Gustavo Bou followed by 2 Emirates, Ali Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil
The first IFFHS WORLD’S BEST TOPGOALSCORER ranking 2015 (1 .1.2015 to 28.2.2015) was topped by Argentina player Gustavo Bou with 6 goals for Racing Club de Avellaneda in Copa Libertadores. Bou made a brilliant start by scoring two hat tricks in his first two matches. He is followed in the ranking by Asian Cup of Nations Top Scorer Ali Mabkhout (UAE – Al Jazira Club), who scored 5 goals with his national team and by Ahmed Khalil also from UAE – Al Ahli Dubaï with 4 goals for his country and 1 for his club.
Within two months of the year, Asian and African Nations Cup were undergone, many friendlies and group stages of continental clubs in CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and AFC started in addition to UEFA clubs knockout stages. For continental club football, counting starts from the group stages (final 32 for UEFA, CONMEBOL and AFC, final 24 for CONCACAF and final 12 for OFC). CAF is the only exception as the group stage starts with the final 8 and goals are considered from the first stage (final 32). For Copa Sudamericana (no group stage), counting starts from final 32. FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA and CAF Super Cup and Recopa Sudamericana are also considered.
22 players scored 3 or more goals : 10 Asians ( Ali Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil from UAE with 5 goals, Hamza Al Dardour from Jordan 4 goals, Heung-min Son from South Korea , Ke Sun from China, Keisuke Honda from Japan, Mohammad Al Sahlawi from Saudi Arabia, Sardar Azmoun from Iran, Tim Cahill from Australia and Xu Yang from China 3 goals all), 6 Africans ( Thievy Bifouma from Congo and Gervais Yao Kouassi “Gervinho” from Ivory Coast with 4 goals, Ahmed Akaïchi from Tunisia, André Ayew from Ghana, Javier Balboa from Equatorial Guinea and Dieumerci Mbokani from DR Congo with 3 goals), 4 South Americans ( Gustavo Bou 6 goals , Guido Carrillo from Argentina, Wilson Morelo from Colombia and Maxi Lopez from Argentina with 3 goals), and 2 Europeans ( Romelu Lukaku from Belgium 5 goals with Everton FC, Arkadiusz Milik from Poland with 3 goals with AFC Ajax). On club level, 11 play in Europe, 7 in Asia, 3 in South America and 1 in Africa. The list includes 3 players from Argentina and 2 from each of China and UAE.