Haaland Leads 2023 Top Goalscorers But Mbappe And Kane Close Behind
Erling Haaland’s incredible debut season at Manchester City saw him score 52 goals, and his second campaign has started similarly, with the Norwegian notching 40 goals already in 2023. After a brief drought, Haaland rediscovered his scoring touch with braces against Burnley, Sheffield United, Fulham, and West Ham. Hat-tricks against Nottingham Forest, Brighton, and arch-rivals Manchester United further cemented his status as the league’s most lethal finisher. In Europe, a Champions League double ended another dry patch, demonstrating his ruthlessness in front of goal.
Kane Silences Critics With Bayern Scoring Spree
After being labeled a one-season wonder, Harry Kane has emphatically silenced his critics with his sensational goal-scoring form. The Englishman notched an astonishing 30 Premier League goals before transferring to Bayern Munich, where he has continued his prolific ways. Already, Kane has notched three Bundesliga hat-tricks in just ten games, including an audacious long-range strike against Darmstadt. In Europe, four goals in his first four Champions League matches prove Kane’s world-class consistency.
Icardi Powers Galatasaray’s Title Charge
After joining Galatasaray permanently from PSG, Mauro Icardi’s goals have propelled the Turkish side to domestic glory. With 15 league goals already this campaign, including the winner against Manchester United, the Argentine striker has helped Galatasaray remain unbeaten atop the Super Lig table. In Europe, Icardi was instrumental in the Lions’ Champions League group stage qualification, enhancing his reputation as a prolific marksman.
Martinez Goes From Strength to Strength at Inter
Despite Champions League final disappointment, Lautaro Martinez has produced his best individual season yet for Inter Milan. The Argentine ace notched his third 20-goal Serie A campaign, playing a key role as Inter reclaimed the Scudetto. This term, Martinez has 14 goals as the Nerazzurri mount another title challenge and impress in Europe. At only 25, his development continues apace.
Mbappe Overcomes Early Struggles to Get Back on Track
After a tumultuous summer transfer window, Kylian Mbappe endured a slow start to the season with PSG. Ten goals in his last eight Ligue 1 matches restored order, as Mbappe claimed the Golden Boot and the league title. But consecutive blanks in November temporarily checked his progress before rediscovering his scoring touch against Udinese, Lecce, and Fiorentina. The French superstar remains in the hunt for Europe’s top scorer prize.
De Jong: Rolling Back the Years at PSV
Almost ten years after a difficult spell at Newcastle, veteran striker Luuk de Jong is enjoying an Indian summer at PSV Eindhoven. With 16 goals already this term, including a hat-trick against rivals Ajax, the rejuvenated Dutchman has propelled PSV to the cusp of the Champions League knockout stages. At 32, De Jong is defying Father Time with the form of his life.
Openda makes an instant Bundesliga impact.
After taking Ligue 1 by storm last season with Lens, exciting Belgian prospect Lois Openda earned a move to RB Leipzig, where he has continued his rise. With 10 Bundesliga goals to date, Openda has aided Leipzig’s strong start domestically and in Europe. Still only 22, the gifted forward’s future appears bright.