EUROPE’S Top 10 Efficient Marksmen So Far This Season : Surprising Names On The List

How do you determine whether a player is a prominent goal scorer? A straight forward answer would be : “By counting the number of goals he scored”. But how do you check if he is efficient or consistent? Well, this is simple too; we see the number of shots he had and check how many of those shots he converted into goals.

So we’ve had a look at the top most efficient marksmen from the top 5 leagues in Europe : EPL, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga and Seri A and made a list of strikers. Note that these strikers may or may not be the leading scorers in their respective leagues.


Klose 31 10 32.26%
Cvitanich 32 10 31.2%
Falcao 58 17 29.31%
Messi 94 27 28.4%
Szalai 33 9 27.27%
Ibisevic 37 10 27.02%
Aduriz 43 11 25.58%
Castro 42 10 23.8%
Cavani 68 16 23.53%
Ibrahimovic 82 18 21.9%


So, Miroslav Klose is the best finisher in Europe – the Lazio hitman has a better shot-to-goal ratio than Messi, Ronaldo & Van Persie.
The Germany legend is the most efficient elite striker from the Continent’s five major leagues this season.

Written by Dinesh V

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