News Article  | Golden Boot Race

Who Were The Top Goalscorers In 2018 World Cup Qualification?

Who Were The Top Goalscorers In 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification?

By David Kappel - Jun 14, 2018 08:00 PM @kappilinho

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup having kicked off with Russia against Saudi Arabia, the big teams and favourites will enter the tournament in the coming days. But who were the top goalscorers in the worldwide qualifying campaign? Cristiano Ronaldo was beaten by three players!

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski was the joint top scorer after breaking the European qualification record with 16 goals. He was joined as the top marksman in qualifiers by Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Al Sahlawi and United Arab Emirates' Ahmed Khalil, who both netted 16 times as well.

The top trio was followed by Portugal captain and record scorer Ronaldo, who struck 15 times and is now just three goals shy of Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas' all-time European record of 84 goals.

Denmark's Christian Eriksen almost single-handedly scored his country to Russia, netting 11 goals, as many as Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and Australia veteran Tim Cahill did.

Iran's Sardar Azmoun and Syria's Omar Kharbin complete the top nine goalscorers in 2018 World Cup qualification, with 10 strikes each.

Read: Messi Names Eight Stars To Watch At The World Cup, Snubs Ronaldo

Edinson Cavani was the top marksman in South American qualification with his nine strikes for Uruguay, while Africa's top scorers were Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Prejuce Nakoulma of Burkina Faso with five goals apiece.

Who do you think will be the top goalscorer at the World Cup in Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.


Related Articles


alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
No badges available
alizebucs1986 Jun 15, 2018 08:58 AM
Cowditor u forgot the short one
lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
No badges available
lulikho Jun 14, 2018 09:47 PM
Hehehe the other from Argentina is nowhere to be seen..
vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
No badges available
vijjox Jun 14, 2018 08:40 PM
King Cr7 took Portuguese to world cup i wasn't aware of that

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed