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ISL top scorers 2022-23: Abdenasser El Khayati, Jorge Pereyra Diaz & the race for the Golden Boot

19:49 EAT 11/12/2022
Abdenasser El Khayati Chennaiyin ISL 2022-23
GOAL brings you all this season's leading marksmen from India's top division - who will come out on top?

The race is once again on for a coveted Indian Super League (ISL) Golden Boot, with established superstars being joined by big-money summer signings in a battle to be crowned the English top-flight's leading goal scorer.

Will the usual suspects in Sunil Chhetri, Bartholomew Ogbeche, and Roy Krishna continue to dominate or some fresh summer signing will rise to the occasion?

With nets set to bulge on a regular basis throughout the 2022-23 campaign, GOAL is on hand to monitor the exploits of the most prolific marksmen around.

  • Abdenasser El Khayati Chennaiyin ISL 2022-23

    #1 Abdenasser El Khayati | Chennaiyin | 7 goals

    The Dutch attacking midfielder has joined Chennaiyin on a free transfer this season. He has scored seven goals from six appearances in the ISL including a brace against Odisha and a hat-trick against NorthEast United.

  • Jorge Pereyra Diaz Mumbai City ISL

    #2 Jorge Pereyra Diaz | Mumbai City | 6 goals

    The former loanee at Kerala Blasters was snapped from his parent club, Club Atletico Platense, by Mumbai City for the ongoing season. After scoring eight times in his first ISL season wherein he reached the final with the Blasters, the Argentine forward has now raked up six goals with the Islanders.

  • Diamantakos Kerala Blasters ISL

    #3 Dimitrios Diamantakos | Kerala Blasters | 5 goals

    The Greek forward joined Kerala Blasters after terminating contract with Croatian outfit Hajduk Split. Diamantakos bettered his 202 season's tally of two goals from 19 goals in 1. HNL, the top top tier of Croatian football.

  • Cleiton Silva East Bengal ISL 9

    #4 Cleiton Silva | East Bengal | 5 goals

    Cleiton Silva jumped ship from Bengaluru to East Bengal in the summer after a decent couple of seasons with the Blues where he scored 16 goals and provided seven assists. He scored against FC Goa, NorthEast United, and the only goal against his former side at the Kanteerava before a brace against Jamshedpur.

  • #5 Noah Wail Sadaoui | FC Goa | 5 goals

    The former Maccabi Haifa midfielder joined FC Goa this summer. Noah Sadaoui made his international debut for Morocco in 2021 in the African Nations Championship.

  • Petar Sliskovic Chennaiyin ISL 2022-23

    #6 Petar Sliskovic | Chennaiyin | 5 goals

    The Bosnian-born Croatian forward joined the Marina Machans on a one-year deal and having first appeared in the Durand Cup 2022 where he scored thrice, Slikovic now has five ISL goals to his name.

  • Ivan Kaliuzhnyi of Kerala Blasters FC

    #7 Ivan Kaliuzhnyi | Kerala Blasters | 4 goals

    The Ukrainian is in his first season in the Indian Super League (ISL). He is on loan from Oleksandriya and has stolen the limelight in his very first appearance for Kerala Blasters with a brace against Kolkata giants East Bengal. He's added another two since.

  • Bipin Singh Mumbai City ISL 9

    #8 Bipin Singh | Mumbai City | 4 goals

    The winger cum forward from Manipur has become Mumbai City's all-time top scorer with his goal in his side's 6-2 Chennaiyin win. The scorer of the winner against ATK Mohun Bagan in ISL season 7 consistently scored six goals in each of the previous two seasons.

  • Lallianzuala Chhangte Mumbai City Durand Cup 2022

    #9 Lallianzuala Chhangte | Mumbai City | 4 goals

    After spending the second half of the last season on loan at Mumbai City, the India international made his move permanent with the Islanders this year.

  • Nandhakumar Sekar Odisha ISL 2022-23

    #10 Nandhakumar Sekar | Odisha | 4 goals

    The Indian winger is appearing in Odisha FC colours for the fourth consecutive season in ISL this season.

  • Dimitri Petratos ATK Mohun Bagan ISL

    #11 Dimitri Petratos | ATK Mohun Bagan | 4 goals

    Petratos scored a hat-trick against Kerala Blasters in Kochi and announced his ISL arrival in style. Since then, he added the winner against Bengaluru at the Kanteerava.

  • Diego Mauricio Odisha ISL 9

    #12 Diego Mauricio | Odisha | 3 goals

    The rain at the Furnace did not hold Diego Mauricio back as the Odisha forward struck twice for his team against Jamshedpur. The Brazilian then scored another in the 2-3 Chennaiyin win.

  • Pedro Martin Odisha Durand Cup 2022

    #13 Pedro Martin | Odisha | 3 goals

    Former Atletico Madrid forward Pedro Martin joined the ISL bandwagon with Odisha on a one-year deal and scored his first goal for the club in the Durand Cup 2022. In the ISL, the Spaniard scored a brace in the 4-2 win over East Bengal besides the strike against Kerala Blasters.

  • Mumbai City ISL 2022-23

    #14 Alberto Noguera | Mumbai City | 3 goals

    After spending two seasons with FC Goa where he scored four goals and made 11 assists, the Spaniard has raked up 3 goals in 9 goals with Mumbai City so far this season.

  • #15 Jerry Mawihmingthanga | Odisha | 3 goals

    After scoring four goals and assisting 10 in his last two seasons with the club, Mawihmingthanga has scored thrice so far this season.

  • Halicharan Narzary Hyderabad ISL

    #16 Halicharan Narzary | Hyderabad | 3 goals

    Having first joined for Hyderabad on a two-year deal in 2020, winning his first ISL title with the club, Narzary signed a one-year extension in July 2022.

  • Hugo Boumous ATK Mohun Bagan Kolkata derby ISL 2022-23

    #17 Hugo Boumous | ATK Mohun Bagan | 3 goals

    With 24 goals over the last five seasons in India with FC Goa and his current side combined, the Moroccan has added another three goals this season.