Cristiano Ronaldo is again The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully retained his IFFHS Top Goal Scorer Trophy after another season of scoring goals.

Ronaldo, after being named the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer with a record of 17 goals , the Pichichi Trophy and the European Soulier d’Or with 31 goals, ended 2014 by claiming the IFFHS Award with a total of 20 goals, five for Portugal and 15 for Real Madrid. The prolific striker had won the Award in 2013 with 25 goals and in holding his title he joined Lionel Messi (2011 and 2012) as the only players to win in successive years.

Three Spanish based players topped the voting with Ronaldo being joined by South Americans Neymar (Brazil) who finished second on 19 goals and Argentina’s Messi third on 18 goals. Both play for FC Barcelona. Neymar posted the highest number of national team goals with 15 while Ronaldo had the best club score with the same total.

Three players had 10 or more goals for their national teams : Neymar (Brazil) 15, Thomas Müller (Germany) and Enner Valencia (Ecuador) 10 while six players scored 10 or more club goals : Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF) 15, Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain FC) 12, Juan Belencoso (Kitchee SC) and Luiz Adriano (FC Shakhtar Donetsk) 11 and Messi (FC Barcelona) and Nasser Al-Shamrani (Al-Hilal Riyadh) 10.

A total of 54 players scored seven or more goals. The list consisted of 22 Europeans, 14 South Americans, 9 asians, 8 Africans and one from CONCACAF. Brazil holds the highest number of goal scorers with five players, followed by Colombia, Croatia, Germany and Netherlands with 3, Belgium, Chile, England, france, Philippines, Spain and Uruguay with 2.

In club football, 34 played in Europe, 12 in Asia, 5 in Africa and 3 in CONCACAF. FC Bayern München fielded the most with five players, followed by FC Barcelona, FC Porto and Real Madrid CF with three, and then Arsenal FC, FC Red Bull Salzburg, Manchester United FC, VfL Wolfsburg and Yangon United FC with two.

 

              Goals
Rank Player Country Conf. Club Country Conf. Country Club Total
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal UEFA Real Madrid C.F. Spain UEFA 5 15 20
2 Neymar Brazil CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 15 4 19
3 Lionel Messi Argentina CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 8 10 18
4 Asamoah Gyan Ghana CAF Al Ain FC UAE AFC 6 12 18
5 Karim Benzema France UEFA Real Madrid C.F. Spain UEFA 7 9 16
6 Thomas Müller Germany UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 10 5 15
7 Kyaw Ko Ko Myanmar AFC Yangon United F.C. Myanmar AFC 6 6 12
8 Nasser Al-Shamrani Saudi Arabia AFC Al-Hilal Riyadh Saudi Arabia AFC 2 10 12
9 Robin van Persie Netherlands UEFA Manchester United F.C. England UEFA 8 3 11
10 Gareth Bale Wales UEFA Real Madrid C.F. Spain UEFA 3 8 11
11 Juan Belencoso Spain UEFA Kitchee SC Hong Kong AFC 0 11 11
11 Luiz Adriano Brazil CONMEBOL FC Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine UEFA 0 11 11
13 Enner Valencia Ecuador CONMEBOL F.C. Pachuca Mexico CONCACAF 10 0 10
14 James Rodríguez Colombia CONMEBOL AS Monaco France UEFA 9 1 10
15 Mario Götze Germany UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 7 3 10
16 Mario Mandžukić Croatia UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 4 6 10
17 Eduardo Vargas Chile CONMEBOL Valencia CF Spain UEFA 7 2 9
18 Arjen Robben Netherlands UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 6 3 9
19 Robert Lewandowski Poland UEFA Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 5 4 9
20 Edinson Cavani Uruguay CONMEBOL Paris Saint-Germain France UEFA 4 5 9
20 Mouhcine Iajour Morocco CAF Raja AC Casablanca Morocco CAF 4 5 9
22 Césaire Gandzé Congo CAF AC Léopards de Dolisie DR Congo CAF 1 8 9
23 Jonathan Soriano Spain UEFA FC Red Bull Salzburg Austria UEFA 0 9 9
24 Wayne Ronney England UEFA Manchester United F.C. England UEFA 8 0 8
25 Xherdan Shaqiri Switzerland UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 7 1 8
26 André Schürrle Germany UEFA Chelsea F.C. England UEFA 6 2 8
27 Ali Mabkhout United Arab Emirates AFC Al Jazira Club UAE AFC 5 3 8
27 Danny Welbeck England UEFA Arsenal F.C. England UEFA 5 3 8
27 Dries Mertens Belgium UEFA S.S.C. Napoli Italy UEFA 5 3 8
30 Carlos Bacca Colombia CONMEBOL Sevilla FC Spain UEFA 4 4 8
30 Klaas Jan Huntelaar Netherlands UEFA FC Schalke 04 Germany UEFA 4 4 8
30 Yacine Brahimi Algeria CAF F.C. Porto Portugal UEFA 4 4 8
33 Daouda Kamilou Niger CAF Cotonsport FC de Garoua Cameroon CAF 2 6 8
33 Jackson Martínez Colombia CONMEBOL F.C. Porto Portugal UEFA 2 6 8
33 Oribe Peralta Mexico CONCACAF Club Santos Laguna Mexico CONCACAF 2 6 8
36 Nguyễn Văn Quyết Vietnam AFC Hà Nội T&T F.C. Vietnam AFC 1 7 8
37 Omar Al Soma Syria AFC Al-Qadsia Kuwait AFC 0 8 8
37 Alan Carvalho Brazil CONMEBOL FC Red Bull Salzburg Austria UEFA 8 8
39 Ivan Perišić Croatia UEFA VfL Wolfsburg Germany UEFA 7 0 7
39 Khairul Amri Singapore AFC LionsXII Malaysia AFC 7 0 7
39 Mark Hartmann Philippines AFC Global F.C. Philippines AFC 7 0 7
39 Phil Younghusband Philippines AFC Loyola Meralco Sparks Philippines AFC 7 0 7
39 Tim Cahill Australia AFC New York Red Bulls United States CONCACAF 7 0 7
44 Antoine Griezmann France UEFA Atlético Madrid Spain UEFA 5 2 7
44 Luis Suárez Uruguay CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 5 2 7
44 Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon CAF F.C. Porto Portugal UEFA 5 2 7
47 Alexis Sánchez Chile CONMEBOL Arsenal F.C. England UEFA 4 3 7
47 Andriy Yarmolenko Ukraine UEFA FC Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine UEFA 4 3 7
47 Kevin De Bruyne Belgium UEFA VfL Wolfsburg Germany UEFA 4 3 7
50 Andrej Kramarić Croatia UEFA HNK Rijeka Croatia UEFA 2 5 7
51 Amr Gamal Egypt CAF Al-Ahly SC Cairo Egypt CAF 1 6 7
52 César Augusto Hermenegildo Brazil CONMEBOL Yangon United F.C. Myanmar AFC 0 7 7
52 Paulo Rangel Brazil CONMEBOL Selangor FA Malaysia AFC 0 7 7
52 Roger Assalé Ivory Coast CAF Séwé Sports de San Pedro Ivory Coast CAF 0 7 7
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