Picture : Lewandowski before Messi and Reis in the Top Division Goal Scorer Ranking.

The World’s Best National Top Division Scorer 2021 at April 1: Lewandowski spearheaded the contest

Excellent form which Robert Lewandowski had in March, allowed him to gain leadership also in the ranking for national goal-scorers. Since the beginning of the year, the Pole has already scored 18 goals for Bayern in the Bundesliga. 
Over the season 2020-21, he has tremendous tally of 35 goals in 26 matches in the German championship. Gerd Müller's long-standing Bundesliga record (40 goals for a season) seemed so close! All the more annoying is the injury that Lewandowski got at the end of March while being at his national team. If the forecast, according to which he will miss about a month, turns out to be correct, Robert will only have the last 3 rounds to catch up Müller.
Coming back to our ranking, the 2020 winner Cristiano Ronaldo is still quite shy: only 17th position with 11 goals.
His former runner-up Marcel Hernández, who started the year modestly, too, perked up after changing the club (Cartagines to Alajuelense). The Cuban scored 7 goals in the Costa Rican league in March (including 2 hat-tricks) and returned to the contenders' circle. He now also has 11 goals.


1Robert Lewandowski Bayern (Germany)Poland18
2Lionel Messi Barcelona (Spain)Argentina16
3Tardeli ReisSamut Prakan (Thailand)Brazil15
4Georgios GiakoumakisVenlo (Netherlands)Greece14
5Ali MabkhoutAl JaziraUAE14
6Baghdad BounedjahAl Sadd (Qatar)Algeria14
7Shayne LaveryLinfieldNorthern Ireland14
8Ignacio RamírezLiverpool MontevideoUruguay13
9Bafétimbi GomisAl Hilal (Saudi Arabia)France13
10André SilvaEintracht (Germany)Portugal12
11Patson DakaSalzburg (Austria)Zambia12
12Fabio LimaAl WaslUAE12
13Jamie MaclarenMelbourne CityAustralia12
14Bidyashagar SinghTRAUIndia12
15Pa Omar JobeSheikh Jamal (Bangladesh)Gambia12
 RobinhoBashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Brazil12
17Cristiano RonaldoJuventus (Italy)Portugal 11
18Luis Suárez Atletico (Spain)Uruguay11
19Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund (Germany)Norway11
20Aaron BoupendzaHatayspor (Turkey)Gabon11
21Maureen FrancoFénixUruguay11
22Marcel HernándezAlajuelense (Costa Rica)Cuba11
23Dennis AntwiGokulam (India)Ghana11
 Luka MajcenChurchill Brothers (India)Slovenia11
25Raúl BecerraBashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Argentina11
26Ilkay GündoganManchester City (England)Germany10
27Youssef En-NesyriSevilla (Spain)Morocco10
28Jan KuchtaSlavia PragueCzech Republic10
29Paul OnuachuGenk (Belgium)Nigeria10
30Cristian GuancaAl Shabab (Saudi Arabia)Argentina10
 Mitchell te VredeAl Fateh (Saudi Arabia)Netherlands10
32Jay DonnellyGlentoranNorthern Ireland10
33Dennis MurilloNakhon Ratchasima (Thailand)Brazil10
34BillChiangrai United (Thailand)Brazil10

All goals scored in top national divisions worldwide were taken in account.
Period: from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
Tiebreaking criteria in case of equal number of total goals: 
1) strength of the league (according to IFFHS ranking), 
2) number of games played.