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Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

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Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History: The top tournament, the AFC Asian Cup is set to begin on January 12. The final match of the tournament will take place on February 10. Moreover, the match will be taking place in Qatar. Many teams are competing with each other to win the match and take home the trophy.

But, before going to watch the matches, let’s talk about the top scorers in history. Ali Daei is the only person to score 14 goals in the AFC Asian Cup. He was famous for scoring 8 goals in one edition. Moreover, most of the top scorers are Asians. So, let’s read more about them.

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Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

S.noPlayer name
10Behtash Fariba  
9Faisal Al-Dakhil  
8Hossein Kalani  
7Younis Mahmoud  
6Jasem Al-Huwaidi  
5Almoez Ali 
4Ali Mabkhout
3Naohiro Takahara
2Lee Dong-gook
1Ali Daei

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The official fixture schedule for the 18th season of Asia’s crown jewel has been released by the AFC and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), following a glamorous ceremony at the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023TM Final Draw earlier today. So, let’s read more about the top scorers in the history:

5) Almoez Ali

Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History
Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

He had a key role in Qatar’s Asian Cup victory in 2019. After scoring nine goals, he surpassed the record for most goals scored in a single tournament. Despite his youth, Ali has scored 29 goals for Qatar and will have more chances to increase his total.

Ali has created a lasting legacy as the all-time top goal scorer in Qatar with 51 goals. His achievement of becoming the top scorer in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with nine goals set a record for the most scores in a single edition and helped Qatar win their first continental championship.

NameAlmoez Ali Zainalabedeen Mohamed Abdulla
Born19 August 1996
Age27 years
NationalityQatari
Weight 72 kg
Height1.84 m
Current teamsQatar national football team

4) Ali Mabkhout

Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History
Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

Mabkhout, who came up through the junior system, debuted in 2009 with Al Jazira’s first squad. He was born in Abu Dhabi and his date of birth is October 5, 1990. He made his debut in a friendly game against the Czech Republic in 2009 and has been a member of the UAE national team since 2012.

He is among the best scorers and he has scored 9 goals till now. This is one of the highest goals he has scored. Mabkhout weighs 71 kg and stands 1.77 meters tall. He is said to as a “one-club man” who keeps setting records, such as the all-time top scorer title in the domestic league.

NameAli Ahmed Mabkhout Mohsen Al Hajeri 
Born5 October 1990
Age33 years
NationalityEmirati
Weight 71 kg
Height1.8 m
Current teams United Arab Emirates national football team

3) Naohiro Takahara

Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History
Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

Former football player and Japanese manager Naohiro Takahara is from Japan. He is 1.81 meters tall and was born on June 4, 1979. At the moment, he serves as Okinawa SV’s president and manager. Takahara was a center forward for the national team of Japan. He became the first player from Japan to record a hat-trick for Eintracht in December of 2006.

Takahara had an outstanding showing during the 2007 Asian Cup, finishing as the top scorer. In the opening game, he scored against Qatar, with whom Japan drew 1-1. In the following game, Japan defeated the United Arab Emirates, and Takahara gave coach Ivica Osim great pleasure with two goals. He has scored 9 goals in the Asian AFC Cup.

NameNaohiro Takahara
Born4 June 1979
Age44 years
NationalityJapanese
Weight 75 kg
Height1.81 m
Current teamsOkinawa SV

2) Lee Dong-gook

Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History
Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

Former South Korean professional football player Lee Dong-gook was a striker. He had brief stints in Europe with Werder Bremen and Middlesbrough, and he holds the scoring record in the K League 1. He also participated in two FIFA World Cups and three AFC Asian Cups as a member of the South Korean football team.

He has scored around 10 goals in the AFC Asian Cup and is in the second-highest position. Lee was chosen to play for his country at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a reserve striker. In the round of 16, he replaced Uruguay as a replacement and was given an important chance by Park Ji-sung.

NameLee Dong-gook
Born29 April 1979 
Age44 years
NationalitySouth Korean
Weight 83 kg
Height1.84 m
Current teamsJeonbuk Hyundai Motors

1) Ali Daei

Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History
Top 5 scorers in AFC Asian Cup of Tournament History

Iranian-born Ali Daei is a manager of football who was formerly a professional player.
From 2000 until 2006, Daei captained the Iranian national team while serving as a striker. Daei is renowned for his precision in heading skills. At 108 goals, he held the record for most goals scored by an international player in history until Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed it in 2021.

Daei is regarded as one of the all-time best Asian football players. Daei is referred to as the “Shariar” and is regarded as the most accomplished football player from Iran. He was regarded as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2001. He has scored the most goals in the AFC Asian Cup history which is 14 and is at the top position.

NameAli Daei
Born21 March 1969
Age54 years
NationalityIranian
Weight 88 kg
Height1.92 m
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