Picture : French striker Katoto leads the ranking but for the last time this year because of her serious injury.

IFFHS Women's World Best Top Goal Scorer 2022 :

Katoto and Wullaert 28 goals

Marie Antoinette Katoto is the new leader of the World Ranking, due to her two goals in July, but her serious knee injury in the EURO stage will probably mean that she will end 2022 with those 28 goals ! The same injury for BALLON D’OR and IFFHS WORLD’S BEST PLAYER 2021 Alexia Putellas, at the 7th place with 21 goals and also definitively out for the crown.

Belgium’s Tessa Wullaert counts 28 goals before Samantha Kerr (26), Mexican Alicia Cervantes (26)  and Jamaica’s Kadisha Shaw (25). Beth Mead, Romee Leuchter and Lavdije Begolli made the greatest jumps in the ranking of July, and Alex Morgan (18 goals in 18 games) took place in the Top 20.

The most represented goal scorers in the Top 50 : UEFA (31), CONCACAF (12), CONMEBOL (4), AFC (2) and CAF (1). USA and England (5), Mexico, Netherlands and Brazil (4) are the most represented countries in the Top 50.


 THE RANKING 2022 at JULY 31

1Marie Antoinette KATOTOFranceParis SG1074728
2Tessa WULLAERTBelgiumAnderlecht182 828
3Samantha KERRAustraliaChelsea FC (England)115 1026
4Alicia CERVANTESMexicoChivas Guadalajara20  525
5Kadisha SHAWJamaicaManchester City FC76 1124
6Lavdije BEGOLLIAlbaniaKUPS (Finland)23   23
7Alexia PUTELLASSpainFC Barcelona 656421
8Romee LEUCHTERNetherlandsFC Ajax145 221
9Beth MEADEnglandArsenal (England)71 1220
10Stephany MAYORMexicoUANL Tigres15  520
11Gentjana ROCHINorth MacedoniaKUPS (Finland)17  320
12Lauren HEMPEnglandManchester City FC69 419
13Fanna KALMANetherlandsTwente145  19
14Charline WELLINGSEnglandFC Celtic (Scotland)163  19
15Veronica Charlyn CORRALMexicoPachuca19   19
16Georgia STANWAYEnglandManchester City FC65 718
17Alex MORGANUSASan Diego Wave114 318
18Catarina MACARIOUSAOl Lyon (France)7 5517
19Vivianne MIEDEMANetherlandsArsenal (England)71 917
20Katty MARTINEZMexicoClub America11  617
21Nelli KOROVKINARussiaLokomotiv Moscow142 117
22Telma ENCARNACAOPortugalCSMaritimo115 117
23Sophia SMITHUSAThorns Portland92 516
24Catalina USMEColombiaAmerica Cali15  116
25Dominika KOPINSKAPolandLodz16   16
26Roselord BORGELLAHaïtiIssy (France)3  1215
27Jill ROORDNetherlandsVFL Wolfsburg (Germany)523515
28DEBINHABrazilNCC Courage (USA)26 715
29Mallory PUGHUSAWashington Spirit64 515
30Uchenna KANUNigeriaUANL Tigres (Mexico)12  315
31Tabea WASSMUTHGermanyVFL Wolfsburg1012114
32Ria KARJALAINENFinlandHJK68  14
33Mia FISCHELUSAUANL Tigres (Mexico)14   14
34Ada HEGERBERGNorwayOlympique Lyon (France)513413
35Jovana DAMNJANOVICSerbiaFC Bayern (Germany)53 513
36Yuika SUGASAWAJapanUrawa9  413
37Valentina BERGAMASCHIItalyMilan AC  63 413
38GEYSEBrazilMadrid CFF (Spain)92 213
39Claudia PINASpainFC Barcelona 1021 13
40Lucie MARTINKOVACzech RepSparta Prag76  13
41Elise THORSNESNorwayValerenga13   13
42Christina BURKENROADUSAMonterrey (Mexico)13   13
43Stinia BLACKSTENIUSSwedenArsenal (England)61 512
44BEATRIZBrazilPalmeiras8  412
45Kadidiatou DIANIFranceParis SG72 312
46Guro REITENNorwayChelsea FC (England)61 512
47Pernille HARDERDenmarkChelsea FC (England)37 212
48Wilma FORSBLOMFinlandPK-3593  12
49Lindsey THOMASFranceMilan AC (Italy)84  12
50Fiona WORTSEnglandAdelaide (Australia)12   12
51CHRISTIANEBrazilSantos FC12   12
52Amalie VANSGAARDDenmarkLinkopings(Sweden)12   12
53Fabienne HUMMSwitzerlandFC Zurich93  12


All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international club tournaments, official games between national teams). It concerns the 30 best countries in the World (FIFA Ranking December 2021).                                                                                 
Brazilian state championships Paulista and Carioca have status equal to national leagues (according to IFFHS decision).    

NL – National League                                                                                        
NC – National Cups                                                                                            
ICC – International Club Competitions                                                            
NT – National Team                                                                                            
Period: from January 1 to July 31, 2022.                      
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 (according to IFFHS ranking).