Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Club World Cup final winner against Grêmio took his personal tally to 53 for club and country in 2017, moving him level with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski in the race to be the year's leading marksman.
Ronaldo's free-kick in Abu Dhabi extended his goalscoring record in the Club World Cup – it was his seventh in four editions of the competition. Lewandowski failed to add to his tally in Bayern's win at Stuttgart (and Harry Kane had an off-day for Spurs), but Edinson Cavani remains on the pace-setters' shoulders following his strike in Paris's 4-1 win at Rennes.
50 goals or more in 2017*
53 Robert Lewandowski (54 appearances, 0.98 goals per game)
53 Lionel Messi (62, 0.85)
53 Cristiano Ronaldo (59, 0.90)
52 Edinson Cavani (61, 0.85)
50 Harry Kane 50, 1.00)
Twelve into three won't go
All five players are shortlisted for the UEFA.com fans' Team of the Year 2017 along with Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala, Radamel Falcao, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Dries Mertens. But you can only choose two or three so who is it to be?
*For club and country, excluding club friendlies
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