Top 10 goalscorers in European leagues in 2014-15
Champions across the major European leagues have been crowned as we pull the plug on yet another spellbinding season. What remains now is the finals of the Champions League, set to be played out on the 6th of June.
While the vicissitudes of the leagues en route to the climax have left us fretting on our seats, the race for the coveted Golden Boot too, was the one to watch out for.
So here we enlist the 10 most prolific goalscorers in Europe for the 2014/15.
Note: Players with the same amount of goals have been segregated by their goal/game ratio.
10. Jackson Martinez (FC Porto) – 21 goals
The man who was a thorn in Bayern Munich’s pursuit of the Champions League and almost knocked them out, Jackson Martinez was just as much terrific in the league for the Dragons en route to their runners-up finish to Benfica.
With Ricardo Quaresma and Yacine Brahimi orchestrating right behind him, the Colombian was on an impressive scoring spree and put up a dazzling performance that has left some big guns of Europe clamouring for his services.
In 30 league appearances, Martinez accrued 21 goals, the highest in Portugal and 10th in Europe.
9. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 21 goals
The rise of Harry Kane from the abyss of obscurity to a constant headline grabber has been nothing short of phenomenal. After a few loan spells and starting the season merely as a ‘cup player', Kane burst onto the scene against West Ham back in November when he scored the winning goal at the Boleyn Ground. What followed, was simply startling.
The 21-year old would go on to add 20 more strikes to his name in the league thereby becoming one of the most lethal strikers in the Premier League. His performances against Chelsea and Arsenal were the highlight of what was, a fairytale season for him. His rich vein of form earned him his first ever England call-up which would later be followed by the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
One of the most talented youngsters currently plying their trade in England, he's the one to watch out for in the next season.
8. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – 22 goals
Shipped in from Liga rivals Real Sociedad to fill the boots of Chelsea bound Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann has proved to be one of the signings of the season.
The Frenchman had a terrific debut season with the Madrid outfit, bagging 21 goals in the league, 25 in all competitions and a solitary assist. He also forged a great partnership with another summer recruit, Mario Mandzukic, upfront.
While Griezmann may have failed to win titles with his new employers, at least individually, he had a season to remember.