Sure, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are good at football – but they’re not as good as Jamie Vardy, are they?
We’ve consulted some very advanced science that shows Vardy is the most lethal goalscorer in Europe.
(By that, we mean we’ve calculated the conversion rate of the top 10 goalscorers in Europe’s big five leagues.)
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Ronaldo has attempted 130 shots in Serie A this season – the highest tally on this list – and scored 21 goals in the process.
21 goals from 130 shots
Almost half of Messi’s 105 shots in La Liga have come from outside the penalty area, with his goal tally standing at 19.
Eighteen goals from 87 shots means Mbappe converts roughly one in five shots.
Kylian Mbappe, 21 (Club Career)
🏟️ 181 Appearances
⏱️ 12696 Minutes played
⚽ 117 Goals Scored
🅰️ 66 Assists
🏹 1.3 G+A/90
🥅 0.8 Goals/90 pic.twitter.com/UvVHuyODaR
— Chico♠️(RT Pinned) (@MbappeMagic_) April 1, 2020
The second top goalscorer in the Bundesliga has only a marginally worst shot conversion rate – 21 goals from 95 shots – than the top goalscorer in Germany’s top flight.
The top goalscorer in the Bundesliga has only a marginally better shot conversion rate – 25 goals from 108 shots – than the second top goalscorer in Germany’s top flight.
Lukaku’s season of resurgence at Inter has seen the former Manchester United striker convert 17 times from 72 shots.
🗣 "I want to be a guy that has double figures in goals and assists. Twenty five goals and 10 assists would be nice. Scoring goals is my thing, my drug, it’s what I live for, but the older you get you have to use your intelligence. I’m a student of the game." pic.twitter.com/MM3nEmR1vl
— Goal (@goal) April 3, 2020
The second highest representative from the Premier League and the first player on this list to convert at a rate better than once every four shots, with 17 goals from 65 attempts.
Europe’s top goalscorer holds his own in this regard, scoring 27 goals from 101 shots for Lazio in Serie A.
Immobile has no chill even to his kid 🤣
📽️ IG/jessicamelena pic.twitter.com/RL2UiYUPyN
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) March 29, 2020
Ben Yedder has carried his fine goalscoring record for Sevilla with him to Monaco, scoring 18 goals from 64 shots in Ligue 1.
Nineteen goals from 59 shots. How the f*ck is he still this good?