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|Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by obembet(f): 11:57am On Oct 18, 2023
Stars from Manchester City, PSG and Bayern Munich all make their way into the top 10 goalscorers chart across world football for the calendar year of 2023 while Inter Miami player Lionel Messi is no where to be found
With just a few months to go until the end of the year, things are as tight as ever around the goalscoring charts and a few familiar make an appearance in this list.
We've totted up every single goal that has been scored across world football in 2023, club and international goals included and have compiled a list of the top 10 scores.
=9. Mauro Icardi – 31 goals
The rebirth of Icardi in Turkish football has been a joy to see. Following some rough years with PSG, the Argentine forward has looked sharper than ever since making his move to Galatasaray.
Unlike most of the other forwards on this list, all 31 of Icardi's goals in 2023 have been at club level as he doesn't get much of a look in at the Argentine national side these days. Regardless of that, he seems to be loving life in Turkey right now.
=9. Lautaro Martinez – 31 goals
A fellow Argentine is next up as Inter Milan's Martinez has also smashed in 31 goals during the calendar year so far. The 26-year-old has been in fine form this year and he currently leads the race for the Serie A Golden Boot with 10 goals during this season alone.
=7. Victor Osimhen – 32 goals
There aren't many forwards in world football who have more hype surrounding them than Osimhen does right now. The Napoli forward was instrumental in winning Serie A last season and he's been just as prolific in the new campaign.
His long-term future is certainly up for debate as plenty of top European clubs have been tipped to battle for his signature in 2024. Considering he's bagged 32 goals during this calendar year alone, it's no wonder he's so highly sought after.
=7. Hugo Cuypers – 32 goals
The Gent forward has been in the form of his life throughout 2023. Cuypers won the Belgian Pro League Golden Boot last season and we wouldn't put it past him to win the award again given his prolific form of late.
6. Harry Kane – 33 goals
Kane's departure from Tottenham this summer seemed inevitable and the England skipper hasn't looked back since signing for Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old hasn't taken any time to get going as he's already scored nine goals for the German club.
Along with his prolific form at club level, Kane continues to deliver the goods on the international stage. Six of his 33 goals in 2023 were scored for England while the remaining 18 were scored for Tottenham in the second half of last season.
=4. Kylian Mbappe – 35 goals
With Lionel Messi and Neymar now out of the picture at PSG, Mbappe is very much the main man in the French capital these days. Arguably the best player in the world right now, the 24-year-old has scored 35 goals in 2023 along with providing plenty of assists too.
Mbappe has now won five consecutive Ligue 1 Golden Boots and he is currently on track to win his sixth. When he's at his very best, not many defenders can lay a glove on him.
=4. German Cano – 35 goals
While the top goalscorers chart of 2023 is dominated by players currently playing in Europe, Fluminense forward Cano manages to break that trend.
The experienced 35-year-old has scored over 280 career goals and he isn't showing any signs of slowing down soon. Cano has played a key role in Fluminense reaching the Copa Libertadores final which will be contested next month against Boca Juniors.
3. Barnabas Varga – 38 goals
Prior to last season, Varga had never scored more than 15 goals across an entire season. However, the Hungarian forward has been more prolific than ever throughout 2023.
Varga impressed with Paks last season and managed to earn a move to Hungarian champions Ferencvarosi TC on the back of his prolific spell. With 38 goals in 2023 so far, Verga is only a couple of goals away from the top spot.
2. Erling Haaland – 39 goals
The Norwegian robot broke all sorts of goalscoring records during his debut season in the Premier League and he also played an instrumental role in a historic treble-winning campaign.
From a goalscoring point of view, Haaland has virtually no weaknesses. The Man City forward has scored 39 goals and counting in 2023 so far, but he was recently edged off the top spot.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 40 goals
38 38years old Greatest player of all time might be playing out in Saudi Arabia these days, but the fact that he is currently leading the way for goals scored in 2023 is absolutely insane.
While most footballers are winding down in their late thirties, CR7 still seems hungrier than ever. He looks after his body better than anyone else in the sport and it's no wonder he's managed to stand the test of time. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and applaud greatness.
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by Sweetvie: 4:01pm On Oct 18, 2023
Goat for a reason
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by ThierryJay: 6:00pm On Oct 18, 2023
One Corner kick assist in EPL is worth 10 goals in that useless Saudicapped league.
A goal in MLS is worth 3 of Rondu's goals with AL Nassr. Messi has more non-penalty goals than Tapendu in 2023 anyway.
Tapindu scored only 2 goals in Europe the first half of last season, come reach Saudi dey bang in goals in the blind desert kingdom. The abject inferiority is obvious.
If not for useless Uzoho, Nigeria will have mopped the floor with that Saudi team. Ordinary Mali wiped them oraimo cord beating them blue black 3 - 1. Those are the kind of hapless players Tapindu is scoring against.
In contrast, a vibrant MLS league fed into the US team that recently demolished Ghana 4 - 0. Meanwhile we can't beat Ghana. That speaks to the quality of players Messi is playing against in MLS.
In summary, Messi's 29 goals in 2023 is worth way more than Rondu's 40 dusty goals.
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|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by Neimarjr: 6:20pm On Oct 18, 2023
Lmao comparing that dead Saudi league to other leagues.
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by Counteryou: 6:45pm On Oct 18, 2023
These are the club sides and countries he scored against to garner 40 goals. What is the coefficients of Saudi league goals. Don’t come here and create mediocre thread. Do you imagine what Messi, Haland, Mpape, Osimhen or Kane would do with these ones. 11 penalties dey inside the 40 goals self.
See Teams wey River United go beat blue and black home and away with high margin score line.
Al- Fateh 1 goal
Al-Wehda FC 4 goals
Damac FC 3 goals
Abha 1 goal
Liechtenstein 2 goals
Luxembourg 2 goals
Al-Adalah 2 goals
Al-Raed 1 goal
Al-Tai 1 goal
Al-Shabab 1 goal
Iceland 1 goal
Monastir 1 goal
Zamalek 1 goal
Raja CA 1
Al-Shorta 1 goal
Al-Hilal 2 goals
Al-Fateh 3 goals
Al-Shabab 2 goals
Al-Hazem 1 goal
Al-Ahli 2 goals
Al-Tai 1 goal
Istiqlol 1 goal
Slovakia 2 goal
Bosnia 2 goals
Abeg somebody is going to show us his World Cup trophy when he is being presented with his 8th Ballon Dor next week, please don’t kill our appetite with your Ronaldo mediocrity. Tell your goat to show us his World Cup.
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by OJEEMAH(m): 6:48pm On Oct 18, 2023
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by OJEEMAH(m): 7:00pm On Oct 18, 2023
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by mayor1814: 7:22pm On Oct 18, 2023
I wonder why European clubs were rejecting him, if he is that prolific in front of goal, wonder why he had 0 open goal at the last world cup and 0 knock out goal in 16 years of participating in the world cup. Wonder why he was desperate to steal a world cup goal.
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by mayor1814: 7:32pm On Oct 18, 2023
I'm just trying to imagine the strongest opponents he scored against in those dubious goal tally he has.
Scored against soft sides like Bosnia & Herzegovina, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Luxembourg, and Saudi league teams and tapnaldo and his crew are literally and figuratively jumping upandan celebrating nonsense. U cannot shame d shameless.
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by Counteryou: 8:08pm On Oct 18, 2023
|Re: Top 10 Goalscorers Across World In 2023: Ronaldo Above Haaland, Messi Absent by mayor1814: 9:00pm On Oct 18, 2023
Baba thanks for showing us this.
At least tapnaldo and his crew go calm down small with dis analysis.
They go soon come to dey defend nonsense now, expect them oo
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