The AFC Best Goal Scorer 2023: Mehdi Taremi

The 31-year-old Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi became the best goal-scorer of 2023 among the players from AFC countries. He scored 31 goals; 19 of them in all competitions for Porto and 12 for his national team.
Kyogo Furuhashi (Japan) and Omar Al-Somah (Syria) also totaled 31 goals; they conceded to Taremi due to a tie-breaker.
Taremi was the best AFC goal-scorer in 2022 as well.

 TOP 10    AFC     GOALSCORERS   IN   2023
 PlayerTotalGoals   CountryClubs (Leagues)
1Mehdi Taremi31161212IranPorto (Portugal)
2Kyogo Furuhashi3121622JapanCeltic (Scotland)
3Omar Al-Somah31226 3SyriaAl Arabi (Qatar)
4Ali Mabkhout28222 4UAEAl Jazira
5Jamie Maclaren2821313AustraliaMelbourne City
6Son Heung-min27192 6South KoreaTottenham (England)
7Feras Al Brikan27243  Saudi ArabiaAl Fateh, Al Ahli Jeddah
8Akram Afif262312 QatarAl Sadd
9Shabaib Al-Khaldi2513  12KuwaitKazma, Hatta (UAE)
10Arif Aiman Hanapi2512436MalaysiaJohor Darul Ta'zim

All goals at top senior level are counted: top national and regional leagues (NL), national cups (NC), official international club competitions (ICC), official games between national teams (NT). 
Period: from 1 January to 31 December 2023.
Tie-breakers: 1) international goals (ICC + NT), 2) goals for national team (NT), 3) goals in domestic leagues (NL), 4) league strength (by IFFHS ranking).