Europe is home to some of the best forwards in world football right now and stars from Bayern Munich, Manchester City and PSG are all projected to over 30 goals this season.
Using the data from this campaign so far, we have worked out how many goals the top forwards from around Europe are projected to score this season based on how many goals they are currently averaging per 90.
This data includes league goals only and assumes that the players will play in every game from now until the end of the season.
Harry Kane – 48 goals
The Bayern Munich star is currently on track to score a whopping 48 league goals this season. He’s already got 21 in his first 15 games and doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon.
As things stand, Kane is averaging a Bundesliga goal every 62.9 minutes and if he manages to maintain that ratio, he will break the league’s goalscoring record for a single season which is currently held by Robert Lewandowski.
Harry Kane, what a goal 🚀 pic.twitter.com/MM1w5k8D1M
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 20, 2023
Kylian Mbappe – 39 goals
Despite Ligue 1 being reduced to just 18 teams this season, Mbappe is still on track to having his most prolific season yet. While he has won the Ligue 1 Golden Boot on five separate occasions, the Frenchman has only managed to score more than 30 league goals once.
With his current ratio of a goal every 73.9 minutes, he is on track to have his most prolific season yet with 39 goals.
Lautaro Martinez – 37 goals
Martinez is currently leading the Golden Boot race in Serie A with 15 goals in his first 16 outings.
He’s been nothing short of electric this season and if he manages to maintain his impressive record of a goal every 89.6 minutes, he will finish the campaign with an almighty 37 goals to his name.
Erling Haaland – 34 goals
The Norwegian robot set the bar incredibly high last season as he broke the Premier League goalscoring record by smashing in 36 goals throughout 2022-23.
While he is slightly lagging behind those numbers this time around, a return of 34 goals would still be hugely impressive. As things stand, he is averaging a league goal every 92.6 minutes.
Jude Bellingham – 32 goals
Are we allowed to classify Bellingham as a forward these days? He’s certainly scoring goals like one. The 20-year-old is currently averaging a goal in La Liga every 98.6 minutes.
Better yet, he’s currently on track to score 32 league goals which is more than Cristiano Ronaldo managed in his debut season for the club. It’s been a truly remarkable start for Bellingham.
This Jude Bellingham goal is so satisfying. pic.twitter.com/MG8HL3NKIP
— TC (@totalcristiano) December 16, 2023
Antoine Griezmann – 26 goals
The Atletico Madrid star is ageing like a fine wine as he is currently projected to have the most prolific season of his career to date. Griezmann already has 11 goals to his name and is averaging a strike every 127 minutes as things stand.
His most prolific seasons came back in 2014–15 and 2015–16 when he managed to score 22 league goals – four fewer than he is projected to score this time around.
Mohamed Salah – 25 goals
These days the Egyptian Kings bring plenty more to the table than just goals. Along with the 11 goals he has already scored this season, Salah has also produced an impressive seven assists.
If he manages to maintain his scoring ratio of a goal every 134 minutes, he will end the campaign with 25 league goals which would be six more than he managed last time.
Son Heung-Min – 23 goals
The South Korean forward has been thriving under Ange Postecoglou and a return of 23 league goals would be Son’s joint-most prolific season. He’ll no doubt be excited for James Maddison to return in the new year too.