The AFC Best Goal Scorer 2022: Mehdi Taremi

The 30-year-old Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi became the best goal-scorer of 2022 among the players from AFC countries. He scored 34 goals in all competitions for Porto and 5 for his national team (including 2 in the World Cup), in total 39.
A 23-year old Japanese sensation Kodai Tanaka also scored 39 goals over his very first year in the professional football, but no one of them at the international area, so he conceded the top position in the ranking to Taremi on the tie-breaker

 TOP 10 AFC GOAL SCORERS IN 2022      
 PlayerClubCountryGoals   Total
1Mehdi TaremiPorto (Portugal)Iran2176539
2Kodai TanakaAlbirex Niigata (Singapore)Japan336  39
3Ikhsan FandiPathum United (Thailand)Singapore13103430
4Reo NishiguchiTanjong Pagar (Singapore)Japan264  30
5Jamie MaclarenMelbourne CityAustralia24 2228
6Bobir AbdikholikovEnergetyk-BGU (Belarus)Uzbekistan261  27
7Heung-Min SonTottenham (England)South Korea18 2525
8Shin-wook KimLion City Sailors (Singapore)South Korea213  24
9Ali MabkhoutAl JaziraUAE1921123
10Ayase UedaKashima Antlers, Cercle Brugge (Belgium)Japan175  22

All goals at top senior level are counted (top national divisions, national cups, official international club tournaments, official games between national teams).
Period: from January 1 to December 31, 2022.

NL – National League
NC – National Cups
ICC – International Club Competitions
NT – National Team