Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez — solo shot after 5th career hat trick — June 2, 2018
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Josef Martinez with one more chance to climb 2018 global goalscoring chart

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

Player Club GP Min/G
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
Josef Martinez Atlanta United FC (USA) 31 34 93
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

Player Club GP Min/G
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
Josef Martinez Atlanta United (USA) 34 38 95
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
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