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Best Goalscorers in a Year

Check out the top scorers per year page

Club + Country: [Note]: The list is still being built. [Note]: Only Players who scored 55+ goals in a single year. [*]: Players with the same amount of goals and same ratio. Current Record Holder: Lionel Messi. Old Record Holder: Gerd Müller. All Record Holders: Messi, Müller, Jones, Peyroteo, Sárosi & Schlosser. Player with most "Repokers": Fernando Peyroteo 1938(4 Repokers) Player with most "Pokers": Pelé 1958(6 Pokers) Player with most "Hat-Tricks": György Sárosi 1937(9 Hat-Tricks) Player with most "Dobletes": Lionel Messi 2012(22 Dobletes) 1 - Lionel Messi 2012 - 91 goals 2 - Gerd Müller 1972 - 85 goals 3 - Jimmy Jones 1957 - 80 goals 4 - Pelé 1958 - 75 goals 5 - Pelé 1965 - 73 goals 6 - Romário 2000 - 72 goals 7 - Zico 1979 - 70 goals 8 - Fernando Peyroteo 1938 - 69 goals 9 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2013 - 69 goals 10 - Ferenc Deák 1946 - 68 goals* 10 - György Sárosi 1937 - 68 goals* 12 - Fernando Morena 1978 - 68 goals* 13 - Just Fontaine 1958 - 66 goals 14 - Fernando Morena 1975 - 65 goals 15 - Imre Schlosser 1912 - 64 goals 16 - Pelé 1959 - 63 goals 17 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2012 - 63 goals 18 - Fernando Peyroteo 1946 - 62 goals 19 - Gyula Zsengellér 1938 - 62 goals 20 - Pelé 1961 - 62 goals 21 - Dixie Dean 1927 - 62 goals 22 - Ferenc Deák 1948 - 61 goals 23 - Gerd Müller 1976 - 61 goals 24 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 - 61 goals 25 - James McGrory 1931 - 60 goals 26 - Héctor Scotta 1975 - 60 goals 27 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2011 - 60 goals 28 - Túlio Maravilha 1995 - 60 goals* 28 - Lionel Messi 2010 - 60 goals* 30 - Refik Resmja 1951 - 59 goals+ 31 - Gyula Zsengellér 1945 - 59 goals 32 - Lionel Messi 2016 - 59 goals 33 - Jimmy Greaves 1962 - 59 goals 34 - Lionel Messi 2011 - 59 goals* 34 - Ronaldo 1997 - 59 goals* 36 - Ferenc Puskás 1950 - 58 goals 37 - Isidro Lángara 1935 - 58 goals 38 - Lionel Messi 2014 - 58 goals 39 - Eusébio 1964 - 57 goals 40 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2015 - 57 goals 41 - Gerd Müller 1971 - 56 goals 42 - Harry Kane 2017 - 56 goals 43 - Gerd Müller 1970 - 56 goals 44 - Ferenc Puskás 1949 - 55 goals 45 - Dixie Dean 1928 - 55 goals 46 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2016 - 55 goals 47 - Ally McCoist 1992 - 55 goals


Country: [Note]: The list is still being built. [Note]: Only Players who scored 10+ goals in a single year. [*]: Players with the same amount of goals and same ratio. Current Record Holder: Sándor Kocsis. Old Record Holder: Gunnar Nordahl. All Record Holders: Kocsis, Nordahl, Dean & Schlosser. 1 - Sándor Kocsis 1954 - 23 goals 2 - Ali Daei 1996 - 22 goals 3 - Romário 1997 - 19 goals 4 - Just Fontaine 1958 - 18 goals 5 - Gunnar Nordahl 1947 - 15 goals 6 - Ronaldo 1997 - 15 goals 7 - Neymar 2014 - 15 goals 8 - Milan Galic 1960 - 14 goals 9 - Gerd Müller 1972 - 13 goals 10 - Gerd Müller 1970 - 13 goals 11 - Cristiano Ronaldo 2016 - 13 goals 12 - Ferenc Puskás 1950 - 12 goals 13 - Dixie Dean 1927 - 12 goals* 14 - Imre Schlosser 1911 - 12 goals* 15 - Imre Schlosser 1912 - 12 goals* 16 - Gerd Müller 1971 - 12 goals 17 - Lionel Messi 2012 - 12 goals 18 - Ferenc Puskás 1949 - 11 goals* 19 - Gyula Zsengellér 1938 - 11 goals* 20 - Pelé 1959 - 11 goals 21 - Jairzinho 1970 - 11 goals