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Olympics 2021 top men’s soccer goal scorers: Updated rankings from the Tokyo Games

Olympics 2021 top men's soccer goal scorers: Updated rankings from the Tokyo Games

With the quality of international talent on display at the 2021 Olympic men’s soccer tournament, the ranks of top scorers in Tokyo should be star-studded.

Brazil star Richarlison, Spain’s Marco Asensio and French veteran Andre-Pierre Gignac are some of the oddsmakers’ favorites to finish as the leading scorer in the competition, but younger talents are sure to emerge as well. Argentine forward Adolfo Gaich and Brazilian Matheus Cunha (both 22) are also pre-tournament candidates to top the charts.

The table below will be updated with the latest goal-scorer rankings after every matchday in the men’s football tournament:

Men’s Olympic soccer top scorers

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The list of top scorers from recent men’s Olympic tournaments features some of the most lethal strikers in international soccer, from Chilean legend Ivan Zamorano to Argentina attacking stars Carlos Tevez and Hernan Crespo. U.S.-born Giuseppe Rossi, who represented Italy, led with four goals in the 2008 edition.

Current Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry led the goal-scoring chart at the last men’s Olympic tournament with six tallies in Germany’s run to a silver medal.

Below is the list of leading marksmen at each of the men’s Olympic tournaments since 1992, the first edition that featured under-23 players.

Olympic top scorers since 1992

YearPlayerTeamGoals
1992Andrzej JuskowiakPoland7
1996Hernan CrespoArgentina6
BebetoBrazil6
2000Ivan ZamoranoChile6
2004Carlos TevezArgentina8
2008Giuseppe RossiItaly4
2012Leandro DamiaoBrazil6
2016Serge GnabryGermany6

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