Temwa Chawinga, Malawi’s player, is the great winner of the IFFHS WOMEN’S WORLD GOAL SCORER Award 2023. 

Temwa Chawinga has scored 51 goals for Wuhan Jiangda in all competitions this season. She won the golden boot award in the Chinese Super League with 30 goals, in the Chinese National Cup with 15 goals and also achieved the same feat in the Chinese FA Cup with six goals. She added also 12 goals for her national team where she won also the COSAFA Golden Boot ! She ended the year 2023 with 63 goals ! 


With Temwa Chawinga, Racheal Kundananji and Barbra Banda, the CAF has 3 players in the Top 10, so much than CONCACAF and UEFA . Mexican MX league has 4 players in the Top 10, Veronica Corral and Kiana Palacios taking the second and third places in the World ranking 2023. Salma Paralluelo, IFFHS Women’s Youth World Best Player 2023, took rank 12 with 29 goals and Aitana Bonmati, the new Queen of the World Football, IFFHS Women’s World Best Player and Playmaker, is ranked 23 with 25 goals.

Samantha Kerr (ranked 4 in 2023, 2 in 2022 and 5 in 2021) is the most regular Goalscorer in the decade with Alicia Cervantes (ranked 6 in 2023, 8 in 2022 and 9 in 2021) and Tessa Wullaert ( 9 in 2023, 3 in 2022 and 6 in 2021).


1Temwa CHAWINGAMalawiWuhan (China)3021 1263
2Veronica CORRALMexicoPachuca34  539
3Kiana PALACIOSMexicoClub America29  938
4Samantha KERRAustraliaChelsea FC (England)11135837
5Racheal KUNDANANJIZambiaMadrid CFF22  1234
6Alicia CERVANTESMexicoChivas31  334
7Jennifer HERMOSOSpainPachuca (Mexico)25  833
8Barbra BANDAZambiaShangai (China)16  1531
9Tessa WULLAERTBelgiumSittard (Netherlands)241 631
10Francisca NAZARETHPortugalBenfica  1775130
11Rachel DALYEnglandAston Villa1710 330
12Salma PARALLUELOSpainFC Barcelona1236829
13Christina BURKENROADUSACF Monterrey (Mexico)26  329
14Kadisha SHAWJamaicaManchester City (England)209  29
15Asisat OSHOALANigeriaFC Barcelona (Spain)2212328
16Jaqueline OVALLEMexicoTigres UANL24  428
17Alba REDONDO FERRERSpainLevante UD1812627
18Romina NUNEZArgentinaUrquiza26  127
19Kirsty HOWATScotlandRangers261  27
20Alexandra POPPGemanyVFL Wolfsburg1235626
21Romee LEUCHTERNetherlandsAjax1628 26
22Marjolen NEKESA KenyaSlavia Prag (Czech Republic)1933126
23Aitana BONMATISpainFC Barcelona  1243625
24Riko UEKIJapanBeleza166 325
25Tabita CHAWINGAMalawiInter Milan (I)/ PSG (France)2032 25
26Lineth BEERENSTEYNNetherlandsJuventus (Italy)131 1024
27Evelyne VIENSCanadaKristiansand/AS Roma1823124
28Lauren DAVIDSONScotlandGlasgow City21 2124
29Amy GALLACHERScotlandCeltic24   24
30Melchie DUMORNAYHaïtiReims/OL Lyon (France)84 1123
31Kadidiatou DIANIFrancePSG/Olympique Lyon1135423
32Marie Carmen REYESMexicoTigres UANL23   23
33Katty MARTINEZMexicoClub América23   23
34Cathinka TANDBERGNorwayLinköpings (Sweden)194  23
35Esther GONZALES RODRIGUEZSpainReal Madrid121 922
36Liz RIJSBERGENNetherlandsDen Haag/Twente1822 22
37Gentjana ROCHIMadeconiaKUPS (Finland)138 122
38Fenna KALMANetherlandsFC Twente184  22
39Ewa PAJORPolandVFL Wolfsburg (Germany)932721
40Catalina USMEColombiaAmerica Cali13 1721
41Eugénie LE SOMMERFranceOlympique Lyon1131621
42Ada HEGERBERGNorwayOlympique Lyon (France)1223421
43Karina SAEVIKNorwayValerenga1241421
44Jessica SILVAPortugalBenfica  1242321
45Lotta LINDSTROMFinlandHJK174  21
46Valentina GIACINTIItalyAS Roma1024420
47Caroline HANSENNorwayFC Barcelona (Spain)16 3120
48Olivia SCHOUGHSwedenFC Rosengard1252120
49Linda NATTERAustriaAltach173  20
50Ana DIASPortugalZenith (Russia)182  20


All goals at top senior level (40 best leagues in the World) are counted: top national leagues (NL), national cups (NC), official international club tournaments (ICC), official games between national teams (NT).                         
Period: from 1 January to 31 December 2023.      
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), 5) number of total games played.