Adriano 9 goals in 3 matches, Spanish League and Indian club on Top!

The IFFHS top goalscorers’ list is topped by Brazilian Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz “Adriano” who plays for South Korean side FC Seoul. Adriano heads the list of AFC Champions League with 9 goals just after 3 rounds in the group stage. He is followed by 2 other Asian based players with 6 goals each; Indian Jeje Lalpekhlua of Mohun Bagan A.C. and Malaysian Mohd Safiq Rahim of Johor Darul Ta’zim. Rwandan Ernest Sugira of AS Kigali is the highest national side goalscorer with 5 while Adriano is the highest on club level with 9.

Till end of March, 66 players scored 3 or more goals. Africa has the most number with 20, followed by South America with 17, Asia with 16, Europe with 9 and CONCACAF with 4. Countrywise, Brazil tops with 5 players, followed by Argentina with 4 and each of DR Congo, Spain and Uruguay with 3. It was remarkable that the 4 Argentinians play for clubs in 4 different confederations; Lionel Messi in Spain, Ismael Sosa in Mexico, Marco Ruben in Argentina and Mauro Olivi in Malaysia.

By club football, Asian clubs have the most players with 25, followed by European with 22, African with 10, South American with 6 and CONCACAF clubs with 3. On country clubs, 9 players play their club football in Spain, 4 in Germany and 3 in each of DR Congo and India. By club, Indian club Mohun Bagan A.C. has 3 players, followed by Borussia Dortmund of Germany, TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Valencia CF of Spain with 2 each.

Player Country Conf. Club Country Conf. Country Club Total
1 Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz Brazil CONMEBOL FC Seoul South Korea AFC 0 9 9
2 Jeje Lalpekhlua India AFC Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 1 5 6
2 Mohd Safiq Rahim Malaysia AFC Johor Darul Ta’zim Malaysia AFC 0 6 6
4 Ernest Sugira Rwanda CAF AS Kigali Rwanda CAF 5 0 5
Ahmed Akaichi Tunisia CAF Étoile du Sahel Tunisia CAF 4 1 5
Jonathan Bolingi DR Congo CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF 4 1 5
Juan Carlos Arce Bolivia CONMEBOL Bolívar Bolivia CONMEBOL 1 4 5
Hammadi Ahmad Iraq AFC Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq AFC 0 5 5
Raja Rafe Syria AFC Al-Wahda SC Damascus Syria AFC 0 5 5
10 Chisom Chikatara Nigeria CAF Abia Warriors FC Nigeria CAF 4 0 4
Ismail Al Hammadi United Arab Emirates AFC Al-Ahli FC Dubai UAE AFC 4 0 4
Meschak Eila DR Congo CAF CS Don Bosco DR Congo CAF 4 0 4
Frank Acheampong Ghana CAF R.S.C. Anderlecht Belgium UEFA 1 3 4
Lionel Messi Argentina CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 1 3 4
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon CAF Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 1 3 4
Adrián Gallardo Valdés Spain UEFA Ceres F.C. Philippines AFC 0 4 4
Ismael Sosa Argentina CONMEBOL Pumas de la UNAM México CONCACAF 0 4 4
18 Arnór Ingvi Traustason Iceland UEFA IFK Norrköping Iceland UEFA 3 0 3
Carlos Bacca Colombia CONMEBOL AC Milan Italy UEFA 3 0 3
Darío Lezcano Paraguay CONMEBOL FC Ingolstadt 04 Germany UEFA 3 0 3
Hamza Al Dardour Jordan AFC Al-Kuwait SC Kuwait AFC 3 0 3
Islam Slimani Algeria CAF Sporting CP Portugal UEFA 3 0 3
Jiang Ning China AFC Hebei China Fortune China AFC 3 0 3
Jozy Altidore USA CONCACAF Toronto FC Canada CONCACAF 3 0 3
Mohamed Zubya Libya CAF MC Oran Algeria CAF 3 0 3
Naiz Hassan Maldives AFC T.C. Sports Club Maldives AFC 3 0 3
Sardar Azmoun Iran AFC FK Rostov Russia UEFA 3 0 3
Stephane Sessegnon Benin CAF West Bromwich Albion England UEFA 3 0 3
Tom Rogic Australia AFC Celtic FC Scotland UEFA 3 0 3
William Jebor Liberia CAF SD Ponferradina Spain UEFA 3 0 3
Youssef El Arabi Morocco CAF Granada CF Spain UEFA 3 0 3
Alsény Camara Guinea CAF AS Kaloum Star Guinea CAF 2 1 3
Edinson Cavani Uruguay CONMEBOL Paris SG France UEFA 2 1 3
Nathan Burns Australia AFC FC Tokyo Japan AFC 2 1 3
Sofiane Feghouli Algeria CAF Valencia CF Spain UEFA 2 1 3
Ángel Mena Ecuador CONMEBOL Emelec Ecuador CONMEBOL 1 2 3
Aritz Aduriz Spain UEFA Athletic Bilbao Spain UEFA 1 2 3
Cedric Bakambu DR Congo CAF Villareal Spain UEFA 1 2 3
Clint Dempsey USA CONCACAF Seattle Sounders USA CONCACAF 1 2 3
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal UEFA Real Madrid Spain UEFA 1 2 3
Ismail Abdullatif Bahrain AFC Al-Muharraq SC Bahrain AFC 1 2 3
Bakhtiar Rahmani Iran AFC Tractor Sazi Iran AFC 0 3 3
Christopher Chizoba Nigeria CAF Ayeyawady United Myanmar AFC 0 3 3
Cornell Glen Trinidad & Tobago CONCACAF Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 0 3 3
Daniel Nii Adjei Ghana CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF 0 3 3
Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso Brazil CONMEBOL Shanghai SIPG F.C. China AFC 0 3 3
Eudes Dagoulou Central African Republic CAF Entente Sportive Sétif Algeria CAF 0 3 3
Francisco Wagsley Brazil CONMEBOL Al-Wehdat SC Jordan AFC 0 3 3
Igor Sergeev Uzbekistan AFC Pakhtakor Tashkent Uzbekistan AFC 0 3 3
Karim Bellarabi Germany UEFA Bayer Leverkusen Germany UEFA 0 3 3
Kévin Gameiro France UEFA Sevilla Spain UEFA 0 3 3
Kipré Tchetche Ivory Coast CAF Azam FC Tanzania CAF 0 3 3
Mahmoud Wadi State of Palestine AFC Ahli Al-Khaleel State of Palestine AFC 0 3 3
Marcelo Fernandes Brazil CONMEBOL Yangon United F.C. Myanmar AFC 0 3 3
Marco Reus Germany UEFA Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 0 3 3
Marco Ruben Argentina CONMEBOL Rosario Central Argentina CONMEBOL 0 3 3
Marlos Moreno Colombia CONMEBOL Atlético Nacional Colombia CONMEBOL 0 3 3
Mauro Olivi Argentina CONMEBOL Selangor FA Malaysia AFC 0 3 3
Michael Santos Uruguay CONMEBOL River Montevideo Uruguay CONMEBOL 0 3 3
Mouhamadou Dramé Senegal CAF Al-Ahed SC Lebanon AFC 0 3 3
Nicolás López Uruguay CONMEBOL Nacional Montevideo Uruguay CONMEBOL 0 3 3
Nikola Stojiljković Serbia UEFA Sporting Braga Portugal UEFA 0 3 3
Nilmar Honorato da Silva Brazil CONMEBOL Al-Nasr SC UAE AFC 0 3 3
Santiago Mina Lorenzo Spain UEFA Valencia CF Spain UEFA 0 3 3
Sony Norde Haiti CONCACAF Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 0 3 3
Yuki Muto Japan AFC Urawa Red Diamonds Japan AFC 0 3 3
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