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Under-21 Footballers With Highest Goal Contribution in Europe From 2000-01 Till the 2019-20 Season

Mudeet Arora
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are among the best Under-21 players with the highest goal contributions in the last 20 seasons
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney are among the best Under-21 players with the highest goal contributions in the last 20 seasons / 90min, Getty Images
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The last two seasons have showcased some of the most gifted youngsters in football modern day fans have witnessed.

Out of these youngsters, Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland has been the most prolific as he has scored 25 goals and managed seven assists in 26 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Well, Haaland is on top of the list when it comes to goal contributions by footballers of or under the age of 21 in Europe's top five leagues in 2020-21.

Today, by using data from Transfermarkt, we take a look at footballers aged 21 or under with the most goals and assists combined in every single season across the top five European leagues from 2000-01 till 2019-20.


2000/01 | Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen) - 26

Games: 31

Goals: 19

Assists: 7


2001/02 | Javier Saviola (Barcelona) - 26

Games: 36

Goals: 17

Assists: 9


2002/03 | Kevin Kuranyi (Stuttgart) - 24

Games: 32

Goals: 15

Assists: 9


2003/04 | Alberto Gilardino (Parma) - 23

Games: 34

Goals: 23

Assists: 0


2004/05 | Alberto Gilardino (Parma) - 23

Games: 38

Goals: 23

Assists: 0


2005/06 | Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - 25

Games: 36

Goals: 16

Assists: 9


2006/07 |  Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 33

Games: 34

Goals: 17

Assists: 16


2007/08 | Karim Benzema (Lyon) - 29

Games: 36

Goals: 20

Assists: 9


2008/09 | Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 35

Games: 31

Goals: 23

Assists: 12


2009/10 | Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) - 34

Games: 32

Goals: 27

Assists: 7


2010/11 | Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) - 25

Games: 34

Goals: 12

Assists: 13


2011/12 | Eden Hazard (Lille) - 38

Games: 38

Goals: 20

Assists: 18


2012/13 | Romelu Lukaku (West Brom) - 24

Games: 35

Goals: 17

Assists: 7


2013/14 | Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim) - 28

Games: 33

Goals: 16

Assists: 12


2014/15 | Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) - 30

Games: 36

Goals: 22

Assists: 8


2015/16 | Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) - 26

Games: 38

Goals: 25

Assists: 1


2016/17 | Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) - 28

Games: 31

Goals: 21

Assists: 7


2017/18 | Leroy Sane (Manchester City) - 25

Games: 32

Goals: 10

Assists: 15


2018/19 | Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - 42

Games: 29

Goals: 33

Assists: 9


2019/20 | Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - 34

Games: 32

Goals: 17

Assists: 17


As of now, it looks like Erling Haaland is on his way to become the most prolific Under-21 footballer in the 2020-21 season.

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