European football is currently blessed with an abundance of great goalscorers and the enforced break in the season has done little to halt the prolific form of this list of stars.
Some of football’s finest forwards have enjoyed sensational seasons in front of goal, but which players from Europe’s major leagues have scored the most goals in all competitions this term?
Here are the five players from Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues with the most goals in all competitions:
Cristiano Ronaldo – 30 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo’s extraordinary talents show no signs of waning despite the Portuguese superstar turning 35-years-old earlier this year, the forward having enjoyed another impressive campaign as Juventus’ chief attacking threat.
Ronaldo’s second season in Italian football has seen the star improve on his debut campaign in Turin, scoring 25 league goals in just 26 appearances for a Bianconeri side seeking a ninth consecutive Serie A title.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner remains in the hunt to become the first player in history to finish as the leading scorer in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. He has added a further four goals in the Champions League and Coppa Italia this term, his tally of 30 goals meaning Ronaldo has hit 25+ goals in all competitions in each of the past 13 seasons.
Kylian Mbappe – 30 goals
The Ligue 1 season was brought to a premature end amid the coronavirus pandemic, though the curtailment of France’s top tier has not prevented Kylian Mbappe remaining amongst the leading scorers in European football.
Mbappe enjoyed another sensational season as Paris Saint-Germain secured a third consecutive championship, scoring 18 league goals in just 17 starts to finish as the leading scorer in the division for the second successive season.
The France international has scored a further 12 goals in cup and continental competition, averaging almost a goal-per-game to enhance his reputation as one of world football’s finest. Mbappe will hope to add further to his tally ahead of the Champions League’s return next month, as PSG look to end their long wait for a maiden European title.
Ciro Immobile – 32 goals
The leader in the race to win the Capocannoniere as Italy’s top scorer, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has enjoyed the best season of his career to date to fire the capital club to second in Serie A.
Immobile’s campaign has seen the forward score a phenomenal 29 league goals in just 29 appearances, propelling Lazio towards an unlikely title challenge and to the verge of a long-awaited return to the Champions League.
The forward’s career has been a mix of highs and underwhelming stints, but he has found a home with the Rome club and has now scored 118 goals in just 170 appearances since signing for Lazio four years ago.
Only two players in Europe’s major leagues can better his tally of 32 goals in all competitions, Immobile seeking to finish as Serie A’s leading scorer for the third time in his career this season.
Timo Werner – 34 goals
Chelsea fans, get excited.
One of European football’s most prolific players will be playing in the Premier League next season, Chelsea having completed the signing of the Germany international from RB Leipzig ahead of the new campaign.
Werner has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in the Bundesliga in recent years and has enjoyed the best season of his career thus far for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, scoring 34 goals in all competitions including a winner from the penalty spot against Tottenham in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old wil hope to make an immediate impression in English football and has the attributes to thrive upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge, a versatile forward blessed with electric pace and coolness when in front of goal.
Frank Lampard had been desperate to add an increased goal threat to his side ahead of next season, and in Werner he looks to have found the perfect player.
Robert Lewandowski – 51 goals
The best centre-forward in world football at present and the favourite for the Ballon d’Or, the already extraordinary Robert Lewandowski has reached even greater heights during a record-breaking season in the colours of Bayern Munich.
The leading scorer in the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal, Lewandowski has racked up over half a century of goals so far this season, with the promise of further still as Bayern bid to become champions of Europe for a sixth time.
Lewandowski’s 34 league goals came in just 31 appearances and is the best haul of his career, the forward named as the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season for a second time and as the division’s leading scorer for a fifth.
This season saw the Pole become the third highest-scoring player in Bundesliga history behind only Klaus Fischer and Gerd Muller, whilst he could become the league’s first Ballon d’Or winner in over two decades should he add European glory to Bayern’s already captured domestic double.