The top goal-scorers in elite club football since 1980

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Figures are for all senior club matches played in a league or cup in England, Spain, Italy, Germany or France, or in international tournaments such as the Champions League, Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup.

The 211 players shown are those who have scored at least 20 league goals in any single season of one of Europe’s big five leagues since 1990, and have a career-average goal-scoring rate across senior matches in these five countries of at least 0.4 non-penalty goals per 90 minutes.

Top 40 single-year* goalscoring performances since 1980

Goals in all elite senior competitions, excluding penalties

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