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 28th balance sheet of the season, it’s still the same story. The water gets wet, the fire burns and Robert Lewandowski scores goals.
Author of a hat-trick against Borussia Mönchengladbach (6-0), the Polish striker is approaching the 40-goal mark and has 39 goals in 27 Bundesliga matches. Impressive figures that bring him closer to final victory. His runner-up Paul Onuachu is still quite a distance away. Again scorer against FC Bruges on Friday, the Nigerian striker continues on his good pace with 31 goals in 36 matches. The podium is completed by Lionel Messi. Even if he remained silent against Atlético de Madrid (0-0), the Argentine striker has good statistics with 28 goals in 33 matches.
Aaron Boupendza returns to the top 10
Cristiano Ronaldo follows in fourth position with 27 goals in 31 Serie A matches. Swept with Juventus by AC Milan (3-0), the Portuguese sees his counter blocked. Just behind, we find Erling Braut Håland in fifth place. The Norwegian did not play this Saturday in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over RB Leipzig and is stagnant with 25 goals in 26 appearances. He is still ahead of Kylian Mbappé who is sixth. The Paris Saint-Germain player also did not play this Sunday against Stade Rennais (1-1) and remains stuck at 25 goals in 29 matches. The Greek Georgios Giakoumakis marked time for a few meetings, but the striker of VVV-Venlo found the net against RKC Waalwijk (3-3). As a result, he climbs back up and finds himself in an ambush.
Silent in the draw between Mainz and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-1), André Silva also treads in eighth place with 25 goals in 30 matches. Patson Daka goes down to ninth place since he did not score with RB Salzburg against Sturm Graz (3-1). Finally, tenth place goes to Aaron Boupendza. The former Bordeaux player is back in the top 10 after scoring his 22nd goal in 34 matches against Denizlispor. He is ahead of Harry Kane (Tottenham), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), Thomas Henry (Louvain) and Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) who have 21 goals. Gianni Bruno (Zulte Waregem), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) follow with 20 goals. Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Simy (Crotone), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Cyle Larin (Besiktas), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyonnais), Sardar Azmoun (Zenit) and Luis Suarez (Atlético de Madrid) can boast of their 19 achievements.
The ranking of European top scorers
1) Robert Lewandowski (32 / Poland / Bayern Munich) – 39 goals in 27 matches (2283 minutes)
2) Paul Onuachu (26 / Nigeria / Genk) – 31 goals in 36 matches (2850 minutes)
3) Lionel Messi (33 / Argentina / FC Barcelona) – 28 goals in 33 matches (2842 minutes)
4) Cristiano Ronaldo (36 / Portugal / Juventus) – 27 goals in 31 matches (2643 minutes)
5) Erling Braut Håland (20 / Norway / Borussia Dortmund) – 25 goals in 26 matches (2230 minutes)
6) Kylian Mbappé (22 / France / Paris Saint-Germain) – 25 goals in 29 matches (2220 minutes)
7) Georgios Giakoumakis (26 years old / Greece / VVV Venlo) – 25 goals in 29 matches (2501 minutes)
8) André Silva (25 / Portugal / Eintracht Frankfurt) – 25 goals in 30 matches (2593 minutes)
9) Patson Daka (22 / Zambia / Red Bull Salzburg) – 24 goals in 25 matches (1764 minutes)
10) Aaron Boupendza (24 / Gabon / Hatayspor) – 22 goals in 34 matches (2315 minutes)