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
|1||Baghdad Bounedjah||Al Sadd (Qatar)||Algeria||13||2||15|
|2||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern (Germany)||Poland||11||3||14|
|3||Lionel Messi||Barcelona (Spain)||Argentina||12||1||1||14|
|4||Georgios Giakoumakis||Venlo (Netherlands)||Greece||13||1||14|
|5||Pa Omar Jobe||Sheikh Jamal (Bangladesh)||Gambia||12||12|
|Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)||Brazil||12||12|
|7||Raúl Becerra||Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)||Argentina||11||1||12|
|8||Aaron Boupendza||Hatayspor (Turkey)||Gabon||11||11|
|9||Eran Zahavi||PSV (Netherlands)||Israel||6||4||10|
|10||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund (Germany)||Norway||7||1||2||10|
|11||André Silva||Eintracht (Germany)||Portugal||10||10|
Al Shabab (Saudi Arabia)
|13||Bafétimbi Gomis||Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)||France||10||10|
|14||Ali Mabkhout||Al Jazira||UAE||10||10|
|15||Paul Onuachu||Genk (Belgium)||Nigeria||9||1||10|
|16||Kevin Rosero||Santa Lucia (Malta)||Colombia||8||2||10|
|17||Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus (Italy)||Portugal||7||3||10|
|18||Souleymane Coulibaly||Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)||Côte d'Ivoire||5||4||9|
|20||Mehdi Taremi||Porto (Portugal)||Iran||5||3||1||9|
|21||Ilkay Gündogan||Manchester City (England)||Germany||9||9|
|22||Alexander Isak||Real Sociedad (Spain)||Sweden||9||9|
|23||Odsonne Édouard||Celtic (Scotland)||France||9||9|
|24||Patson Daka||Salzburg (Austria)||Zambia||9||9|
|25||Jan Kuchta||Slavia Prague||Czech Republic||9||9|
|27||Smail Prevljak||Eupen (Belgium)||Bosnia and Herzegovina||9||9|
|28||Ignacio Ramírez||Liverpool Montevideo||Uruguay||9||9|
|30||Fabio Lima||Al Wasl||UAE||9||9|
|31||Roy Krishna||Mohun Bagan (India)||Fiji||9||9|
|32||Diego Maurício||Odisha (India)||Brazil||9||9|
|33||Tardeli Reis||Samut Prakan (Thailand)||Brazil||9||9|
|34||Romelu Lukaku||Internazionale (Italy)||Belgium||7||2||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.