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Europe's 2020/21 top scorer: Lewandowski takes the crown

Record-breaker Robert Lewandowski finished 11 goals clear of nearest pursuer Lionel Messi.

Robert Lewandowski with his Bundesliga top scorer's trophy
Robert Lewandowski with his Bundesliga top scorer's trophy POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has finished as the top scorer in Europe's leading domestic leagues after racking up a staggering 41 Bundesliga goals for Bayern München in 2020/21.

The Poland captain, who now turns his sights to UEFA EURO 2020, rounded off his tally with a goal for Bayern in their final league game against Augsburg on 22 May. That took him past Gerd Müller's previous Bundesliga season record of 40 and also left him 11 goals clear of the next-highest scorer in the top domestic competitions: Lionel Messi.

All that remained to be decided was the identity of the leading marksman in the major European club competitions. Erling Haaland had set the pace with ten UEFA Champions League goals in 2020/21, and took the honours once Bruno Fernandes was unable to add to his nine strikes for Manchester United across both UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the final of the latter competition.

Top scorers in Europe's 2020/21 top five domestic leagues

Lewandowski: Watch all of his 2019/20 European goals
Lewandowski: Watch all of his 2019/20 European goals

41 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, GER)
30 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP)
29 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, ITA)
28 André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt, GER)
27 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
27
Kylian Mbappé (Paris, FRA)
24
Romelu Lukaku (Inter, ITA)
23
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, ESP)
23 Harry Kane (Tottenham, ENG)
23 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal, ESP)
22
Luis Muriel (Atalanta, ITA)
22 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG)
21
Luis Suárez (Atlético, ESP)
21
Dušan Vlahović (Fiorentina, ITA)
20 Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, FRA)
20 Memphis Depay (Lyon, FRA)
20 Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg, GER)
20 Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim, GER)
20 Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA)
20 Simy (Crotone, ITA)

2019/20: Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA) – 36
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 36
2017/18: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 34
2016/17: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 37
2015/16: Luis Suárez (Barcelona, ESP) 40

Top scorers in 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (group stage to final)

Watch all of Haaland's Champions League goals this season
Watch all of Haaland's Champions League goals this season

10 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League)
9 Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, 4 UEFA Champions League/5 UEFA Europa League)
8
Kylian Mbappé (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
8
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United, 6 UEFA Champions League/2 UEFA Europa League)
7
Pizzi (Benfica, UEFA Europa League)
7 Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille, UEFA Europa League)
7
Borja Mayoral (Roma, UEFA Europa League)
7
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal, UEFA Europa League)
6 Edinson Cavani (Manchester United, UEFA Europa League)
6 Edin Džeko (Roma, UEFA Europa League)
6
Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham, UEFA Europa League)
6
Álvaro Morata (Juventus, UEFA Champions League)
6 Neymar (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
6 Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb, UEFA Europa League)
6
 Paco Alcácer (Villarreal, UEFA Europa League)
6
Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim, UEFA Europa League)
6 Olivier Giroud (Chelsea, UEFA Champions League)
6
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, UEFA Champions League)
6 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, UEFA Champions League)
6 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League)
6 Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal, UEFA Europa League)

2019/20: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League) 12

2017/18: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 12
2015/16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 16