The Top 25 Soccer Players of 2019 By Goals Scored

Soccer / January 1, 2020

Now that 2019 is complete, we can answer the question: who was the best soccer player in the world in 2019?

We crunched the numbers to identify the top 25 football players of 2019 (according to goals scored) from the top 10 major leagues, plus the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.

  • The best football player in 2019 (by goals total) is: Lionel Messi – with a whopping 42 goals in 43 appearances.
  • The other “big name” in football, Cristiano Ronaldo only managed to net 24 goals in 36 appearances in 2019.
  • PSG’s Kylian Mbappé has a more than perfect ratio of goals to games played, with 37 goals in just 36 appearances.
The Top 25 Soccer Players of 2019 By Goals Scored
# Player Age Nat. Club / League App ⚽  🕒  🕒/⚽  Goals 
1
Lionel Messi
Right Winger
32 Argentina
Spain
FC Barcelona
Spain UEFA Champions League
43 0,98 3488 83
2
Robert Lewandowski
Centre-Forward
31 Poland
Bayern Munich
Germany UEFA Champions League
41 1,00 3645 89
3
Kylian Mbappé
Centre-Forward
21 France
Paris Saint-Germain
France UEFA Champions League
36 1,03 2720 74
4
Karim Benzema
Centre-Forward
32 France
Algeria
Real Madrid
Spain UEFA Champions League
45 0,71 3801 119
5
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Centre-Forward
30 Gabon
France
Arsenal FC
England Europa League
49 0,61 3884 129
6
Jamie Vardy
Centre-Forward
32 England
Leicester City
England Premier League
37 0,78 3258 112
7
Sadio Mané
Left Winger
27 Senegal
Liverpool FC
England UEFA Champions League
49 0,59 4162 144
8
Sergio Agüero
Centre-Forward
31 Argentina
Spain
Manchester City
England UEFA Champions League
39 0,72 2697 96
9
Raheem Sterling
Left Winger
25 England
Jamaica
Manchester City
England UEFA Champions League
46 0,61 3822 137
10
Wissam Ben Yedder
Centre-Forward
29 France
Tunisia
Sevilla FC
Spain Europa League
41 0,66 3431 127
11
Timo Werner
Centre-Forward
23 Germany
RB Leipzig
Germany UEFA Champions League
36 0,72 2941 113
12
Bruno Fernandes
Attacking Midfield
25 Portugal
Sporting CP
Portugal Europa League
39 0,67 3490 134
13
Haris Seferovic
Centre-Forward
27 Switzerland
Bosnia-Herzegovina
SL Benfica
Portugal UEFA Champions League
41 0,59 2793 116
14
Ciro Immobile
Centre-Forward
29 Italy
SS Lazio
Italy Europa League
38 0,63 2915 121
15
Cristiano Ronaldo
Left Winger
34 Portugal
Juventus FC
Italy UEFA Champions League
36 0,67 3168 132
16
Luis Suárez
Centre-Forward
32 Uruguay
Italy
FC Barcelona
Spain UEFA Champions League
44 0,55 3579 149
17
Mohamed Salah
Right Winger
27 Egypt
Liverpool FC
England UEFA Champions League
46 0,52 4011 167
18
Papiss Demba Cissé
Centre-Forward
34 Senegal
France
Alanyaspor
Turkey Süper Lig
30 0,77 2551 111
19
Vedat Muriqi
Centre-Forward
25 Kosovo
Albania
Fenerbahce SK
Turkey Süper Lig
33 0,67 2886 131
20
Harry Kane
Centre-Forward
26 England
Tottenham Hotspur
England UEFA Champions League
35 0,63 3111 141
21
Pizzi
Right Midfield
30 Portugal
SL Benfica
Portugal UEFA Champions League
44 0,50 3423 156
22
Romelu Lukaku
Centre-Forward
26 Belgium
DR Congo
Manchester United
England UEFA Champions League
41 0,51 2940 140
23
Sardar Azmoun
Centre-Forward
25 Iran
Zenit St. Petersburg
Russia UEFA Champions League
40 0,53 3200 152
24
Moussa Dembélé
Centre-Forward
23 France
Mali
Olympique Lyon
France UEFA Champions League
46 0,46 3310 158
25
Duván Zapata
Centre-Forward
28 Colombia
Atalanta BC
Italy UEFA Champions League
27 0,74 2270 114





Thomas Moore
Tom loves NBA. NFL and Hockey. When he is not analysing sports data, he is watching it, or writing about it!





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