The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season recorded 384 goals, averaging 2.76 goals per match. From sublime hattricks to stunning braces, spectacular free-kick goals to heroic last-gasp winners, all made the season, one to remember.

Significantly, the homegrown heroes notched 134 goals in the last ISL season, with 43.21% goal contributions.

From Spain to Australia, Brazil to Greece, players across the globe sparkled their excellence on Indian soil, showcasing their efficiency in netting goals. Over the last decade, foreigners have been playing a pivotal role in the league with their overseas experience and eye-catching brand of football.

The last ISL has also witnessed players from different continents finding their names on the scoresheet, marking their impact with fierce strikes and sharp headings. With that, let’s delve into the countries that recorded the most goals in the last ISL season.

 
 
 
 
 
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India (134 total goals)

Top Scorer: Lallianzuala Chhangte (10 goals)

The host nation tops the list with the highest number of goals scored in the ISL 2023-24 season. With Chhangte leading the tally, Vikram Partap Singh (8), Parthib Gogoi (5), Nandhakumar Sekar (5), and other Indians have showcased their proficiency in front of the goal. The homegrown talents levelled up their games in numbers, which shows three Indians, Chhangte, Vikram Partap Singh, and Manvir Singh, finishing the season with 10+ goal contributions, while Brandon Fernandes created the highest number of chances (60) last season.

Spain (44 total goals)

Top Scorer: Carlos Martinez (10 goals)

FC Goa forward Carlos Martinez scored the highest number of goals (10) among the Spaniards. Besides Martinez, Javi Hernandes (5), Nestor Albiach (5), Saul Crespo (4), and the others were on target, giving their teams valuable leads in crunch moments. Known for their elite footwork and classic strikes, the Spanish forwards have played a key role for their respective teams.

Australia (37 total goals)

Top Scorer: Jason Cummings (12 goals)

Australia comes third on this list with 37 goals, of which Mohun Bagan SG’s star forwards, Jason Cummings (12) and Dimitri Petratos (10), hold the biggest share. The dynamic, striking duo has played a pivotal role in the Mariners’ League Shield triumph. NorthEast United FC’s Tomi Juric and Chhenaiyin FC’s Jordan Murray also registered five goals each in the last season.

Brazil (26 total goals)

Top Scorer: Diego Mauricio (11 goals)

Odisha FC’s all-time highest goalscorer, Diego Mauricio, recorded the most goals among the Brazilians in the last ISL season. East Bengal FC captain and ISL 2022-23 season’s joint-highest scorer, Cleiton Silva, comes in second with eight goals to his name. Besides them, Chhenaiyin FC’s creative midfielder Rafael Crivellaro notched four goals, and Hyderabad FC captain Joao Victor scored two goals in the last ISL season.

Greece (14 total goals)

Top Scorer: Dimitrios Diamantakos (13 goals)

ISL 2023-24 season’s ‘Golde Boot’ accolade winner, Kerala Blasters FC’s No. 9, Dimitrios Diamantakos, scored 13 out of 14 goals scored by Greeks. Diamantakos showcased his precise finishing and sharp offensive moves several times during the last season, helping the Blasters reach the ISL playoffs for the third consecutive season. Punjab FC’s defender Dimitrios Chatziisaias scored the other, which came against Bengaluru FC in a 3-3 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

Morocco (14 total goals)

Top Scorer: Noah Sadaoui (11 goals)

Noah Sadaoui comes in first among Moroccan internationals in terms of finding the back of the net with 11 goals for the Gaurs. Sadaoui formed a formidable partnership with Martinez, contributing 21 goals together. Besides the winger forward, Ahmed Jahouh scored two goals, while Hugo Boumous and Mohammed Ali Bemammer scored a goal each among the Moroccans.

Fiji (13 total goals)

Top Scorer: Roy Krishna (13 goals)

Odisha FC forward Roy Krishna was the lone Fijian to feature in the ISL 2023-24 season. The Fiji national team captain recorded the joint-highest goals (13) in the last ISL season, tallying his total with Diamantakos. Roy Krishna has been an integral part of the Kalinga Warriors’ offensive line, demonstrating his goal-scoring versatility under the guidance of Sergio Lobera.

France (12 total goals)

Top Scorer: Madih Talal (6 goals)

Besides registering the highest number of 10 assists in the last ISL season, Punjab FC’s playmaker, Madih Talal, scored the most goals among the French. With his fancy footwork and smart vision, Talal played a pivotal role in the Shers’ impressive ISL debut season. Jamshedpur FC’s No. 10, Jeremy Manzorro, comes in second in this context, with five goals to his name.

Argentina (10 total goals)

Top Scorer: Jorge Pereyra Diaz (10 goals)

Mumbai City FC forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz bagged 10 goals last season, being the only Argentine to notch a goal. The 33-year-old goal poacher's shooting prowess from tight spaces and his sharp anticipation skill to reach the ball first have made him an absolute menace inside the box for the opponent's defenders. The Argentine forward was the joint-highest scorer for Mumbai City FC in the last ISL season.

Albania (8 total goals)

Top Scorer: Armando Sadiku (8 goals)

Mohun Bagan SG forward Armando Sadiku netted eight goals last season, which is by far the best by an Albanian in league history. Moreover, the forward is the only Albanian to feature in the league. With his powerful volleys and jaw-dropping one-touch finishes, Sadiku was the third-highest goalscorer for the Mariners in the ISL 2023-24 season.