Messi is 2018's top goalscorer

Messi is 2018's top goalscorer

The Argentine scored 47 goals over the course of twelve months

Lionel Messi had another hugely successful year in 2018. The Argentine was the top goalscorer of the year, finding the net on 47 occasions in the 50 games in which he featured. Messi also provided 26 assists for his Barça teammates.

Below him on the list are strikers such as Cristiano Ronaldo (43 goals), Robert Lewandowski (42), Mo Salah (37) and Harry Kane (34). This is the fourth time that Messi has been Europe's top goalscorer in a year, as he did likewise in 2010 (58 goals), 2012 (91) and 2016 (59).

Luis Suárez is seventh on the list with 32 goals. FC Barcelona are thus the only club with two players inside the Top 10 goalscorers of 2018.

PositionPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona47
2Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid/Juventus43
3Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich42
4Mohamed SalahLiverpool37
5Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur34
6Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid33
7Luis SuárezFC Barcelona32
8Florian ThauvinOlympique Marseille30
9Ciro ImmobileLazio30
10Edinson CavaniPSG28

Messi's goals

The FC Barcelona forward scored all types of goals in 2018. Notable are the fact that 10 goals have come from free kicks,  and 28 have been scored at the Camp Nou. Of the 47 strikes overall, 42 were with his left foot.

Messi got on the scoresheet 34 times in LaLiga, 9 in the Champions League and 4 in the Copa del Rey. Setting him up most frequently were Luis Suárez (12 assists) and Jordi Alba (7).

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