Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in Roma made him the player with the most number of goals in European leagues in the calendar year.
ProFootballDB tells us that someone else has more goals than league. Out of 223 leagues, we find a Cuban in the Costa Rican league called Marcel Hernandez.
Cristiano Ronaldo has begun the season in fine form. After his brace in Rome, he is now on three goals so far this season. In other words, he remains in great form after scoring plenty of times at the back end of last term. Even though Ronaldo is the top scorer in 2020 out of the top European leagues, he is not the best on the planet.
ProFootballDB spotted that nobody had better numbers than him in Europe (24 goals in 21 competitive club matches – 1874 minutes), found somebody in Costa Rica. He is Marcel Hernandez.
The Cuban striker for SC Cartagines has 26 goals in 30 games (2558 minutes). We are talking of a 31 year-old who has shone for the Costa Rican outfit in recent seasons. There are flashes of Cristiano in the way he celebrates his goals and even some of the goals themselves.
There is also Junior Negao for Ulsan Hyundai of South Korea who has 24 goals, the same as Cristiano Ronaldo, and in less minutes (1717).
Sappinen, the current leader of the Golden Shoe (21), Ciro Immobile (20), who won it last year) and Christian Bolanos complete the top five.