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Cardozo, Pizarro take scoring honour

The top scorer prize for the inaugural UEFA Europa League has been shared between Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro and Óscar Cardozo of SL Benfica, with nine goals apiece.

Cardozo, Pizarro take scoring honour
Cardozo, Pizarro take scoring honour ©UEFA.com

The top scorer prize for the inaugural UEFA Europa League campaign has been shared between Claudio Pizarro and Óscar Cardozo.

Werder Bremen's Pizarro and Cardozo of SL Benfica sit top of the pile on nine goals apiece, three clear of the chasing pack. Fulham FC pair Bobby Zamora and Zoltán Gera are among those seven players but never looked like scoring the hat-trick they needed to draw level at the summit as they lost 2-1 after extra time to Club Atlético de Madrid. Diego Forlán was Atlético's top scorer after registering twice in the final, taking his tally to six goals since the Spanish side switched from the UEFA Champions League in the winter. Only strikes from the first round onwards count towards the totals.

2009/10 UEFA Europa League top scorers
PlayerClubGoals
Claudio PizarroWerder Bremen9
Óscar CardozoSL Benfica9
Diego ForlánClub Atlético de Madrid6
Bobby ZamoraFulham FC6
Zoltán GeraFulham FC6
Mladen PetrićHamburger SV6
Jonathan LegearR. Standard de Liège6
Fernando LlorenteAthletic Club6
David VillaValencia CF6

Click here for more statistics from this season's UEFA Europa League.

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