Joel tops scorers' table

Joel Queirós struck in SL Benfica's 3-2 defeat of Interviú Madrid to finish as top scorer for the 2009/10 UEFA Futsal Cup and shared the honour for the Lisbon finals with team-mate Arnaldo.

Joel Queirós (not pictured) equalises for Benfica in the final
Joel Queirós (not pictured) equalises for Benfica in the final ©Sportsfile

SL Benfica's Joel Queirós ended the 2009/10 UEFA Futsal Cup as top scorer thanks to his goal in the 3-2 final victory against Interviú Madrid.

Joel began Sunday's decider in Lisbon level with Luparense C/5 striker Vampeta and Aleksejs Baranovs of FK Nikars Riga on 11 goals and his first-half equaliser took him clear. Added to his two goals in the last-four defeat of Luparense, Joel also finished joint top scorer of the finals in Lisbon with team-mate Arnaldo, also on target on Sunday. Portuguese international Joel shared a similar honour at the UEFA European Futsal Championship in January.

The record for a season remains 19 by André Vanderlei for Action 21 Charleroi in 2003/04. He is the only player to twice finish top scorer and his career tally of 49 is a competition record, four clear of another Charleroi player, Lúcio, and Schumacher, part of the Interviú side on Sunday.

2009/10 UEFA Futsal Cup top scorers
Player Club Goals
Joel Queirós SL Benfica (POR) 12
Aleksejs Baranovs FK Nikars Riga (LVA)
11
Vampeta Luparense C/5 (ITA)
11
Maksym Pavlenko
Time Lviv (UKR)
9
Biro Jade
Araz Naxçivan (AZE) 8
Arnaldo
SL Benfica (POR) 8
Vitaliy Borisov Araz Naxçivan (AZE) 8
Armen Gyulambaryan Erebuni Yerevan (ARM) 8
Miljan Vico KMF Leotar Trebinje (BIH) 8

2009/10 UEFA Futsal Cup finals top scorers
Player Club Goals
Arnaldo SL Benfica (POR)
3
Joel Queirós SL Benfica (POR)
3
Clayton Baptistella Luparense C/5 (ITA) 2
Betão Interviú Madrid (ESP) 2
Davi
SL Benfica (POR)
2
Ricardinho SL Benfica (POR) 2

Previous season top scorers
Season Player Club Goals
2008/09 Samir Makhoukhi FC Blok Beverwijk (NED) 9
2007/08 Karim Bali Futsal Topsport Antwerpen (BEL) 13
2006/07 Serhiy Sytin
FC Shakhtar Dontesk (UKR)
10
2005/06 Predrag Rajić
KMF Marbo Beograd (SRB)
12
2004/05 Sergei Ivanov
MFK Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
14
2003/04 André Vanderlei Action 21 Charleroi (BEL) 19
2002/03 André Vanderlei Action 21 Charleroi (BEL)
15
2001/02 Joan Playas de Castellón FS (ESP)
13

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