James Tavernier set new all-time record for defenders!

Rangers right-back James Tavernier has scored 9 international goals in 2022. This is new all-time world record for defenders. 
The previous record, 8 international goals in a calendar year, belonged jointly to Ian Harte (2001), David Alaba (2013) and Abdelkarim Hassan (2019).
Unlike these players which filled their tallies by goals scored both for clubs and country, Tavernier has no chance to score for country (being never called to his national team, England).    
All his 9 goals in 2022 came in European club competitions: 7 in Europa League and 2 in Champions League. 
In the ranking below, the tie-breaker for equal number of total goals is the number of national team goals.

 PlayerYearRoleClubCountryGoals Total
1James Tavernier 2022RBRangers (Scotland)England9 9
2David Alaba2013LBBayern (Germany)Austria358
 Abdelkarim Hassan2019LBAl Sadd Qatar358
4Ian Harte2001LBLeeds (England)Republic of Ireland448
5Ronald Koeman 1994CBBarcelona (Spain)Netherlands527
6Fernando Hierro 1999CBReal MadridSpain156
7John Arne Riise 2009LBRoma (Italy)Norway246
 Sergio Ramos2018CBReal MadridSpain246
 Sergio Ramos2019CBReal MadridSpain246
10Manfred Kaltz 1980RBHamburgGermany336
 Ronald Koeman 1990CBBarcelona (Spain)Netherlands336
12Ronald Koeman 1993CBBarcelona (Spain)Netherlands426
13Naldo2009CBWerder (Germany)Brazil6 6

ICC – International Club Competitions
NT – National Team