Europe’s top leagues have featured some brilliant football this season and there are a host of elite attacking names who have recorded an abundance of goal involvements.
An ability to create and score goals is priceless to teams and none have done so more regularly than this lot in 2022/23 so far. Here are the players with the most goal involvements in each of Europe’s top five leagues this season.
La Liga – Robert Lewandowski (18)
Robert Lewandowski departed Bayern Munich last summer in search of a new challenge, signing for Barcelona after a record-breaking career in Germany. Lewandowski had finished as the Bundesliga’s leading scorer in five consecutive campaigns and seven times overall, before transferring his goalscoring gifts to La Liga.
Lewandowski leads the race for the Pichichi Trophy after scoring 14 league goals this season, while the marquee recruit has laid on a further four assists for the Catalans.
Lewandowski scores a goal every 89 minutes in La Liga. pic.twitter.com/tUlvET2nkg
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) February 4, 2023
That contribution has helped Barcelona to the top of the division, with Xavi’s side having moved eight points clear after winning ten of their last 11 league games.
Barcelona have not always convinced this season, but have developed a welcome habit of grinding out wins when below their best. It’s the sign of potential champions, as the Spaniards look to win La Liga for the first time since 2018/19. Lewandowski will have had a prominent role in the club’s success if that wait is ended this season.
Serie A – Victor Osimhen (19)
Victor Osimhen is hot property right now with Chelsea and Manchester United among the clubs said to be considering a summer move for the Napoli hit-man.
Osimhen has been in sensational form for Napoli this season, who are 13 points clear at the top of Serie A and closing in on a first Scudetto in 33 years. The Nigeria international has 16 goals in just 16 league starts for Luciano Spalletti’s side and has formed an electric understanding with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia that is firing the club’s push for the title.
Got that @victorosimhen9 goal on replay 🔂#NapoliRoma pic.twitter.com/F41hXnjvyq
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) January 30, 2023
The 24-year-old was named as Serie A’s Best Young Player in 2021/22 and has taken his game up another level during the current campaign, extending his record to 45 goals in 83 appearances for the Italian side in all competitions.
Napoli have been among Europe’s most impressive sides this season and will be dark horses for Champions League success as the club take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the last 16 this month. Osimhen – the most productive player in Serie A this season – will be central to their Champions League challenge.
Bundesliga – Randal Kolo Muani (19)
Randal Kolo Muani has taken the Bundesliga by storm this season, having proven one of the signings of the season across Europe’s major leagues.
Eintracht Frankfurt secured Kolo Muani on a free transfer from Nantes last summer, as the German side looked to replace the creativity of Filip Kostic and bolster their squad for the Champions League campaign.
Good luck stopping Randal Kolo Muani 💥#DFBPokal #SGESVD pic.twitter.com/JrPX5SlUZM
— The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) February 7, 2023
The 24-year-old has been a revelation for Frankfurt this season, leading Germany’s top division for goal involvements. Kolo Muani has nine goals and ten assists from just 17 league starts, form which earned the forward a place in the France squad for the 2022 World Cup.
He scored his first international goal just 44 seconds after coming off the bench in the semi-final win over Morocco and his performances have placed Europe’s top clubs on red-alert. Manchester United and Liverpool have been credited as admirers.
Ligue 1 – Neymar (22)
Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar trio dominate the rankings in Ligue 1, with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have contributed 57 goal involvements between them this season.
Neymar and Messi are the joint-leading assist providers in Ligue 1 (10), while only two players – Folarin Balogun and Mbappe – have outscored the former in France this season.
Neymar wins the Samba Gold award, which is given to the best Brazilian player in Europe.
It's the sixth time in nine years he's won it 🤙 pic.twitter.com/Lg3lmb81SW
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 6, 2023
Neymar’s 22 goal contributions is a league-leading total, ahead of Messi (20) and Alexandre Lacazette (17). His haul has come despite just 16 league starts for PSG and has helped the champions to the top of the table once more, boasting an eight-point buffer to nearest challengers Marseille.
PSG’s priority will be a maiden success in the Champions League however, ahead of a huge clash with Bayern Munich in the last 16 this month.
Premier League – Erling Haaland (28)
Erling Haaland has provided more goal contributions than any other player across Europe’s top divisions after record-breaking start at Manchester City.
Haaland has hit 25 league goals and counting for the Premier League champions this season, already a record for a foreign footballer in their debut campaign in the division. That haul includes four hat-tricks, with the Norwegian rapidly closing in on Mohamed Salah’s record (32) for a 38-game Premier League season.
4️⃣th @premierleague hat-trick for @ErlingHaaland! 🎩 pic.twitter.com/hfe0fO8JrU
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 22, 2023
The 22-year-old has averaged a goal every 66 minutes in the Premier League this season and is eight goals clear of Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
Given he has already eclipsed the total needed to win the award in each of the last four seasons, it appears a formality that Haaland will become just the second Manchester City player – after Sergio Aguero – to end the season on top of the Premier League’s goal chart. He’s also thrown in three assists, just for good measure.
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