Saudi Pro League top scorers 2023-2024: Updated Golden Boot ranking as Ronaldo, Mane, Mtirovic chase award

The influx of stars to the Saudi Pro League is going to make the Golden Boot race a compelling watch in the 2023/24 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the leader of the top scorer charts with 22 goals for Al Nassr, five ahead of Al Hilal’s Aleksandar Mitrovic after the latter had a brace in the huge derby win over Ronaldo’s side.

Ronaldo’s Al Nassr teammate Anderson Talisca is also in the mix alongside his old Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, who joined Al Ittihad this summer.

The Sporting News will be following the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League campaign and tracking the top scorers, with assists serving as the first tiebreaker, and fewest minutes played the second tiebreaker, as per FIFA’s major international tournaments.

MORE: Watch all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals for Al Nassr in 2022/23

Saudi Pro League Top Scorers Table 2023/24

The Sporting News will be updating the table below during every matchday of the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League season through to the final round of matches on May 27, 2024.

Updated following matches on February 25, 2024.

Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Al Nassr 22 (5) 9 21
2. Aleksandar Mitrovic Al Hilal 19 (3) 4 18
3. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou Damac 15 (4) 4 19
4. Anderson Talisca Al Nassr 13 (0) 4 16
= Abderrazak Hamdallah Al Ittihad 13 (3) 1 16

Saudi Pro League Top Scorers table 2022/23

Al Ittihad’s Morocco international forward Hamdallah scored 21 of the 60 goals that his team tallied on their run to the 2022/23 Saudi Pro League title. It was his third Golden Boot in the previous five seasons.

While Hamdallah did his damage across 26 matches, Ronaldo joined Al Nassr midseason and only played in 16 matches, but still managed to finish in 5th place with 14 goals.

Rank Player Club Goals Assists
1. Abderrazak Hamdallah Al Ittihad 21 3
2. Talisca Al Nassr 20 2
3. Odion Ighalo Al Hilal 19 2
4. Firas Al-Buraikan Al Fateh 17 4
5. Cristiano Ronaldo Al Nassr 14 2
6. Romarinho Al Ittihad 13 5
  Cristian Guanca Al Shabab 13 3
8. Carlos Junior Al Shabab 12 2

Saudi Pro League Golden Boot Winners

Below are the top scorers in each season of the Saudi Pro League, dating back to 2007/08, when the league was rebranded from the Saudi Premier League.

Former Saudi Arabia international Nasser Al-Shamrani was the dominant winner in the early period of the league, with five Golden Boot triumphs in seven seasons, from 2007 to 2014.

The bar was raised by Syrian star Omar Al Somah, as he won three successive Golden Boots from 2014 to 2017, before Hamdallah set a new league record of 34 goals in 2018/19.

Year Player Team Goals
2022/23 Abderrazak Hamdallah Al Ittihad 21
2021/22 Odion Ighalo Al Hilal 24
2020/21 Bafetimbi Gomis Al Hilal 24
2019/20 Abderrazak Hamdallah Al Nassr 29
2018/19 Abderrazak Hamdallah Al Nassr 34
2017/18 Ronnie Fernandez Al Fayha  13
2016/17 Omar Al Somah Al Hilal 22
2015/16 Omar Al Somah Al Hilal 27
2014/15 Omar Al Somah Al Hilal 24
2013/14 Nasser Al-Shamrani Al Shabab 21
2012/13 Sebastian Tagliabue Al Shabab 19
2011/12 Nasser Al-Shamrani Al Shabab 21
  Victor Simoes Al Hilal 21
2010/11 Nasser Al-Shamrani Al Shabab 17
2009/10 Mohammad Al-Shalhoub  Al Hilal 12
2008/09 Nasser Al-Shamrani Al Shabab 12
  Hicham Aboucherouane Al Ittihad 12
2007/08 Nasser Al-Shamrani Al Shabab 18

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