There are several records already created in the FIFA Club World Cup since its inauguration in 2000. And, there will also several more to be created in this year’s FIFA Club World Cup 2018 in UAE. The world has witnessed many great moments of legendary players in this prestigious tournament. The fans also have seen enthralling victories and adrenalin-dosed matches of their favorite teams in this auspicious annual event of FIFA where the champions of six continents fight with each other to win the crown of the ultimate world title-holder.
Both the current football greats, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel, are now jointly holding the record for scoring the most number of goals in the finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo already scored four goals in four final matches where Lionel Messi also scored four times but in three finals. They both together also hold the records for scoring in three editions of this tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in 2008, 2016, and 2017, although he also participated in the 2014 edition but did not score a goal. Messi, on the other hand, scored in 2009, 2011, and 2015 edition.
Cristiano Ronaldo also holds the record for scoring the only hat-trick in the final match which he scored in the 2016 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup Kashima Antlers. Leo Messi’s Barcelona teammate Luis Suárez currently holds the record for scoring most number of goals in a single edition of the tournament. He scored 5 goals in the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan. Suárez, along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabriel Batistuta, is the only three players to score hat-tricks in this tournament. And now, check out the entire list of top goalscorers in the FIFA Club World Cup.
FIFA Club World Cup Top Scorers – All-Time Table
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United and Real Madrid||7||8||0.88||2008, 2014, 2016, and 2017|
|3||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||5||5||1.00||2009, 2011, and 2015|
|4||César Delgado||Monterrey||5||6||0.83||2011, 2012, and 2013|
|6||Mohamed Aboutrika||Al-Ahly||4||11||0.36||2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013|
|7||Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||3||2||1.50||2008|
|8||Nicolas Anelka||Real Madrid||3||3||1.00||2000|
|9||Mauricio Molina||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||3||3||1.00||2010|
|10||Washington||Urawa Red Diamonds||3||3||1.00||2007|
|11||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||3||4||0.75||2014 and 2017|
|12||Romário||Vasco da Gama||3||4||0.75||2000|
|13||Ronaldinho||Barcelona and Atlético Mineiro||3||4||0.75||2006 and 2013|
|14||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||3||6||0.50||2014, 2016, and 2017|
|15||Flávio||Al-Ahly||3||6||0.50||2005, 2006, and 2008|
So, that’s the entire stats. And, don’t forget to miss any matches of this season’s FIFA Club World Cup 2018 Fixture.