Picture : Baghdad Bounedjah has already won 2 IFFHS Awards in 2018 and 2019. He is leader in 2021 !

The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer 2021 at March 1: Bounedjah still on top but Lewandowski and Messi very close

Bounedjah and Giakoumakis who dominated the contest in January with 11 goals for each, were less successful in February. However, they increased their tally to 15 and 14 goals respectively. This allowed them to remain in the leading group, and for the Algerian even to head it.
But prominent strikers from European top clubs, Lewandowski and Messi, seriously joined the contest and came to March with 14 goals in their tally.
Other super-stars are yet on distance from the leaders: Haaland and Cristiano Ronaldo reached only 10 goals so far, Mbappe and Lukaku 9.

IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer Ranking 2021 at March 1

 PlayerClubCountryGoals    Total
1Baghdad BounedjahAl Sadd (Qatar)Algeria132   15
2Robert Lewandowski Bayern (Germany)Poland11 3  14
3Lionel Messi Barcelona (Spain)Argentina1211  14
4Georgios GiakoumakisVenlo (Netherlands)Greece131   14
5Pa Omar JobeSheikh Jamal (Bangladesh)Gambia12    12
Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Brazil12    12
7Raúl BecerraBashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Argentina111   12
8Aaron BoupendzaHatayspor (Turkey)Gabon11    11
9Eran ZahaviPSV (Netherlands)Israel6 4  10
10Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund (Germany)Norway712  10
11André SilvaEintracht (Germany)Portugal10    10
12Cristian Guanca
Al Shabab (Saudi Arabia)
Argentina10    10
13Bafétimbi GomisAl Hilal (Saudi Arabia)France10    10
14Ali MabkhoutAl JaziraUAE10    10
15Paul OnuachuGenk (Belgium)Nigeria91   10
16Kevin RoseroSanta Lucia (Malta)Colombia82   10
17Cristiano RonaldoJuventus (Italy)Portugal 73   10
18Souleymane CoulibalyEtoile du Sahel (Tunisia)Côte d'Ivoire5 4  9
19Kylian MbappéPSGFrance6 3  9
20Mehdi TaremiPorto (Portugal)Iran531  9
21Ilkay GündoganManchester City (England)Germany9    9
22Alexander IsakReal Sociedad (Spain)Sweden9    9
23Odsonne Édouard Celtic (Scotland)France9    9
24Patson DakaSalzburg (Austria)Zambia9    9
25Jan KuchtaSlavia PragueCzech Republic9    9
26Gianni BrunoZulte-WaregemBelgium9    9
27Smail PrevljakEupen (Belgium)Bosnia and Herzegovina9    9
28Ignacio RamírezLiverpool MontevideoUruguay9    9
29Luis JiménezPalestinoChile9    9
30Fabio LimaAl WaslUAE9    9
31Roy KrishnaMohun Bagan (India)Fiji9    9
32Diego MaurícioOdisha (India)Brazil9    9
33Tardeli ReisSamut Prakan (Thailand)Brazil9    9
34Romelu Lukaku Internazionale (Italy) Belgium72   9

All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international club tournaments, official games between national teams).
NL – National League
NC – National Cups
ICC – International Club Competitions
NT – National Team

Period: from January 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021.
Tiebreaking 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 (according to IFFHS ranking), 5) number of total games played.