Is it Ronaldo? Immobile? or Messi? Find out here which players boast the best minutes-per-goal ratios in 2020.
European football has always possessed a plethora of incredible players, capable of producing some jaw-breaking moments in matches. We’ve seen it countless times through stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and so on.
But what truly stands out amongst supporters is arguably the goals. On paper at least, these are what decide the games both in terms of result and overall enjoyment. No goals lead to no victory and a dull affair, while plenty of them can lead to three points and a thrilling afternoon of football.
So now the domestic 2019/20 season in Europe’s top 5 leagues is over, we give you Transfermarkt’s ratings for the best minutes-per-goal records.
There you have it, Luis Muriel boasts the best rating for most minutes-per-goal!
To be fair, the Colombian was superb for Atalanta this season and scored 18 goals in 34 games despite only making 10 starts. He came off the bench in the other 24 games. So if anyone is looking for a super-sub this summer, Muriel wouldn’t be a bad call.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, may have finished five goals behind Ciro Immobile in the European Golden Shoe race, but his minutes-per-goal rating was far better than the Lazio star.
In fact, a goal every 81 minutes is an astonishing rating for a 35-year-old player that many claim to be ‘past it’.
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, didn’t make the cut for the top 10 as he only finished 58th overall on one goal every 150 minutes.