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 23rd record of the season, it is again and again Robert Lewandowski who is largely in the lead. However, the Polish striker is injured and could not participate in his victory against RB Leipzig (1-0). He has an impressive record of 35 goals in 25 matches.
Just behind, we find Paul Onuachu who climbs slowly and has now scored 26 goals in 31 matches. Nigerian striker from Genk found the loophole on Monday against OH Louvain (3-2 victory) by scoring his last goal. The gap with Robert Lewandowski remains however as important. Finally, the podium is completed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Top scorer in Serie A, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo remains on a new achievement. This Saturday during the Turin derby (2-2), he snatched the draw at the end of the match. He is now credited with 24 goals in 25 league appearances. Fourth place goes to the Greek Georgios Giakoumakis. The VVV striker Venlo was silent against FC Groningen (lost 1-0) but remains well placed with 24 goals in 26 matches.
Patson Daka and Lionel Messi in ambush
Currently in great shape, Patson Daka is walking on the water with Red Bull Salzburg at the end of the season. The Zambian striker started the play-offs well in the Austrian championship since he saw triple against Sturm Graz (3-1). A hat-trick that allows him to score 23 goals in 19 matches. In sixth place, we find Lionel Messi with 23 goals in 26 La Liga games. The Argentine striker will be able to continue his rise in the standings tonight against Real Valladolid. Effective this season, André Silva follows in seventh position with 22 goals in 25 matches. Against Borussia Dortmund, he scored the winning goal with Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1). Another Bundesliga player follows, Erling Braut Håland. The Norwegian scored 21 goals in 22 matches but remained silent with Borussia Dortmund in the defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1).
A Frenchman climbs to ninth position, it is Thomas Henry. The Leuven striker has just scored his 21st goal of the season against Genk despite the defeat of his family (3-2). Silent with PSG against Lille (1-0 defeat), Kylian Mbappé is tenth with 20 goals in 26 matches. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) who also scores 20 goals fails in eleventh place. Harry Kane (Tottenham), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) and Luis Suarez (Atlético de Madrid) follow with 19 goals. Aaron Boupendza (Hatayspor), Luis Muriel (Atalanta), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) have 18 goals. Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg) and Gianni Bruno (Zulte Waregem) are in ambush with 17 goals.
The ranking of European top scorers on April 5, 2021 at 9 p.m.
1) Robert Lewandowski (32 / Poland / Bayern Munich) – 35 goals in 25 matches (2103 minutes)
2) Paul Onuachu (26 years / Nigeria / Genk) – 26 goals in 31 matches (2454 minutes)
3) Cristiano Ronaldo (36 / Portugal / Juventus) – 24 goals in 25 matches (2103 minutes)
4) Georgios Giakoumakis (26 years old / Greece / VVV Venlo) – 24 goals in 26 matches (2262 minutes)
5) Patson Daka (22 / Zambia / Red Bull Salzburg) – 23 goals in 19 matches (1351 minutes)
6) Lionel Messi (33 / Argentina / FC Barcelona) – 23 goals in 26 matches (2212 minutes)
7) André Silva (25 / Portugal / Eintracht Frankfurt) – 22 goals in 25 matches (2143 minutes)
8) Erling Braut Håland (20 ans / Norvège / Borussia Dortmund) – 21 goals in 22 matches (1872 minutes)
9) Thomas Henry (26 / France / Louvain) – 21 goals in 29 matches (2599 minutes)
10) Kylian Mbappé (22 / France / Paris Saint-Germain) – 20 goals in 26 matches (1954 minutes)