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Where does Josef Martinez rank among 2018's worldwide goalscorers?

Josef Martinez is having a historic 2018 season in MLS.

The striker has already broken the league's single-season goal scoring record with is going to win the Golden Boot in MLS as Atlanta United chase history. So, what other goalscoring challenges does he have outside of his own mirror?

Well, where does he stand in global goalscoring charts since the turn of 2018?

Martinez's 30 goals this calendar year rank ahead Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and is even level with Thai League 1's goalscoring king Diogo. 

Global 2018 Top 10

Player Club GP
Josef Martinez Atlanta United (USA) 30 30
Diogo Buriram United (THA) 30 30
Jhon Cifuente CD Universidad Catolica (ECU) 29 31
Liliu Nomme Kalju (EST) 27 23
Dave Turpel F91 Dudelange (LUX) 25 18
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid (ESP)/Juventus (ITA) 25 20
Talisca Besiktas (TUR)/Evergrande Taobao (CHN) 25 28
Roman Debelko FCI Levadia (EST) 25 30
Lionel Messi Barcelona (ESP) 24 24
Zakaria Beglarishvili FC Flora Tallinn (GEO) 24 28

Other Notables

Player Club G     GP 
Florian Thauvin  Olympique Marseille (FRA)  20 22
Mohamed Salah Liverpool (ENG) 18 21
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Man United (ENG)/LA Galaxy (USA) 18 23
Luis Suarez Barcelona (ESP) 18 24
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich (GER) 17 17
Gareth Bale Real Madrid (ESP) 17 24
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid (ESP) 15 23
Harry Kane Tottenham (ENG) 15 24
Sergio Agüero Manchester City (ENG) 13 15
Neymar PSG (FRA) 12 11

Last updated Sept. 25