Nigeria and Manchester City of England forward, Kelechi Iheanachor has beaten off competition from the likes of Christaino Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Zlantan Ibrahimovich, Gonzalo Higuain, Robert Lewandoski, Sergio Aguero to emerge Europe’s deadliest finisher in all top five leagues this season.
According to reports, Iheanachor’s rating as the deadliest striker in Europe was as a result of his minute-to-goal ratio.
The 19 year old netted a brace in their 4-0 against stoke City over the weekend bringing his overall tally for the season to 11 goals, and a stats that saw him crowned Europe’s deadliest striker.
According to an analysis of scorers in top European leagues published by London tabloid, Daily Mail, Iheanacho can lay claim to being the most prolific goalscorer in Europe’s top five league based on minutes played.
“His minute-to-goal ratio stands at 81.27 – a figure that surpasses illustrious forwards such Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Based on players having scored 10 goals or more this term in all competitions, Iheanacho’s nearest challenger is Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The 29-year-old has scored 53 times at a minute-to-goal ratio of 83.77.
“Real Madrid duo Ronaldo (47 goals) and Karim Benzema (27) sit third and fourth respectively in this list at 84.21 and 85.93 respectively.”
Iheanocho is looking forward to grabbing a starting shirt today as they host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final cracker.