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The 10 Leading Scorers Across All Leagues In 2017

With the end of the year fast approaching, here are the top 10 goalscorers across all top flights in the world. Surprisingly, there is one man above FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 scorers across all top flights in world football, according to Transfermarkt.

Across the top five leagues in the world, Barca's Messi is the leading scorer with his 37 club goals in 2017, but across all the first divisions across the globe, the Argentine is second.

Montenegrin forward Dragan Boskovic, who plays for Bangkok United in the Thai top flight, has hit the back of the net on 38 occasions this year.

Below Messi in third spot is Sporting Lisbon forward Bas Dost with 34 goals in the calendar year, while JaJa Coelho, who represents Thai club Buriram United, has scored the same number as the Dutchman.

Fifth in the standings is Paris Saint-Germain attacker Edinson Cavani on 32 goals in 2017, just one strike more than Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski on 31 goals.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane and Lazio striker Ciro Immobile follow with 29 strikes for the year, while Brazilian veteran Vagner Love, who plays his football for Aytemiz Alanyaspor in Turkey, has scored 27 goals.

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Napoli attacker Dries Mertens, who is 10th on the list, has also scored 27 goals so far this year.

Are you surprised by any names on the 10-man list? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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