Posted on Apr 7, 2015 | Iffhs News Category
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.