Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Mueller’s 41-year-old report on Saturday by scoring his forty first objective in a single Bundesliga season.
AFP Sport seems on the top-scorers in a single season in Europe’s high 5 leagues:
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), 32 objectives, 2017/18
On his first season at Anfield, the Egyptian striker toppled the Premier League report by scoring one objective greater than the earlier joint report held by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer.
After scoring on his debut at Watford on the opening weekend, Salah then hit 4 in opposition to the identical opponents within the return at Anfield.
He by no means went greater than two league video games with out scoring and solely missed two of Liverpool’s 38 Premier League video games all season.
Salah then set a brand new league report with a objective in a 4-0 thumping of Brighton on the final day of the season.
Within the pre-Premier League period, Dixie Dean scored a staggering 60 objectives for Everton in 1927-28, together with eight hat-tricks.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona), 50 objectives, 2011/12
Messi wrote himself into footballing folklore with an impressive season through which he missed only one league sport by suspension.
He began 2011/12 with a bang, hitting the web 10 instances and offering six assists within the first seven matches.
In March 2012, he handed Brazil legend Ronaldo’s report of 34 La Liga objectives scored in 1996-97.
Eight days after coach Pep Guardiola’s departure was introduced, Messi scored 4 instances in opposition to Espanyol to hit the 50-goal mark with a sport left.
Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), 36 objectives in 38 video games, 2015-16
Ciro Motionless (Lazio), 36 objectives in 38 video games, 2019-20
Higuain’s objective haul in 2015/16 bettered the 35 objectives Swede Gunnar Nordhal scored for Milan in 1950, a report which had stood for 65 years.
Higuain was prolific, by no means going greater than two video games all season with out a objective, a efficiency all of the extra outstanding as he was held up mid-season by a three-game suspension.
The Argentinian levelled and beat Nordhal’s earlier report on the final day of the season by scoring a hat-trick in opposition to Frosinone.
Motionless equalled the report final season, though 14 of his 36 objectives for Lazio had been from penalties, in comparison with three spot-kicks by Higuain.
His objectives helped Lazio qualify for the Champions League after a 13-year absence earlier than shedding residence and away to Bayern Munich within the final 16.
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), 41 objectives in 2020/21
The report of 40 objectives by Gerd Mueller stood unchallenged since 1971/72, till Lewandowski equalled it final weekend.
Lewandowski, FIFA’s greatest male footballer of 2020, lastly broke Mueller’s report within the ninetieth minute of the ultimate sport of the season when he rounded the goalkeeper to tuck away his forty first objective in a 5-2 residence win over Augsburg on Saturday.
Lewandowski’s tally is all of the extra outstanding as he missed 5 league video games this season, due to squad rotation or harm.
Josip Skoblar (Marseille), 44 objectives in 1970/71
The 50-year-old French league report is all of the extra outstanding as all of Skoblar’s 44 objectives got here from open play with no penalties.
Skoblar, nicknamed ‘l’Aigle Dalmate’ (The Dalmation Eagle), might do all of it, scoring off both foot or hovering above defenders to energy residence headers.
He even managed to interrupt the objective web after scoring in a 4-0 win over Good.
Within the half century since Skoblar’s dream season, the one participant to get near his report is Zlatan Ibrahimovic who scored 38 objectives for Paris Saint Germain in 2015-2016.
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