Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Lewandowski top list of highest goal scorers in 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Lewandowski top list of highest goal scorers in 2020

- Cristiano Ronaldo finished the year 2020 on a glorious note as the top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues

- The Portuguese striker netted 33 goals for Italian side Juventus in the calendar year

- Robert Lewandowski is second with 32 goals, while the third is Ciro Immobile who netted 28 times

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Cristiano Ronaldo was in superb form in during the year as the Juventus striker, despite his age of 35, scored a staggering 33 goals to become the highest goal scorer in the year 2020.

The Portuguese sensation who has won two Serie A titles since he joined Juventus in 2018 has a 76-minute per goal rate in the Italian top-flight.

He is ahead of Bayern Munich goal-machine Robert Lewandowski who scored 32 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances for the reigning German champions.

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That averaged out at a goal every 70 minutes, the highlight of which was his four against Hertha Berlin in September 2020 – including a last-minute match-winning penalty.

Serie A’s leading goalscorer last season with 36, Immobile scored 28 times in 2020 at a rate of one every 100 minutes, although it was not enough to stop Lazio falling away in the title race.

Lionel Messi also made the top 10 despite having a very difficult year at Barcelona where he even tendered his transfer request. He found the back of the net 19 times in the year.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski top list of highest goal scorers in 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated one of his goals in 2020. Photo: Mattia Ozbot
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He also scored his 644th goal for the Catalan giants in December and became the player with the most goals for a single club, overtaking legendary Pele’s long-standing record.

The top scorers in 2020

10. Francesco Caputo - 19

9. Kylian Mbappe – 19

8. Lionel Messi - 19

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 20

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6. Romelu Lukaku – 22

5. Mohamed Salah - 23

4. Erling Haaland - 23

3. Ciro Immobile - 28

2. Robert Lewandowski – 32

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 33

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo who turns 36 in February has stated that age does not matter as he remains in excellent shape to play for many more years.

While several superstars have retired at his age, the former Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United forward who will be 37 at the next FIFA World Cup slated for Qatar in 2022 emphatically stated that he is not retiring soon.

According to him, the most important thing is the state of mind, adding that he hopes to play for many more years.

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