Trésor Mputu Mabi has been named the world’s leading goal scorer of 2007 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The Congolese striker currently plays for TP Mazembe and is a member of the Congo national team. In order to bestow such an honor, the IFFHS uses a variety of criterion to determine their awards, especially for the top goal scorer:
Only those goals are considered which were scored in full “A” internationals, final rounds of Olympic football tournaments, FIFA selection matches, as well as continental and intercontinental club championships during that year…
By their standards, Mputu is credited with 20 goals, giving him a two-goal lead over the second place finisher. Naturally, YouTube has some good vids of Mputu in action, especially the one I’m about post. However, I have no idea what the goalie is doing to celebrate Trésor’s goal… Suggestions are welcome:
Make sure you don’t miss Mputu getting kicked out of a game for his liberal use of his leg while defending a player. I’m also fond of the way he tried to play innocent after he realized what was coming.