The World’s top scorer of 3rd Decade XXI: Kylian Mbappé

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10 January 2024 13:49
The World’s top scorer of 3rd Decade XXI: Kylian Mbappé

IFFHS has published the top scorers of 3rd Decade XXI after 2023

Idman.biz reports that Kylian Mbappe leads the world's best goal-scorers’ ranking of the 3rd decade of XXI century (2021-2030) after the year 2023.

Over the three years of the current decade, the Frenchman has amassed 159 goals.

Remarkably, Mbappé is the only footballer to score 50+ goals in every calendar year of the decade. He took the lead on 24 March 2023, surpassing Robert Lewandowski, who has now dropped to third place (139 goals), also being behind Erling Haaland (145).
It should be noted that as of the end of 2023, 12 players have already reached the 100-goal mark.

BEST GOAL-SCORERS

IN 3rd DECADE

OF XXI CENTURY

2021-2023

Player

Country

DL

DC

ICC

NT

Goals

2021

2022

2023

1

Kylian Mbappé

France

90

17

22

30

159

51

56

52

2

Erling Haaland

Norway

89

11

24

21

145

49

46

50

3

Robert Lewandowski

Poland

90

6

24

19

139

69

42

28

4

Harry Kane

England

82

6

13

30

131

44

35

52

5

Karim Benzema

France

70

10

28

10

118

47

33

38

6

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal

70

4

17

26

117

47

16

54

7

Bérgson

Brazil

73

25

10

108

23

46

39

8

Lionel Messi

Argentina

46

4

21

35

106

43

35

28

9

Garbhan Coughlan

Republic of Ireland

86

19

105

25

38

42

10

Mohamed Salah

Egypt

63

7

22

12

104

39

29

36

11

Michael Olunga

Kenya

59

19

19

6

103

36

32

35

12

Mehdi Taremi

Iran

57

12

11

21

101

31

39

31

13

Germán Cano

Argentina

69

7

19

95

11

44

40

14

Hulk

Brazil

69

11

15

95

36

29

30

15

Gabriel Barbosa

Brazil

57

12

21

3

93

44

29

20

16

Eran Zahavi

Israel

50

8

24

10

92

31

23

38

17

Lautaro Martínez

Argentina

68

8

6

10

92

29

26

37

18

Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba

Togo

74

8

5

5

92

24

33

35

19

Nemanja Bilbija

Bosnia and Herzegovina

79

6

7

92

25

28

39

20

Peter Shalulile

Namibia

50

15

14

8

87

37

21

29

21

Ali Mabkhout

UAE

63

4

1

19

87

36

23

28

22

Pedro

Brazil

51

12

21

1

85

20

30

35

23

Kyogo Furuhashi

Japan

62

10

7

5

84

35

18

31

24

Jamie Maclaren

Australia

72

3

3

6

84

28

28

28

25

Romelu Lukaku

Belgium

39

6

12

26

83

33

10

40

26

Julián Álvarez

Argentina

46

12

17

7

82

28

32

22

27

Vangelis Pavlidis

Greece

55

5

16

5

81

21

24

36

28

Wissam Ben Yedder

France

65

8

7

1

81

29

30

22

29

Victor Osimhen

Nigeria

55

10

15

80

22

24

34

30

Enner Valencia

Ecuador

56

3

12

9

80

23

24

33

31

Ayoub El Kaabi

Morocco

52

8

9

11

80

41

16

23

32

Dominik Stolz

Germany

76

1

3

80

25

25

30

33

Boris Kopitović

Montenegro

68

9

3

80

16

41

23

The ranking published here provides a breakdown of goals both by tournaments (to the left of the total amount) and by years (to the right).
All top-level goals are taken into account:
DL = domestic leagues (only national and regional top tier),
DC = relevant domestic cups
ICC = international club competitions,
NT = national team

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