2862
107. Ray Allen 2858
108. Johnny Green 2856
109. Billy Cunningham* 2845
110. Dennis Rodman* 2843
111. Tom Meschery 2841
112. Wayne Embry* 2838
113. Olden Polynice 2835
  David Robinson* 2835
115. Bill Cartwright 2833
  Carmelo Anthony 2833
117. Horace Grant 2832
118. Vern Mikkelsen* 2812
119. Alonzo Mourning* 2810
120. Wayman Tisdale 2801
  Dave DeBusschere* 2801
122. Darryl Dawkins 2784
123. Michael Jordan* 2783
124. Jack Twyman* 2782
125. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 2776
126. Gail Goodrich* 2775
127. Richie Guerin* 2769
128. Christian Laettner 2768
129. Paul Arizin* 2764
130. Wes Unseld* 2762
131. Kevin McHale* 2758
132. Derek Harper 2755
133. Sam Cassell 2744
134. Rick Fox 2739
135. Reggie Miller* 2730
136. Chet Walker* 2727
137. Bob McAdoo* 2726
138. Nene Hilario 2724
139. Dan Roundfield 2722
140. George Johnson 2707
141. Larry Nance 2703
142. Chris Webber 2700
  Jerry Sloan* 2700
  Derrick McKey 2700
145. Mychal Thompson 2692
146. Tom Gola* 2688
147. Marcus Camby 2687
148. Amar'e Stoudemire 2685
149. Derek Fisher 2684
150. Robert Horry 2680
151. Rodney Rogers 2678
152. Cliff Hagan* 2665
153. Norm Van Lier 2661
  Leroy Ellis 2661
155. Doc Rivers 2660
156. John Drew 2641
157. Alvin Robertson 2638
  Paul Millsap 2638
159. Guy Rodgers* 2630
160. Tyrone Corbin 2627
161. Richard Jefferson 2626
162. Nate Thurmond* 2624
163. Ricky Sobers 2622
164. Bobby Jones 2620
165. Clifford Ray 2618
  Charlie Scott 2618
167. Dave Bing* 2615
168. Rich Kelley 2613
169. Carlos Boozer 2612
170. Jim Chones 2606
171. Dave Greenwood 2605
172. Samuel Dalembert 2601
173. Mark Aguirre 2599
174. Elgin Baylor* 2596
175. Bill Russell* 2592
176. Joe Graboski 2591
177. Metta World Peace 2586
178. Michael Cage 2581
179. Antawn Jamison 2580
180. Dick Van Arsdale 2575
181. Wil Jones 2574
182. Jason Kidd 2572
183. Shawn Bradley 2567
184. Chuck Person 2565
185. Vin Baker 2560
186. Xavier McDaniel 2557
187. Randy Smith 2556
188. Rudy LaRusso 2553
189. Antonio Davis 2551
190. Adrian Dantley* 2550
191. Danny Ainge 2549
  Scott Wedman 2549
193. Kevin Loughery 2543
194. Mike Newlin 2542
195. Lonnie Shelton 2540
196. Shawn Marion 2535
197. Bob Pettit* 2529
198. Jason Terry 2525
199. Sidney Wicks 2524
200. Antoine Walker 2516
201. Kendall Gill 2515
202. Dick Barnett 2514
203. Zach Randolph 2510
204. Sam Mitchell 2509
205. John Johnson 2505
206. Mitch Richmond* 2503
207. Nick Collison 2500
208. Kenyon Martin 2498
209. Darnell Hillman 2491
210. Bob Boozer 2489
  Mike Bantom 2489
212. Kirk Hinrich 2487
213. Eddie Jones 2483
214. Pau Gasol 2482
215. Dale Ellis 2480
216. Purvis Short 2479
217. Jon Koncak 2474
218. Zaza Pachulia 2465
219. Josh Smith 2458
220. Walter Davis 2454
  Tom Heinsohn* 2454
222. Dick Snyder 2453
223. Don Nelson* 2451
224. Arnie Risen* 2449
225. Darrall Imhoff 2445
226. Lou Hudson 2439
227. A.C. Green 2436
228. Jerry West* 2435
229. Ervin Johnson 2430
  Rashard Lewis 2430
231. Ray Felix 2419
232. Al Attles 2417
233. Earl Monroe* 2416
  Jack Marin 2416
235. Willis Reed* 2411
236. Steve Johnson 2409
  Brian Grant 2409
238. Jalen Rose 2408
  Nate McMillan 2408
240. Hedo Turkoglu 2403
241. John Salley 2399
242. Spencer Haywood* 2388
243. Jerry Lucas* 2387
244. Brad Miller 2383
245. Grant Hill 2377
246. Phil Jackson* 2366
247. Jeff Hornacek 2364
248. Bill Bradley* 2363
249. Glen Rice 2361
  Baron Davis 2361

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player PF
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 4657
2. Karl Malone* 4578
3. Robert Parish* 4443
4. Charles Oakley 4421
5. Hakeem Olajuwon* 4383
6. Buck Williams 4267
7. Elvin Hayes* 4193
8. Clifford Robinson 4175
9. Kevin Willis 4172
10. Shaquille O'Neal* 4146
  Otis Thorpe 4146
12. James Edwards 4042
13. Patrick Ewing* 4034
14. John Stockton* 3942
15. Jack Sikma 3879
16. Hal Greer* 3855
17. Terry Cummings 3836
18. Shawn Kemp 3826
19. Tom Chambers 3742
20. Vince Carter 3668
21. Paul Pierce 3643
22. Bill Laimbeer 3633
23. Vlade Divac 3609
24. Kurt Thomas 3579
25. Kevin Garnett 3561
26. Walt Bellamy* 3536
27. Caldwell Jones 3527
28. Rick Mahorn 3499
29. Bailey Howell* 3498
30. Danny Schayes 3494
31. Juwan Howard 3493
32. Sam Lacey 3473
33. Jerome Kersey 3455
34. Dolph Schayes* 3432
35. Dikembe Mutombo* 3383
36. Dirk Nowitzki 3379
37. Tree Rollins 3377
38. Bill Bridges 3375
39. Detlef Schrempf 3360
40. Kobe Bryant 3353
41. Scottie Pippen* 3329
42. Tim Duncan 3304
43. Charles Barkley* 3287
44. Clyde Drexler* 3285
  Lenny Wilkens* 3285
46. John Havlicek* 3281
47. Rasheed Wallace 3259
48. Calvin Murphy* 3250
49. P.J. Brown 3218
50. Gary Payton* 3217
51. Alvan Adams 3214
52. Johnny Newman 3199
53. Alton Lister 3179
54. Sam Perkins 3177
55. Wayne Cooper 3144
56. LaSalle Thompson 3143
57. Mark West 3136
58. Elton Brand 3115
59. Paul Silas 3105
60. Mickey Johnson 3101
61. Dwight Howard 3092
62. Dennis Johnson* 3087
63. Antonio McDyess 3077
64. Moses Malone* 3076
65. Al Harrington 3069
66. Antoine Carr 3063
67. Bob Lanier* 3048
68. Tom Sanders* 3044
69. Alex English* 3027
70. Tyson Chandler 3020
71. Rik Smits 3011
72. Reggie Theus 3008
73. Elden Campbell 3006
74. Artis Gilmore* 2986
75. Joe Smith 2974
76. Isiah Thomas* 2971
77. Larry Smith 2966
78. Eddie Johnson 2962
79. Grant Long 2957
80. Mark Eaton 2955
81. Bob Dandridge 2940
82. Oscar Robertson* 2931
83. Tom Van Arsdale 2922
84. Dave Cowens* 2920
85. Lamar Odom 2916
86. Larry Foust 2909
87. Jermaine O'Neal 2896
88. Danny Manning 2895
89. Tyrone Hill 2893
  Robert Reid 2893
91. Bernard King* 2885
92. Mark Olberding 2883
93. Andre Miller 2882
94. Dale Davis 2878
95. Herb Williams 2876
96. Erick Dampier 2869
97. Maurice Lucas 2865
98. Ray Allen 2858
99. Johnny Green 2856
100. Dennis Rodman* 2843
101. Tom Meschery 2841
102. Wayne Embry* 2838
103. David Robinson* 2835
  Olden Polynice 2835
105. Carmelo Anthony 2833
  Bill Cartwright 2833
107. Horace Grant 2832
108. Vern Mikkelsen* 2812
109. Alonzo Mourning* 2810
110. Wayman Tisdale 2801
  Dave DeBusschere* 2801
112. Darryl Dawkins 2784
113. Michael Jordan* 2783
114. Jack Twyman* 2782
115. Zydrunas Ilgauskas 2776
116. Gail Goodrich* 2775
117. Richie Guerin* 2769
118. Christian Laettner 2768
119. Paul Arizin* 2764
120. Wes Unseld* 2762
121. Kevin McHale* 2758
122. Derek Harper 2755
123. Sam Cassell 2744
124. Rick Fox 2739
125. Reggie Miller* 2730
126. Chet Walker* 2727
127. Bob McAdoo* 2726
128. Nene Hilario 2724
129. George Johnson 2707
130. Larry Nance 2703
131. Derrick McKey 2700
  Chris Webber 2700
  Jerry Sloan* 2700
134. Mychal Thompson 2692
135. Tom Gola* 2688
136. Marcus Camby 2687
137. Amar'e Stoudemire 2685
138. Derek Fisher 2684
139. Robert Horry 2680
140. Rodney Rogers 2678
141. Leroy Ellis 2661
  Norm Van Lier 2661
143. Doc Rivers 2660
144. John Drew 2641
145. Paul Millsap 2638
  Alvin Robertson 2638
147. Guy Rodgers* 2630
148. Tyrone Corbin 2627
149. Richard Jefferson 2626
150. Nate Thurmond* 2624
151. Ricky Sobers 2622
152. Clifford Ray 2618
153. Dave Bing* 2615
154. Rich Kelley 2613
155. Carlos Boozer 2612
156. Dave Greenwood 2605
157. Samuel Dalembert 2601
158. Mark Aguirre 2599
159. Elgin Baylor* 2596
160. Bill Russell* 2592
161. Joe Graboski 2591
162. Metta World Peace 2586
163. Michael Cage 2581
164. Antawn Jamison 2580
165. Dick Van Arsdale 2575
166. Jason Kidd 2572
167. Shawn Bradley 2567
168. Chuck Person 2565
169. Dan Roundfield 2561
170. Vin Baker 2560
171. Xavier McDaniel 2557
172. Randy Smith 2556
173. Rudy LaRusso 2553
174. Antonio Davis 2551
175. Adrian Dantley* 2550
176. Scott Wedman 2549
  Danny Ainge 2549
178. Kevin Loughery 2543
179. Mike Newlin 2542
180. Lonnie Shelton 2540
181. Shawn Marion 2535
182. Bob Pettit* 2529
183. Jason Terry 2525
184. Sidney Wicks 2524
185. Antoine Walker 2516
186. Kendall Gill 2515
187. Dick Barnett 2514
188. Zach Randolph 2510
189. Sam Mitchell 2509
190. John Johnson 2505
191. Mitch Richmond* 2503
192. Nick Collison 2500
193. Kenyon Martin 2498
194. Mike Bantom 2489
  Bob Boozer 2489
196. Kirk Hinrich 2487
197. Eddie Jones 2483
198. Pau Gasol 2482
199. Dale Ellis 2480
200. Purvis Short 2479
201. Jon Koncak 2474
202. Zaza Pachulia 2465
203. Josh Smith 2458
204. Tom Heinsohn* 2454
  Walter Davis 2454
206. Dick Snyder 2453
207. Don Nelson* 2451
208. Arnie Risen* 2449
209. Darrall Imhoff 2445
210. Lou Hudson 2439
211. A.C. Green 2436
212. Jerry West* 2435
213. Billy Cunningham* 2431
214. Rashard Lewis 2430
  Ervin Johnson 2430
216. Ray Felix 2419
217. Al Attles 2417
218. Earl Monroe* 2416
  Jack Marin 2416
220. Willis Reed* 2411
221. Steve Johnson 2409
  Brian Grant 2409
223. Nate McMillan 2408
  Jalen Rose 2408
225. Hedo Turkoglu 2403
226. John Salley 2399
227. Cliff Hagan* 2388
228. Jerry Lucas* 2387
229. Brad Miller 2383
230. Grant Hill 2377
231. Phil Jackson* 2366
232. Jeff Hornacek 2364
233. Bill Bradley* 2363
234. Glen Rice 2361
  Baron Davis 2361
236. Matt Barnes 2353
  Anthony Mason 2353
238. Rony Seikaly 2341
239. Corey Maggette 2338
240. Happy Hairston 2334
241. George Gervin* 2331
242. James Posey 2330
243. Michael Cooper 2329
  Richard Hamilton 2329
245. Chris Dudley 2328
246. Larry Costello 2326
247. Shareef Abdur-Rahim 2324
  Ron Harper 2324
249. David Wesley 2310
250. Cliff Levingston 2299

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player PF
1. Mel Daniels* 2280
2. Ron Boone 2245
3. Byron Beck 2208
4. Gerald Govan 2032
5. Jim Eakins 2029
6. Freddie Lewis 2016
7. Wil Jones 2014
8. Cincinnatus Powell 1978
9. Roger Brown* 1929
10. Steve Jones 1885
11. Fatty Taylor 1801
12. Gene Moore 1730
13. Jimmy Jones 1674
14. Walter Simon 1671
15. Rich Jones 1659
16. Goose Ligon 1658
17. Louie Dampier* 1633
18. George Carter 1632
19. Mack Calvin 1613
20. Willie Wise 1606
21. Donnie Freeman 1604
22. Stew Johnson 1598
23. Billy Paultz 1574
24. Warren Jabali 1544
25. Artis Gilmore* 1543
26. Les Hunter 1533
27. Warren Davis 1507
28. Dan Issel* 1482
29. Ira Harge 1468
30. Darnell Hillman 1432
31. Trooper Washington 1430
32. Larry Jones 1425
33. Arthur Becker 1411
34. Julius Keye 1407
35. Bob Netolicky 1365
36. Red Robbins 1334
37. Glen Combs 1333
38. John Beasley 1294
39. Doug Moe 1286
40. Tom Owens 1257
41. Bill Melchionni 1250
42. Mike Lewis 1249
43. George McGinnis* 1236
44. Ted McClain 1234
45. Johnny Neumann 1225
46. Ralph Simpson 1224
47. Julius Erving* 1208
48. Wendell Ladner 1168
49. Chuck Williams 1158
50. Dave Robisch 1152
51. Charles Williams 1144
52. Bob Warren 1123
53. Ronald Franz 1120
54. Randolph Mahaffey 1118
55. Zelmo Beaty* 1112
56. Larry Miller 1091
57. Coby Dietrick 1089
58. Darel Carrier 1072
59. Lee Davis 1071
  Al Smith 1071
61. Larry Brown* 1059
62. Gene Littles 1048
63. Joe Caldwell 1030
64. James Silas 1013
65. Goo Kennedy 1010
66. George Thompson 1007
67. Lonnie Wright 983
68. Bob Verga 982
69. Randy Denton 958
70. Mike Gale 931
71. George Gervin* 919
72. Skeeter Swift 915
73. Caldwell Jones 909
74. Joe Hamilton 907
75. Bill Keller 903
76. Manny Leaks 883
77. Mike Jackson 882
78. Jackie Moreland 849
79. Marv Roberts 848
80. Ed Manning 846
81. George Irvine 842
82. Mervin Jackson 825
83. Donald Sidle 813
84. George Peeples 808
85. Frank Card 807
86. Willard Sojourner 804
87. Wayne Hightower 802
88. Simmie Hill 801
89. Levern Tart 792
90. George Lehmann 787
91. Brian Taylor 765
92. Rick Barry* 764
93. Stephen Chubin 753
94. George Stone 747
95. Julian Hammond 744
96. Dave Twardzik 720
97. Collis Jones 707
98. Oliver Taylor 698
99. Ollie Darden 693
100. Swen Nater 692
101. John Roche 688
102. Ed Johnson 687
103. John Williamson 666
104. John Brisker 665
105. Rick Mount 653
106. Charles Beasley 651
107. Neil Johnson 650
108. Mike Green 649
109. Larry Kenon 645
110. Willie Murrell 640
111. Jim Chones 638
112. Maurice Lucas 633
113. Maurice McHartley 625
114. Willie Long 606
115. Sonny Dove 603
116. Marvin Barnes 601
117. Gary Bradds 597
118. Don Buse 595
  Bob Bedell 595
120. Tim Bassett 591
121. Bird Averitt 586
122. Skip Thoren 560
123. Charlie Scott 559
124. Sam Smith 558
125. Len Elmore 551
126. Tommie Bowens 542
127. Jeffrey Congdon 538
128. Craig Raymond 530
  Ronald Thomas 530
130. Jimmy O'Brien 518
131. George Karl 517
132. Bobby Jones 516
133. John Smith 513
  Wayne Chapman 513
135. Gus Gerard 512
136. Dan Anderson 503
137. Hank Whitney 502
138. Ben Warley 501
139. Larry Cannon 496
140. Mike Barr 493
141. Tom Hoover 491
142. Ron Perry 484
143. Mike Butler 483
144. Mike Barrett 473
145. Willie Somerset 472
146. Andrew Anderson 462
147. Jim Caldwell 445
148. Rich Niemann 443
149. Kendall Rhine 441
  Kevin Joyce 441
151. Dave Lattin 438
152. Chico Vaughn 434
153. Bill McGill 429
154. Barry Parkhill 425
155. Arvesta Kelly 424
156. Al Cueto 423
157. Will Frazier 419
158. Art Heyman 415
159. Billy Cunningham* 414
  Connie Hawkins* 414
161. Walter Piatkowski 408
162. Chuck Terry 401
  Moses Malone* 401
164. Billy Knight 400
165. Travis Grant 376
166. Claude Terry 373
167. George Adams 372
168. Al Skinner 363
  Bo Lamar 363
  Jim Ard 363
171. Joe DePre 343
172. Tony Jackson 331
  Bernie Williams 331
174. Jan Van Breda Kolff 328
175. Larry Finch 326
176. Henry Logan 319
177. John Barnhill 318
178. Larry Bunce 317
179. Steven Kramer 315
  Jim McDaniels 315
181. Riney Lochmann 312
  Roger Brown 312
183. Dennis Wuycik 293
184. Kim Hughes 292
  Bobby Rascoe 292
186. Bobby Lloyd 290
187. David Vaughn 289
188. Mike Pratt 286
189. David Thompson* 282
190. Jim Hadnot 279
191. Leary Lentz 278
  Grant Simmons 278
193. Cliff Hagan* 277
  Jimmy Rayl 277
195. Johnny Baum 275
196. Bill Bunting 274
197. George Tinsley 271
  John Fairchild 271
199. Ray Scott 270
  Gary Keller 270
201. Bruce Seals 266
  Mel Bennett 266
203. Ervin Inniger 260
204. Samuel Robinson 252
205. Mark Olberding 249
206. Jesse Branson 248
  Billy Schaeffer 248
208. Tom Thacker 246
209. Al Tucker 245
210. Jim Bradley 244
211. Keith Swagerty 242
212. Lester Selvage 241
213. Jim Jarvis 240
  Charles Edge 240
215. Bud Olsen 234
216. Don Carlos 231
217. Ronald Taylor 229
218. Mel Peterson 226
219. M.L. Carr 225
220. Spencer Haywood* 221
221. Carl Fuller 220
222. Dewitt Menyard 218
223. Barry Orms 215
224. Willie Porter 213
225. Dennis Grey 211
226. William Franklin 210
227. Bobby Wilson 209
  George Johnson 209
229. Barry Liebowitz 208
230. George Sutor 203
231. Joe Hamood 200
232. Howard Bayne 199
233. Garfield Smith 197
234. Jimmy Foster 196
235. Stephen Vacendak 194
236. Mel Nowell 188
  Loyd King 188
  Ticky Burden 188
239. John Clawson 187
240. Bobby Edmonds 184
  Charles Jordan 184
242. Tom Workman 182
  Billy Shepherd 182
244. Don Dee 179
245. Paul Ruffner 178
  Daniel Sparks 178
247. Jay Miller 176
  Jerry Chambers 176
249. Hubie White 175
250. Bruce Spraggins 173

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