RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku has scored the most goals in Europe so far this season. The midfielder is only behind teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg and FC Copenhagen’s Andreas Vlahovic for the lead on 12 goals in all competitions.
RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku has scored three goals in this season so far. The forward is ahead of Mbappe, Vlahovic, and Haaland in European goal tally.
Few players in the Bundesliga this season have scored more goals than RB Leipzig is a German football club based in Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku. Despite being a winger by profession, the 24-year-old Frenchman has outscored most of Europe’s finest attackers thus far, scoring 25 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions for his side.
After arriving for €13 million from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019, Nkunku made an impression with a decent, if ordinary, score of 12 goals in 84 appearances for Leipzig throughout his first two seasons in Germany. After failing to score in his first four games this season, he got things going in the fifth, scoring a hat trick against Manchester City in the Champions League group stage, only to lose 6-3.
Since then, Nkunku has averaged one goal per 1.6 games for Leipzig, who are now sixth in the Bundesliga standings, two points behind fourth-placed Hoffenheim and 18 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.
(A shotmap of Christopher Nkunku’s 14 Bundesliga goals in 25 games.)
The six-time France U21 international increased his individual performance by many orders of magnitude, appearing in major domestic matches against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, as well as Champions League matches versus City and Paris Saint-Germain. According to ESPN sources, this has Manchester United on his tail for a prospective summer deal.
Only four players in Europe’s top five leagues (English Premier League, Spanish LaLiga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, and French Ligue 1) have scored more goals.
Editor’s Note: If this list were expanded, Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham in the English Championship (34 from 34), Sebastien Haller of Ajax (31 from 31), and Thijs Dallinga of Excelsior in the Dutch second division (29 in 29) would all appear.
(As of the weekend of March 5-6, 2022, all statistics are valid.)
Top scorers in Europe’s main five leagues
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With his remarkable collection of 39 goals from 34 games, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is alone at the top.
Next up is Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in (27 in 32) and the only other non-central striker, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (27 in 33). And, finally, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile (25 in 32) stands alongside Nkunku for goals, but has done so in fewer games.
Despite this, Nkunku presently has more goals than many of Europe’s greatest and most experienced out-and-out attackers, many of whom seem to be fighting to keep up with the prolific forward.
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Mbappe has 24 goals in 34 games for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions so far this season, including a productive run of seven goals in his past eight league outings for the Ligue 1 leaders.
Vlahovic, one of Europe’s most exciting young goal scorers, has 24 goals in 32 appearances this season in all competitions, with four goals in eight games since his €70 million move from Fiorentina to Juventus in January.
Despite having his 2021-22 season entirely wrecked by injury, Haaland can still claim an astounding scoring record of more than one goal per game for Borussia Dortmund this season with 23 goals in 20 games.
Christopher Nkunku has had a fantastic start to the season. AFP/RONNY HARTMANN/Getty Images
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After a poor start to the season, in which Kane scored eight goals in his first 22 appearances for Tottenham (six of which came in the Europa League preliminary stages), things started to pick up at the turn of the year, and he currently has 18 goals in 37 outings. Indeed, after scoring only once in his first 13 Premier League appearances this season, Kane has improved his game under Antonio Conte and now has seven goals in his past 11 games.
After finishing last season with six goals in 49 games for Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in, the young Brazilian has flourished this time around to score 16 times in 36 appearances to date.
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Both Ronaldo and Messi have had somewhat dismal seasons in front of goal, with the latter scoring just twice in Ligue 1 since his seismic free move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer, although being absolutely fine by mortal standards.
In all, Ronaldo has 15 goals in 31 games for Manchester United, while Messi has seven goals in 24 games for Paris Saint-Germain.
Just to further compound their plights, both Ronaldo and Messi have also managed to accrue fewer assists than Nkunku in all competitions so far this season. The RB Leipzig is a German football club based in Leipzig winger has laid on 13 goals for his teammates, in comparison to Messi mustering 11 and Ronaldo three.
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