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UK Paper Names Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho ”Europe’s Deadliest Striker”

Kelechi Iheanacho has a better minute-to-goal ratio than Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez… the Manchester City forward is Europe’s deadliest player

In Manchester the spotlight on one of the hottest young talents falls on the red side of the city in Marcus Rashford. The Manchester United teenager has lit up their season with his goalscoring exploits – netting seven goals in 14 appearances since making his debut in February. However, their ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City can boast an equally as devastating young striker in Kelechi Iheanacho.

The 19-year-old is quietly blossoming into a clinical finisher at City, and this was highlighted by his two goals in their 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke on Saturday.

That double took his overall tally to 11 in the season and a stat that sees him crowned as Europe’s deadliest marksman.

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.

Iheanacho scored twice for Manchester City as they swept aside Stoke 4-0 in the Premier League on Saturday

His 11 goals have come at an average of every 81.27 minutes - better than anyone in Europe's top five leagues

The 19-year-old is quietly blossoming into a clinical finisher at City, and this was highlighted by his two goals in their 4-0 Premier League win over Stoke on Saturday.

That double took his overall tally to 11 in the season and a stat that sees him crowned as Europe’s deadliest marksman.

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.

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has a minute-to-goal ratio of 83.77Cristiano Ronaldo has a minute-to-goal ratio of 84.21

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EUROPE’S DEADLIEST FINISHERS IN ALL TOP FIVE LEAGUES THIS SEASON 
Player Club Mins/Goal Goals
Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City 81.27 11
Luis Suarez Barcelona 83.77 53
Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 84.21 47
Karim Benzema Real Madrid 85.93 27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris Saint-Germain 88.45 42
Imanol Agirretxe Real Sociedad 90.31 13
Gonzalo Higuain Napoli 94.59 32
Lionel Messi Barcelona 95.95 40
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 98.27 37
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 98.89 38
Gareth Bale Real Madrid 106.39 18
Thomas Muller Bayern Munich 110.06 31
Sergio Aguero Manchester City 112.89 28
Claudio Pizarro Werder Bremen 115.47 15
Javier Hernandez Bayer Leverkusen 116.27 26
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 121.73 11
Cedric Bakambu Villarreal 123.86 22
Kevin Gameiro Sevilla 127.2 25
Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 127.94 33
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 135.66 29

Paris Saint-Germain talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic rounds out the top five with his 42 goals coming every 88.45 minutes.

Messi is 8th in this list with his 40 goals for Barcelona coming every 95.95 minutes.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski (38 goals) is 10th at 98.89 with Gareth Bale (18) next at a ratio of a strike every 106.39 minutes.

Aside from Iheanacho, only City team-mate Sergio Aguero and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge are from the Premier League inside the top 20.

Aguero’s minute-to-goal ratio of 112.89 places him 13th while Sturridge finds him 16th with 121.73.

Iheanacho's City team-mate Sergio Aguero has a minute-to-goal ratio of 112.89 so far this campaign

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is the only Englishman in the top 20 with a minute-to-goal ratio of 121.73

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