THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER 2016  at end April 2016 – Adriano Still on Top

Brazilian Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz “Adriano” of FC Seoul still tops the poll at the end of April 2016 with 9 goals. He scored all his goals in AFC Champions League. He is followed by Iraqi Hammadi Ahmad of Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya who tops AFC Cup goalscorers with 8 goals. Three players scored 7 goals; Congolese Cedric Bakambu of Villareal CF, Indian Jeje Lalpekhlua of Mohun Bagan A.C. and Argentinian Jonathan Calleri of São Paulo FC.

Rwandan Ernest Sugira is the player who scored most goals for his national team with 5, followed by Tunisian Ahmed Akaichi, Congolese Jonathan Bolingi and his countryman Meschak Eila, Nigerian Chisom Chikatara, Emirati Ismail Al Hammadi and Chilean Arturo Vidal. Adriano is the player with most goals on club level followed by Ahmed and Calleri. The trio scored all their goals in continental club competitions.

Forty Seven players scored 4 or more goals. By origin, they are 15 South Americans, 13 Africans, 9 Asians, 7 Europeans, 2 from Oceania and 1 from CONCACAF. By nationality, 6 come from Argentina, 3 from Brazil, DR Congo and Nigeria.

By club football, 16 play in Asia, 10 in Europe, 8 in South America and Africa, 3 in Oceania and 2 in CONCACAF. By national league, Spain holds the most number of players with 6, followed by Argentina and Germany with 3. By club, 2 play for FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Mohun Bagan A.C. and Auckland City FC.

# Player Country Conf. Club Country Conf. Country Club Total
1 Carlos Adriano de Sousa Cruz “Adriano” Brazil CONMEBOL FC Seoul South Korea AFC 0 9 9
2 Hammadi Ahmad Iraq AFC Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq AFC 0 8 8
3 Cedric Bakambu DR Congo CAF Villareal CF Spain UEFA 1 6 7
4 Jeje Lalpekhlua India AFC Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 1 6 7
5 Jonathan Calleri Argentina CONMEBOL São Paulo FC Brasil CONMEBOL 0 7 7
6 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal UEFA Real Madrid Spain UEFA 1 5 6
7 Mohd Safiq Rahim Malaysia AFC Johor Darul Ta’zim Malaysia AFC 0 6 6
8 Raja Rafe Syria AFC Al-Wahda SC Damascus Syria AFC 0 6 6
9 Ernest Sugira Rwanda CAF AS Kigali Rwanda CAF 5 0 5
10 Ahmed Akaichi Tunisia CAF Étoile du Sahel Tunisia CAF 4 1 5
11 Jonathan Bolingi DR Congo CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF 4 1 5
12 André-Pierre Gignac France UEFA Tigres Monterrey México CONCACAF 1 4 5
13 Aritz Aduriz Spain UEFA Athletic Bilbao Spain UEFA 1 4 5
14 Juan Carlos Arce Bolivia CONMEBOL Bolívar Bolivia CONMEBOL 1 4 5
15 Micah Lea’alafa Solomon Islands OFC Auckland City FC New Zealand OFC 1 4 5
16 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon CAF Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 1 4 5
17 Adrián Gallardo Valdés Spain UEFA Ceres F.C. Philippines AFC 0 5 5
18 Christopher Chizoba Nigeria CAF Ayeyawady United Myanmar AFC 0 5 5
19 Igor Sergeev Uzbekistan AFC Pakhtakor Tashkent Uzbekistan AFC 0 5 5
20 Ismael Sosa Argentina CONMEBOL Pumas de la UNAM México CONCACAF 0 5 5
21 Kévin Gameiro France UEFA Sevilla FC Spain UEFA 0 5 5
22 Marco Ruben Argentina CONMEBOL Rosario Central Argentina CONMEBOL 0 5 5
23 João Moreira Portugal UEFA Auckland City FC New Zealand OFC 0 5 5
24 Junior Sornoza Ecuador CONMEBOL Independiente del Valle Ecuador CONMEBOL 0 5 5
25 Mfon Udoh Nigeria CAF Enyimba Nigeria CAF 0 5 5
26 Chisom Chikatara Nigeria CAF Abia Warriors FC Nigeria CAF 4 0 4
27 Ismail Al Hammadi United Arab Emirates AFC Al-Ahli FC Dubai UAE AFC 4 0 4
28 Meschak Eila DR Congo CAF CS Don Bosco DR Congo CAF 4 0 4
29 Arturo Vidal Chile CONMEBOL Bayern München Germany UEFA 2 2 4
30 Frank Acheampong Ghana CAF RSC Anderlecht Belgium UEFA 1 3 4
31 Ismail Abdullatif Bahrain AFC Al-Muharraq SC Bahrain AFC 1 3 4
32 Lionel Messi Argentina CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 1 3 4
33 Luis Suárez Uruguay CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 1 3 4
34 Cornell Glen Trinidad & Tobago CONCACAF Mohun Bagan A.C. India AFC 0 4 4
35 Elkeson de Oliveira Cardoso Brazil CONMEBOL Shanghai SIPG F.C. China AFC 0 4 4
36 Eudes Dagoulou Central African Republic CAF Entente Sportive Sétif Algeria CAF 0 4 4
37 Francisco Wagsley Brazil CONMEBOL Al-Wehdat SC Jordan AFC 0 4 4
38 Mahmoud Wadi State of Palestine AFC Ahli Al-Khaleel State of Palestine AFC 0 4 4
39 Marco Reus Germany UEFA Borussia Dortmund Germany UEFA 0 4 4
40 Michael Santos Uruguay CONMEBOL River Montevideo Uruguay CONMEBOL 0 4 4
41 Yuki Muto Japan AFC Urawa Red Diamonds Japan AFC 0 4 4
42 Anish Khem Fiji OFC Nadi FC Fiji OFC 0 4 4
43 Carlos Tevez Argentina CONMEBOL Boca Juniors Argentina CONMEBOL 0 4 4
44 Esteban Paredes Chile CONMEBOL Colo Colo Chile CONMEBOL 0 4 4
45 Landing Darboe Gambia CAF Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Bangladesh AFC 0 4 4
46 Ramón Ábila Argentina CONMEBOL Huracán Argentina CONMEBOL 0 4 4
47 Reda Hajhouj Morocco CAF Wydad Casablanca Morocco CAF 0 4 4

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