World football is currently blessed with an abundance of elite attacking talents, with some of the leading names in Europe’s major leagues enjoying seasons to savour.
Harry Kane currently leads the Premier League rankings for both goals and assists, the Tottenham forward in contention for the Player of the Season accolades following an incredible season of productivity for the north London side.
We’ve decided to look at the players with the most goals and assists combined across Europe’s major leagues in 2020/21, here are the five players with the most goal involvements so far this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 28 (25G 3A)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s appearance on this list will come as little surprise, given the record-breaking levels of success the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has achieved during an iconic career.
Ronaldo remains one of the world’s finest forwards despite turning 36 in February, with the Juventus star currently the leading scorer in Serie A with 25 goals for the campaign.
Ronaldo is seeking to win the Capocannoniere award as Italy’s top scorer for the first time this season and could become the first player in history to win Golden Boot accolades in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
The Portuguese’s goals have been added to with three assists for the Bianconeri, his 28 goal involvements the fifth-highest figure of any player in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
Romelu Lukaku – 30 (21G 9A)
Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed the best period of his career since swapping the Premier League for Inter Milan, scoring prolifically for Antonio Conte’s side and becoming an integral part of a team heading towards a first Scudetto in more than a decade.
The Belgium international became the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 50 goals in all competitions, exceeding the landmark of Ronaldo Nazario after taking just 70 games to reach the milestone.
Lukaku scored 23 goals in the league last season and has reached 20+ for the second successive campaign this time around, whilst he has added an impressive nine assists to his tally – the joint-most of any player in the division.
Romelu Lukaku has now been directly involved in 12 goals in his last eight games in Serie A.
⚽️ 7 goals
🅰️ 5 assists
A goalscorer and a creator. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/J5xvisiGZy
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 7, 2021
The 27-year-old currently trails Ronaldo by four goals in the race for the Capocannoniere award, but looks set to end the season as a Serie A title winner with Inter 11 points clear at the summit.
See also – Ronaldo Nazario’s best goals for Inter Milan
Lionel Messi – 31 (23G 8A)
Another player whose position here will surprise absolutely no one, Lionel Messi continues to do Lionel Messi things in the colours of Barcelona.
After the summer saga over whether the six-time Ballon d’Or winner would leave the Camp Nou, Messi has got back to doing what he does best, making La Liga defenders look utterly stupid.
His form since the turn of the New Year has been sensational with 16 goals in just 13 league appearances, dragging Barcelona kicking and screaming back into the title race ahead of this weekend’s potentially decisive El Clásico showdown.
Messi looks set to finish as Spain’s leading scorer for the fifth consecutive campaign and eighth time overall, the 33-year-old still capable of carrying this Barcelona side almost singlehandedly on occasion throughout the course of a season.
Harry Kane – 32 (19G 13A)
Harry Kane has taken his game to new levels this season with Tottenham, currently leading the Premier League for both goals and assists.
Kane has been an elite goalscorer for some time, but has demonstrated a new creative side to his game this season, dropping ever deeper and picking out forward runners with intelligent passes.
The 27-year-old’s previous best return for assists was seven in 2016/17, coincidentally the last campaign the forward won the Premier League’s Golden Boot as he hunts a third career crown this season.
Newcastle's lead didn't last long! 😳
Terrific turnaround from Tottenham, and Harry Kane is at the double! 🔥
Emphatic finish from Spurs' main man…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 4, 2021
Kane could join Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry as the only players to win the accolade on three or more occasions, whilst he remains in contention to become only the second player – after Andy Cole – to finish as the league’s leading scorer and assist provider in the same season outright.
Spurs will need Kane to maintain his fine form ahead of the run-in as Jose Mourinho’s side seek to secure a top-four finish and Champions League football.
Robert Lewandowski – 41 (35G 6A)
Leading the way and by some distance is the unstoppable Robert Lewandowski, a player enjoying the best period of an incredible career at Bayern Munich at present.
Lewandowski’s 55 goals in all competitions helped the German giants to a historic treble last season, finishing as the leading scorer in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League as he collected a winners’ meal in each competition.
The 2020/21 season has followed in a similar vain with Lewandowski compiling a mind-boggling goalscoring record domestically, scoring 35 goals in just 25 league appearances for Bayern this season.
Gerd Muller’s single season record of 40 goals is well within his sights upon his return from a knee injury, with Bayern’s hopes of success having been hindered by the forward’s current absence.
Bayern will hope to have the 32-year-old fit and firing as quickly as possible as he looks to continue a league campaign that has provided 41 goal involvements already.