Vincent Aboubakar (AFCON 2021 Top Scorer)

Vincent Aboubakar is the AFCON 2021 TOP SCORER. At the time of the AFCON tournament, January 2022, the Cameroonian professional footballer was playing for Al Nassr – A Saudi club. Vincent Aboubakar scored a total of 8 goals including 2 goals in the final match against Burkina Faso. Thus, the high-spirited striker tops the list of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) goal scorers. His teammate Karl Toko Ekambi, who plays for Olympic Lyon netted 5 goals at the tournament.

Vincent Aboubakar was born in 1992. He began his football career at Coton Sport before moving to Europe in 2010.


In Europe, specifically France, Vincent Aboubakar appeared and played for two Ligue 1 teams: Valenciennes and Lorient. In the two clubs, he appeared 126 times in total and scored 26 goals. 

At a time when he was on top of his game, 2014, he signed for Portugal giants Porto. In FC Porto, Vincent Aboubakar scored 58 goals in 125 appearances. It’s while in Porto that he won a league title – Primeira Liga. 

Vincent Aboubakar would then be loaned to Besiktas in 2017. Still, he proved his soccer prowess and won the Turkish Super Lig with Besiktas. He won it again in 2021. 

His international debut began in 2010. Since then, the Afcon 2021 top scorer has won over 80 caps for the Indomitable Lions. He showed up for Cameroon in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. In reference to Afcon, Vincent Aboubakar has appeared in 2015, 2017 and 2021 AFCON finals. In the 2017 AFCON, Vincent scored the winning goal. 

Al Nassr is Vincent Aboubakar’s current club since June 2021.