Top scorers AFCON 2022: Updated order of golden footballers in the African Cup of Nations

The African Nations Cup 2022 advanced to the second round of group stage matches and one name stands out above the others in the scorers’ table.

Captain Vincent Aboubakar The host country of Cameroon is embarrassed to start the tournament, scoring four goals in the opening two matches of their country to get to the top of the list of players in a typical low score tournament.

His teammate, Karl Toko Ekambi from Lyon is right behind him, as Cameroon’s two matches accounted for almost one-third of the goals scored in the entire competition. Malawi Gabadinho Mhango, who is fighting the Orlando Pirates in South Africa, is also two goals after the match against Zimbabwe.

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star of Liverpool Sadio Mane he has only one goal in two matches and he and the club teammate Mohamed Salah They are still far behind if they want to fight for first place. Striker Man City Riyad Mahrez he was also locked in his opening match for Algeria Sebastien Haller played by his Côte d’Ivoire teammate Max Gradel in the opening match of the Elephants.

Top scorers AFCON 2022

Below is a ranking of the top scorers AFCON 2022 with 20 scorers in the tournament who contributed all 25 total goals seen so far.

As with other international tournaments, players with the same number of goals scored are ranked according to the total number of assists and then the lowest number of minutes played. If the assists and minutes played are balanced, they are sorted alphabetically.

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Rank Player Earth goals (PK) Assists Matches Min
1. Vincent Aboubakar Cameroon 4 (2) 0 2 167
2. Gabadinho Mhango Malawi 2 (0) 0 1 90
Karl Toko Ekambi Cameroon 2 (0) 0 2 139
4. Ablie Jallow Gambia 1 (0) 0 1 64
Max Gradel Ivory Coast 1 (0) 0 1 71
Dawa Hotessa Ethiopia 1 (0) 0 1 73
Ibrahima Kone Mali 1 (1) 0 1 73
Aaron Boupendza Gabon 1 (0) 0 1 79
Kelechi Iheanacho Nigeria 1 (0) 0 1 80
Hassane Bande Burkina Faso 1 (0) 0 2 94
Jim Allevinah Gabon 1 (0) 0 2 103
Zakaria Aboukhlal Morocco 1 (0) 0 2 115
Gustavo Sangare Burkina Faso 1 (0) 0 2 159
Sofie Boufalová Morocco 1 (0) 0 2 166
Ismael Wadi Zimbabwe 1 (0) 0 2 174
Julio Tavares Cape Verde 1 (0) 0 2 176
Selim Amallah Morocco 1 (0) 0 2 180
Andre Ayew Ghana 1 (0) 0 2 180
Sadio Mane Senegal 1 (1) 0 2 180
Issiaga Sylla Guinea 1 (0) 0 2 180

The top scorers of the African Cup of Nations since 2000

This year’s current top scorer would be the top scorer in six of AFCON’s last 11 tournaments, with Aboubakar scoring four goals in just two games.

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Year Player Earth Goals
2019 Odion Ighalo Nigeria 5
2017 Junior Kabanagna DR Congo 3
2015 Ahmed Akaichi Tunisia 3
Andre Ayew Ghana 3
Javier Balboa Equatorial Guinea 3
Thievy Bifouma Congo 3
Dieumerci Mbokani DR Congo 3
2013 Emmanuel Emineke Nigeria 4
Mubarek Wakaso Ghana 4
2012 Manucho Angola 3
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabon 3
Didier Drogba Ivory Coast 3
Cheick Diabate Mali 3
Housesine Kharja Morocco 3
Christopher Katongo Zambia 3
Emmanuel Mayuka Zambia 3
2010 Gedo Egypt 5
2008 Samuel Eto’o Cameroon 5
2006 Samuel Eto’o Cameroon 5
2004 Frederic Kanoute Mali 4
Patrik Mboma Cameroon 4
Jay-Jay Okocha Nigeria 4
Francileudo Santos Tunisia 4
2002 Julius Aghahowa Nigeria 3
Patrik Mboma Cameroon 3
Salomon Olembé Cameroon 3
2000 Shaun Bartlett South Africa 5

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