Highest goal scorer in the world in 2017

Highest goal scorer in the world in 2017

Football records are made and broken almost every year. Every year we watch hundreds of goals, which make our hearts beat faster. There aren't many football gods in the world, so when football fans hear the phrase "highest goal scorer in the world," there's a constant list of names that comes to mind. However, 2017 surprised us all. So, let’s find out, who the the highest goal scorer in 2017 was.

Highest goal scorer in the world 2017

Who is the highest goal scorer in 2017?

Football fans all over the world are really getting used to seeing the same persons in the place of the highest goal scorer. Of course, we are talking about such football stars as Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski etc. But, in 2017 we have a completely new face among them and we can bet that some of our readers haven’t even heard about him earlier.

Harry Kane

Without further introductions, meet the forward of English national team and London’s Tottenham, Harry Kane. This 24-years lad just wiped out the noses of Messi and Ronaldo to be on the edge of our list. The Spurs forward formed a hat-trick in the match of the 20th round of the English Premier League against Southampton (5:2). Thus, Kane scored 56 goals in a calendar year, surpassing the best players on the planet (Messi has 54 goals, and Ronaldo has 53).

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Kane with BPL Golden Boot award

Messi and Ronaldo were not able to catch up with Kane until the end of 2017. Some of you can say that this is a little bit unfair, but let’s not forget about the class difference between Tottenham and Barcelona.

Kane in London derby

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Also, Tottenham striker set a new record for the English Premier League in the number of goals for the calendar year. On Kane's account there are 38 goals in 36 games, so he surpassed the achievement of Alan Shearer, who scored 36 goals in 42 league games in 1995, playing for Blackburn Rovers. Take a look at Harry's last hat-trick, which he took in a precise manner (The video is at the end of our post).

Who held the Golden Shoe in 2017?

If you can’t accept the fact, that football alien Messi is not the highest goal scorer in 2017, we have some comforting thing to say to you. The leader of Barcelona's attacking line has won the prize of the best scorer of the national championships in 2017 — the Golden Boot. The Argentine striker was ahead of his teammate Luis Suarez thanks to 37 goals in the Spanish championship. Messi took this award in November last year.

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Messi and his Golden Shoes

This is the fourth Golden Boot for the 30-year-old football player. with this, he equaled his constant competitor in the fight for individual and team prizes Cristiano Ronaldo. The leader of Barcelona did not win the Golden Boot from the season 2012/2013 when he scored 46 times. According to the results of 2016, the prize went to Suarez, who managed to score 40 goals.

Leo Messi

Best goal scorer in UEFA tournaments

Another significant statistic, when we’re talking about the highest goal scorers in the world. UEFA tournaments are one of the most prestigious competitions in football. So it is impossible not to mention the top goal scorer in UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo with UEFA Cup

In the season 16/17, Portuguese winger scored 12 goals in Champions League, playing for the winner of the title Real Madrid. Also, he scored eight times for his national team in the European qualification which in the end made him the highest goal scorer in the UEFA tournaments.

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Ronaldo in national team

The current season is very far from its conclusion. And we can be sure that current records could easily be beaten this year.

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Adrianna Simwa (Lifestyle writer) Adrianna Simwa is a content writer at Legit.ng where she has worked since mid-2022. She has written for many periodicals on a variety of subjects, including news, celebrities, and lifestyle, for more than three years. She has worked for The Hoth, The Standard Group and Triple P Media. Adrianna graduated from Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 2020. In 2023, Simwa finished the AFP course on Digital Investigation Techniques. You can reach her through her email: adriannasimwa@gmail.com

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