As at the beginning of the week, we unveil the ranking of the top European scorers in the form of a top 10 with honorable mentions. The rules are simple, only the goals scored in the league are counted. The players are separated in the event of a tie by the number of matches played and then by the number of minutes played. The first 12 championships in the UEFA ranking are thus concerned, namely Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey and Austria. And for this 18th record of the season, it is again and always the essential Robert Lewandowski who is in the lead. Unstoppable, the Polish striker had scored last Monday against Arminia Bielefeld (3-3). This Saturday, despite the 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, he hit hard again. Here he is now with a record of 26 goals in 21 matches. A new tour de force on the part of the Pole.
Behind, we find Paul Onuachu in second position. The striker found the loophole last Wednesday against Ostend (3-1 defeat) by scoring a penalty. The Nigerian, however, remained silent yesterday during the new defeat against Beerschot (2-1). His statistics remain very good and he has 23 goals in 27 Jupiler Pro League games. The podium is completed by Greek striker Georgios Giakoumakis. Star striker of VVV-Venlo, the native of Heraklion, however, had a complicated Saturday with his team. Beaten 4-1 by AZ Alkmaar, he could not find the net. He finds himself credited with 22 goals in 22 matches. In fourth position, we find Thomas Henry, the French striker from Louvain. Not having played this week, he was unable to change his very good record of 19 goals in 24 matches.
Erling Braut Håland makes a big comeback
André Silva also did not play in his team’s victory against Bayern Munich. Portuguese striker from Eintracht Frankfurt remains well placed in fifth position with 18 goals in 20 matches. He is a short head ahead of Gabonese Aaron Boupendza. The latter shone again against BB Erzurumspor (3-1 victory) by registering a new achievement. The former Bordeaux player thus finds himself with 18 goals in 23 matches. He is ahead of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Håland. Author of a double in the derby in the 4-0 victory against Schalke 04, the Norwegian now has 17 goals in 17 Bundesliga matches. It’s a little better than Romelu Lukaku who also scored this weekend. The Belgian finds himself with 17 goals in 22 matches after notably his great achievement against AC Milan (3-0).
In another derby, however, Mohamed Salah remained silent. With Liverpool against Everton (2-0 defeat), the Egyptian winger was helpless like his teammates. However, he has 17 goals in 24 Premier League appearances. Finally, Patson Daka is tenth in this ranking. The Zambian striker from Salzburg distinguished himself with a resounding hat-trick against Rapid Vienna (4-2) and has 16 goals in 14 matches. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Luis Suarez (Atlético de Madrid) Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Gianni Bruno (Zulte Waregem) fail at the gates of the top 10 with 16 goals. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) follows with 15 goals. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais), Yuma Suzuki (Sint-Truiden), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg), Sekou Koita (Salzburg), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Roman Yaremchuk (La Gantoise) and Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting CP) are just behind with 14 goals scored. Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Raphaël Holzhauser (Beerschot), Fashon Sakala (Ostend), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla FC), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Heung-min Son (Tottenham), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) find themselves a little further with 13 goals.
The ranking of European top scorers
1) Robert Lewandowski (32 / Poland / Bayern Munich) – 26 goals in 21 matches (1774 minutes)
2) Paul Onuachu (26 years old / Nigeria / Genk) – 23 goals in 27 matches (2135 minutes)
3) Georgios Giakoumakis (26 years old / Greece / VVV Venlo) – 22 goals in 22 matches (1902 minutes)
4) Thomas Henry (26 / France / Louvain) – 19 goals in 24 matches (2149 minutes)
5) André Silva (25 / Portugal / Eintracht Frankfurt) – 18 goals in 20 matches (1725 minutes)
6) Aaron Boupendza (24 years old / Gabon / Hatayspor) – 18 goals in 23 matches (1442 minutes)
7) Erling Braut Håland (20 / Norway / Borussia Dortmund) – 17 goals in 17 matches (1452 minutes)
8) Romelu Lukaku (27 / Belgium / Inter Milan) – 17 goals in 22 matches (1685 minutes)
9) Mohamed Salah (28 / Egypt / Liverpool) – 17 goals in 24 matches (2014 minutes)
10) Patson Daka (22 / Zambia / Salzburg) – 16 goals in 14 matches (949 minutes)