Opinion

4 Players With the Most 20 Plus Goal Seasons in Top 5 European Leagues in the 21st Century

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered to be two of the greatest players in the history of football
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered to be two of the greatest players in the history of football / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi recently created history when he became the first player to score 20 plus goals for 13 consecutive seasons in LaLiga history following his brace against Huesca on Monday.

Here, we take a look at those four players with the most 20 plus goals in top 5 leagues in the 21st century.

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 13 seasons

Lionel Messi
FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander / David Ramos/Getty Images

There are no more superlatives left to describe the genius and accomplishments of Lionel Messi - with the Barcelona superstar establishing himself as arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.

With the 33-year-old's future at the club coming under increased speculation, the club management will need to pull out all the stops in order to ensure that the remains at the Nou Camp.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid, Juventus) - 13 seasons

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cagliari Calcio v Juventus - Serie A / Enrico Locci/Getty Images

That Cristiano Ronaldo continues to maintain these numbers in three different leagues in Europe, just goes to show that the superstar has performed against different types of oppositions and pitches. Despite being 36-years-old, the Portugal skipper shows no signs of slowing down as he looks to play at the highest level for a couple of years more.

3. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich) - 9 seasons

Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga / Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has without doubt been the best striker in the world over the past 2-3 years, with the Bayern Munich hitman scoring goals for fun. The Polish hitman was perhaps unfortunate to see the Ballon d'Or award ceremony being cancelled in 2020, as he was the favourite to win his maiden honour.

4. Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, Manchester City) - 7 seasons

Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League
Fulham v Manchester City - Premier League / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The all-time highest goalscorer in Manchester City's history and the finest striker of his generation, Sergio Aguero has been an integral part to the Cityzens rise as one of the heavyweights of Europe in recent times. The Argentinian never fails to deliver in front of goal, and it will be a sad day when he eventually decides to hang up his boots.

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