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Lionel Messi Is Second In 2019's Top Goalscorers List, Cristiano Ronaldo Occupies 16th Place

Lionel Messi Is Second In 2019's Top Goalscorers List, Cristiano Ronaldo Occupies 16th Place

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the top scorer out of players in the top five leagues in 2019 this year, beating the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 31-year old has notched 33 goals in as many appearances for club and country, boasting a minutes per goal ratio of 89. He is two ahead of second-placed Messi, who has 31 in 35 after opening his account for the season with a stunning free-kick against Sevilla.

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Messi's compatriot Sergio Aguero occupies third having scored 26 this calendar year, with Karim Benzema on fourth with 25 goals.

PSG boy-wonder Kylian Mbappe and Arsenal talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both tied on 24 goals, while Duvan Zapata, Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling and Wissam Ben Yedder complete the top ten of goal machines.

Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't lost his goalscoring touch despite now being 33 but his 2019 numbers are nearly halved by Messi, with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner boasting a tally of 16 goals in 26 minutes.

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Here is the top 25 in full as per Transfer Markt:

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Lewandowski's goal record on the whole is absolutely sublime. He has a career toal of 387 goals in 585 appearances for both club and country, including 213 goals in 297 Bundesliga games.

Poland's all-time top scorer has been crowned Bundesliga top scorer on four occasions, most recently last term when he hit 22 in the German top flight.

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He's on 11 so far this season and his teammate Niklas Sule has backed him to reach at least 30 over the course of the campaign.

"I'd love it if he can keep going as he is," Süle said, as per Bundesliga.com.

"He's in great form and we need Lewy to be successful this season. I don't want to give any numbers, but if he continues at this rate, scoring in every game, then you can work it out for yourself that he'll get over 30 goals hopefully."

Topics: Football News, Football, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

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