World Top Goal Scorer Jun 2015 – A Chinese Tops the Poll

World Top Goal Scorer Jun 2015 – A Chinese Tops the Poll

A world Cup qualifier hat-trick against Bhutan was enough for China’s Xu Yang to top the poll at end of June 2015 with 11 goals. Yang scored 5 goals for China and 6 for his club, Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. He is followed by UAE’s Ahmed Khalil of Al Ahli Dubai and Brazil’s Neymar of FC Barcelona with 9 goals each.

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At the end of May 2015, Ahmed Khalil of Al Ahli Dubaï and United Arab Emirates tops the list of The World’s Best Top Goalscorer 2015 with 9 goals. Khalil scored 5 goals for his club in AFC Champions League and 4 goals for the National Team of UAE. He is followed by 3 players with 8 goals : Argentine Gustavo Bou of Racing Club de Avellaneda, Brazilian Ricardo Goulart of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Macedonian Riste Naumov of Ayeyawady United, each of them having scored 8 goals only with his club in continental cups.

31 players with Carlos Bacca (Colombia/Sevilla FC), Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona) or Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid CF), scored 5 or more goals. By nationality, 10 come from CONMEBOL, 10 from AFC, 7 from UEFA, 3 from CAF and 1 from OFC. By club football, 15 play in AFC, 8 in UEFA, 5 in CONMEBOL and 1 in each of CONCACAF, CAF and OFC. Argentina is the country with the most players (4), followed by Brazil, Spain and UAE (2 each).







The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), as the officially recognized World Federation for Football History and Statistics, condemns any form of fraud, corruption, collusion or action which threatens the true integrity of the game anywhere in the world.

The current situation with FIFA officials relating to allegations of corruption and bribery is sad and embarrassing news. The massive investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice sends a clear message to sporting officials who seek to serve their own interest ahead of the sport they represent.

Members of the IFFHS support the investigation and re-iterate their pledge to fully maintain the principles of sport and the FIFA motto of Fair Play.







The IFFHS Executive Committee hold a meeting last week from 15 to 17 Mai 2015 in Dubaï at the Möwenpick Hotel.  The members, who made a great work for the future under the presidence of  H.E. Sheikh Saleh Salem Bahwini,   had  a long and rich three days program with constructive discussions, plans and decisions. In the next days, the IFFHS will publish some of that decisions.



The World’s Best Top Goalscorer – April 2015

Lukaku joined by two Argentines

Three players are joint top goalscorers till the end of April 2015; two Argentines, Darío Benedetto (Club América) and Gustavo Bou (Racing Club de Avellaneda) and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku (Everton FC). Each of the three players scored seven goals for his club in continental competitions. The trio are followed by another trio from Asian Club competitions; Dickson Nwakaeme (Pahang FA), Ricardo Goulart (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao) and Riste Naumov (Ayeyawady United FC) with six goals each.

The top national team goalscorers are Ali Mabkhout for UAE, Hamza Al Dardour for Jordan and Mohammad Al Sahlawi for Saudi Arabia with five goals each.

42 players scored four or more goals, by continent, they are 17 South Americans, 12 Asians, 6 Europeans, 4 Africans, 2 from Oceania and 1 from CONCACAF. By club football, 16 play in Asia, 11 in Europe, 8 in South America, 3 in Oceania, 3 in CONCACAF and 1 in Africa.


Player Country Conf. Club Country Conf. Country Club Total
Darío Benedetto Argentina CONMEBOL Club América Mexico CONCACAF 0 7 7
Gustavo Bou Argentina CONMEBOL Racing Club de Avellaneda Argentina CONMEBOL 0 7 7
Romelu Lukaku Belgium UEFA Everton F.C. England UEFA 0 7 7
Dickson Nwakaeme Nigeria CAF Pahang FA Malaysia AFC 0 6 6
Ricardo Goulart Brazil CONMEBOL Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao China AFC 0 6 6
Riste Naumov Macedonia UEFA Ayeyawady United F.C. Burma AFC 0 6 6
Ali Mabkhout UAE AFC Al Jazira Club UAE AFC 5 0 5
Hamza Al Dardour Jordan AFC Al-Ramtha SC Jordan AFC 5 0 5
Mohammad Al Sahlawi Saudi Arabia AFC Al-Qadisiyah Al Khubar Saudi Arabia AFC 5 0 5
Ahmed Khalil UAE AFC Al Ahli Dubai UAE AFC 4 1 5
Nicklas Bendtner Denmark UEFA VfL Wolfsburg Germany UEFA 3 2 5
Sunil Chhetri India
Bengaluru FC India AFC 2 3 5
Esteban Paredes Chile CONMEBOL Colo-Colo Chile CONMEBOL 0 5 5
Federico Santander Paraguay CONMEBOL Club Guaraní Brazil CONMEBOL 0 5 5
Gonzalo Higuaín Argentina CONMEBOL S.S.C. Napoli Italy UEFA 0 5 5
Guido Carrillo Argentina CONMEBOL Estudiantes de la Plata Argentina CONMEBOL 0 5 5
Mouhcine Iajour Morocco CAF Moghreb Tétouan Morocco CAF 0 5 5
Sauta Waqa Fiji OFC Ba F.C. Fiji OFC 0 5 5
Keisuke Honda Japan AFC A.C. Milan Italy UEFA 4 0 4
Thievy Bifouma Congo CAF UD Almería Spain UEFA 4 0 4
Gervais Yao Kouassi “Gervinho” Ivory Coast CAF A.S. Roma Italy UEFA 2 2 4
Younis Mahmoud Iraq AFC Erbil SC iraq AFC 2 2 4
Carlos Bacca Colombia CONMEBOL Sevilla FC Spain UEFA 1 3 4
Igor Sergeev Uzbekistan AFC Pakhtakor Tashkent FK Uzbekistan AFC 1 3 4
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior Brazil CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 1 3 4
Thomas Müller Germany UEFA FC Bayern Munich Germany UEFA 1 3 4
Xu Yang China AFC Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C. China AFC 1 3 4
Boaz Solossa Indonesia
Persipura Jayapura Indonesia AFC 0 4 4
Daniel McBreen Australia AFC South China AA Hong Kong AFC 0 4 4
Diego Milito Argentina CONMEBOL Racing Club de Avellaneda Argentina CONMEBOL 0 4 4
Edison Fonseca Colombia CONMEBOL Ayeyawady United F.C. Burma AFC 0 4 4
Jean Kaitack Vanuatu OFC Tafea F.C. Vanuatu OFC 0 4 4
João Moreira Portugal UEFA Auckland City FC New Zealand OFC 0 4 4
Joffre Guerrón Ecuador CONMEBOL Tigres UANL Mexico CONCACAF 0 4 4
Juan Belencoso Spain UEFA Kitchee SC Hong Kong AFC 0 4 4
Lee Dong-gook South Korea AFC Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC South Korea AFC 0 4 4
Luis Carlos Ruiz Colombia CONMEBOL Atlético Nacional Colombia CONMEBOL 0 4 4
Luis Suárez Uruguay CONMEBOL FC Barcelona Spain UEFA 0 4 4
Oribe Peralta Mexico CONCACAF Club América Mexico CONCACAF 0 4 4
Paolo Guerrero Peru CONMEBOL Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Brazil CONMEBOL 0 4 4
Rodrigo Palacio Argentina CONMEBOL Inter Milan Italy UEFA 0 4 4
Zamir Valoyes Colombia CONMEBOL Mineros de Guayana Venezuela CONMEBOL 0 4 4




Romelu LUKAKU leads the ranking of THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOAL SCORER 2015 !

Lukaku followed by two South Americans 



The ranking of the IFFHS World Top Goalscorer at end March 2015 was topped by Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, scoring 7 goals for Everton FC in Europa League. He is followed by two South Americans, Gustavo Bou of Argentina and Racing Club de Avellaneda and Ricardo Goulart of Brazil and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao with 6 goals each. All 3 players scored all their goals on club competitions.

Behind them, 4 players have scored 5 goals, 3 players only with their national team, Ali Mabkhout from UAE, Hamza Al Dardour from Jordan and Mohammad Al Sahlawi from Saudi Arabia. The first of the ranking who scored goals in all competitions (country and club) is Ahmed Khalil from Al Ahli Dubaï and UAE with a total of 5 goals.

17 players scored 4 or more goals. By nationality, they are 6 South Americans, 6 Asians, 3 Europeans and 2 Africans. Argentina is the country with most players with 4 (Gustavo Bou, Guido Carillo, Gonzalo Higuain and Rodrigo Palacio), followed by United Arab Emirates with 2 (Ali Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil).

On club level, 7 players have a club in Europe, 7 in Asia, 2 in South America and 1 in CONCACAF. 4 players are in italian clubs and 2 in each of Argentina, UAE and China.




Ranking 1.1.2015 – 28.2.2015 : THE WORLD’S BEST TOP GOALSCORER

Gustavo Bou followed by 2 EmiratesAli Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil


The first IFFHS WORLD’S BEST TOPGOALSCORER ranking 2015 (1 .1.2015 to 28.2.2015) was topped by Argentina player Gustavo Bou with 6 goals for Racing Club de Avellaneda in Copa Libertadores. Bou made a brilliant start by scoring two hat tricks in his first two matches. He is followed in the ranking by Asian Cup of Nations Top Scorer Ali Mabkhout (UAE – Al Jazira Club), who scored 5 goals with his national team and by Ahmed Khalil also from UAE – Al Ahli Dubaï with 4 goals for his country and 1 for his club.

Within two months of the year, Asian and African Nations Cup were undergone, many friendlies and group stages of continental clubs in CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and AFC started in addition to UEFA clubs knockout stages. For continental club football, counting starts from the group stages (final 32 for UEFA, CONMEBOL and AFC, final 24 for CONCACAF and final 12 for OFC). CAF is the only exception as the group stage starts with the final 8 and goals are considered from the first stage (final 32). For Copa Sudamericana (no group stage), counting starts from final 32. FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA and CAF Super Cup and Recopa Sudamericana are also considered.

22 players scored 3 or more goals : 10 Asians ( Ali Mabkhout and Ahmed Khalil from UAE with 5 goals, Hamza Al Dardour from Jordan 4 goals, Heung-min Son from South Korea , Ke Sun from China,  Keisuke Honda from Japan, Mohammad Al Sahlawi from Saudi Arabia, Sardar Azmoun from Iran, Tim Cahill from Australia and Xu Yang from China 3 goals all), 6 Africans ( Thievy Bifouma from Congo and Gervais Yao Kouassi “Gervinho” from Ivory Coast with 4 goals, Ahmed Akaïchi from Tunisia, André Ayew from Ghana, Javier Balboa from Equatorial Guinea and Dieumerci Mbokani  from DR Congo with 3 goals), 4 South Americans ( Gustavo Bou 6 goals , Guido Carrillo from Argentina, Wilson Morelo from Colombia and Maxi Lopez from Argentina with 3 goals), and 2 Europeans ( Romelu Lukaku from Belgium 5 goals with Everton FC, Arkadiusz Milik from Poland with 3 goals with AFC Ajax). On club level, 11 play in Europe, 7 in Asia, 3 in South America and 1 in Africa. The list includes 3 players from Argentina and 2 from each of China and UAE.







Joachim Löw is The World’s Best National Coach 2014


World Cup champion coach Joachim Löw of Germany has ended the Spanish domination with a massive victory in the IFFHS National Coach Award for 2014.

Experts from more than 60 countries world-wide had little hesitation in acclaiming Löw as the world’s best for the year, awarding him a massive 220 points, one of the biggest totals and margins since the IFFHS began the annual Awards in 1996.

Alejandro Sabella (Argentina) finished second on 71 points with Louis van Gaal (Netherlands) third on 38 points.

Famed Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque had previously dominated the national coach title with wins in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Löw ,who has had three previoius placings in the poll, has performed meticulous work in his eight years at the helm of the German national team.

He has adjusted to a game philosophy based on the intelligence and the adaptation capacity of his players, giving a new and attractive image of German football.

Argentina coach Sabella and Holland’s Van Gaal took the minor placings mostly due to the performances of their teams in the World Cup in Brazil.

Other coaches such as Pinto (Costa Rica), Sampaoli (Chile) and Herrera (Mexico) also made significant advances in voting following great team performances in Brazil.



1 – Joachim LÖW   (Germany)  220 points

2 – Alejandro SABELLA  (Argentina)  71 points

3 – Louis VAN GAAL   (Netherlands)   38 points

4 – Jose PEKERMAN   (Colombia)  31 points

5 – Jorge Luis PINTO   (Costa Rica)   19 points

6 – Jorge SAMPAOLI   (Chile)   18 points

7 – Miguel HERRERA   (Mexico)   15 points

8 – Marc WILMOTS   (Belgium)  9 points

9 – Didier DESCHAMPS   (France)   8 points

10 – Stephen KESHI  (Nigeria)  1 point




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Vfl Wolfsburg is The World’s Best Woman’s Club 2014


Multiple champion Vfl Wolfsburg has again run away from its opposition and defended its title to be voted by the IFFHS as the World’s Best Woman’s Club for 2014.

Wolfsburg has completed a sweep of championships in 2013 in winning the Bundesliga, the German Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the IFFHS crown.

Football experts from 60 countries around the World took part in the voting organised by the IFFHS, the third year of its annual elections for women’s football.

Wolfsburg gathered 189 points to win by 116 points and again relegated the 2012 winner and 2013 runner-up Olympique Lyon (73 points) to second place with American club Kansas City (48) claiming third.

The result did not come as a surprise as Wolfsburg dominated each competition it contested with an outstanding team which included the 2014 Goalkeeper of the Year in Almuth Schult and captain Nadine Kessler, who is the 2014 FIFA World Player, the 2014 UEFA Player and the 2014 IFFHS Playmaker.

The victory was even more convincing as the French team Olympique Lyon has been a standout performer in women’s football and has been in the world’s Top five for many years.

FC Kansas City, who came third, is the new USA Champion and had a highly successful season which was climaxed by winning the final against the favourite Seattle Reign.



1 – Vfl Wolfsburg   (Germany)    189 points

2 – Olympique Lyon  (France)   73 points

3 – FC Kansas City  (USA)   48 points

4 – FC Rosengard  (Sweden)  21 points

5 – Seattle Reign   (USA)   20 points

6 – 1FFC Turbine Potsdam  (Germany)  17 points

7 – FC Zurich  (Switzerland)   11 points

8 – Tyresö FF  (Sweden)  9 points

9 – Yunago Belle  (Japan  and  Brescia Calcio Feminnile (Italy)  3 points








Carlo Ancelotti is The World’s Best Club Coach 2014


Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti has broken a seven years drought to win the IFFHS 2014 Award as The World’s Best Club Coach.

Ancelotti had previously won the gold medal in 2007 with AC Milan but was a clear winner with Real Madrid in the final world-wide counting of the 18th IFFHS contest.

Under Ancelotti’s guidance, Real Madrid enjoyed a stellar year as winners of the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA World Championship.

Voting for the 2014 trophy was close with the three leading contestants receiving 90 percent of the vote. Ancelotti took first place (169 points), 30 ahead of Diego Simeone (139), the coach of Atletico de Madrid with Bayern München coach Josep Guardiola third on 76.

Simeone has made steady progress with Atletico since 2012, claiming the Spanish championship as well as being a finalist in the UEFA Champions League.

Guardiola, winner of this Award on 2009 and 2011 made a great comeback with Bayern München in taking third place, after the votings of experts from 60 countries from all continents.



1- Carlo ANCELOTTI  (Real Madrid CF)    169 points

2 – Diego SIMEONE  (Atletico de Madrid)  139 points

3 – Josep GUARDIOLA  (FC Bayern München)  76 points

4 – José MOURINHO  (Chelsea FC London)  15 points

5 – Unai EMERY  (FC Sevilla)  11 points

6 – Manuel PELLEGRINI  (Manchester City FC)  8 points

7 – Jürgen KLOPP  (Borussia Dortmund)  7 points

8 – Antonio CONTE  (Juventus Torino FC)  6 points

9 – Ronald KOEMAN (Feyenoord Rotterdam/Southampton FC)  3 points

10 – Rudy GARCIA  (AS Roma)  2 points