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.

Position Player Club Goals
1 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 47
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid/Juventus 43
3 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 42
4 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 37
5 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 34
6 Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 33
7 Luis Suárez FC Barcelona 32
8 Florian Thauvin Olympique Marseille 30
9 Ciro Immobile Lazio 30
10 Edinson Cavani PSG 28
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).