IFFHS Men's World Best Goal Scorer 2024 at 29 February: Martín Cauteruccio

Martín Cauteruccio (picture) was very sensational in February with his 14 goals scored for Sporting Cristal during a single month (10 in the national league, 4 in Copa Libertadores).
No one has ever scored so many goals in a calendar month over the current decade!
In total, the 36-year-old Uruguayan striker has already scored 17 goals since the beginning of the year, breaking away from the other scorers by a solid distance of 4 goals.
His two-month goal collection includes as many as 4 hat-tricks.
What makes his feat even more surprising is that Cauteruccio has never appeared in the IFFHS rankings before.
Before his arrival in Peru early this year, he didn’t score a single goal in his last 15 games for his previous club Independiente (Argentina).


 PlayerGoalsDLDCICCNTNationalityClub (League)
1Martín Cauteruccio17134  UruguaySporting Cristal (Peru)
2Viktor Gyökeres13652 SwedenSporting (Portugal)
3Luuk de Jong121011 NetherlandsPSV
4Imre Badalassi1212   ItalyTre Penne (San Marino)
5Kylian Mbappé11461 FrancePSG
6Brad Young11821 England The New Saints (Wales)
7Aymen Hussein104  6IraqAl Quwa Al Jawiya
8Frantzdy Pierrot10712 HaitiMaccabi Haifa
9Evanílson1064  BrazilPorto (Portugal)
10Michy Batshuayi1046  BelgiumFenerbahçe (Turkey)
11Akram Afif9   9QatarAl Sadd
12Robert Lewandowski 9441 PolandBarcelona (Spain)
13Dušan Vlahović99   SerbiaJuventus (Italy)
14Lautaro Martínez981  ArgentinaInter (Italy) 
15Jonathan David963  CanadaLille (France)
16Rey Manaj981  AlbaniaSivasspor (Turkey)
17Ezequiel Ponce99   ArgentinaAEK Athens (Greece)
18Lawrence Shankland972  ScotlandHearts
19Robson 99   BrazilCoritiba
 Paulo Baya 99   BrazilGoiás
21Carlinhos981  BrazilNova Iguaçu
22Ronan Hale945  Republic of IrelandCliftonville (Northern Ireland)
23Samuel Pancotti99   San MarinoFolgore
24Luke Montebello972  MaltaHamrun Spartans
25Benjamin Bourigeaud8233 FranceRennes
26Ayoub El Kaabi86 2 MoroccoOlympiakos (Greece)
27Ulises Dávila86 2 MexicoMacarthur (Australia)
28Paulo Dybala871  ArgentinaRoma (Italy)
29Erling Haaland835  NorwayManchester City (England)
30Rafa871  PortugalBenfica
31Pedro Gonçalves844  PortugalSporting Lisbon
32Semih Kılıçsoy88   TurkeyBeşiktaş
33Levi García88   Trinidad and TobagoAEK Athens (Greece)
34Bojan Miovski853  North MacedoniaAberdeen (Scotland)
35Gonzalo Mastriani88   UruguayAmérica Mineiro (Brazil)
36David Fisher871  EnglandGlentoran (Northern Ireland)
37Andy Ryan844  ScotlandLarne (Northern Ireland)
38Guilherme Bissoli88   BrazilBuriram United (Thailand)
39Pablo Rodríguez871  SpainSt Joseph's (Gibraltar)

All goals at top senior level are counted: domestic (top national and regional) leagues (DL), domestic cups (DC), official international club tournaments (ICC), official games between national teams (NT). 
Period: from 1 January to 31 December 2024.
Tie-breakers: 1) more international goals (ICC + NT), 2) more goals for national team (NT), 3) stronger league (by IFFHS ranking), 4) goals in domestic leagues (DL), 5) number of total games.