Comparing Mohamed Salah’s Premier League record to Cristiano Ronaldo’s

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Mohamed Salah has developed into one of the best players in the world at Liverpool, but how does his Premier League record compare to an all-time great?

After struggling to make an impact at Chelsea, Salah returned to England in 2017 and won the Golden Boot award in his first two seasons at Anfield before lifting the Premier League in 2019-20.

We’ve compared his Premier League record with Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo, widely regarded as one of the greatest Premier League players of all time, to highlight just how sensational his numbers are.

Mohamed Salah

Games: 131
Starts: 120
Sub appearances: 11

Goals: 84
Assists: 31

Free-kicks scored: 0
Penalties scored: 11

Minutes per goal: 124.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 143.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 91

READ: The five players with the most PL goals & assists since Mo Salah’s LFC debut

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 196
Starts: 157
Sub appearances: 39

Goals: 84
Assists: 36

Free-kicks scored: 9
Penalties scored: 11

Minutes per goal: 173.1
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 199.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 121.1

As the stats show, Salah has scored the same amount of Premier League goals as Ronaldo despite playing 65 fewer games than the Portugal international.

The pair have both scored 11 penalties but the Egypt international is yet to score from a free-kick in the Premier League.

Salah currently averages a direct goal contribution every 91 minutes in the top flight, easily beating Ronaldo’s record of one every 121.1 minutes.


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