Emirate striker Ahmed Khalil and Polish goal machine Lewandowski top the poll of IFFHS Goal Scorers at the end of November. With 20 goals each, Khalil comes first in the list, having scored more goals for his national team. He scored 14 for UAE and 6 for his club, Al Ahli Dubai, whereas Lewandowski scored 11 for Poland and 9 for FC Bayern Munich.

The due are followed by another pair of Asians, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Al-Sahlawi of Al-Qadisiyah Al Khubar with 18 and China’s Xu Yang of Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C., who is tied with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid C.F. with 15.

48 players scored 8 or more goals. By nationality, 15 come from AFC, 13 from CONMEBOL, 11 from UEFA, 6 from CAF and 3 from CONCACAF. By club football, 24 play in UEFA countries, 16 play in AFC, 4 in CONMEBOL, and 2 in each of CONCACAF and CAF.

With 5 players, Argentina is the country with most players in the list, followed by Brazil with 3.

For leagues, a remarkable number of 7 players in the list play in each of Spanish La Liga (including Hernández who left Real Madrid C.F. for Bayer Leverkusen) and German Bundesliga (including Heung-min Son who left Bayer 04 Leverkusen for Tottenham Hotspur and Hernández who joined Bayer Leverkusen from Real Madrid C.F.). Another 4 players are in Chinese league, while 3 play in UAE.

With the MNS trio of Messi, Neymar and Suárez, FC Barcelona is the top club with 3 players. The trio are all in the top 20 and scored a total of 49 goals for Barcelona and 24 goals for their South American national teams. Barcelona is followed by Real Madrid C.F. with 2 players (including Hernández who left) and 2 for FC Bayern Munich.

1 Ahmed Khalil UAE AFC Al Ahli Dubai UAE AFC 14 6 20
2 Robert Lewandowski Poland UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 11 9 20
3 Mohammad Al-Sahlawi Saudi Arabia AFC Al-Qadisiyah Al Khubar Saudi Arabia AFC 18 0 18
4 Xu Yang China AFC Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. China AFC 9 6 15
5 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal UEFA Real Madrid C.F. Spain UEFA 3 12 15
6 Thomas Müller Germany UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 5 9 14
7 Ali Mabkhout UAE AFC Al Jazira Club UAE AFC 13 0 13
7 Hamza Al Dardour Jordan AFC Al-Ramtha SC Jordan AFC 13 0 13
9 Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior Brazil CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 4 9 13
10 Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden UEFA Paris Saint-Germain France UEFA 11 1 12
11 Sergio Agüero Argentina CONMEBOL Manchester City F.C. England UEFA 10 2 12
12 Dabao Yu China AFC Beijing Guoan F.C. China AFC 9 2 11
12 Heung-min Son South Korea AFC Bayer 04 Leverkusen / Tottenham Hotspur Germany / England UEFA 9 2 11
14 Manuchekhr Dzhalilov Tajikistan AFC FC Istiklol Tajikistan AFC 7 4 11
15 Luis Suárez Uruguay CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 0 11 11
16 Keisuke Honda Japan AFC A.C. Milan Italy UEFA 10 0 10
17 Miller Bolaños Ecuador CONMEBOL Club Sport Emelec Ecuador CONMEBOL 6 4 10
17 Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon CAF FC Porto Portugal UEFA 6 4 10
19 Lionel Messi Argentina CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 4 6 10
19 Thamsanqa Gabuza South Africa CAF Orlando Pirates South Africa CAF 4 6 10
21 Mbwana Samatta Tanzania CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF 3 7 10
22 Clint Dempsey USA CONCACAF Seattle Sounders FC USA CONCACAF 9 0 9
22 Tim Cahill Australia AFC Shanghai Greenland China AFC 9 9
24 Edin Džeko Bosnia & Berzgovina UEFA AS Roma Italy UEFA 7 2 9
25 Hassan Al-Haidos Qatar AFC Al-Sadd SC Qatar AFC 6 3 9
25 Igor Sergeev Uzbekistan AFC Pakhtakor Tashkent FK Uzbekistan AFC 6 3 9
27 Paolo Guerrero Peru CONMEBOL Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Brazil CONMEBOL 5 4 9
27 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon CAF Borossia Dortmund Germany UEFA 5 4 9
29 Bader Al-Mutawa Kuwait AFC Qadsia SC Kuwait AFC 4 5 9
29 Ivan Perišić Croatia UEFA VfL Wolfsburg Germany UEFA 4 5 9
29 Oribe Peralta Mexico CONCACAF Club América Mexico CONCACAF 4 5 9
32 Gonzalo Higuaín Argentina CONMEBOL S.S.C. Napoli Italy UEFA 2 7 9
33 Thievy Bifouma Congo CAF UD Almería Spain UEFA 8 0 8
34 Marc Janko Austria UEFA FC Basel Switzerland UEFA 7 1 8
35 Younis Mahmoud Iraq AFC Erbil SC Iraq AFC 6 2 8
36 Alexis Sanchez Chile CONMEBOL Arsenal FC England UEFA 5 3 8
37 Arkadiusz Milik Poland UEFA AFC Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands UEFA 4 4 8
38 Asamoah Gyan Ghana CAF Al-Ain FC UAE AFC 3 5 8
38 Javier Hernández Mexico CONCACAF Real Madrid C.F. / Bayer Leverkusen Spain / Germany UEFA 3 5 8
38 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands UEFA FC Schalke 04 Germany UEFA 3 5 8
41 Carlos Bacca Colombia CONMEBOL Sevilla FC Spain UEFA 2 6 8
41 Givanildo Vieira de Sousa “Hulk” Brazil CONMEBOL FC Zenit Saint Petersburg Russia UEFA 2 6 8
43 Alvaro Morata Spain UEFA Juventus Torino Italy UEFA 1 7 8
44 Daniel McBreen Australia AFC South China AA Hong Kong AFC 0 8 8
44 Gustavo Bou Argentina CONMEBOL Racing Club de Avellaneda Argentina CONMEBOL 0 8 8
44 Ricardo Goulart Brazil CONMEBOL Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao China AFC 0 8 8
44 Riste Naumov Macedonia UEFA Ayeyawady United Burma AFC 0 8 8
44 Ramón Ábila Argentina CONMEBOL Club Atlético Huracán Argentina CONMEBOL 0 8 8
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