Makhoukhi takes top scorer honour

FC Blok Beverwijk player Samir Makhoukhi finished as the top scorer for the 2008/09 UEFA Futsal Cup season, while Schumacher of victorious Interviú Madrid was the most prolific player in the finals in Ekaterinburg.

Samir Makhoukhi (right) scores one of four goals on his European debut against Münster
Samir Makhoukhi (right) scores one of four goals on his European debut against Münster ©Getty Images

FC Blok Beverwijk player Samir Makhoukhi finished as the top scorer for this season's UEFA Futsal Cup, while Schumacher of victorious Interviú Madrid took that honour for the finals in Ekaterinburg, which concluded on Sunday.

Makhoukhi feat
Like his club, Dutch international Makhoukhi was making his competition debut in 2008/09 and struck four times in Beverwijk's first appearance, a 10-2 Preliminary round win over UFC Münster. He also contributed a hat-trick in the 14-0 defeat of FC Betoon Tallin and in the Main round claimed both goals in the 2-1 victory over MVFC Berettyóújfalu which gave Beverwijk their only points and took his tally to nine.

Ricardinho pipped
Makhouki finished one goal ahead of SL Benfica's Ricardinho, runner-up in the ranking for the second year running. Among the players in joint third was André Vanderlei of Action 21 Charleroi, the only man to finish top scorer twice when he set record marks of 15 and 19 in 2002/03 and 2003/04 respectively.

Schumacher mark
In the finals themselves, Schumacher led the way with three goals, two in the last-four meeting with Kairat Almaty and a penalty in the 5-1 showpiece defeat of MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg that took his seasonal haul to five. Celebrating a third win with Interviú like Schumacher and goalkeeper Luis Amado, Daniel struck twice against Viz, matching the last-four feat of team-mate Neto. Seven other players claimed a goal in the finals.

2008/09 UEFA Futsal Cup top scorers
Player Club Goals
Samir Makhoukhi
FC Blok Beverwijk (NED)
9
Ricardinho SL Benfica (POR)
8
André Vanderlei Action 21 Charleroi (BEL) 7
Arceni Júnior Barboza Luparense Calcio A5 (ITA) 7
Marian Guermanov FC Nadin Sofia (BUL) 7
Ian Iacovenco
CSC Dinamo Chisinau (MDA)
7
Namig Mammadkarimov Araz Naxçivan (AZE) 7
Costas Polyviou Parnassos Nicosia (CYP) 7
Ibrahim Saidi Roubaix Futsal (FRA) 7
Serjão Araz Naxçivan (AZE) 7

2008/09 UEFA Futsal Cup finals top scorers
Player Club Goals
Schumacher
Interviú Madrid (ESP) 3
Daniel Interviú Madrid (ESP) 2
Neto Interviú Madrid (ESP) 2
Konstantin Agapov
MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS)
1
Vinicius Bácaro Interviú Madrid (ESP) 1
Pavel Chistopolov MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS)
1
Juanra Interviú Madrid (ESP) 1
Aleksei Mokhov MFK Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg (RUS) 1
Carlos Montovanelli Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
1
Jordi Torrás Interviú Madrid (ESP) 1

Previous season top scorers
Season Player Club Goals
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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