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|
|1||Mehdi Taremi||Porto (Portugal)||Iran||21||7||6||5||39|
|2||Kodai Tanaka||Albirex Niigata (Singapore)||Japan||33||6||39|
|3||Ikhsan Fandi||Pathum United (Thailand)||Singapore||13||10||3||4||30|
|4||Reo Nishiguchi||Tanjong Pagar (Singapore)||Japan||26||4||30|
|5||Jamie Maclaren||Melbourne City||Australia||24||2||2||28|
|6||Bobir Abdikholikov||Energetyk-BGU (Belarus)||Uzbekistan||26||1||27|
|7||Heung-Min Son||Tottenham (England)||South Korea||18||2||5||25|
|8||Shin-wook Kim||Lion City Sailors (Singapore)||South Korea||21||3||24|
|9||Ali Mabkhout||Al Jazira||UAE||19||2||1||1||23|
|10||Ayase Ueda||Kashima Antlers, Cercle Brugge (Belgium)||Japan||17||5||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