Gyan leads World’s Top Goalscorer race

The Black Stars striker has scored more goals for both club and country than any other player in the World.


Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is leading the race for ‘World’s Top Goalscorer 2014’ award, according to the ranking by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) for his fine form for club and country.

The Al Ain forward tops the world’s scorers’ chart with 18 goals for club and country. Gyan scored 12 goals in the Asian Champions League and six for his country in 2014.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiani Ronaldo sits second on the rankings with 17 goals (4 for Portugal & 13 in UEFA Champions League), while Brazilian captain Neymar follows in third position with 16 (13 for Brazil & 3 in UEFA Champions League).

French forward Karim Benzema sits fourth with 14 goals (7 for France & 7 in the UEFA Champions League), Thomas Muller is fifth with 12 goals (8 for Germany & 4 in UEFA Champions League) and four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi follows in the spot six on 11 goals (7 for Argentina & 4 UEFA Champions League)

Ronaldo won 2013 edition after scoring 15 goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League and 10 for Portugal during 2013 – more than any other player on international level.