THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER 2018 at end February : AYOUB EL KAABI LEADS WITH 9 GOALS !

IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer Feb 2018 – Al Kaabi Already 9 Goals!

The first ranking of IFFHS goal scorers in 2018 is headed by Moroccan Ayoub El Kaabi who scored 9 goals in only 6 matches to head his country to CHAN 2018 victory. El Kaabi plays for local club Renaissance de Berkane.

Argentine Emiliano Tade of Auckland City FC comes second with 5 goals in OFC CL and South Korean Shin-wook Kim of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC is third, scoring 4 in AFC CL.

Till end of February, 26 players scored 3 or more goals. They are classified as follows:

  • National Teams:

–          By Confederation:  OFC (7), CAF, UEFA (6), AFC (4), CONMEBOL (3)

–          By Country: Algeria, Argentina, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, South Korea, Vanuatu (2)

  • Clubs:

–          By Confederation: OFC (9), AFC (8), UEFA (5), CAF (3), CONMEBOL (1)

–          By Country: Qatar, South Korea (3), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands (2), 

–          By Club: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC (3), Lae City Dwellers FC, Solomon Warriors (2)

FIRST RANKING AT END FEBRUARY 2018

Player   Country Confederation Club Country Confederation   Country Club Total
                     
Ayoub El Kaabi   Morocco CAF Renaissance de Berkane Morocco CAF   9 0 9
Emiliano Tade   Argentina CONMEBOL Auckland City FC New Zealand OFC   0 5 5
Shin-wook Kim   South Korea AFC Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC South Korea AFC   4 0 4
Azariah Soromon   Vanuatu OFC Nalkutan F.C Vanuatu OFC   0 4 4
Baghdad Bounedjah   Algeria CAF Al Sadd SC Qatar AFC   0 4 4
Raymond Gunemba   Papua New Guinea OFC Lae City Dwellers FC Papua New Guinea OFC   0 4 4
Tamatoa Tetauira   Tahiti OFC AS Dragon French Polynesia OFC   0 4 4
Albert Gudmundsson   Iceland UEFA PSV Eindhoven Netherlands UEFA   3 0 3
Augustine Mulenga   Zambia CAF Zanaco FC Zambia CAF   3 0 3
Saleh Taher   Libya CAF Al Ahly Tripoli Libya CAF   3 0 3
Muhannad Assiri   Saudi Arabia AFC Al Ahli Saudi FC Saudi Arabia AFC   1 2 3
Bruno Fernandes   Portugal UEFA Sporting CP Portugal UEFA   0 3 3
Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz “Adriano”   Brazil CONMEBOL Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC South Korea AFC   0 3 3
Ciro Immobile   Italy UEFA Lazio Roma Italy UEFA   0 3 3
Gagame Feni   Solomon Islands OFC Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands OFC   0 3 3
Karim Boudiaf   Algeria CAF Al-Duhail SC Qatar AFC   0 3 3
Kensi Tangis   Vanuatu OFC Solomon Warriors Solomon Islands OFC   0 3 3
Lautaro Martínez   Argentina CONMEBOL Racing Club Argentina CONMEBOL   0 3 3
Lee Dong-gook   South Korea AFC Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC South Korea AFC   0 3 3
Manuel Fernandes   Portugal UEFA Lokomotiv Moscow Russia UEFA   0 3 3
Marko Šimić   Croatia UEFA Persija Jakarta Indonesia AFC   0 3 3
Mehdi Taremi   Iran AFC Al-Gharafa Qatar AFC   0 3 3
Nigel Dabingyaba   Papua New Guinea OFC Lae City Dwellers FC Papua New Guinea OFC   0 3 3
Ross Allen   Guernsey UEFA Team Wellington New Zealand OFC   0 3 3
Sadio Mané   Senegal CAF Liverpool  England UEFA   0 3 3
Samuela Nabenia   Fiji OFC Ba FC Fiji OFC   0 3 3
     

RULES FOR THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER OF THE YEAR

1- A yearly ranking is made for goal scorers in international matches for countries (competitive and friendly) and world and continental club competitions.
2- Only matches recognized by FIFA and included in FIFA list, matches in Olympic finals and club matches for FIFA and continental federations / confederations are considered.
3- For club competitions, counting starts at group stages for UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, AFC and OFC competitions except Copa Sudamericana (from last 32). For CAF competitions, counting starts from last round before group stage,  last 7 for FIFA CWC UEFA, CONMEBOL and CAF Super Cups are also counted
Confederation
Competition
Last
Remarks
       
FIFA
FIFA Club World Cup
7
 
       
UEFA
UEFA Champions League
32
 
UEFA
Europa League
48
following round to add 8 from CL
UEFA
UEFA Super Cup
2
 
       
CONMEBOL
Copa Libertadores
32
 
CONMEBOL
Copa Sudamericana
32
 
CONMEBOL
Recopa Sudamericana
2
 
       
CONCACAF
CONCACAF Champions League
16
 
       
CAF
CAF Champions League
32
 
CAF
CAF Confederation Cup
32
following round to add 16 from CL
CAF
CAF Super Cup
2
 
       
AFC
AFC Champions League
32
 
AFC
AFC Cup
32
 
       
OFC
OFC Champions League
16
 
 
4- For UEFA club competitions, goals scored in calendar year are counted even if within 2 seasons.
5- A monthly ranking is prepared. The player with the highest number of goals in total heads the list. If two or more players score the same number of goals, the player with more goals for his national team comes first.
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