Thank you for your reading and interest in the news UAE striker Ali Mabkhout beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi to emerge as top international scorer of 2019 and now with details
Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - Mabkhout tops the charts for the year with 16 goals in 13 matches
Jan 1, 2020
January 1, 2020
Move over Cristiano, Kane, Messi et all, for UAE striker Ali Mabkhout was officially the leading goalscoer in men’s international football last year.
Fifa released their “2019 in Numbers” on Tuesday, with Mabkhout topping the charts for the year with 16 goals in 13 matches.
That lifted the Al Jazira forward, now the UAE’s all-time leading scorer, one above second-placed Almoez Ali of Qatar, and two ahead of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo. Prolific England striker Harry Kane sat fifth on the list, with 12 goals.
Mabkhout’s past few months have been pretty notable: he scored six goals in the UAE’s opening three qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, with his hat-trick against Indonesia in October carrying him above Adnan Al Talyani in the overall charts.
Mabkhout struck another five times at the recent Gulf Cup of Nations, to finish top scorer despite the UAE's exit at the group stage.
The frontman, 29, began the year brightly, too, scoring four goal at the Asian Cup in January, which was hosted by the UAE.
Updated: January 1, 2020 02:26 PM
These were the details of the news UAE striker Ali Mabkhout beats Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi to emerge as top international scorer of 2019 for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.