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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

 GoalsMatchesPlayerClub
3734Lionel MessiBarcelonaBarcelona
3536Edinson CavaniParisParis
3431Bas DostSporting CPSporting CP
31 32 Pierre-Emerick AubameyangDortmundDortmund
3033Robert LewandowskiBayernBayern
2930Harry KaneTottenhamTottenham
2935Luis SuárezBarcelonaBarcelona
29 37 Edin DžekoRomaRoma 

Spain

GoalsMatchesPlayerClub
3734Lionel MessiBarcelonaBarcelona
2935Luis SuárezBarcelonaBarcelona
2529Cristiano RonaldoReal MadridReal Madrid
1932Iago AspasCeltaCelta
1632Aritz AdurizAthleticAthletic
1636Antoine GriezmannAtléticoAtlético
1526Álvaro MorataReal MadridReal Madrid
1430Sandro RamírezMálagaMálaga
1330NeymarBarcelonaBarcelona
1335 Rubén Castro BetisBetis
13 37 Gerard Moreno EspanyolEspanyol

Germany

GoalsMatchesPlayerClub
3132Pierre-Emerick AubameyangDortmundDortmund 
3033Robert LewandowskiBayernBayern
2534Anthony ModesteKölnKöln
2131Timo WernerLeipzigLeipzig
1633Mario GomezWolfsburgWolfsburg
1523 Max KruseBremenBremen
1534Andrej KramarićHoffenheimHoffenheim
1326 Arjen RobbenBayernBayern
1232Vedad IbiševićHerthaHertha

England

GoalsMatchesPlayerClub
2930 Harry KaneTottenhamTottenham
2537Romelu LukakuEvertonEverton
2438Alexis SánchezArsenalArsenal
2031 Sergio AgüeroMan. CityMan. City
2035 Diego CostaChelseaChelsea
1837Dele AlliTottenhamTottenham
1728Zlatan IbrahimovićMan. UnitedMan. United
1636 Joshua KingBournemouthBournemouth
1636Eden HazardChelseaChelsea
1533 Fernando LlorenteSwanseaSwansea
1536Christian BentekeCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace 
1537Jermain DefoeSunderlandSunderland

Italy

GoalsMatchesPlayersClub
2937Edin DžekoRomaRoma
2835Dries MertensNapoliNapoli
2635Andrea BelottiTorinoTorino
2434Mauro IcardiInternazionaleInternazionale
2438Gonzalo HiguaínJuventusJuventus
2336Ciro ImmobileLazioLazio
1837Lorenzo InsigneNapoliNapoli
1631 KeitaLazioLazio
1636Marco BorrielloCagliariCagliari
1637

Alejandro Gómez

AtalantaAtalanta
1531

Mohamed Salah

RomaRoma
1532Nikola KalinićFiorentinaFiorentina