4 all-time highest goalscorers in AFC Cup history | OneFootball
4 all-time highest goalscorers in AFC Cup history
The 2022 edition of the AFC Cup is scheduled to start on Wednesday, 18 May with top clubs from Asia fighting it out for continental supremacy, with the South and West Zones of the competition kicking off now - while the Central, East, and ASEAN Zones will start on June 24.
There have been a number of top players from Asia who taken part in the competition and here, we take a look at four all-time highest goalscorers in AFC Cup history.
1. Bienve Maranon - 35 goals
Johor Darul Ta'zim v Kawasaki Frontale - AFC Champions League Group I / Yong Teck Lim/GettyImages
Bienve Maranon is the all-time highest goalscorer in AFC Cup history with 35 goals to his name, with the striker winning the Golden Boot twice in consecutive editions i.e 2019 and 2020. The 35-year-old was brilliant for Filipino side, Ceres FC in the competition and despite his heroics in front of goal, he unfortunately failed to win the tournament during his time with them.The striker currently plays for Malaysian side, Johor Darul Ta'Zim.
2. Mahmoud Shelbaieh - 34 goals
Jordan's Mahmoud Shelbaieh celebrates af / STR/GettyImages
Mahmoud Shelbaieh is one of the greatest players in Jordan football history as seen by his performances for both club and country during his illustrious career. The 41-year-old was extremely prolific for Al-Wehdat, while also netting 22 goals in 66 appearances for his national team.
3. Aleksandar Duric - 32 goals
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Aleksandar Duric played for a number of clubs during his career spanning more than 17 years, with the striker netting more than 350 league goals, with the 51-year-old winning numerous professional honours. Duric received Singaporean citizenship after three personal attempts, and it was proved to be boon for the country as he netted 24 goals for them.
4. Amjad Radhi - 32 goals
That Amjad Radhi has won the AFC Cup thrice so far, just goes to show how brilliant he was for Al-Quwa Al Jawiya, while even finish as the runner-up twice during his time with Erbil SC. Radhi is only 31-years-old and has all the time to add more to his tally and move up the list in the near future.
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