Final standings: Messi tops Europe’s leading league scorers

Barcelona may have been edged in the race for Liga honours, but once again there was personal glory for Lionel Messi after he ended Europe-wide top scorer.

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Lionel Messi could not hold on to be the campaign’s top UEFA Champions League marksman, but has finished as the top scorer in Europe’s top domestic leagues for 2016/17.

Messi’s tally of 37 goals from 34 Liga outings proved to be insurmountable. Edinson Cavani and Bas Dost came second and third respectively, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski the only other players to hit 30 or more.

The leading eight scorers (seven nationalities) all ply their trade in one of Europe’s top seven leagues according to UEFA coefficient rankings. Yet the most prolific striker of the 2016/17 season was found in Gibraltar, where Spanish youngster Kike Gómez netted 27 in 16 appearances for Europa – a return of 1.7 goals per game.

  • UEFA Champions League top scorers
  • UEFA Europa League top scorers

Overall top scorers in Europe

 Goals Matches Player Club
37 34 Lionel Messi BarcelonaBarcelona
35 36 Edinson Cavani ParisParis
34 31 Bas Dost Sporting CPSporting CP
31  32  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang DortmundDortmund
30 33 Robert Lewandowski BayernBayern
29 30 Harry Kane TottenhamTottenham
29 35 Luis Suárez BarcelonaBarcelona
29  37  Edin Džeko RomaRoma 

Spain

Goals Matches Player Club
37 34 Lionel Messi BarcelonaBarcelona
29 35 Luis Suárez BarcelonaBarcelona
25 29 Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridReal Madrid
19 32 Iago Aspas CeltaCelta
16 32 Aritz Aduriz AthleticAthletic
16 36 Antoine Griezmann AtléticoAtlético
15 26 Álvaro Morata Real MadridReal Madrid
14 30 Sandro Ramírez MálagaMálaga
13 30 Neymar BarcelonaBarcelona
13 35  Rubén Castro  BetisBetis
13  37  Gerard Moreno  EspanyolEspanyol

Germany

Goals Matches Player Club
31 32 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang DortmundDortmund 
30 33 Robert Lewandowski BayernBayern
25 34 Anthony Modeste KölnKöln
21 31 Timo Werner LeipzigLeipzig
16 33 Mario Gomez WolfsburgWolfsburg
15 23  Max Kruse BremenBremen
15 34 Andrej Kramarić HoffenheimHoffenheim
13 26  Arjen Robben BayernBayern
12 32 Vedad Ibišević HerthaHertha

England

Goals Matches Player Club
29 30  Harry Kane TottenhamTottenham
25 37 Romelu Lukaku EvertonEverton
24 38 Alexis Sánchez ArsenalArsenal
20 31  Sergio Agüero Man. CityMan. City
20 35  Diego Costa ChelseaChelsea
18 37 Dele Alli TottenhamTottenham
17 28 Zlatan Ibrahimović Man. UnitedMan. United
16 36  Joshua King BournemouthBournemouth
16 36 Eden Hazard ChelseaChelsea
15 33  Fernando Llorente SwanseaSwansea
15 36 Christian Benteke Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace 
15 37 Jermain Defoe SunderlandSunderland

Italy

Goals Matches Players Club
29 37 Edin Džeko RomaRoma
28 35 Dries Mertens NapoliNapoli
26 35 Andrea Belotti TorinoTorino
24 34 Mauro Icardi InternazionaleInternazionale
24 38 Gonzalo Higuaín JuventusJuventus
23 36 Ciro Immobile LazioLazio
18 37 Lorenzo Insigne NapoliNapoli
16 31  Keita LazioLazio
16 36 Marco Borriello CagliariCagliari
16 37

Alejandro Gómez

AtalantaAtalanta
15 31

Mohamed Salah

RomaRoma
15 32 Nikola Kalinić FiorentinaFiorentina