Goals win matches, we have all heard about it, right? Truly, scoring goals is often described as the hardest aspect of football and it’s only for that reason that the biggest goal scorers are lavished with praise and claim the biggest price tags. The world’s finest finishers are those who can score goals amid minimal service from the 10 other players, a sharp-shooting striker capable of turning a tie by providing a prolific presence around the penalty area.
We have decided to look at the top 5 strikers with the highest shot conversion rates in the top 5 leagues of Europe:
5) Jamie Vardy - 31%
Jamie Vardy is still terrorizing the Premier League defences with his infectious finishes and despite extending his prime, he is still one of the best. Jamie Vardy won his maiden golden boot last season in the Premier League and this season has already scored 11 times in 12 games. The 33-year-old leads the division in terms of xG and xG/90, with the Foxes’ forward a much-needed presence in the Brendan Rodgers’ side.
4) Erling Haaland - 33%
This guy needs no introduction, even though he is only 20. With his rising prominence over the past year, the Borussia Dortmund forward is already amongst the finest number nines in the game. In the Bundesliga, he has already scored 10 goals in just 7 starts and scored 6 in the CL group stages. Erling Braut Haaland is a deadly finisher and his stats in front of goal are simply awesome.
3) Romelu Lukaku - 34%
Romelu Lukaku has gone from inconsistent to a top-class player since leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan. His incredible form for the Italian side having seen the forward rightfully compared amongst the league’s leading names in its history books. Lukaku put In a phenomenal 49 goals in 68 appearances for the club, which is inclusive of the 11 goals in 12 matches he has scored this season. The Belgium international has flourished in a side who play to his strengths and he has also finished the calendar year as the leading scorer across UEFA competitions after scoring 16 times in Europe for Inter in 2020.
2) Robert Lewandowski - 34%
Bayern Munich is certainly one of the top teams with the best and most composed squads right now and that’s where Robert Lewandowski thrives. He won the Best Men’s Player at the Best FIFA Football Award last month. This comes following a stunning year of success in which the 32-year-old has reached extraordinary levels of consistency, scoring 55 goals in all competitions last season as Bayern won a historic treble. Starting this season, he has scored 17 times in 11 starts in Bundesliga.
1) Son Heung Min - 44%
So, Tottenham has had a really strong start to the season, courtesy to Harry Kane and Son Heung Min, with the latter having a ridiculous record. The South Korean has improbably scored 11 goals from just 25 shots for the North London side, comfortably the largest figure in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s side is doing good, even though in transition are playing quality football courtesy to the two people up front. After this kind of a record, Son is being considered as one of the best wide forwards in planet Earth right now.