THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER 2017 : CRISTIANO RONALDO 4th AWARD SINCE 2013 !

Winner in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 : Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most International Goals in each year ( January to December) with his club and his country. A fantastic performance !

Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo won the IFFHS Award of The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer 2017 for the 4th time. He won the award on 3 previous occasions, 2013 and 2014 with 25 and 20 goals respectively and 2016 with 24 goals. This Award take in consideration all goals in international matches scored with the club and the national team between the 1 January and the 31 December.

He also set a new World record with 32 goals, breaking the old one 25, recorded in 2012 by Lionel Messi and 2013 by Ronaldo himself.

Ronaldo scored 11 goals for Portugal and 21 goals for Real Madrid, both records for a national team and a club in 2017. He has doubled scored 2nd placed North Korean Yu-Song kim of April 25 who scored 16 goals, followed by Polish Robert Lewandowski of Bayern München with 15.

21 players scored 10 or more goals. They are classified as follows:

  • Country wise:
  • By Continent: UEFA (12), AFC and CAF (3), CONMEBOL (2) and OFC (1)
  • By Country: France (3), Portugal (2)
  • Club wise:
  • By Continent: UEFA (17), AFC (3)and OFC (1)
  • By Country: France (4), Spain (3), Italy and Turkey (2)
  • By Club: Paris Saint Germain (3), Beşiktaş, Mancherter United and Tottenham Hotspur (2)

RANKING 2017

Player   Country Conf. Club Country Conf.   Country Club Total
                     
Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal UEFA Real Madrid CF Spain UEFA   11 21 32
Yu-Song kim   North Korea AFC April 25 North Korea AFC   7 9 16
Robert Lewandowski   Poland UEFA FC Bayern München Germany UEFA   9 6 15
Romelu Lukaku   Belgium UEFA Manchester United England UEFA   9 5 14
André Silva   Portugal UEFA AC Milan Italy UEFA   7 6 13
Harry Kane   England UEFA Tottenham Hotspur England UEFA   7 6 13
Vincent Aboubakar   Cameroon CAF Beşiktaş / FC Porto Turkey / Portugal UEFA   5 8 13
Omar Khrbin   Syria AFC Al Hilal Riyadh Saudi Arabia AFC   3 10 13
Henrikh Mkhitaryan   Armenia UEFA Manchester United England UEFA   6 6 12
Cenk Tosun   Turkey UEFA Beşiktaş Turkey UEFA   5 7 12
Christian Eriksen   Denmark UEFA Tottenham Hotspur England UEFA   9 2 11
Olivier Giroud   France UEFA Arsenal England UEFA   8 3 11
Mohamed Salah   Egypt CAF Roma / Liverpool Italy / England UEFA   5 6 11
Edinson Cavani   Uruguay CONMEBOL Paris Saint-Germain France UEFA   3 8 11
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior   Brazil CONMEBOL Barcelona / Paris Saint-Germain Spain / France UEFA   3 8 11
Kylian Mbappé   France UEFA AS Monaco / Paris Saint-Germain France UEFA   1 10 11
Timo Werner   Germany UEFA RB Leipzig Germany UEFA   7 3 10
Antoine Griezmann   France UEFA Atlético Madrid Spain UEFA   5 5 10
Tony Kaltack   Vanuatu OFC Erakor Golden Star F.C. Vanuatu OFC   5 5 10
Bertrand Traoré   Burkina Faso CAF AFC Ajax / Olympique Lyon Netherlands / France UEFA   4 6 10
Mehdi Taremi   Iran AFC Persepolis FC Iran AFC   3 7 10

THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER – IFFHS LIST OF WINNERS

1991 Jean-Pierre Papin Olympique Marseille
1992 Dennis Bergkamp Ajax Amsterdam
1993 Said Al Owairan Riyadh
1994 Hristo Stoichkov FC Barcelona
1995 Jürgen Klinsmann Tottenham/FC Bayern
1996 Ali Daei Teheran/Doha
1997 Ronaldo FC Barcelona/Inter Milan
1998 Jassem Al Houwaldi Al-Houwaidi Kuweit City
1999 Raoul Real Madrid CF
2000 Rivaldo FC Barcelona
2001 Hani Al-Dhabit Salalah
2002 Ruud Van Nistelrooy Manchester United FC
2003 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC
2004 Ali Daei Teheran
2005 Adriano Inter Milan
2006 Humberto Suazo Colo Colo
2007 Tresor M’putu Mabi Congo Dr
2008 Leandson Al Musharraq SC Manama
2009 Shinji Okazaki Shimizu FC Shizuoka
2010 Bader Al-Mutawa SC Kuwait City
2011 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2012 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF
2015 Robert Lewandowski FC Bayern München
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid CF

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