The list of IFFHS World Top Goalscorer of May 2016 is headed by an Iraqi player, Hammadi Ahmad, who scored 4 goals for his club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in AFC Cup. Ahmad now has a remarkable total of 12 goals within the first 5 months of the year, all his goals being scored in club competitions.

Ahmad is followed by another Asian based player, Brazilian Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz of South Korean club FC Seoul, with 11 goals.

Till end of May, 31 players scored 5 or more goals in international matches and club competitions (club competitions preliminaries excluded). By confederations, they are 11 South Americans, 7 Africans, 6 Asians, 6 Europeans and 1 Oceanian. By Nationality, Argentina comes first with 6 players followed by DR Congo, France, Nigeria, Portugal and Spain with 2.

By club football on confederations level, 10 players play in Asian clubs, 8 in South American, 6 in European, 4 in African, 2 in Oceanian and 1 in CONCACAF. By leagues, Spain comes first with 4 players, followed by Argentina and Mexico with 3, and Malaysia and New Zealand with 2. On club level, New Zealand’s Auckland City and Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim are the only clubs have 2 players.

# Player Country Conf. Club Country Conf. Country Club Total
1 Hammadi Ahmad Iraq AFC Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq AFC 0 12 12
2 Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz Brazil CONMEBOL FC Seoul South Korea AFC 0 11 11
3 Adrián Gallardo Valdés Spain UEFA Ceres F.C. Philippines AFC 0 8 8
3 Ismael Sosa Argentina CONMEBOL Pumas de la UNAM México CONMEBOL 0 8 8
3 Kévin Gameiro France UEFA Sevilla Spain UEFA 0 8 8
3 Marco Ruben Argentina CONMEBOL Rosario Central Argentina CONMEBOL 0 8 8
7 Cedric Bakambu DR Congo CAF Villareal Spain UEFA 1 6 7
7 Jeje Lalpekhlua India AFC Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 1 6 7
9 Jonathan Calleri Argentina CONMEBOL São Paulo Brasil CONMEBOL 0 7 7
10 Jonathan Bolingi DR Congo CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF 4 2 6
11 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal UEFA Real Madrid Spain UEFA 1 5 6
11 Wu Lei China PR AFC Shanghai SIPG F.C. China AFC 1 5 6
13 Christopher Chizoba Nigeria CAF Ayeyawady United Myanmar AFC 0 6 6
13 Mohd Safiq Rahim Malaysia AFC Johor Darul Ta’zim Malaysia AFC 0 6 6
13 Raja Rafe Syria AFC Al-Wahda SC Damascus Syria AFC 0 6 6
13 Junior Sornoza Ecuador CONMEBOL Independiente del Valle Ecuador CONMEBOL 0 6 6
17 Ernest Sugira Rwanda CAF AS Kigali Rwanda CAF 5 0 5
18 Ahmed Akaichi Tunisia CAF Étoile du Sahel Tunisia CAF 4 1 5
18 Edinson Cavani Uruguay CONMEBOL Paris SG France UEFA 4 1 5
20 André-Pierre Gignac France UEFA Tigres Monterrey México CONCACAF 1 4 5
20 Aritz Aduriz Spain UEFA Athletic Bilbao Spain UEFA 1 4 5
20 Juan Carlos Arce Bolivia CONMEBOL Bolívar Bolivia CONMEBOL 1 4 5
20 Micah Lea’alafa Solomon Islands OFC Auckland City New Zealand OFC 1 4 5
20 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon CAF Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 1 4 5
25 Igor Sergeev Uzbekistan AFC Pakhtakor Tashkent Uzbekistan AFC 0 5 5
25 Carlos Tevez Argentina CONMEBOL Boca Juniors Argentina CONMEBOL 0 5 5
25 Fernando Uribe Colomba CONMEBOL Toluca México CONMEBOL 0 5 5
25 João Moreira Portugal UEFA Auckland City New Zealand OFC 0 5 5
25 Juan Martín Lucero Argentina CONMEBOL Johor Darul Ta’zim Malaysia AFC 0 5 5
25 Mfon Udoh Nigeria CAF Enyimba Nigeria CAF 0 5 5
25 Ramón Ábila Argentina CONMEBOL Huracán Argentina CONMEBOL 0 5 5
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