Checkout 5 players with highest goal contributions in Europe since 2020
Football goal-scoring is one of the most difficult tasks in the sport. This isn’t to say that some players aren’t capable of making it look like a piece of cake.
Another difficult skill to learn is scoring goals, but certain players stand out for their ability to do so with ease and without breaking a sweat.
There are a select few excellent footballers on this list who have mastered both roles. In addition to being able to score goals for enjoyment, they are also outstanding creators, which makes their peers envious.
1 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 153 goal contributions
Ace of Bayern Munich 153 goals in 108 games across all competitions since 2020 put Robert Lewandowski at the head of the pack.
In the summer of 2014, he signed for Bayern Munich as a free agent from Borussia Dortmund. He has established himself as one of the top forwards of the 21st century over the past eight years.
In addition to eight straight Bundesliga titles and a Champions League, the two-time European Golden Shoe winner has assisted Bayern achieve numerous more accolades with his prolific goal-scoring.
He’s been nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or and has won FIFA’s Best Men’s Player Award multiple times.
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2 Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): 146 goal contributions
There is no doubt that Kylian Mbappe is currently the most sought-after footballer in the world.
In 111 games for Paris Saint-Germain since 2020, he has been involved in 146 goals and has established himself as one of the club’s most lethal strikers.
At AS Monaco, the Frenchman was already a star. But the transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has made Neymar the celebrity he is today. At lightning speed, he can burn through defenses, and when teammates find themselves in better positions, he can score spectacular goals.
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In the last five years, Mbappe’s goal-scoring creativity has helped Paris win four French Ligue 1 crowns. This season, Mbappe was the league’s best scorer with 27 goals, and he also provided the most assists (17).
He was the first player in the twenty-first century to accomplish the illustrious double in Ligue 1.
3 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain): 116 goal contributions
Lionel Messi may be 30 years old, but that isn’t going to stop him from making a name for himself across Europe. There have only been 107 games since the start of 2020 in which the Paris Saint-Germain player has been involved in 116 goals.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi will leave the Camp Nou in the summer of 2021 to join Paris Saint-Germain. Ten La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, and seven Copa del Rey were among the many accolades he won in Barcelona during his time there.
The club’s all-time leading scorer, with a total of 670 goals and 302 assists in 776 games played for the club.
In his first season at Paris Saint-Germain, he scored 11 goals and provided 15 assists in 34 games in all competitions.
Only Messi has ever won seven Ballons d’Or, the highest individual honor in soccer. For as long as he plays, he’s a contender for the prestigious award.
4 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 114 goal contributions
Karim Benzema’s career has taken off since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018. The Frenchman has become a key player for Los Blancos, scoring and setting up crucial goals and assists on a regular basis.
Since 2020, Benzema has appeared in 117 games for Real Madrid, scoring 114 goals.
Benzema was largely a goal scorer and space maker for Ronaldo while they were teammates. It seems that Benzema has found the perfect mix between creativity and brutality, since the Portuguese have left the team.
The 2021-22 season was the pinnacle of the France international’s abilities, with 44 goals and 15 assists in 46 games. Madrid were boosted by the brilliance of the former Lyon player to win the Champions League and La Liga at the season’s finish.
The 34-year-old has four La Liga championships and five Champions League crowns to his name with Los Merengues.
5 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund): 111 goal contributions
In the 2019-20 season’s winter transfer window, Erling Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund from RB Salzburg. Haaland, who will join Manchester City next season, has played in 89 Bundesliga games and contributed to 111 goals.
Only a few players have come close to becoming a flawless, old-school center forward, and Haaland is one of them. Fast and agile, he seldom loses in one-on-one combat, and his shots are virtually hard to stop. His off-the-ball mobility is particularly outstanding, and he never seems to run out of energy.
In the 2022-23 season, Haaland will be able to take his game to the next level thanks to Manchester City’s inexhaustible innovation. He could very well be the driving force behind City’s unachievable goal of winning the Champions League this season.
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) June 13, 2022