Europe’s top goalscorers in 2023: Marcus Rashford and Ligue 1 duo ahead of Victor Osimhen

Europe’s top goalscorers in 2023: Marcus Rashford and Ligue 1 duo ahead of Victor Osimhen

Kylian Mbappe led the 2022 top goalscorers list by six goals from the old man at Barcelona. But he could not win France the World Cup, the daft fraud.

Marcus Rashford is the early frontrunner in 2023.

The criteria: All club goals in all competitions for clubs in top five leagues.

10) Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan (9 goals)

Nine goals. Fifteen games. Three different competitions. He has taken well to being a World Cup winner.

9) Karim Benzema – Real Madrid (9 goals)

Nine in 13 games at the age of 35, with an Anfield double particularly sweet for the Ballon d’Or holder.

8) Youssef En-Nesyri – Sevilla (10 goals)

All five of his La Liga goals this season have come since 2022 became 2023. Happy New Year, fella.

7) Thijs Dallinga – Toulouse (10 goals)

Us neither. He’s Dutch, he cost them about £2m in the summer and although there has been some stat-padding against lower-league French sides in the cup, there have also been six in the league.

6) Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon (10 goals)

There was a hat-trick against Chambery to boost the numbers but a brace against Lille on Friday night sees the Lyon skipper climb the list. That’s 16 goals Ligue 1 goals for the 31-year-old.

5) Kylian Mbappe – PSG (10 goals)

The champion of 2022 is starting to make a mark on 2023, with five goals in his last three Ligue Un games. None against Bayern in the Champions League, though.

4) Victor Osimhen – Napoli (11 goals)

Serie A’s top scorer drew a blank against Lazio last week, bringing to an end a run of goals in eight consecutive games. The massive fraud.

3) Wissam Ben Yedder – Monaco (11 goals)

Eleven goals in 11 games for Ben Yedder, who needs just four more for a third successive 20-goal top-flight season.

2) Jonathan David – Lille (12 goals)

A hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Lyon on Friday night saw the Canadian leapfrog Kylian Mbappe in the Ligue 1 top-scorers list. That’s now seven goals in his last five games for Lille.

1) Marcus Rashford – Manchester United (15 goals)

Fifteen goals in 19 games for the Tories’ least favourite football personalty not named Gary Lineker. Back on target against Real Betis after a collective horror show at Liverpool.

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