Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez — solo shot after 5th career hat trick — June 2, 2018

With an unmatched goal total in MLS this season, Josef Martinez scored his way into global goalscoring totals with his historic 2018. On Saturday, the Atlanta United talisman has one more chance to climb the list in the 2018 MLS Cup (8 pm ET | FOX, UniMás, TSN, TVAS).


Martinez scored 31 goals during the regular season, shattering the previous single-season record of 27, and has added another three goals this postseason. 


With the calendar year wrapping up, and most other leagues in the world caught up on games played, where does Martinez's historic 2018 season rank with the world's most lethal finishers?


League Goals

<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Club</strong>
<strong>G&nbsp;</strong>
<strong>GP</strong>
<strong>Min/G</strong>
Jhon Cifuente
CD Universidad Catolica (ECU)
37
41
99
Baghdad Bounedjah
Al Sadd Sports Club (QAT)
36
18
42
Diogo
Buriram United (THA)
34
33
87
Dave Turpel
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
33
26
60
Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus FC (ITA)
32
29
77
Liliu
Nomme Kalju FC (EST)
31
30
84
<em><strong>Josef Martinez</strong></em>
<em><strong>Atlanta United FC (USA)</strong></em>
<em><strong>31</strong></em>
<em><strong>34</strong></em>
<em><strong>93</strong></em>
Zakaria Beglarishvili
FC Flora Tallinn (GEO)
30
36
99
Patrick Hoban
Dundalk FC (IRL)
29
36
100
Jonathan McDonald
LD Alajuelense (CRC)
29
42
125
Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona (ESP)
28
31
87
Mbaye Diagne
Kasimpasa (TUR)
28
31
89

Goals across all competitions

<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Club</strong>
<strong>G&nbsp;</strong>
<strong>GP</strong>
<strong>Min/G</strong>
Baghdad Bounedjah
Al Sadd Sports Club (QAT)
49
30
52
Erik Sorga
FC Flora Tallinn (EST)
48
43
41
Diogo
Buriram United (THA)
43
51
106
Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona (ESP)
41
45
89
Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus FC (ITA)
39
40
87
Dave Turpel
F91 Dudelange (LUX)
38
39
81
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich (GER)
37
41
87
Jhon Cifuente
CD Universidad Catolica (CHI)
37
41
99
Lawrence Shankland
Ayr United FC (SCO)
35
37
91
<em><strong>Josef Martinez</strong></em>
<em><strong>Atlanta United (USA)</strong></em>
<em><strong>34</strong></em>
<em><strong>38</strong></em>
<em><strong>95</strong></em>
Roman Debelko
FCI Levadia (EST)
34
46
109
Liliu
Nomme Kalji FC (EST)
32
34
93
Marcus Berg
Al-Ain FC (UAE)
31
28
75