Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully retained his IFFHS Top Goal Scorer Trophy after another season of scoring goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo is again The World’s Best Top Goal Scorer

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Ronaldo, after being named the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer with a record of 17 goals , the Pichichi Trophy and the European Soulier d’Or with 31 goals, ended 2014 by claiming the IFFHS Award with a total of 20 goals, five for Portugal and 15 for Real Madrid. The prolific striker had won the Award in 2013 with 25 goals and in holding his title he joined Lionel Messi (2011 and 2012) as the only players to win in successive years.

Three Spanish based players topped the voting with Ronaldo being joined by South Americans Neymar (Brazil) who finished second on 19 goals and Argentina’s Messi third on 18 goals. Both play for FC Barcelona. Neymar posted the highest number of national team goals with 15 while Ronaldo had the best club score with the same total.

Three players had 10 or more goals for their national teams : Neymar (Brazil) 15, Thomas Müller (Germany) and Enner Valencia (Ecuador) 10 while six players scored 10 or more club goals : Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF) 15, Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain FC) 12, Juan Belencoso (Kitchee SC) and Luiz Adriano (FC Shakhtar Donetsk) 11 and Messi (FC Barcelona) and Nasser Al-Shamrani (Al-Hilal Riyadh) 10.

A total of 54 players scored seven or more goals. The list consisted of 22 Europeans, 14 South Americans, 9 asians, 8 Africans and one from CONCACAF. Brazil holds the highest number of goal scorers with five players, followed by Colombia, Croatia, Germany and Netherlands with 3, Belgium, Chile, England, france, Philippines, Spain and Uruguay with 2.

In club football, 34 played in Europe, 12 in Asia, 5 in Africa and 3 in CONCACAF. FC Bayern München fielded the most with five players, followed by FC Barcelona, FC Porto and Real Madrid CF with three, and then Arsenal FC, FC Red Bull Salzburg, Manchester United FC, VfL Wolfsburg and Yangon United FC with two.

1Cristiano RonaldoPortugalUEFAReal Madrid C.F.SpainUEFA51520
2NeymarBrazilCONMEBOLFC BarcelonaSpainUEFA15419
3Lionel MessiArgentinaCONMEBOLFC BarcelonaSpainUEFA81018
4Asamoah GyanGhanaCAFAl Ain FCUAEAFC61218
5Karim BenzemaFranceUEFAReal Madrid C.F.SpainUEFA7916
6Thomas MüllerGermanyUEFAFC Bayern MunichGermanyUEFA10515
7Kyaw Ko KoMyanmarAFCYangon United F.C.MyanmarAFC6612
8Nasser Al-ShamraniSaudi ArabiaAFCAl-Hilal RiyadhSaudi ArabiaAFC21012
9Robin van PersieNetherlandsUEFAManchester United F.C.EnglandUEFA8311
10Gareth BaleWalesUEFAReal Madrid C.F.SpainUEFA3811
11Juan BelencosoSpainUEFAKitchee SCHong KongAFC01111
11Luiz AdrianoBrazilCONMEBOLFC Shakhtar DonetskUkraineUEFA01111
13Enner ValenciaEcuadorCONMEBOLF.C. PachucaMexicoCONCACAF10010
14James RodríguezColombiaCONMEBOLAS MonacoFranceUEFA9110
15Mario GötzeGermanyUEFAFC Bayern MunichGermanyUEFA7310
16Mario MandžukićCroatiaUEFAFC Bayern MunichGermanyUEFA4610
17Eduardo VargasChileCONMEBOLValencia CFSpainUEFA729
18Arjen RobbenNetherlandsUEFAFC Bayern MunichGermanyUEFA639
19Robert LewandowskiPolandUEFABorussia DortmundGermanyUEFA549
20Edinson CavaniUruguayCONMEBOLParis Saint-GermainFranceUEFA459
20Mouhcine IajourMoroccoCAFRaja AC CasablancaMoroccoCAF459
22Césaire GandzéCongoCAFAC Léopards de DolisieDR CongoCAF189
23Jonathan SorianoSpainUEFAFC Red Bull SalzburgAustriaUEFA099
24Wayne RonneyEnglandUEFAManchester United F.C.EnglandUEFA808
25Xherdan ShaqiriSwitzerlandUEFAFC Bayern MunichGermanyUEFA718
26André SchürrleGermanyUEFAChelsea F.C.EnglandUEFA628
27Ali MabkhoutUnited Arab EmiratesAFCAl Jazira ClubUAEAFC538
27Danny WelbeckEnglandUEFAArsenal F.C.EnglandUEFA538
27Dries MertensBelgiumUEFAS.S.C. NapoliItalyUEFA538
30Carlos BaccaColombiaCONMEBOLSevilla FCSpainUEFA448
30Klaas Jan HuntelaarNetherlandsUEFAFC Schalke 04GermanyUEFA448
30Yacine BrahimiAlgeriaCAFF.C. PortoPortugalUEFA448
33Daouda KamilouNigerCAFCotonsport FC de GarouaCameroonCAF268
33Jackson MartínezColombiaCONMEBOLF.C. PortoPortugalUEFA268
33Oribe PeraltaMexicoCONCACAFClub Santos LagunaMexicoCONCACAF268
36Nguyễn Văn QuyếtVietnamAFCHà Nội T&T F.C.VietnamAFC178
37Omar Al SomaSyriaAFCAl-QadsiaKuwaitAFC088
37Alan CarvalhoBrazilCONMEBOLFC Red Bull SalzburgAustriaUEFA88
39Ivan PerišićCroatiaUEFAVfL WolfsburgGermanyUEFA707
39Khairul AmriSingaporeAFCLionsXIIMalaysiaAFC707
39Mark HartmannPhilippinesAFCGlobal F.C.PhilippinesAFC707
39Phil YounghusbandPhilippinesAFCLoyola Meralco SparksPhilippinesAFC707
39Tim CahillAustraliaAFCNew York Red BullsUnited StatesCONCACAF707
44Antoine GriezmannFranceUEFAAtlético MadridSpainUEFA527
44Luis SuárezUruguayCONMEBOLFC BarcelonaSpainUEFA527
44Vincent AboubakarCameroonCAFF.C. PortoPortugalUEFA527
47Alexis SánchezChileCONMEBOLArsenal F.C.EnglandUEFA437
47Andriy YarmolenkoUkraineUEFAFC Dynamo KyivUkraineUEFA437
47Kevin De BruyneBelgiumUEFAVfL WolfsburgGermanyUEFA437
50Andrej KramarićCroatiaUEFAHNK RijekaCroatiaUEFA257
51Amr GamalEgyptCAFAl-Ahly SC CairoEgyptCAF167
52César Augusto HermenegildoBrazilCONMEBOLYangon United F.C.MyanmarAFC077
52Paulo RangelBrazilCONMEBOLSelangor FAMalaysiaAFC077
52Roger AssaléIvory CoastCAFSéwé Sports de San PedroIvory CoastCAF077

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