Messi closes 2017 as top club scorer in all competitions among the big five European leagues

Messi closes 2017 as top club scorer in all competitions among the big five European leagues

The FC Barcelona striker, who closed out the calendar year with a goal against Real Madrid, heads a veritable who’s who list of the continent's top guns

Once again, Leo Messi is King of the Hill. Top of the List. “A” Number One.

With 2017 drawing to a close, and with no more games on the schedule until the new year, the world’s best player can add yet another title to his panoply of personal honors—the top club goal scorer in the so-called ‘big five’ European Leagues across all competitions.

Messi scored 50 goals for Barça in 2017, the same number as Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani scored for PSG.

Here’s Messi’s 50-goal breakdown per competition:

40: La Liga
5: Copa del Rey
4: UEFA Champions League
1: Spanish Super Cup

Barça’s Luis Suárez tied for 9th with 32 goals for Barça in 2017.

Here’s a look at the top 10 club scorers across all competitions (Team - League, Country):

50 Leo Messi (Barça - La Liga, Spain)
50 Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1, France)
49 Harry Kane (Tottenham - Premier League, England)
44 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich - Bundesliga, Germany)
42 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid - La Liga, Spain)
41 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga, Germany)
39 Ciro Immobile (Lazio - Serie A, Italy)
34 Radamel Falcao (Monaco - Ligue 1, France)
32 Dries Mertens (Napoli - Serie A, Italy)
32 Edin Dzeko (Roma - Serie A, Italy)
32 Luis Suárez (Barça - La Liga, Spain)
32 Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguëro (Manchester City - Premier League, England)
32 Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1, France)

This is the second calendar year in a row that Messi has led the continent in club goals across all competitions. His 51 goals were tops in 2016 as well.

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