Saudi Pro League Top Scorers ChartOver the summer, the Saudi Pro League made some big investments. The crazy top scorers chart is so cool; it has players who used to play for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona.
Over £700 million was spent by Saudi Arabian teams over the summer, and they signed some ridiculously lucrative deals with the best players in Europe to get them to join their team.
Here is a better look at the top 10 scorers in the Saudi Pro League right now. Some of the names on the list blow our minds.
When two players have the same number of goals, we put them in order of who has scored the most goals per minute.
Odion Ighalo – 8 Goals
In that situation, all he has to do is smash it, which he is doing while getting paid a lot of money in Saudi Arabia.
Ighalo is living his best life now that he has realized his dream of playing for Manchester United. He has been honest about playing in the Middle East for money, but that hasn’t stopped him yet.
Odion Ighalo inching closer to a second striaght Golden Boot win in the Saudi Pro League.
His brilliant goal last night that took his tally to 16 for the season – joint most in the league. pic.twitter.com/lzWem2Q4No
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) April 5, 2023
Abderrazak Hamdallah – 8 Goals
The Moroccan forward of Al-Ittihad is maintaining his performance level even while sharing his responsibilities with Karim Benzema. He has scored an impressive eight goals in 13 games up until now.
He has earned the nickname ‘The Executioner’ due to his impressive scoring ability. It would be great to see him score more goals to further solidify his reputation.
Firas Al-Buraikan – 8 Goals
Al-Buraikan is currently outscoring some of the top players in the Saudi Pro League, including Moussa Dembele, Riyad Mahrez, and Sadio Mane.
The 23-year-old has represented Saudi Arabia 36 times and is considered one of the top talents in the league.
Bernard Mensah – 9 Goals
Al-Tai was able to secure a great deal during the summer when Mensah joined the club on a free transfer. The attacking midfielder has made a remarkable impact since joining the club, scoring nine goals in his first 13 matches.
He was honored with the league’s Player of the Month award for November, which is a remarkable accomplishment given the competition from other talented players.
Malcom – 9 Goals
It’s quite remarkable to consider that Malcom is only 26. His CV is truly remarkable, starting from his early days in Brazil and his breakthrough at Bordeaux, to a challenging move to Barcelona.
Following his departure from La Blaugrana, he found a new opportunity with Zenit before eventually joining Al-Hilal in the summer. Since then, he has had an impressive start, even scoring a hat-trick against Abha.
Karim Benzema – 9 Goals
In addition to his impressive nine goals, Benzema has also created a remarkable 13 big chances for his teammates, surpassing all other players in the league.
There was never any doubt that the Frenchman would be able to adapt to his new surroundings. Despite some drama behind the scenes at Al-Ittihad, Benzema appears to be fully focused on the task at hand.
It was reported that Benzema and former coach Nuno Espirito Santo had a strained relationship, which ultimately led to Nuno’s recent dismissal. Hopefully, incoming coach Marcelo Gallardo can bring out the best in the former Real Madrid player.
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Talisca – 10 Goals
Talisca continues to be the main creative force for Al-Nassr, even with the addition of several new stars to the team.
In addition to scoring an impressive 10 goals in only 11 league games, the Brazilian player has also provided two assists and has been instrumental in creating numerous opportunities for his teammates.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou – 13 Goals
Do you recall him? In the summer, the 28-year-old winger made the decision to join Damac in the Saudi Pro League. N’Koudou has found success in his new environment after facing challenges in the Premier League with Tottenham.
Having had a successful stint with Besiktas, N’Koudou has made an impressive start in Saudi Arabia, contributing four assists and scoring 13 goals.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – 14 Goals
After much speculation over the summer, Mitrovic has now made the move to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. Fulham has agreed to let go of their star player for a significant fee of £50 million.
However, Mitrovic has proven to be worth every penny. The Serbian has scored 14 goals in 14 games, including a hat-trick against Al-Ittihad. Clutch – and it’s no surprise considering the substantial amount he’s probably making.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 16 Goals
Anyone else? He is the highest-paid player in the league for a reason, and he consistently delivers even in his late thirties. We can only imagine what kind of extravagant goalscoring bonus he will surely have in his contract as well.
Having come so close to winning the league title in the previous season, Ronaldo is now fully focused on achieving glory with Al-Nassr this year. It’s clear that he has formed a strong connection with his new club.
The Al-Nassr fans chant ‘Ronaldo, Ronaldo.’
Cristiano Ronaldo asks for more. 😂💛 pic.twitter.com/mziVsXiVkZ
— TC (@totalcristiano) September 22, 2023