Footballers who can both score and create goals are invaluable and across Europe there are a number of attacking stars enjoying productive seasons to remember.
An ability to make and take chances is essential to any leading forward talent, but just five players across Europe’s top five leagues have registered double figures for both goals and assists in 2021/22 so far.
Here are the five players with 10+ goals and 10+ assists in Europe’s leading leagues this season.
Domenico Berardi – 14 goals, 11 assists
Domenico Berardi has been a regular source of goals for Sassuolo in recent seasons, reaching double figures for goals in five different Serie A seasons.
Berardi enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career last term with 17 league goals, before forming part of the Italy squad that was crowned winners of Euro 2020 last summer.
The 27-year-old has returned to club level in impressive form this term and has 25 goal involvements for the campaign, equalling his most productive season in Italy’s top flight.
He ranks fifth in the division for goals and leads the league for assists, with rumours beginning to surround a potential exit this summer.
Berardi has remained loyal to Sassuolo in recent seasons, but AC Milan are reportedly interested in the winger and teammate Gianluca Scamacca and he could be handed a long-awaited chance at one of Italian football’s elite.
Christopher Nkunku – 17 goals, 12 assists
Christopher Nkunku’s output has exploded for RB Leipzig this season with the 24-year-old one of the most productive players across Europe’s major leagues.
Nkunku has featured in a variety of roles for Leipzig and has spent time as a central forward this season, a move which has helped the Frenchman score 17 Bundesliga goals.
Having scored just 11 league goals across the previous two seasons combined, its a remarkable rate of improvement for the star who has 28 goals in all competitions – including a Champions League hat-trick at Manchester City.
Nkunku’s goals have been added to with 12 assists in the Bundesliga this season and there’s good reason a queue of clubs – including Manchester United and former side Paris Saint-Germain – are considering a summer approach.
Mohamed Salah – 20 goals, 11 assists
Mohamed Salah might have hit a quieter patch in recent weeks but he has been the Premier League’s stand-out talent so far this season, scoring 20 goals and providing 11 assists.
The Egyptian leads the Golden Boot chase and is in pursuit of a third career accolade, one that would take him alongside esteemed and exclusive company in Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Harry Kane.
Current status: watching this on repeat 🔁🤩
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 4, 2021
His assist haul is the best of his Premier League career so far and he ranks second to only teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold across the division, numbers which have made the 29-year-old the favourite to be crowned PFA Player of the Year.
Liverpool will hope there’s another surge in form to come from their talisman ahead of the run-in, as Jurgen Klopp’s side remain in pursuit of all available trophies.
Kylian Mbappe – 20 goals, 14 assists
Already the second highest goalscorer in Paris Saint-Germain’s history and a three-time winner of Ligue 1’s leading scorer accolade, it can be easy to forget that Kylian Mbappe is still just 23-years-old.
Mbappe is heading towards a fourth leading scorer award in succession after another prolific campaign for the Parisians, whilst he also leads Ligue 1 for assists with 14 for the campaign.
The arrival of Lionel Messi last summer threatened to upset the apple cart and whilst in some aspects that might be true, it has done little to stop Mbappe’s rapid rate of improvement.
🤯 Out of this world!
— Ligue 1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) February 7, 2022
Mbappe has been the finest footballer in France this season even with a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner alongside him, a move to Spain and a status as the world’s best seemingly a matter of time.
Karim Benzema – 24 goals, 11 assists
Karim Benzema leads Europe’s top five leagues for goal involvements with the Real Madrid forward reaching new levels this term.
Benzema has enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career with 38 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions, including back-to-back Champions League hat-tricks against PSG and Chelsea.
A goal worth watching over and over again… 🎩
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) December 26, 2021
The 34-year-old’s delicate touch and close control has long made him a facilitator to others and his 11 assists is a leading total in La Liga, alongside Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele.
Benzema’s brilliance is multi-faceted and on current form he is a leading contender for the Ballon d’Or, having fired Real Madrid into contention for both domestic and European honours.
His 35 goal involvements have come in just 27 league appearances for Los Blancos and he has directly contributed to 55% of Real Madrid’s league goals this season.