Top 5 leading goal scorers in Europe’s top 5 leagues 2020-21, all you need to know

Leadership, exuberance and the ability to understand the space provided to you, creativity and the ability to finish a move are the key aspects of a top-class professional goal scorer or striker.

Europe has seen the greatest strikers in the history of the beautiful game who not only could score but were intelligent, brave who could make an impossible moment possible with a piece of skill or deftness.

This season having been struck by the pandemic which has led to a lot of changes in the schedule and scheme of things in which football works but such a challenge has made the players more mindful in understanding how to keep getting the job done under difficult circumstances. Lack of crowds, being in a bio bubble can affect players mentally but that is where one rises to the occasion.

Such are the strikers of Europe’s top leagues who are excelling at their job with professionalism, ruthlessness and passion. The top 5 strikers for the current 2020/21 season till date are:

Robert Lewandowski

The no 9 of Bayern Munich has been nothing short of phenomenal having scored 24 goals coupled with 6 assists this season. The 32-year-old Polish striker has a per goal ratio of 1.26 which shows the remarkable consistency and ability to keep finding the back of the net. He keeps scoring more than 1 goal per game this season. This has helped in Bayern Munich leading the Bundesliga with 48 points after 20 games, 19 appearances of which are Lewandowski’s. Bayern Munich will want Lewandowski to keep the shooting boots on as they defend their European Crown against the best and will want him to continue his form. He has secured 48 Golden Shoe points this season and is a prime candidate to win the Golden boot this season.

André Silva

The Portuguese striker has been the key man for Eintracht Frankfurt this season having scored 17 goals and providing 2 assists in 19 appearances this season. He has a goal ratio of 0.89 this season and has secured 34 Golden Shoe points too. This has helped Frankfurt compete this season as they currently sit 4th on the table with 36 points from 20 games and if they want to progress to the UEFA Champions League next season, his services will be of immense significance. Another 16 games left before the season ends, Frankfurt will want him to be at his fittest and continue the hot streak.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo having scored 16 goals in 17 appearances with a goal ratio of 0.94 has also secured 32 Golden Shoe points this season. Cristiano Ronaldo and goal scoring are synonyms. We have seen him do this time after time. The energy, passion is unfathomable and his work ethics, fitness are second to none which is visible in his performances. He can score with both feet, brilliant with headers and is almost superhuman when he appears on the sacred pitch. He keeps enthralling one and all. A thorough role-model for present and budding footballers.


Kylian Mbappé

The 22-year-old World cup winner has scored 16 goals in 20 appearances with a goal ratio of 0.8 this season. PSG currently sit 3rd on the Ligue 1 table and will want Mbappé to help them secure the title with his performances. Kylian has achieved 32 Golden Shoe points and is looking hungry for more. The youngster is one of the brightest prospects in world football today and with the stage set for him, he is ready to showcase his mastery.

Luis Suárez

The target man of Atlético Madrid has been nothing short of supreme as his excellence has helped them to the top of the table and with 18 games to go, Atlético Madrid will want him to keep continuing his exploits if they want to win the title this season. He has scored 16 goals as well in 21 appearances having a goal ratio of 0.76, securing 32 Golden Shoe points this season. A seasoned campaigner and relentless with his attitude are what keeps him above his peers.


With half the season done, the stakes are rising and as we near the end of this season, we will be treated to some more incredible performances from our favourite footballers. Get set for the roller coaster ride.


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