Harry Kane surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo and Haaland to become top scorer of 2023

Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland are the top three scorers in the world at the moment. (Photo Credit: Pulse Sports collage)

Harry Kane surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo and Haaland to become top scorer of 2023

Izuchukwu Akawor 11:35 - 12.11.2023

The race for who finishes at the top of the scorer's chart for 2023 is a heated race between Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland.

Bayern Munich superstar Harry Kane has taken centre stage after surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo and Erling Haaland in the race for the leading scorer in 2023. 

Kane’s twist in the race came after the England International’s latest outing for his new club Bayern Munich.

Kane’s Goalscoring Surge

The 30-year-old has looked unstoppable and exceptional following his move to Bavaria from Tottenham in the summer. 

Kane has propelled himself to the top of the chart with his consistency in front of goal for German champions Bayern. 

Harry Kane has broken Robert Lewandowski's Bundesliga record. (Photo Credit: Bayern/x)

He netted a historic brace in the 4-2 win against Heidenheim, his two brace in as many matches to take his tally to seven goals in the last three matches across competition. 

Kane, who has scored 17 goals in the Bundesliga in 11 matches, the most by any player in his first 11 matches in the league’s history, has now scored a total of 47 goals for club and country in 2023.

Harry Kane wears a smile after taking home the match ball. (Photo Credit: Bayern/X)

This has fired him to the top of the scorers’ chart, with Haaland and Ronaldo trailing. 

Surpassing Ronaldo and Haaland

Al Nassr’s Ronaldo, a living legend of the game, continues to be associated with goalscoring excellence despite playing in the Saudi Arabia Pro League. 

On Saturday, Ronaldo scored his 13th goal in the SPL this season, helping Al Nassr defeat Al-Wehda 3-1 on the road. X/Al Nassr

For his club and country in 2023, the 38-year-old has netted an incredible 45 goals, which puts him third on the list at the moment, just a goal behind Manchester City superstar, Haaland. 

Paris Saint-Germain’s World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe, is also not far away from the trio.

Erling Haaland in action against Young Boys || Image credit: Imago

Mbappe netted a hattrick against Reims to move within four goals of Kane for the year. 

With just a few goals separating the players and a few more weeks left in the year, it will be interesting to see who emerges as the top scorer come the end of the year. 

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