In the world of football, goalscorers are revered for their ability to find the back of the net consistently. In 2023, several players have stood out with their impressive goal-scoring exploits.
Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 goalscorers across world football in 2023.
10Mauro Icardi – 35 goals
Mauro Icardi’s resurgence in Turkish football has been a delight to witness. After a difficult spell with PSG, the Argentine forward has found his form again since joining Galatasaray.
All 35 of his goals in 2023 have come at the club level, as he hasn’t been given many opportunities with the Argentine national team.
Nevertheless, Icardi seems to be thriving in Turkey.
9Lautaro Martinez – 35 goals
Another Argentine, Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan, has also netted 35 goals in the calendar year. The 26-year-old has been in fine form, leading the race for the Serie A Golden Boot this season with 13 goals. Martinez’s performances have been instrumental in Inter Milan’s success.
8German Cano – 35 goals
Breaking the trend of players currently playing in Europe, Fluminense forward German Cano has managed to score 35 goals in 2023.
The experienced 35-year-old has been a consistent goal scorer throughout his career and recently reached the peak by winning the Copa Libertadores with Fluminense.
7Denis Bouanga – 36 goals
Denis Bouanga has been a key player for LAFC in the MLS this year, scoring an impressive 36 goals across all competitions.
The former Saint-Etienne winger has been in unstoppable form and could make a significant impact in the upcoming final.
6Santiago Gimenez – 37 goals
Santiago Gimenez has been in prolific form since joining Feyenoord in 2022. The Mexican forward has scored 37 goals, with 35 at the club level and 2 for the national team.
His performances have caught the attention of top clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea.
5Barnabas Varga – 38 goals
Hungarian forward Barnabas Varga has had a breakthrough season in 2023, scoring 38 goals so far. After impressing with Paks, Varga earned a move to Hungarian champions Ferencvarosi TC.
His goal-scoring prowess has been a key factor in his team’s success.
4Kylian Mbappe – 47 goals
With the departure of Lionel Messi and Neymar from PSG, Kylian Mbappe has taken center stage in the French capital.
The 24-year-old has scored an impressive 47 goals in 2023, along with providing numerous assists. Mbappe’s performances have earned him five consecutive Ligue 1 Golden Boots.
3Cristiano Ronaldo – 48 goals
Even at the age of 38, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy expectations. The Portuguese forward, now playing in Saudi Arabia, has scored 48 goals in 2023. Ronaldo’s dedication to his physical fitness and his hunger for success have allowed him to remain at the top of his game.
2Harry Kane – 49 goals
Following his move to Bayern Munich, Harry Kane has been in sensational form. The English striker has already scored 22 goals for his new club and has continued to impress on the international stage.
Nine of his 49 goals in 2023 were scored for England, while the remaining 40 came for a combination of Tottenham and Bayern Munich.
1Erling Haaland – 49 goals
Erling Haaland, the Norwegian sensation, has been a goal-scoring machine in 2023. The Manchester City forward has netted an impressive 49 goals and counting.
Haaland’s incredible scoring ability has been instrumental in his team’s success, and he continues to break records with his performances.
This article was updated 1 month ago