Top 10 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Scorers So Far

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

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.

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.

1.Ferran TorresSpain2 (1)0157
Bukayo SakaEngland2 (0)0171
Enner ValenciaEcuador2 (1)0177
RicharlisonBrazil2 (0)0179
Olivier GiroudFrance2 (0)0189
Mehdi TaremiIran2 (1)0190
7.Alvaro MorataSpain1 (0)1133
Raheem SterlingEngland1 (0)1171
Kylian MbappeFrance1 (0)1190
Dani OlmoSpain1 (0)1190
Adrien RabiotFrance1 (0)1190
Davy KlaassenNetherlands1 (0)0111
Osman BukariGhana1 (0)0113
Rafael LeaoPortugal1 (0)0113
Ritsu DoanJapan1 (0)0119
Jack GrealishEngland1 (0)0119
Marcus RashfordEngland1 (0)0119
Takuma AsanoJapan1 (0)0133
Carlos SolerSpain1 (0)0133
Ilkay GundoganGermany1 (1)0167
Marco AsensioSpain1 (0)0169
Breel EmboloSwitzerland1 (0)0172
Craig GoodwinAustralia1 (0)0174
Andre AyewGhana1 (0)0177
Saleh AlshehriSaudi Arabia1 (0)0178
Michy BatshuayiBelgium1 (0)0178
Joao FelixPortugal1 (0)0188
Cristiano RonaldoPortugal1 (1)0188
Tim WeahUSA1 (0)0188
Salem AldawsariSaudi Arabia1 (0)0190
Gareth BaleWales1 (1)0190
Jude BellinghamEngland1 (0)0190
Cody GakpoNetherlands1 (0)0190
GaviSpain1 (0)0190
Lionel MessiArgentina1 (1)0190

Source: sportingnews