Premier League

The ten top scorers in the Premier League include two Norwegian players, five English players, and an Egyptian, Brazilian and Serbian player. The list is as follows:

Erling Haaland (Norway) 36
Harry Kane (England) 30
Ivan Toney (England) 20
Mohamed Salah (Egypt) 19
Callum Wilson (England 18
Marcus Rashford (England) 17
Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) 15
Ollie Watkins (England) 15
Martin Ødegaard (Norway) 15
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) 14
Bukayo Saka (England) 14

The number-one-scoring nationality in the Premier League should not come as a surprise. The English players scored the most goals (by far). The Brazilians were the number two goal-scoring nationality. The nationality that comes in third is the one with two players in the top scorers’ list, Norway. The top five are as follows:

England, 349 goals, 253 players, 682 minutes needed per goal.
Brazil, 97 goals, 36 players, 592 minutes needed per goal.
Norway, 52 goals, 6 players, 171 minutes needed per goal.
Portugal, 49 goals, 733 minutes needed per goal.
Argentina, 36 goals, 581 minutes needed per goal.

Germany (32 goals), France (28), Spain (28), Belgium (25) and Denmark (22) make the top ten complete.

La Liga

The top scorers’ list first ten in La Liga include four Spanish players, two French players, one Polish player, one Turkish player, one Argentinian, and one Armenian player.

Robert Lewandowski (Poland) 23
Karim Benzema (France) 19
Jose Luis Sanmartin Mato (Spain) 16
Antoine Griezmann (French) 15
Vedat Muriqi (Kosovo) 15
Borja Iglesias Quintas (Spain) 15
Enes Unal (Turkey) 14
Álvaro Morata (Spain) 13
Taty Castellanos (Argentina) 13
Iago Aspas (Spain) 12

Again, it is no surprise that the host country has scored the most goals. Argentina and Brazil are the number two and three in the list.

Spain, 444 goals, 442 players, 954 minutes per goal.
Argentina, 74 goals, 39 players, 694 minutes per goal.
Brazil, 57 goals, 28 players, 591 minutes per goal.
France, 55 goals, 21 players, 512 minutes per goal.
Uruguay, 28 goals, 16 players, 940 minutes per goal

Poland (23), Morocco (19), Senegal (17), Norway (16) and the Netherlands (16) complete the list of ten countries.


It is remarkable that the number one goalscorer in the Bundesliga only scored 16 goals this season. Christopher Nkunku is the player that scored 16 goals in 25 matches, and Niclas Fülkrug scored 16 goals in 28 matches. The top ten is as follows:

Christopher Nkunku (France) 16
Niclas Fülkrug (Germany) 16
Randal Kolo Muani (France) 15
Vincenzo Grifo (Italy) 15
Serge Gnabry (Germany) 14
Marcus Thuram (France) 13
Jamal Musiala (Germany) 12
Jonas Hofmann (Germany) 12
Marvin Ducksch (Germany) 12
Andrej KRamaric (Croatia) 12

German players are on top. French players came in second, but numbers three to five are interesting. We haven’t seen the likes of Austria in the top five goal-scoring nations until now.

Germany, 380 goals, 275 players, 663 minutes per goal.
France, 113 goals, 41 players, 428 minutes per goal.
Austria, 55 goals, 24 players, 550 minutes per goal.
Denmark, 33 goals, 18 players, 524 minutes per goal.
The Netherlands, 30 goals, 19 players, 793 minutes per goal

The top ten is completed with the following countries: Japan (24), Croatia (22), Italy (17), Portugal (16), and Switzerland (12).

Serie A

In the top ten goal scorers of the Serie A, we see two Italians, two Nigerians and two Argentinians. The other goal scorers are from Senegal, Portugal, France, Germany, Georgia and Paraguay.

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) 26
Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) 21
Boulaye Dia (Senegal) 16
Rafael Leão (Portugal) 15
Ademola Lookman (Nigeria) 13
Olivier Giroud (France) 13
M’Bala Nzola (Germany) 13
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia) 12
Domenico Berardi (Italy) 12
Paulo Dybala (Argentina) 12
Ciro Immobile (Italy) 12
Antonio Sanabria (Paraguay) 12

Again, the home country is the country that is on top of the goalscorers by nation. Italy is in first place with 286 goals scored. We see Argentina with 69 goals in second place and Nigeria in third with 57 goals.

Italy, 286 goals, 309 players, 903 minutes per goal.
Argentina, 69 goals, 24 players, 415 minutes per goal.
Nigeria, 57 goals, 9 players, 233 minutes per goal.
Brazil, 56 goals, 21 players, 786 minutes per goal.
Serbia, 51 goals, 21 players, 577 minutes per goal.

France (47), Portugal (30), The Netherlands (29), Spain (21), and Poland (20) make the top ten complete.

Ligue 1

Kylian Mbappé, Alexandre Lacazette and Jonathan David are the top three goal-scoring players in Ligue 1. With two French players in the top three, you would expect that the home country is again the top goal-scoring country in this league, and you are correct. Let’s dive into the top scorers list first.

Kylian Mbappé (France) 29
Alexandra Lacazette (France) 27
Jonathan David (Canada) 24
Loïs Openda (Belgium) 21
Folarin Balogun (United States) 21
Habib Diallo (Senegal) 20
Elye Wahi (France) 19
Wissam Ben Yedder (France) 19
Terem Mofi (Nigeria) 18 (for two clubs)
Lionel Messi (Argentina) 16

The list of goalscorers per country is as follows.

France, 436 goals, 322 players, 726 minutes per goal.
Brazil, 45 goals, 23 players, 759 minutes per goal.
Senegal, 44 goals, 21 players, 469 minutes per goal.
Belgium, 37 goals, 13 players, 561 minutes per goal.
Algeria, 35 goals, 26 players, 702 minutes per goal.

Portugal (30), Canada (26), Ivory Coast (25), Morocco (23), and Nigeria (23) complete the list of ten countries.

World Cup

During the World Cup, a total of 172 goals were scored. Argentina became the World Champion and did so by scoring 18 goals. The runner-up, France, scored 13 goals, the same as England (they needed fewer games to do so). Portugal scored 12 goals, while the Netherlands scored ten goals.

Argentina 18
England 13
France 13
Portugal 12
The Netherlands 10
Spain 9
Brazil 8
Croatia 8
Germany 6
Morroco 6

What else is interesting about these goals is how they were scored. Own goals were the cause of 1,2% of the goals scored in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The left-foot goals (33,1%) were scored more often than the right-foot goals (16,3%), which is an amazing statistic given that most football players are right-footed. Header goals were scored in 49,4% of all goals this World Cup.