Cristiano Ronaldo is the World’s Best Top Goal Scorer 2013

Since 1991 the IFFHS has calculated annually the World’s Best Top Goal Scorer. Only international goals scored in full “A” internationals, Olympic final tournaments as well as the (inter)continental club competitions of FIFA, AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA from 1st January to 31st December are taken into consideration. If the number of goals is equal, the player who scored more goals in full “A” internationals is ranked higher.

30 players scored 10 or more goals in 2013. They are divided by confederation into Europe (12), South America (9), Africa (5), Asia (3) and CONCACAF (1). Regarding club football, they are divided into Europe (16), Asia (9), South America (2), CONCACAF (2) and Africa (1).

It was noticed that most nationalities of the 30 players came from Brazil (4), Argentina (3) Spain, Netherlands and Uruguay (2). Bayern München was the club with the highest number of players (4), followed by Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Chinese club Gouangzhou Evergrande (2)

After being conquered by Lionel Messi in the last two years, the title of The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer 2013 went to Cristiano Ronaldo with a repeated World record (25 goals), same as last year’s Messi (Argentina) and Vivian John Woodward (England) in 1909. Ronaldo scored 9 goals for Portugal and 16 goals for Real Madrid. He is the first Portuguese to win the title and the second player from Real Madrid, after Raúl González in 1999.

The biggest surprise in 2013 was Maldives’ Ali Ashfaq, who scored 23 goals, 14 for his country (being the highest for national team goals) and 9 for his club, New Radiant SC in AFC Cup for Asian developing countries. Ashfaq came second in the list, followed by another player from AFC Cup, Tunisia’s Issam Jemâa who scored 20 goals, 4 for his country and for his club, Kuwait SC who won the competition, 16 (the highest number of club goals with Ronaldo).

Player Nationality Club Country Country Goals Club Goals Total Coun. Conf. Club Conf.
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid CF Spain 9 16 25 UEFA UEFA
2 Ali Ashfaq Maldives New Radiant SC Maldives 14 9 23 AFC AFC
3 Issam Jemâa Tunisia Kuwait SC Kuwait 4 16 20 CAF AFC
4 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden Paris Saint-Germain France 9 9 18 UEFA UEFA
5 Lionel Messi Argentina FC Barcelona Spain 6 9 15 CONMEBOL UEFA
6 Mohamed Salah Ghaly Egypt FC Basel Switzerland 7 7 14 CAF UEFA
7 Thomas Müller Germany FC Bayern München Germany 6 8 14 UEFA UEFA
8 Fernando Torres Spain Chelsea F.C. England 5 9 14 UEFA UEFA
9 Bader Al-Mutawa Kuwait Qadsia SC Kuwait 5 9 14 AFC AFC
10 Muriqui Brasil Gouangzhou Evergrande China 0 14 14 CONMEBOL AFC
11 Ali Mabkhout UAE Al-Jazeera UAE 12 1 13 AFC AFC
12 Neymar Brasil FC Barcelona Spain 10 3 13 CONMEBOL UEFA
13 Robert Lewandowski Poland Borussia Dortmund Germany 3 10 13 UEFA UEFA
14 Asamoah Gyan Ghana Al-Ain UAE 11 1 12 CAF AFC
15 Fred Brasil Fluminense Brasil 9 3 12 CONMEBOL CONMEBOL
16 Brasil Atletico Mineiro Brasil 5 7 12 CONMEBOL CONMEBOL
17 Jordi Tarrés Spain Kitchee SC Hong Kong 0 12 12 UEFA AFC
18 Oribi Piralta Mexico Santos Laguna Mexico 11 0 11 CONCACAF CONCACAF
19 Robin Van Persie Netherlands Manchester United FC England 10 1 11 UEFA UEFA
20 Luis Suarez Uruguay Liverpool F.C. England 9 2 11 CONMEBOL UEFA
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Robby Keane Ireland Los Angeles Galaxy USA 8 3 11 UEFA CONCACAF
22 Edison Cavani Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain France 7 4 11 CONMEBOL UEFA
23 Andriy Yarmolenko Ukrania Dynamo Kyiv Ukrania 6 5 11 UEFA UEFA
24 Arjen Robben Netherlands FC Bayern München Germany 5 6 11 UEFA UEFA
25 Mohamed Aboutreika Egypt Al-Ahly SC Cairo Egypt 5 5 10 CAF CAF
26 Franck Ribéry France FC Bayern München Germany 5 5 10 UEFA UEFA
27 Mario Mandžukić Croatia FC Bayern München Germany 0 10 10 UEFA UEFA
28 Sergio Agüero Argentina Manchester City FC England 4 6 10 CONMEBOL UEFA
29 Darío Leonardo Conca Argentina Gouangzhou Evergrande China 0 10 10 CONMEBOL AFC
30 Edward Junior Wilson Liberia Semen Padang F.C. Indonesia 0 10 10 CAF AFC

 

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