For the calendar year 2023, players from Bayern Munich, PSG, and Manchester City are all listed among the top 10 goal scorers in world football.
Things are as tight as ever in the goalscoring lists with a few weeks left in the year, and several well-known names are on this list.
We have totaled all goals scored in world football in 2023, including goals for clubs and nations, and have created a list of the top 10.
Erling Haaland – 50 goals
During his Premier League debut, the Norwegian robot not only set numerous goalscoring records, but he also contributed significantly to a historic treble-winning campaign.
When it comes to scoring goals, Haaland has almost no flaws. The Man City forward is tied with Ronaldo for the most goals scored in 2023 with 50 goals and counting.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 50 goals
Even though Cristiano Ronaldo is currently playing in Saudi Arabia, it’s crazy that at 38 years old, he shares the lead in goals scored in 2023.
Even in his late thirties, most football players are starting to wind down, but CR7 still appears hungry. It is understandable that he has endured throughout the years as he takes better care of his physique than anyone else in the sport. There are moments when all you need to do is stand back and admire greatness.
Harry Kane – 49 goals
After joining Bayern Munich this summer, Kane, the captain of England, left Tottenham as soon as it became likely. With 22 goals in as many games for the German team, the 30-year-old hasn’t wasted any time getting going.
In addition to his outstanding performance at the club level, Kane is still a potent player internationally. Nine of his 49 goals in 2023 came for England, while the other forty were for Tottenham and Bayern Munich together, where he is playing at a really high level.
Kylian Mbappe – 49 goals
Now that Lionel Messi and Neymar are no longer with PSG, Mbappe is unquestionably the star of the show in the French metropolis. The 24-year-old, who is arguably the best player in the world right now, has scored 49 goals and contributed a ton of assists in 2023.
Kylian Mbappe is currently on pace to capture his sixth Ligue 1 Golden Boot, having already won five in a row. Few defenders are able to stop him when he’s playing at his peak.
German Cano – 40 goals
While players who are currently in Europe rule the top goalscorers chart for 2023, Fluminense attacker Cano breaks that trend.
With over 280 goals in his career, the seasoned 35-year-old isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Cano recently achieved his career high by leading Fluminense to the Copa Libertadores. Call him up, Argentina.
Santiago Gimenez – 39 goals
After joining Feyenoord in the summer of 2022, Gimenez has been playing exceptionally well. Because of his remarkable goal-scoring return, he has recently been linked to teams like Arsenal and Chelsea.
Gimenez has scored 39 goals this year, two of which have been for Mexico and 37 of which have come at the club level. It’s just a matter of time till he makes a huge breakthrough.
Barnabas Varga – 38 goals
Varga had never finished a season with more than 15 goals before the previous one. But in 2023, the Hungarian forward has produced more goals than before.
Varga made an impression with Paks the previous season, and his impressive play earned him a transfer to Ferencvarosi TC, the champions of Hungary. With 38 goals in 2023 thus far, Verga is worthy of a spot on this esteemed roster.
Denis Bouanga – 38 goals
Bouanga’s goals played a major part in LAFC’s success and their journey to the MLS Cup final. With an incredible 38 goals in all competitions this year, the former Saint-Etienne winger has been unstoppable in the Major League Soccer.
He scored a goal for himself in the championship match as well, but Columbus Crew prevailed narrowly 2-1, and he was on the losing side.
Romelu Lukaku – 38 goals
Despite a season marred by injuries the previous year, Lukaku is currently among the world’s most prolific players. The Belgian striker has already netted 12 goals for Roma this season, but the majority of those goals have come from playing for his country.
Lukaku has scored 38 goals so far in 2023, with 39% coming for Belgium. The 30-year-old consistently puts it on for his nation and scored more goals than any other player during the Euro 2024 qualification process.
Lautaro Martinez – 36 goals
Next up is Martinez, an Argentine who plays for Inter Milan and has scored 36 goals so far this year. With 14 goals this season alone, the 26-year-old is presently leading the race for the Serie A Golden Boot. He has been playing well this year.
Mauro Icardi – 36 goals
It has been delightful to witness Icardi’s comeback in Turkish football. The Argentine forward has appeared sharper than ever since joining Galatasaray, following a difficult few years with PSG.
Icardi, who doesn’t get much playing time for the Argentine national team these days, has scored all 36 of his goals in 2023 at the club level, in contrast to the majority of other forwards on this list. He seemed to be enjoying his life in Turkey at the moment, despite that.