Top 10 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Scorers So Far

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Top 10 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Scorers So Far
Top 10 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Scorers So Far

Following Thursday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ group stage matches, below are the top 10 leading scorers in the tournament.

Brand Spur Nigeria recalls that Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2, while Brazil won 2-0 against Serbia.

With more goals expected to rain heavily at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, below are the top goal scorers as obtained from Goal.com

1. Bukayo Saka | England | 2 goals

Bukayo Saka opened his World Cup account in style with a brace against Iran. Two cracking finishes in each half from the winger helped England to a 6-2 victory in their opening match.

2. Olivier Giroud | France | 2 goals

Giroud’s brace against Australia helped France to victory in their opening match. He is also now the country’s joint-top goalscorer along with Thierry Henry and could overtake the former Arsenal player to make history soon.

3. Richarlison | Brazil | 2 goals

Richarlison started as the number 9 in Brazil’s four-man attack, but couldn’t impose himself in the game as much, thanks to the resilience of the Serbian defence. However, his goal off the rebound off the Serbian keeper after Vini. Jr’s goal put the Brazilians 1-0 ahead in the game.

For his second goal, it was a ridiculous strike as he controlled Vini Jr’s ball into the box mid-air and struck a powerful overhead kick to power Brazil to a 2-0 lead.

4. Ferran Torres | Spain | 2 goals

Spanish forward Ferran Torres bagged himself a brace in a clinical win in their opening fixture. Torres was in exceptional form in Spain’s opening encounter as he netted a penalty and then scored a brilliant goal to take his goal-scoring tally to 2.

5. Enner Valencia | Ecuador | 2 goals

Enner Valencia opened his account in this year’s World Cup with a brace against hosts Qatar, helping Ecuador to a 2-0 win. He could’ve had a hattrick if not for VAR overruling a goal.

6. Mehdi Taremi | Iran | 2 goals

While Iran couldn’t do much against England’s domination, their frontman Taremi managed to get a brace against 2018’s semi-finalists. A rousing finish off the cross-bar and a penalty helped the striker reduce the deficit marginally.

7. Lionel Messi | Argentina | 1 goal

Lionel Messi opened his World Cup account with a well taken-penalty against Saudi Arabia, however, it wasn’t enough to prevent them from suffering a surprise defeat in their opening game.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo, João Félix, Rafael Leão | Portugal | 1 goal

The leading men’s all-time goalscorer scored his 118th goal for Portugal after scoring a second-half penalty, following a foul on him in the penalty box.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 8th goal in World Cups and, thus, became the first player in World Cup history to score at five World Cup finals.

João Félix scored an important goal for Portugal to make it 2-1 for Portugal, just five minutes after André Ayew equalised for Ghana.

Rafael Leão, on his World Cup debut, scored just 2 minutes and 42 seconds after coming on as a substitute to score Portugal’s third. That goal more or less put the game beyond Ghana’s reach.

9. Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish, Jude Bellingham, Raheem Sterling | England | 1 goal

While Bukayo Saka stole the headlines with a brace, Bellingham, Sterling, Rashford, and Grealish, each scored a goal apiece in England’s 6-2 rout of Iran in their World Cup opener, the latter two coming off the bench to do so.

10. Adrien Rabiot, Kylian Mbappé | France | 1 goal

Kylian Mbappé and Adrien Rabiot both scored headers on either side of Olivier Giroud’s brace as France came back to win 4-1 against Australia.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Scorers

The table below is updated as of Thursday, November 24.

Rank Player Team Goals
(Penalties)
Assists Matches Minutes
Played
1. Ferran Torres Spain 2 (1) 1 57
Bukayo Saka England 2 (0) 1 71
Enner Valencia Ecuador 2 (1) 1 77
Richarlison Brazil 2 (0) 1 79
Olivier Giroud France 2 (0) 1 89
Mehdi Taremi Iran 2 (1) 1 90
7. Alvaro Morata Spain 1 (0) 1 1 33
Raheem Sterling England 1 (0) 1 1 71
Kylian Mbappe France 1 (0) 1 1 90
Dani Olmo Spain 1 (0) 1 1 90
Adrien Rabiot France 1 (0) 1 1 90
Davy Klaassen Netherlands 1 (0) 1 11
Osman Bukari Ghana 1 (0) 1 13
Rafael Leao Portugal 1 (0) 1 13
Ritsu Doan Japan 1 (0) 1 19
Jack Grealish England 1 (0) 1 19
Marcus Rashford England 1 (0) 1 19
Takuma Asano Japan 1 (0) 1 33
Carlos Soler Spain 1 (0) 1 33
Ilkay Gundogan Germany 1 (1) 1 67
Marco Asensio Spain 1 (0) 1 69
Breel Embolo Switzerland 1 (0) 1 72
Craig Goodwin Australia 1 (0) 1 74
Andre Ayew Ghana 1 (0) 1 77
Saleh Alshehri Saudi Arabia 1 (0) 1 78
Michy Batshuayi Belgium 1 (0) 1 78
Joao Felix Portugal 1 (0) 1 88
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 1 (1) 1 88
Tim Weah USA 1 (0) 1 88
Salem Aldawsari Saudi Arabia 1 (0) 1 90
Gareth Bale Wales 1 (1) 1 90
Jude Bellingham England 1 (0) 1 90
Cody Gakpo Netherlands 1 (0) 1 90
Gavi Spain 1 (0) 1 90
Lionel Messi Argentina 1 (1) 1 90

Source: sportingnews