Only one African goal scorer has won the Award THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER in 2007, it was Tresor M’Putu Mabi from Congo DR (picture). Maybe, Ayoub El Kaabi or Baghdad Bounedjah can succeed him in 2018 to become the first North African to win the Award.

 

 

 

At end August 2018, Moroccan Ayoub El Kaabi of RS Berkane is still on top of the annual list with 15 goals. He is followed by Algerian Baghdad Bounedjah who scored 2 AFC CL goals for Al Sadd SC to increase his total to 14. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo who moved from Real Madrid to Juventus comes third with 12.

El Kaabi is the player with most national team goals with 11, followed by Belgian Romelu Lukaku with 9, while Bounedjah and North Korean An Il-bom of April 25 Sports Club scored most club goals, also with 11, .

Till end of August, 24 players scored 8 goals or more. They are classified as follows:

  • National Teams:

–       By Confederation:  CAF (10), UEFA (7), AFC (4), CONMEBOL (2) and OFC (1)

–       By Country: Morocco (3), Spain, DR Congo (2)

  • By Club Football:

–       By Confederation: AFC (9), CAF (5), OFC (2), CONMEBOL (1)

–       By National League: England (4), Spain (3), Qatar, Morocco, DR Congo, New Zealand (2)

–       By Club: Atlético Madrid and Liverpool (2)

 

 

Player                    
Ayoub El Kaabi   Morocco CAF RS Berkane Morocco CAF   11 4 15
Baghdad Bounedjah   Algeria CAF Al Sadd SC Qatar AFC   3 11 14
Cristiano Ronaldo   Portugal UEFA Real Madrid Spain UEFA   6 6 12
Antoine Griezmann   France UEFA Atlético Madrid Spain UEFA   5 6 11
An Il-bom   North Korea AFC April 25 Sports Club North Korea AFC   0 11 11
Romelu Lukaku   Belgium UEFA Manchester United England UEFA   9 1 10
Sunil Chhetri   India AFC Bengaluru FC India AFC   8 2 10
Bienvenido Marañón  “Bienve”   Spain UEFA Ceres Negros FC Philippines AFC   0 10 10
Mahmoud Benhalib   Morocco CAF Raja Casablanca Morocco CAF   0 10 10
Lazarous Kambole   Zambia CAF ZESCO United Zambia CAF   4 5 9
Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele   DR Congo CAF AS Vita Club DR Congo CAF   0 9 9
Marko Šimić   Croatia UEFA Persija Jakarta Indonesia AFC   0 9 9
Sekou Sylla   Guinea CAF Yangon United F.C Myanmar AFC   0 9 9
Song Ui-young   South Korea AFC Home United FC Singapore AFC   0 9 9
Youssef El-Arabi   Morocco CAF Al-Duhail SC Qatar AFC   0 9 9
Harry Kane   England UEFA Tottenham Hotspur England UEFA   7 1 8
Diego Costa   Spain UEFA Atlético Madrid Spain UEFA   4 4 8
Mohamed Salah   Egypt CAF Liverpool  England UEFA   3 5 8
Ben Malango Ngita   DR Congo CAF TP Mazembe DR Congo CAF   1 7 8
Sadio Mané   Senegal CAF Liverpool  England UEFA   1 7 8
Altymyrat Annadurdyýew   Turkmenistan AFC Altyn Asyr FK Turkmenistan AFC   0 8 8
Angus Kilkolly   New Zealand OFC Team Wellington New Zealand OFC   0 8 8
Emiliano Tade   Argentina CONMEBOL Auckland City FC New Zealand OFC   0 8 8
Miguel Borja   Colombia CONMEBOL SE Palmeiras Brazil CONMEBOL   0 8 8
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