Manchester City can boast of a devastating young striker in Kelechi Iheanacho. The 19-year-old is quietly blossoming into a clinical finisher at City, and this was highlighted by his two goals in their 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke on Saturday.
That double took his overall tally to 11 in the season and a stat that sees him crowned as Europe’s deadliest marksman. Iheanacho can lay claim to being the most prolific goalscorer in Europe’s top five league based on minutes played.
The 19-year-old’s 11 goals have come at an average of every 81.27 minutes. Luis Suarez is 83.77, Cristiano Ronaldo 84.21 and Lionel Messi 95.95
His minute-to-goal ratio stands at 81.27 – a figure that surpasses illustrious forwards such Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Based on players having scored 10 goals or more this term in all competitions, Iheanacho’s nearest challenger is Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The 29-year-old has scored 53 times at a minute-to-goal ratio of 83.77.
Real Madrid duo Ronaldo (47 goals) and Karim Benzema (27) sit third and fourth respectively in this list at 84.21 and 85.93 respectively.
Paris Saint-Germain talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounds out the top five with his 42 goals coming every 88.45 minutes. Messi is 8th in this list with his 40 goals for Barcelona coming every 95.95 minutes.
Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski (38 goals) is 10th at 98.89 with Gareth Bale (18) next at a ratio of a strike every 106.39 minutes.
Aside from Iheanacho, only City team-mate Sergio Aguero and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge are from the Premier League inside the top 20. Aguero’s minute-to-goal ratio of 112.89 places him 13th while Sturridge finds him 16th with 121.73
Credits: Daily Mail
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