Opinion

5 Top Goalscorers in All Competitions in the 2020/21 Season

Arjun Singh Devgan
Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are the two highest goalscorers in Europe this season
Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland are the two highest goalscorers in Europe this season / CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty Images
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The current 2020/21 season has been a hectic one for players with the fixtures coming in thick and fast and it has been so throughout the entire campaign so far. Despite the congestion in the fixture list, there have been those who continue to score on a regular basis, and here we take a look at the five top goalscorers in all competitions in Europe so far.

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 42 goals, 36 games

Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga / Pool/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has without doubt been the best striker in the world over the past two-three years, with the Polish hitman scoring goals for fun. He was instrumental in Bayern Munich winning everything there was to win last season and was perhaps unfortunate that the 2020 Ballon d'Or award ceremony was cancelled as he was the favourite to win his maiden award.

2. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 33 goals, 31 games

Erling Haaland
1. FC Koeln v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga / Lars Baron/Getty Images

Erling Haaland has established himself as the best young striker in the world and has been deadly for Borussia Dortmund ever since he joined them in 2019. His performances have attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, and it will be interesting to see where he eventually ends up.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 30 goals, 34 games

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make a mockery of his age, as the striker remains as prolific as ever in front of goal as seen by the 30 goals he has scored this season. While he was unable to lead Juventus to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Portugese skipper will look to end the season in the best possible way.

4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - 30 goals, 36 games

Kylian Mbappe
France v Ukraine - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier / Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

That Kylian Mbappe is still only 22-years-old is amazing, considering that he has been excellent in front of goal since he was in his teens and has supplanted Neymar as the go to man for Paris Saint-Germain. The Frenchman is another who has been linked with a number of top clubs and PSG have a fight on their hands in order to keep hold of him.

5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 29 goals, 37 games

Lionel Messi
Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander / Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Many were criticising Lionel Messi for having a poor start to the season, but the Argentinian has once again showed why he is considered to be the greatest player in the history of the sport by excelling both in scoring goals and providing assists to his team-mates. Barcelona's hopes of ending the season with a trophy rests on his broad shoulders.

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