Picture : Robert Lewandowski keeps the leadership !

The World’s Best Goal Scorer 2021 at May 31: Lewandowski keeps distance 

The top part of the ranking has not changed much over the past month. Robert Lewandowski played only 3 games in May, but scored 5 goals in them, which allows him to maintain a confident lead with 31 goals.
Kylian Mbappe (picture down) and Lionel Messi also scored 4-5 goals for May, remaining in the status of the Pole's closest pursuers with 28 goals each.

Lewandowski, meanwhile, continues to score in his every match, increasing his goal-scoring streak to 14 matches: this is one of the best series in the XXI century!
Ali Mabkhout, 6th in the ranking, scored another hat-trick in May. He now has already 5 hat-tricks in 2021 (3 for the club, 2 for the national team)!
Cyle Larin, 18th in the ranking, made his 2nd poker in 2021. He equalled Georgios Giakoumakis in this achievement.
Erling Haaland, 7th in the ranking, loves to score the doubles. Starting from February 17, in every match he scored, he scored strictly two goals (9 times)!
Zachary Hadji from Fola (Luxembourg) was the most successful goal-scorer in May: 9 goals over the month. This allowed him to jump from 41st position in the ranking to 10th.


 PlayerClubCountryGoals    Total
1Robert Lewandowski Bayern (Germany)Poland24 43 31
2Kylian MbappéPSGFrance1576  28
3Lionel Messi Barcelona (Spain)Argentina2332  28
4Jamie MaclarenMelbourne CityAustralia25    25
5Shayne LaveryLinfieldNorthern Ireland187   25
6Ali MabkhoutAl JaziraUAE18  6 24
7Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund (Germany)Norway1734  24
8Gerard MorenoVillarrealSpain15 71 23
9Patson DakaSalzburg (Austria)Zambia19  4 23
10Zachary HadjiFola (Luxembourg)France23    23
11Gabriel BarbosaFlamengoBrazil1516  22
12Bafétimbi GomisAl Hilal (Saudi Arabia)France19 3  22
13Paul OnuachuGenk (Belgium)Nigeria182 2 22
14Baghdad BounedjahAl Sadd (Qatar)Algeria15511 22
15Cristiano RonaldoJuventus (Italy)Portugal 173 1 21
16Michael OlungaAl Duhail (Qatar)Kenya659  20
17Haris SeferovićBenfica (Portugal)Switzerland162 2 20
18Cyle LarinBeşiktaş (Turkey)Canada132 4 19
19Harry Kane Tottenham England 14122 19
20André SilvaEintracht (Germany)Portugal19    19
21Frank CastañedaSheriff (Moldova)Colombia154   19
22Karim BenzemaReal Madrid (Spain)France1512  18
23Dusan VlahovicFiorentina (Italy)Serbia17  1 18
24Ignacio RamírezLiverpool MontevideoUruguay18    18
25Agustín ÁlvarezPeñarolUruguay9 8  17
26Ben MalangoRaja Casablanca (Morocco)Congo DR926  17
27Mohamed SalahLiverpool (England)Egypt9332 17
28Gonzalo BergessioNacional (Uruguay)Argentina1214  17
29Romelu Lukaku Internazionale (Italy) Belgium132 2 17
30Antoine GriezmannBarcelona (Spain)France105 2 17
31Mehdi TaremiPorto (Portugal)Iran1232  17
32Fabio LimaAl WaslUAE151 1 17
33Luis MurielAtalanta (Italy)Colombia1511  17
34Hakim AbdallahHesperange (Luxembourg)Madagascar17    17
35Dejan DamjanovićKitchee (Hongkong)

Montenegro17    17
36Georgios GiakoumakisVenlo (Netherlands)Greece161   17
37RobinhoBashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Brazil161   17
38Ayoub El KaabiWydadMorocco6343 16
39Mislav OršićDinamo ZagrebCroatia925  16
40Abderrazak HamdallahAl Nassr (Saudi Arabia)Morocco 1024  16
41Youssef El-ArabiOlympiakos (Greece)Morocco1123  16
42Memphis DepayLyon (France)Netherlands122 2 16
43Aaron BoupendzaHatayspor (Turkey)Gabon15  1 16
44Florin TanaseFCSBRomania15  1 16
45Simeon NwankwoCrotone (Italy)Nigeria16    16
46Jan KuchtaSlavia PragueCzech Republic133   16
47Raúl BecerraBashundhara Kings (Bangladesh)Argentina133   16
48Kelechi IheanachoLeicester (England)Nigeria124   16
49Eran ZahaviPSV (Netherlands)Israel10 41 15
50Peter ShalulileMamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)Namibia7422 15
51Ilkay GündoganManchester City (England)Germany11112 15
52Youssef En-NesyriSevilla (Spain)Morocco13 2  15
53Alexander IsakReal Sociedad (Spain)Sweden14  1 15
54Mame DioufHatayspor (Turkey)Senegal15    15
55Adel BettaiebF91 Dudelange (Luxembourg)Tunisia15    15
56Dominik StolzHesperange (Luxembourg)Germany15    15
57Tardeli ReisSamut Prakan (Thailand)Brazil15    15
58Wissam Ben YedderMonacoFrance132   15
59Milan MakaricRadnikSerbia132   15
60Billel MessaoudiSaouraAlgeria132   15

All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international club tournaments, official games between national teams).
Brazilian state championships Paulista and Carioca have status equal to national leagues (according to IFFHS decision).
NL – National League
NC – National Cups
ICC – International Club Competitions
NT – National Team

Period: from January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021.
Tiebreaking criteria in case of equal number of total goals: 1) international goals (ICC + NT), 2) goals scored for national team (NT), 3) goals scored in domestic league (NL), 4) strength of the league (according to IFFHS ranking), 5) number of total games played.