The CAF Best Goal Scorer 2022: Ricardo Gomes

The 31-year-old forward from Cape Verde, Ricardo Gomes (full name Ricardo Jorge Pires Gomes), has scored the most goals (35) among the players representing the CAF countries in 2022, all for Partizan Belgrade.
A significant share of his tally are goals in European club competitions - 11 (6 in the qualifiers, 5 in the main stages).
Sadio Mane finished second between African scorers with 33 goals.
If he had not received an injury that prevented him from participation at the World Cup, he would have had high chances of winning in the individual contest.

 TOP 10 CAF GOAL SCORERS IN 2022      
 PlayerClubCountryGoals   Total
1Ricardo GomesPartizan (Serbia)Cape Verde 22211 35
2Sadio ManéLiverpool (England), Bayern (Germany)Senegal1546833
3Kodjo Fo-Doh LabaAl Ain (UAE)Togo254 433
4Michael OlungaAl Duhail (Qatar)Kenya16124 32
5Mohamed SalahLiverpool (England)Egypt1528429
6Mohamed Abdel RahmanAl-Hilal OmdurmanSudan22 3429
7Taha Yassine KhenissiKuwait SC (Kuwait)Tunisia1972129
8ZizoZamalekEgypt1927 28
9Odion IghaloAl Shabab, Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)Nigeria2134 28
10Souleymane DiabateMohammedan Dhaka (Bangladesh)Mali231  24

All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international club tournaments, official games between national teams).
Period: from January 1 to December 31, 2022.

NL – National League
NC – National Cups
ICC – International Club Competitions
NT – National Team

Tie-breaking criteria in case of equal number of total goals: 1) international goals (ICC + NT), 2) goals scored for national team (NT), 3) goals scored in domestic league (NL), 4) strength of the league (on IFFHS ranking).