This post tells you about who is the highest goal scorer in a tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
#5 Valmir Berisha & Macauley Chrisantus
Valmir as well as Chrisantus scored 7 goals in 7 matches. It is not to mention that they both are outstanding player. Chrisantus scored 7 goals in the 2007 U-17 World Cup. He became the highest goal scorer in a tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. . In this tournament Nigeria played massively and won U-17 World Cup 3rd time.
Chrisantus now playing for Greek Super League Club PAS Lamia. In 2007 U-17 World Cup, he scored goal in every match and became the second best player of the tournament. Macauley Chrisantus was awarded by the Silver Ball.
Valmir Berisha became the top scorer at Sweden only appeared in the U-17 World Cup 2013 at United Arab Emirates. Berisha scored a brace in the match between Sweden and Nigeria, which was drawn by 3-3.
Sweden successfully get into the round of 16, they won their quarter final match. But get eliminated in the semi-final match against Nigeria by 3-0.
#4 Ishmael Addo & David
They both also scored 7 goals in 6 matches. Ishmael plays for Ghana and David plays for Spain. They both scored 7 goals in 6 matches in the U-17 World Cup when only 16 teams performed in the tournament. In 1997 at Egypt, David became the first person to score 7 goals in FIFA World Cup.
All these goals came in the group matches and four goals came in the match between Spain and New Zealand which was won by Spain by 13-0, it was an all time record in the World Cup history. Spain has not won the tournament but David ended the tournament as a highest goal scorer in a tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Ishmael Addo was an East Bengal player. He also scored 7 goals in 6 matches in 1999 U-17 World Cup held in New Zealand. In the final group match between Ghana and Thailand the hat-trick scored by Ishmael and that match was won by Ghana by 7-1.
Ghana has to face Uruguay in the quarter final match, Ghana defeat Uruguay in the quarter final match by 3-2. Ghana lost the match against Brazil in the semi-final.
#3 Florent Sinama Pongolle
He scored 9 goals in 6 matches. Florent is a French professional Footballer who plays for a Chainat Hornbill F.C club as a forward. At the age of 16, he was signed by Liverpool, he also spent some seasons with Spain , Recreative, Atletico Madrid and Zaragoza.
In 2001 FIFA U-17 World Cup, France started their tournament by loosing their opening match against Nigeria. Florent score 1 goal in that match. France start their winning streak from their second match against United States. France won their group matches against United States and Japan, he scored hat-trick in each game.
The quarter final was between France and Brazil, France registered 2-1 win over Brazil and Florent score one goal in that match. The goal scoring streak of Florent came to an end in the semi-final. He broke the record of David as well as Ishmael of 7 goals in 1997 & 1999.
The final match was between France and their tournament opener Nigeria. Again Sinama Pogolle scored first goal in that match and then France scored two more goals against Nigeria and won that tournament.
Florent Sinama Pongolle won the Golden Boot as well as Golden Ball. By scoring 9 goals in 6 matches Florent moreover became third highest goal scorer in a single edition of tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
#2 Souleymane Coulibaly
He scored 9 goals in just 4 matches. When he was 13 years old, he was emigrated to Italy to avoid conflict in Cote d’Ivoire. Souleymane likewise gives a finest performance in the U-17 World Cup in 2011. 90% of goals for Ivory was scored by Souleymane in the tournament.
He played very important role in the qualification of the Ivory in the round of 16. He scored four goals in the a match between Ivory and Denmark which was won by Ivory with 4-2 and later he scored a much needed hat-trick in the match against Brazil which get drawn by 3-3.
In the round of 16, Ivory lost the match against France with 3-2 where the Souleymane scored first goal of that match despite Ivory get eliminated from the tournament. Victor Souleymane won the Golden Boot . It’s only the fourth instance in the history of FIFA U-17 World Cup that the Golden Boot winner is from the team that get eliminated in the first knockout stage of the tournament.
By scoring 9 goals in 4 matches Souleymane became second highest goal scorer in a tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
#1 Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen is in the first place. He scored 10 goals in just 7 matches. The full name of Victor Osimhen is Victor James Osimhen, who plays for VFL Wolfsburg. He is an Nigerian Footballer, who started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy which is based on Lagos. It is not to mention that he is one of the great player.
He scored goal equally in every game for Nigerians. Osimhen officially signed a deal with the club of three and half year on 5th june 2017. He made his debut on 13 may 2017 in Bundesliga for Wolfsburg.
The previous edition of U-17 World Cup was held in the Chille. Victor Osimhen, a Nigerian Footballer broke the record of highest goal in a single tournament. In this tournament he scored four goals in the group stage and after that he scored hat-trick in the match between Nigeria and Australia. Nigeria thrashed Australia by 6-0 in the round of 16.
Victor scored goal in the quarter-final as well as in semi-final, which help Nigeria to won that match against Mexico and Brazil. By defeating them Nigeria get into the final eighth final which was against Mali. In the Final match Victor scored his 10th goal and with this goal Nigeria took lead and Victor became highest goal scorer in a tournament of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
After breaking that record Nigeria also won that match by 2-0 and won U-17 World Cup 5th time. Victor Osimhen won the Silver Ball as well as Golden Boot for his performance in the tournament.