Highest Scoring Defender in 3rd Decade XXI after 2023

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11 January 2024 16:21
Highest Scoring Defender in 3rd Decade XXI after 2023

James Tavernier, an English right-back from Glasgow Rangers, dominates the ranking for highest scoring defenders in the world football in the 3rd decade of XXI century (2021-2030) after its first three years (2021, 2022, 2023).

Idman.biz reports that with astonishing 26 goals notched over the past year, Tavernier has already amassed 54 in this decade, 15 more than any other prolific defenders.

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).

HIGHEST SCORING

DEFENDERS

IN 3rd DECADE OF

XXI

CENTURY

2021-

2023

Player

Role

Country

DL

DC

ICC

NT

Goals

Pen.

2021

2022

2023

1

James Tavernier

RB

England

36

6

12

54

32

6

22

26

2

Benjamin Mata

CB

Cook Islands

30

8

1

39

29

11

7

21

3

Besnik Krasniqi

RB

Kosovo

37

2

39

29

15

15

9

4

Ali Maâloul

LB

Tunisia

20

3

5

2

30

22

11

6

13

5

Höskuldur Gunnlaugsson

RB

Iceland

17

7

6

30

10

8

7

15

6

Carlos Ramírez

CB

Colombia

24

3

1

28

19

4

13

11

7

Kendall Waston

CB

Costa Rica

21

3

3

27

0

9

8

10

8

Ramin Rezaeian

RB

Iran

15

2

4

4

25

4

7

4

14

9

Alexander Scholz

CB

Denmark

18

2

5

25

22

6

5

11

10

David Hancko

CB

Slovakia

14

2

5

3

24

8

12

8

4

11

Gustavo Gómez

CB

Paraguay

13

2

6

1

22

3

5

11

6

12

Victor Cardozo

CB

Brazil

19

3

22

15

6

8

8

13

Achraf Hakimi

RB

Morocco

15

1

5

21

0

8

7

6

14

Aleix Cisteró

LB

Spain

17

2

1

20

10

6

14

15

Vincent Atingah

CB

Ghana

20

20

15

2

7

11

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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