The 2023/24 season of European football has seen some surprising names emerge as the top scorers in the continent's elite leagues. With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Europe for new challenges, the stage is set for the next generation of stars to shine.
Among them are Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, who have been widely regarded as the heirs to Messi and Ronaldo's throne. The two young strikers have been in sensational form for their clubs, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, respectively. Both have scored seven goals in their domestic leagues, putting them among the leading scorers in Europe.
However, they are not the only ones who have been finding the back of the net with ease. Some lesser-known players have also been making their mark in the scoring charts, such as Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart, who leads the Bundesliga with eight goals. The French forward has been a revelation for the newly-promoted side, scoring in every game he has played so far.
Another surprise name is Evan Ferguson of Brighton, who has scored four goals in the Premier League at the age of 18. The Irish youngster joined the Seagulls from Bohemians in 2021 and has quickly established himself as a key player for Graham Potter's side.
Other notable scorers include Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan, who has continued his prolific partnership with Romelu Lukaku, scoring five goals in Serie A. Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid, who has made a stunning start to his career in Spain, scoring five goals from midfield. And Olivier Giroud of AC Milan, who has proved that age is just a number, scoring four goals in Serie A at 36.
Here is the full list of the top 10 goal scorers across Europe's big five leagues as of September 19, 2023:
|2||Erling Haaland||Manchester City||Premier League||7|
|3||Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint-Germain||Ligue 1||7|
|5||Lautaro Martinez||Inter Milan||Serie A||5|
|6||Jude Bellingham||Real Madrid||La Liga||5|
|7||Evan Ferguson||Brighton||Premier League||4|
|8||Olivier Giroud||AC Milan||Serie A||4|
|9||Kevin Behrens||Union Berlin||Bundesliga||4|
|10||Dusan Vlahovic||Juventus||Serie A||4|
These are the current top scorers in Europe, but the season is still young and anything can happen. Who do you think will finish as the top scorer in Europe this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.