By News Team
14th May 2020
Goals, goals, goals. They’re the lifeblood of the game of football and there’s certainly been plenty scored around Europe in the 2019/20 season.
We’ve taken a look at the top scoring sides and players from Europe’s top five leagues – the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 – during the 2019/20 domestic league season.
Highest scoring teams
Paris Saint-Germain – 75 goals
Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s Paris Saint-Germain that sit top of the pile when it comes to league goals scored in the 2019/20 season, having scored a whopping 75 goals in just 27 Ligue 1 matches – that’s an average rate of 2.78 goals a game and is 31 more than their nearest rivals Monaco. Twelve points clear at the top of Ligue 1, PSG have been awarded the Ligue 1 title for the 2019/20 season.
Bayern Munich – 73 goals
Next in line is the Bundesliga’s most dominant force, Bayern Munich, who have a mammoth 73 league goals to their name this season, though having done so in just 25 games (a very impressive 2.92 goals a game). It’s far tighter in the Bundesliga, however, with Bayern’s tally just five goals more than Borussia Dortmund, who Bayern also lead by four points at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s restart.
Atalanta – 70 goals
While Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga’s top scorers are both also their respective league’s leaders when it comes to points, that’s certainly not the case in Serie A. Atalanta are fourth overall in Italy’s top flight, but nobody can match their 70 goals in 25 games (2.8 goals a game), which is a staggering 20 more goals than league leaders Juventus have managed from their 26 matches.
Borussia Dortmund – 68 goals
Borussia Dortmund are Europe’s fourth most prolific side in the 2019/20 season thanks to their total of 68 goals in 25 Bundesliga games – an average rate of 2.72 goals a game. With the Bundesliga resuming this weekend, Dortmund will be hoping to add to that tally as they look to usurp Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Manchester City – 68 goals
The final place in our top five goes to the Premier League’s most prolific outfit, Manchester City, who have netted 68 goals in 28 matches (2.43 goals a game). While they are two goals better off than Liverpool’s tally, Pep Guardiola’s side are still a mega 25 points behind the Reds in second place overall in the Premier League table as things stand.
Highest scoring players
Ciro Immobile – 27 goals
When it comes to Europe’s top scoring players from the big five leagues, Ciro Immobile is the leading light thanks to his 27 goals in 26 Serie A appearances during the 2019/20 season. Immobile’s remarkable record of a goal every 81 minutes has inspired Lazio to second place in Serie A, while his tally of 27 accounts for nearly half (45%) of his club’s 60 Serie A goals overall.
Robert Lewandowski – 25 goals
Robert Lewandowski follows closely behind Immobile, having netted 25 goals in just 23 Bundesliga games, while he has notched up a goal every 82 minutes for Bayern Munich this season. The Poland international is responsible for 34.25% of Bayern’s 73 Bundesliga goals this term.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 21 goals
Immobile’s rival for the Golden Boot in Serie A is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, who sits third on our list after scoring 21 goals in 22 games and a goal every 93 minutes for Juventus. Ronaldo’s contribution to Juve topping the table has been huge, with the forward having netted 42% of his club’s 50 Serie A goals this season.
Timo Werner – 21 goals
One player to really make a name for himself this season is Timo Werner. The German has hit 21 goals in the Bundesliga this term in 25 games for RB Leipzig, with a goal every 98 minutes, to catch the attention of several potential suitors including Liverpool. Werner’s tally, 34% of Leipzig’s total this season, has helped them challenge at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Lionel Messi/Jamie Vardy – 19 goals
Rounding off our top five are two players each on 19 goals apiece this season. Lionel Messi has bagged 19 in 22 La Liga appearances for Barcelona, a goal every 99 minutes, while Jamie Vardy has hit the same amount in 26 Premier League appearances for Leicester, a goal every 117 minutes. Messi and Vardy are La Liga and the Premier League’s respective 2019/20 top scorers.