The 10 players with the most goals & assists in Europe in 2022: Kane 3rd…

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PSG forward Kylian Mbappe during their victory over Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes, Paris, February 2022.

There are a host of prolific goal scorers across Europe’s top five leagues, with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo breaking records in recent years.

But which players have provided the most goal contributions – goals and assists combined – in Europe’s big leagues in 2022 so far?

With a new generation of stars coming through, and some unexpected names ranking highly, we’ve taken a closer look. Note: only domestic top-flight games in Europe’s big five leagues – in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – are counted.

10. Wissam Ben Yedder – 11

Ben Yedder has thrived since opting to return to France and join Monaco from Sevilla in 2019.

After two fruitful seasons in front of goal, this year has been his best yet. The forward has netted eight goals in 2022 to take his tally for the season in Ligue 1 to 18.

9. Ciro Immobile – 12

As out-and-out as strikers get, Immobile is not really interested in setting up his team-mates.

When it comes to finishing off chances, though, there are few better. The Italian has hit 11 goals in 12 games for Lazio so far this year, continuing his prolific rate of scoring for the Rome club.

=6. Benjamin Bourigeaud – 13

Bourigeaud has emerged as one of Ligue 1’s standout players this year, a key part of Rennes’ fine form as they seek to qualify for the Champions League group stages again.

The midfielder is providing goals and assists at an eye-catching rate, netting six times and creating a further seven.

=6. Karim Benzema – 13

This has perhaps been Benzema’s greatest season in a Real Madrid shirt. He is – and has been for some time – the main man now.

Having played second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo for years, the Frenchman has taken centre stage, scoring with unerring regularity, including four goals across two legs as Real Madrid knocked Chelsea out in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Benzema has nine to his name in La Liga so far in 2022, as well as four assists, and there are likely many more to come.

Karim Benzema playing for Real Madrid, Lionel Messi for PSG and Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United, all in the 2021-22 Champions League.

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=6. Son Heung-min – 13

It’s no wonder that Tottenham have risen above Arsenal in the race for fourth in the Premier League. In Kane and Son, they have two of Europe’s most in-form attacking players.

The latter has been involved in 13 goals since January, scoring nine and setting up four. His brilliant hat-trick at Aston Villa in April stands out.

If Son’s form continues, along with Kane’s, Spurs will be a formidable prospect for anyone in the division.

=4. Domenico Berardi – 14

Italy’s king of assists, Berardi isn’t quite as recognisable as some of the other names on this list, but his numbers speak for themselves.

The flying winger has created eight goals in 2022, scoring another six. Sassuolo are not one of Serie A’s big hitters, so such consistency in the final third from Berardi is all the more impressive.

He was impressive, of course, during Italy’s Euro 2020 success, and there may be some potential suitors in the summer.

=4. Robert Lewandowski – 14

No list of goal contributions is likely to be missing Bayern’s inexorable No.9.

Lewandowski has been irrepressible in front of goal for years and seems only to be getting better with age.

His 13 goals is the best return of any player in Europe’s top five leagues in 2022, though he has only registered one assist. When you’re as lethal as the Polish striker, though, creating chances for others takes a back seat.

3. Harry Kane – 15

Kane endured a slow start to the campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo, but since Antonio Conte’s arrival, the striker has been reinvigorated.

He has been in exceptional form since the turn of the year, firing in eight goals and providing seven assists to help Tottenham to fourth place and pole position for Champions League qualification.

It bodes well for England, too, with World Cup 2022 looming on the horizon.

Harry Kane making his Tottenham debut. White Hart Lane, August 2011.

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=1. Christopher Nkunku – 18

Another unexpected name – but Nkunku has proved an inspired signing for RB Leipzig since joining from PSG in 2019.

The Frenchman has registered 10 goals and eight assists in 2022, helping his side climb to fourth in the Bundesliga standings.

Given Nkunku often plays just behind the striker, his goal scoring exploits are impressive.

=1. Kylian Mbappe – 18

It’s no surprise that the precocious Frenchman tops this list with an impressive 18 goal involvements so far this calendar year.

Eleven of those have been goals, but Mbappe is certainly not selfish, despite his striker’s instincts.

With seven assists, he clearly compliments Neymar and Lionel Messi alongside him, and that extra creativity will only add to his meteoric value.

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