Highest Goal Scorers 2017: Top 5 Players of Europe’s Top 5 LeaguePosted By: Sourav Das | December 28, 2017
Harry Kane’s marvelous hat-trick in the Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-2 victory over Southampton this Tuesday made him the highest goal scorer among the top 5 European Leagues in this calendar year of 2017. Not only that, he defeated Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi enroute his amazing journey to become the top scorer of this year. The Argentine was leading the table with 54 goals, but Kane scored the brilliant hat-trick which made him able to surpass Messi. This accolades of him also pushed him a little further in the all-time highest goalscorers of Premier League record. Kane scored a total of 56 goals this season, but several other great players also achieved their places in the list of Highest Goal Scorers 2017.
Highest Goal Scorers 2017: Top 5 Players of Europe’s Top 5 League
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the highest goal scorers in a calendar year since 2010, and this is the first time where any player other than them achieved this accolades. Before Harry Kane becomes the top scorer of 2017, David Villa was the last winner of the award when he scored 43 goals eight years ago in 2009. Besides being the highest scorer, Kane also scored 18 goals in the Premier League season 2017-18 till now and is just 4 short of scoring 100 goals for the Spurs. He achieved the Premier League golden boot two times in a row since 2016, and is now expected to win the award again this season if he continues his miraculous form.
Highest Goal Scorers 2017 full table
|Rank||Player||Team||Goals||Matches||Goals per Game|
|3||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid/Portugal||53||59||0.89|
|4||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich/Poland||53||55||0.96|
As an interesting fact, Harry Kane played the least number of games (club and country combined) among the top three positioners of the highest goal scorers 2017. He took just 52 games to score the most this calendar year while Lionel Messi played 64 games and Cristiano Ronaldo played 59 in total. The world is now celebrating the success of Tottenham’s striker, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that Cristiano Ronaldo also achieved his career’s 5th Ballon d’Or few weeks ago to tie his archrival Messi. And who else can forget the brilliant display of Messi in the last El Clasico. The 2017 is truly the year of football where many records are broken and many made, and the fans around the globe are now expecting to get the same kind of excitements in the upcoming year of 2018 too. Aren’t you?