The Top 20 Goalscoring Clubs in Europe's 'Big 5' Leagues This Season After City Put 6 Past Chelsea

Goals: Let's face it, football wouldn't be much fun without them - just ask Manchester City and Sergio Aguero, who popped in three against Chelsea during the Citizens' 6-0 hammering of the Blues.

This season (in truth, as with most), we've seen teams across Europe hammering in goals left, right and centre, with goal differences shooting up across the continent, from Manchester to Mönchengladbach.

Out of Europe's 'Big 5' leagues, Serie A side Torino have the record for the most goals in a season, after firing home 125 of them in the 1947/48 campaign. 

A mighty effort indeed! And, quite intriguingly, Valentino Mazzola's haul of 25 goals didn't even earn him the Capocannoniere (top scorer, basically) award, as Juventus' Giampieiro popped in 27.

While Torino's record looks pretty safe for the time-being - presumably, defences are slightly more sturdy these days - there's still been some rampant goalscoring going on his season, so here's the top twenty goalscoring sides across Europe's 'big five' leagues so far this season... 

20. Strasbourg - Ligue 1 - 39 Goals

Straight in at number 20, it's Ligue 1 surprise package Strasbourg, who have scored 39 goals in the French top tier this season.

South African sensation Lebo Mothiba (an absolute summer steal from Lille at €4m) has been their main man this season - hitting the back of the net on seven occasions.

Le Racing's highlight of the season so far was their 5-1 demolition of Monaco at the Stade Louis II - a result which saw Thierry Henry sacked a few days later.

19. Real Madrid - La Liga - 40 Goals

Real Madrid's start to the season was nothing short of apocalyptic, as Julen Lopetegui paid the price for ditching Spain on the eve of the 2018 World Cup and royally messing things up at Los Blancos.

Santiago Solari has now steadied the ship, and his side are playing much better football under his reign.

The post-Cristiano Ronaldo era was always going to be a struggle, but Real have still managed a respectable 40 league goals this season.

18. Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga - 40 Goals

Another side sitting on 40, Frankfurt have had a lovely old time of it in front of goal this season.

Luka Jović, who's been linked with pretty much every elite side going of late, has been their top scorer, banging in 14 goals in 15 league starts.

Die Adler handed out an absolute thrashing to Fortuna Duesseldorf back in October, as a Jović managed to score five goals in a 7-1 victory.

17. 1899 Hoffenheim - Bundesliga - 41 Goals

Hoffenheim have scored 41 so far, but their lack of defensive nous has cost them dearly on a number of occasions this season.

However, the club have an excellent chance of scoring European qualification, given the tightly-packed nature of the German top tier.

16. Borussia Mönchengladbach - Bundesliga - 41 Goals

Borussia Mönchengladbach have been sensational this season, and could even be in with a shot of winning the title if Borussia Dortmund slip up.

Dieter Hecking's boys have scored 41 league goals thus far, but in all honesty, it's their resilient defending that's been the really impressive element of their play.

Alassane Pléa has scored a very tasty ten goals since making his move from Lille last summer.

15. Lille - Ligue 1 - 42 Goals

Another trip to France, Lille have also been among the goals this season, scoring a fine forty.

While Paris Saint-Germain are clearly going to win the title by a country mile, Lille have made a spirited effort in the battle for second place, and look dead certs to secure Champions League qualification.

23-year-old Nicolas Pépé has been their golden boy, contributing 16 goals, and catching the eye of a host of elite sides with his dazzling displays.

14. Napoli - Serie A - 42 Goals

Serie A is shaping up a bit like Ligue 1, with Juventus (yet again) running away at the top of the table.

Napoli, though, have made a spirited start to life without Maurizio Sarri, and new manager Carlo Ancelotti's side have scored 42 goals in the 2018/19 campaign thus far.

Arkadiusz Milik has scored 12 this season, but Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens have also been slamming them in.

13. Roma - Serie A - 44 Goals

Roma have had a pretty solid season, bar their 7-1 Coppa Italia exit to Fiorentina, that is.

I Giallorossi aren't going to to be title challengers any time soon, but their exuberant style of play has seen them keep up with the relentless pace in the race for European qualification.

Stephan El Shaarawy, who now boasts a slightly more palatable haircut than in his younger days, is their top league scorer with nine.

12. Chelsea - Premier League - 45 Goals

Maurizio Sarri's side have been all over the shop this season, but they've still managed to fire in the goals throughout the campaign.

With new loan signing Gonzalo Higuaín on the books, the Blues look more formidable threat going forward, and the Juventus loanee netted twice.

However, Eden Hazard has been the most potent forward - scoring 12 goals. 

11. Bayern Munich - Bundesliga - 47 Goals

Bayern Munich's stranglehold on Bundesliga looks to finally be loosening, as their ageing side have been blown aside by Borussia Dortmund (more on them later) this season.

Despite throwing away many, many points, Die Bayern still have a chance of closing the gap on BVB over the coming weeks.

Unsurprisingly, Polish goal-machine Robert Lewandowski has been their top scorer, with 13.

10. Juventus - Serie A - 49 Goals

By the looks of things, Juventus are going to win their EIGHTH Serie A title in a row this season.

While they're storming ahead in the Italian top tier, they're not among the biggest scorers this season, having netted just 46 goals.

Unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo has been their top league scorer, popping in 18 goals. Now we're talking!

9. Atalanta - Serie A - 50 Goals

Ohhhh, now here's a lovely little surprise entry.

Atlanta have been absolutely prolific in front of goal this season, and have surged up the Serie A table, netting 50 goals on their way.

Loanee Dúvan Zapata has 16 of them, and has been an absolute star, and they'll definitely be making his deal permanent in the summer.

8. Manchester United - Premier League - 52 Goals

With José Mourinho just a harrowing memory from the past, Manchester United are their old selves again, and they've been sensational of late under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

The Red Devils, who were destined for mid-table mediocrity under their former manager, look very likely to secure a top four finish - with Chelsea and Arsenal lacking the consistency needed to challenge.

Paul Pogba has looked a new man with Mourinho sent packing, and he's scored 11 now this season.

7. Arsenal - Premier League - 53 Goals

Arsenal started the season as a bit of an unknown quantity, with manager Unai Emery tasked with succeeding long-serving manager Arsène Wenger.

So far, so...Arsenal. Unpredictable as ever, the Gunners have both delighted and frustrated their fans in equal measure. A top four finish looks doubtful, but you never know!

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring freely in the league, and has bagged 15 goals.

6. Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga - 54 Goals

Borussia Dortmund have played some lovely, lovely football this season, and their table-topping run in Bundesliga has been a breath of fresh air.

Tearing opposition defences apart in their stunning bright yellow and black kit, BVB have deservedly propelled their way to the top with 54 goals to their name.

England starlet Jadon Sancho has been getting better week after week, while Marco Reus and Paco Alcácer have been lethal in front of goal.

5. Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - 54 Goals

With all the media attention focused squarely on Liverpool and Manchester City, Spurs are quietly mounting a title challenge, after consistently grinding out points throughout the campaign.

Despite still not having moved into their £1b new stadium, they've managed to turn Wembley Stadium into a fortress and have been pretty handy on the road too.

Harry Kane has been their top scorer with 14, and will be looking to pick straight back up from where he left off once he returns from injury.

4. Liverpool - 59 Goals - Premier League

Liverpool are in a prime position to win their first ever Premier League title, with Jürgen Klopp's side running riot in the English top tier.

Now they've sorted out their once-shambolic defence, the Reds look a far more solid outfit, and still have a potent forward line to terrify opposition defences.

Last season's star signing Mohamed Salah has again been their main goal threat, and has bagged 17 of them thus far.

3. Barcelona - La Liga - 60 Goals

Barcelona have profited from Real Madrid's nightmare start to the campaign, and are odds-on favourites to retain the title.

The Catalan giants have won 25 La Liga titles in their time, but are still a fair way off Los Blancos' hefty 33.


Lionel Messi (surprise, surprise) is their lead scorer this season, and has netted 21 times for his side.

2. Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1 - 68 Goals -

Paris Saint-Germain may be looking unstoppable at the moment, but recent injuries to both Neymar and Edinson Cavani could start to take their toll.

Nevertheless, PSG are still walking Ligue 1, after splashing insane amounts of cash in recent seasons.

Kylian Mbappé is currently topping their scoring chart with 

1. Manchester City - Premier League - 74 Goals

Manchester City are desperate to retain their Premier League title, and their battle with Liverpool and Spurs could well go down to the wire.

The Citizens scored 106 times to smash the Premier League goal scoring record last season, and a late-season flurry could see them getting close to three figures again.

Sergio Agüero has been a goal machine again this season, with 17 league goals.