The 10 players with the most goals & assists across Europe’s major leagues in 2023-24: Palmer, Watkins, Kane…

There’s an interesting mix of the usual suspects and some unexpected names when you take a look through the players with the most goals and assists in Europe’s top five leagues – Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 – in 2023-24 so far.

Stars from Inter, Liverpool, PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester City make the top 10 list for goal contributions, alongside one or two names you might not expect to see. We’ve taken a closer look at the full list for goal contributions across the major European leagues this season.

Note: if two players are tied on goal contributions, we’ve ordered them by their ratio of goals and assists per minute.

10. Son Heung-Min – 24 (15 goals, 9 assists)

The South Korea superstar has taken a big step forward in a couple of ways under Ange Postecoglou this season – he’s now Tottenham’s captain and their undoubted talisman, following the departures of Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane.

And having struggled with form and injuries last term, he’s looked back to his very best in 2023-24. Son is firing Spurs’ top-four push with 15 goals and nine assists in just 25 appearances.

Only five players have scored more, and only three players have assisted more, than Son in the Premier League this season.

9. Erling Haaland – 24 (19 goals, 5 assists)

The Norwegian came out on top of this chart last season by some distance – thanks way more to his goalscoring than his assisting – and it’s no surprise to see him in the mix once again in 2023-24.

Haaland is inevitable. Even after injuries and a relative goal drought, he still regularly produces masterclasses in clinical finishing (plus the odd unthinkable miss, to remind us he’s human).

Manchester City's Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023

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8. Cole Palmer – 25 (16 goals, 9 assists)

Chelsea might be enduring another miserably midtable campaign but Palmer is enjoying one of the great debut campaigns.

From the fringes at Manchester City to a surefire place in England’s Euro 2024 squad, the 21-year-old has been nothing short of exceptional for Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues. Undoubtedly their player of the season.

7. Lautaro Martinez – 25 (23 goals, 2 assists)

Inter will feel it was a massive missed opportunity to exit the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage, because there’s a strong argument that they’ve been the best side across Europe’s major leagues this season – they boast both a mean defence and a prolific attack.

Their Argentinian World Cup winner up top has been one of the pillars of their excellent Serie A campaign to date, with the Scudetto all but secure already.

He’s scored or assisted in the vast majority of his appearances this season and is averaging a goal or assist every 87 minutes in the Italian top flight.

6. Serhou Guirassy – 25 (24 goals, 1 assist)

The Guinea international’s contributions are heavily weighted towards finishing, having set up just one goal for his Stuttgart team-mates in the Bundesliga this season.

Who cares about that when your goalscoring return is that brilliant? Only Harry Kane has scored more goals in Europe’s major leagues this season than Guirassy, who has fired Stuttgart into next season’s Champions League. A proper surprise package.

5. Mohamed Salah – 26 (17 goals, 9 assists)

Liverpool reportedly turned down a world-record bid from Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad for their Egyptian King last summer, and he’s repaid their faith in droves.

The Reds have only lost two league games all season and Salah has once again been their talisman. It’s all set up for an irresistible end to the season.

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4. Lois Openda – 27 (21 goals, 6 assists)

Manchester United are thought to be heavily interested in signing Openda this summer and it’s no wonder – the Belgium international has been sensational since joining Leipzig last summer and is already posting elite numbers.

Openda is Leipzig’s record signing but you imagine they’ll still make a large profit when they move him on. It’s just what they do.

3. Ollie Watkins – 28 (18 goals, 10 assists)

Watkins has been sensational in 2023-24, leading Aston Villa’s Champions League charge and placing himself firmly at the front of the queue to be Harry Kane’s back-up at Euro 2024.

One of the most consistent goalscorers in the Premier League, Watkins is also an astute provider of assists for his team-mates – nobody else on this list can match his total of 10.

In fact, Watkins is the only player in Europe’s major leagues to have notched double figures for goals and assists. That’s what you can an all-rounder.

2. Kylian Mbappe – 30 (24 goals, 6 assists)

Mbappe might be leaving PSG this summer, but he’s proven his ruthless class over the past six months.

The 25-year-old is PSG’s all-time top goalscorer and he looks sharper than ever right now. As things stand, Mbappe is averaging a goal contribution in Ligue 1 every 64 minutes.

Luis Enrique has started benching Mbappe as he looks to the future without him. But he’ll remain the first name on the teamsheet in the Parisiens’ must-win, make-or-break cup games. And as evidenced by his hat-trick (plus assist) in PSG’s recent 6-2 victory over Montpellier, he looks determined to make the most of the games he’s got left in France.

1. Harry Kane – 39 (32 goals, 7 assists)

Bayern Munich might be underperforming, but nobody could level that accusation against Kane – the England captain remains on track to break all sorts of goalscoring records in his first Bundesliga season.

Yet another Golden Boot is surely in the pipeline.