Picture : Harry Kane has only one game to finish 2023 as the Best Goalscorer !

Years with most 50+ goal scorers

A few days before the end of the year, a battle for the title of 2023 best global goal-scorer has strongly intensified. 
Harry Kane currently has 51 goals, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland have 50 each.
Kane and Mbappe have only one match left at their disposal, Cristiano Ronaldo 3 games and Haaland 4 (but he suffered health problems recently).
This is the 4th time in XXI century that at least 4 players have reached the 50 goal milestone in the same year. 
2017 was a record year, when 5 players achieved this.
This time the record will almost certainly not be repeated, because everyone else is far behind the top four.

YearScorersPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4Player 5
20023Botero 57José Castillo 53José Cardozo 51  
20113Cristiano Ronaldo 60Messi 59Mario Gómez 50  
20124Messi  91Cristiano Ronaldo 63Neymar 52Ibrahimović 50 
20143Cristiano Ronaldo 61Messi 58Soriano 55  
20164Messi 58Cristiano Ronaldo 55Suárez 51Ibrahimović 50 
20175Kane 56Messi 54Cristiano Ronaldo 53Lewandowski 53Cavani 53
20193Hamdallah 57Lewandowski 54Messi 50  
20234Kane 51Cristiano Ronaldo 50Haaland 50Mbappé 50